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1. "A bunch of different people appear, and they've got their own situations and reasons and excuses, and each one is pursuing his or her own brand of justice or happiness. As a result, nobody can do anything. Obviously. I mean, it's basically impossible for everybody's justice to prevail or everybody's happiness to triumph, so chaos takes over. And then what do you think happens? Simple – a god appears in the end and starts directing traffic. "You go over there, and you come here, and you get together with her, and you just sit still for a while." Like that. He's kind of a fixer, and in the end everything works out perfectly. They call this ‘deus ex machina."
Author: Haruki Murakami
2. "...This particular blunder is known as deus ex machina, which is French for "Are you fucking kidding me?"
Author: Howard Mittelmark
3. " matter how beneficial a disappearing act might be for me, I could never tear myself away from a show in progress. Even when the plot's tragic ending is apparent to the entire audience. Perhaps there's a deus ex machina that will lower from the ceiling and turn the whole debacle into a romantic comedy. never can tell. Paid the full ticket price, might as well stay."
Author: Josh Kilmer Purcell
4. "Introduction of deus ex machina is a tell-tale sign of sloppy plotting."
Author: Mike Mehalek
5. "Readers tend to tolerate such "accidents"... when they get the characters into trouble but they're less accepting when the author uses them to rescue people. The "deus ex machina" one stroke it renders meaningless all the efforts of the cast."
Author: Thomas McCormack

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Avarice: Péché capital dans les laïques, qui doivent toujours se montrer généreux à l'endroit de l'église ; quant à l'église, elle ne doit point se piquer de générosité : ses biens sont à son mari, qui gronderait si sa femme faisait trop bien les choses envers des coquins de laïques, qu'elle ne doit point gâter."
Author: Baron D'Holbach

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