--Stephen King, It
If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller's felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does.
--Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
Stars, too, were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries—but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was.
--Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Love ought to stop on both sides, don’t you think, simultaneously?’" He spoke without any stress on the words, so as not to wake the sleepers. "But it won’t - that’s the devil," he added in the same undertone.
--Virginia Woolf, The Years
Bergeron's epitaph for the planet, i remember, which he said should be carved in big letters in a wall of the grand canyon for the flying-saucer people to find was this:
WE COULD HAVE SAVED IT,
BUT WE WERE TOO DOGGONE CHEAP.
only he didn't say "doggone."
--Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus