Recently finished Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, which was an interesting depiction of the social and political world surrounding L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz. The different twists and perspective on the classic introduced a realistic tone to the charming tale. I found a few quotes that seemed important and somewhat relevant to the not-so-ever-after world that we live in.
"She was smart. But there was more than one way to be smart." —Elphaba
"She continually wanted to strangle Liir, as a means of saving him from smooth-talking father figures." —Narrator
"It was his duty to have opinions on things we shouldn't need to know about." —Five