<...> I saw the police coming, crosing the street to clear the park. <...>
"There thou might'st behold the very image of Authority," he quoted <...>
"Authority?" I asked, realizing I'd lost something along the way. <...>
"A is not A," Hagbard explained with that tiresome patience of his. "Once you accept A is A, you're hooked. Literally hooked, addicted to the System."
- R.Shea, R.A.Wilson. The Illuminatus! Trilogy.