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See, I was right. —From Das Kapital 2 (sequel to Das Kapital by Karl Marx)
HappyMeals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. —From Kwanzaa Tunes (sequel to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
All animals are equal, except those with swine flu. —From Mexican Animal Farm (sequel to Animal Farm by George Orwell)
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of Number Four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were sick of being normal, thank you very much. —From Harry Potter and the Weird Relatives (sequel to Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling) Submitted by Anna Bold
You want to know why I hate Sigmund Freud? Well, I'll tell you ... —From Oedipus Redux (sequel to Oedipus Rex by Sophocles) Submitted by Edmund Glass
"Being has not been given its due." —From -The Pursuit of Being (Being and Nothingness: Ontological Proof, pt V) (sequel to The Pursuit of Being by Jean-Paul Sartre) Submitted by Anonymous
In the Second Beginning, which was not so much a Second Beginning as a Not-So-Very-Final Ending, which may or may not result in another Beginning, God decided that everything he had previously created was his worst idea of all eternity, and decided that even re-creating a better world might perhaps be pointless. —From The New New Testament That Is Not Quite So Old As the Old New Testament and Is Nowhere Near As Old As the Old Old Testament (sequel to The Bible by Various authors) Submitted by Anonymous
Just as they had before, that throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes. This time they had no purpose for being there other than the strange invitation each had received. Suddenly, the studded door fell open and arrows flew from all directions, cutting through the robes and into their flesh. Screams of terror emanated from the compound soon mixed with the sound of horses ridden by Indians dressed in black rodes surrounding the crowd. Two moved aside and a woman in a long red silk cape rode up, she removed her hood and laughed. The last thing Governor Bellingham saw was the scarlet A on the ax as Hester smiled and swung it at his head. —From The Scarlet Letter: Hester's Revenge (sequel to The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne) Submitted by Anonymous
Although I have said that a prince may rise to power in two ways, and neither of which can be entirely attributed to fortune or genius, I was not aware of who George W. Bush was at the time. —From Obama (sequel to The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli) Submitted by Antonio Fasciano, New York