„And in this word that Jesus said: Wilt thou see her? methought it was the most pleasing word that He might have given me of her, with that ghostly Shewing that He gave me of her. For our Lord shewed me nothing in special but our Lady Saint Mary; and her He shewed three times. The first was as she was with Child; the second was as she was in her sorrows under the Cross; the third is as she is now in pleasing, worship, and joy.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Eleventh Revelation, Chapter 25
— Kresley Cole American writer
— George Alec Effinger, buch A Fire in the Sun
Quelle: A Fire in the Sun (1989), Chapter 7 (p. 95).
— Rachel Caine American writer 1962
Quelle: Midnight Alley
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Fallen Angels
Quelle: City of Fallen Angels
— Susanna Clarke, buch Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Quelle: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
„She said out of pity for him, "I shall give you a kiss if you like," but though he once knew, he had long forgotten what kisses are, and he replied, "Thank you," and held out his hand, thinking she had offered to put something into it. This was a great shock to her, but she felt she could not explain without shaming him, so with charming delicacy she gave Peter a thimble which happened to be in her pocket, and pretended that it was a kiss.“
— J. M. Barrie, buch Peter Pan
Quelle: Peter and Wendy (1911), Ch. 6
— Zadie Smith, buch White Teeth
Quelle: White Teeth
— Townes Van Zandt singer-songwriter 1944 - 1997
— Jeffrey Eugenides, buch The Virgin Suicides
Quelle: The Virgin Suicides
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Mitch All Together (2003)
„"Oh, what a sweet little doggie!" Mrs Baker cried out. "Is ooh hungwy, then?" She gave Waif the rest of the cake she was eating. Waif took it politely, ate it in one gulp and continued to beg. Mrs Baker gave her a whole cake from the plate. This caused Waif to beg more soulfully than ever.
"I'm disgusted," Charmain told Waif.“
— Diana Wynne Jones English children's fantasy writer 1934 - 2011
Quelle: Castle Series, House of Many Ways (2008), p. 99.
— Jonathan Stroud, buch Der Ring des Salomo
Quelle: The Ring of Solomon
— Charles Perrault French author 1628 - 1703
Tales of Mother Goose, 1727, "Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper"
— Francois Rabelais, buch Gargantua und Pantagruel
Quelle: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564), Fifth Book (1564), Chapter 20 : How the Quintessence cured the sick with a song