"That once I was not and that now I am. That one day I shall no longer be.”
--P.D. James, The Children Of Men
He was the measure of the failure of his father's body, and also perhaps a portending of the failure of his own.
--Marilynne Robinson, Home
Even sound seemed to fail in this air, like the air was worn out with carrying sounds so long.
--William Faulkner, The Sound And The Fury
Listen to me, he said, when your dreams are of some world that never was or some world that never will be, and you're happy again, then you'll have given up. Do you understand? And you can't give up, I won't let you.
--Cormac McCarthy, The Road
The Population Reference Bureau predicts that the world's total population will double to 7,000,000,000 before the year 2000.
I suppose they will all want dignity, I said.
--Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Death has no need to be cruel, taking people's lives is more than enough.
--Jose Saramago, Death With Interruptions