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1

"All animals are equal"

Animal Farm
George Orwell

2

"The unkindest cut of all"

Julius Ceasar
Bruits (friend of Ceasar) stabbed Caesar.
Betrayal

3

"Do I dare disturb the universe?"

T.S. Elliot "Love Song of J. Alfred Proofrock"

4

"Sirens song"

The Odyssey
Song of seduction, ultimately one of danger

5

"Tilting at windmills"

don Quixote
Cervantes
Fighting a battle only in your mind/ imagination

6

"Abandon all hope ye who enters here"

Dante
The Inferno

7

"Albatros"

Rime of an Ancient Mariner
Coleridge

8

"deus ex machina"

unexpected even or power that save a seemingness hopeless situation

9

"Faustian bargain"

a deal with the devil

10

"drinking the Kool - Aid"

Jonestown Rev Jim Jones
A blind follower