Caterpillar: Who are you?
Alice: I hardly know, sir. Just at present – at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.
– Alice in Wonderland
Inigo Montoya : I admit it, you are better than I am.
Man in Black : Then why are you smiling?
Inigo Montoya : Because I know something you don’t know.
Man in Black : And what is that?
Inigo Montoya : I am not left-handed.
– The Princess Bride
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