„I imagine you feel insignificant,” Sajaki said, almost as if he had been listening in on the conversation. “Well; you’re justified in feeling that way. You are insignificant. That’s the majesty of this place. Would you choose it any other way?“
— Alastair Reynolds British novelist and astronomer 1966
Revelation Space (2000), Chapter 34 (p. 523).
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„I had not failed to interpret the significance of that dark frown, that bitten lip and those flashing eyes, nor the way the willowy figure had quivered, indicating, unless she had caught a chill, that she was as sore as a sunburned neck.“
— P.G. Wodehouse English author 1881 - 1975
Much Obliged, Jeeves (1971)
„He had had much experience of physicians, and said 'the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not'.“
— Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
Drawn and Quartered (1983)
„I saw a lady on T. V. She was born without arms. Literally, she was born with her hands attached to her shoulders… and that was sad, but then they said "Lola does not know the meaning of the word 'can't.'" And that to me was kinda worse… In a way… Y'know? Not only does she not have arms, but she doesn't understand simple contractions. It's very simple, Lola, you just take two words, you put them together, then you take out the middle letter, you put a comma in there and you raise it up!“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Do You Believe in Gosh?
„And in the name of this gospel of freedom, she had imprisoned herself; in the name of "living life honestly," she would go to her death. It was, he supposed, the only way she could make herself feel special.“
— Matthew Stover American writer 1962
Blade of Tyshalle (2001), (XIV.4) Del Rey, p. 473
„The moonlight shown upon her as she lay back in my bed.
It was the kind of scene I only had imagined in my head.
I just could not believe it, to think that she was real.
And as I tried to tell her she said "Shhh.. I know just how you feel.
And if you want to come here with me, then that's all right with me.
'Cause I've been oh so lonely, lovin' someone is a better way to be.
anywhere's a better way to be."“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Song lyrics, Sniper and Other Love Songs (1972), Better Place to Be