By James Rickman
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A weekly series that explores a featured theme by pairing classic quotations with urgent images. What recent news items inspired these textual/visual sets? Leave your guesses in the comments, and check back next Wednesday for the answers.

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“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together”

—Anaïs Nin

Transient

VLADIMIR:

Moron!
ESTRAGON:
Vermin!
VLADIMIR:
Abortion!
ESTRAGON:
Morpion!
VLADIMIR:
Sewer-rat!
ESTRAGON:
Curate!
VLADIMIR:
Cretin!
ESTRAGON:
(with finality). Crritic!

—Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot)

Transient

“The simplicity of your character makes you exquisitely incomprehensible to me.”

—Oscar Wilde (The Importnace of Being Earnest)

Transient

“Writers have no real area of expertise. They are merely generalists with a highly inflamed sense of punctuation.”

—Lorrie Moore

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“Strange how potent cheap music is.”
—Noël Coward

Do you see the connections? Write your guesses in the comments — and feel free to leave your own "uncomebackable" quotes — and check in next Wednesday to find the headlines that inspired these pairings.

Images: InTouch Weekly, The Daily Beast, Slate, Facebook, Gawker

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