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1. "I was raised by a single psychologist mother and we spent every evening sitting at the kitchen table and dissecting our emotions and speculating about the inner life of everyone we knew."
Author: Annie Baker
2. "The physical sciences, good and innocent in themselves, had already... begun to be warped, had been subtly manoeuvred in a certain direction. Despair of objective truth had been increasingly insinuated into the scientists; indifference to it, and a concentration upon mere power, had been the result… The very experiences of the dissecting room and the pathological laboratory were breeding a conviction that the stifling of all deep-set repugnances was the first essential for progress."
Author: C.S. Lewis
3. "When you're the Woman Upstairs, nobody thinks of you first. Nobody calls you before anyone else, or sends you the first postcard. Once your mother dies, nobody loves you best of all. It's a small thing, you might think; and maybe it depends upon your temperament; maybe for some people it's a small thing. But for me, in that cul-de-sac outside Aunt Baby's, with my father and aunt done dissecting death and shuffling off to bed behind the crimson farmhouse door, preparing for morning mass as blameless as lambs and as lifeless as the slaughtered—I felt forsaken by hope. I felt I'd been seen, and seen clearly, and discarded, dropped back into the undiscriminated pile like a shell upon the shore."
Author: Claire Messud
4. "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."
Author: E. B. White
5. "Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process."
Author: E.B. White
6. "There is little more I can add short of dissecting the man, or going into intimate details such as the modest proportions and slight southeasterly curvature of his manhood."
Author: Félix J. Palma
7. "As always, imagine how great the press corps would be if it devoted 1/1000th the energy to dissecting non-sex political wrongdoing"
Author: Glenn Greenwald
8. "I grew up in a hospital and as a child I played in the dissecting room"
Author: Gustave Flaubert
9. "In an age in which the classic words of the Surrealists - "As beatiful as the unexpected meeting, on a dissecting table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella" -can become reality and perfectly achievable with an atom bomb, so too has there been a surge of interest in biomechanoids."
Author: H.R. Giger
10. "I'm a writer, so I like dissecting things."
Author: Hal Sparks
11. "What a magnificent body, how I should like to see it on the dissecting table."
Author: Ivan Turgenev
12. "I like dressing up for dates and dissecting a dinner conversation with a new guy to determine if he might be The One."
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
13. "The second officer had turned fully to look down at Vincent's saws. "Those are for dissecting dwarves and children," The Saw Man said, gravely."
Author: Jackie Trippier Holt
14. "I sometimes, in my sprightly moments, consider myself, in my great chair at school, as some dictator at the head of a common-wealth. In this little state I can discover all the great geniuses, all the surprising actions and revolutions of the great world in miniature. I have several renowned generals but three feet high, and several deep-projecting politicians in petticoats. I have others catching and dissecting flies, accumulating remarkable pebbles, cockleshells, etc., with as ardent curiosity as any virtuoso in the Royal Society …. At one table sits Mr. Insipid foppling and fluttering, spinning his whirligig, or playing with his fingers as gaily and wittily as any Frenchified coxcomb brandishes his cane and rattles his snuff box. At another sits the polemical divine, plodding and wrangling in his mind about Adam's fall in which we sinned, all as his primer has it."
Author: John Adams
15. "Thanks to Granna, Werner and Walter had grown up to be highly functioning, productive citizens -- but if you were to ask Walter, Werner had a far easier time of it and lived his life with the sanctified nonchalance of those who will do anything to avoid dissecting their souls."
Author: Julia Glass
16. "Naming suffering, exalting it, dissecting it into its smallest components – that is doubtless a way to curb mourning."
Author: Julia Kristeva
17. "Don't imagine she trembles over the dissecting table either, Smith. She has nerves of ice. Real Good can be as ruthless as Evil when it wants to accomplish something, let me tell you."
Author: Kage Baker
18. "Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog, you learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it."
Author: Mark Twain
19. "I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose."
Author: Neil Patrick Harris
20. "We pore through libraries, dissecting the classics" Henry Sturges- vampire"
Author: Seth Grahame Smith
21. "Dissecting a book was the same as making sense of life. You have to find a way to interpret life, or you'll go nuts."
Author: Susan Meissner

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