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We're lost, but we're making good time.
In US English, 'making good time' means 'making good progress' (not 'having fun').
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
Grammatically, a contradiction. This adds to the impact of the remark.
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
'encyclopedia' sounds like something you could ride to school on. (That's the only reason this quote is notable.)
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