Here's a short one ... passage, that is. Not too difficult, I'd think. Let's see who knows. Title and author, please.
“Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.”
“Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.” Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it’s a game, all right—I’ll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about it? Nothing. No game.
Congratulations to Tina -- Catcher in the Rye by Salinger