“The distinction between complex thinking and right-answer thinking increasingly defines the difference between elite educational opportunity and the education of the rest.”"If the SAT Were a Key to All Mythology" by Monica Cohen
"'You don't deserve it, but I’ll give you a choice,' I said. 'I was going to leave you out here, with the heat and the mosquitoes and the bugs and the snakes and the alligators. You’ll never make it in. I doubt if I could myself.' His whole face was wet as he stared at me. 'You won’t go easy if you stay, so I’ll give you the choice. Stay, or take one dead center from this.' I waved the little handgun … 'You’ll go out of your mind out here in twelve hours.' His chest was heaving as he tried to pump air through his constricted throat. 'Take the bullet.'"
– Dan J. Marlowe, The Name of the Game is Death (1962)