--Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
They stepped into the elevator and the Magdalene pushed the button for the lobby. "By the way, it was Hallowed," she said.
"What was Hallowed?"
"The H. His middle name. It's a family name, remember, 'Our father, who art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name.'"
"Damn, I would have guessed Harvey," Biff said.
--Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
They say the Pacific has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.
--Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story From Different Seasons
You are pulling down heaven and raising up a whore.
--Arthur Miller, The Crucible
All of them, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves these Maginot Lines against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy who never attacked that way-if he ever attacked at all; if he was indeed the enemy.
--John Knowles, A Separate Peace
"Tell brave deeds of war."
Then they recounted tales, --
"There were stern stands
And bitter runs for glory."
Ah, I think there were braver deeds.