--Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
Listen, I don't care what you say about my race, creed, or religion, Fatty, but don't tell me I'm not sensitive to beauty. That's my Achilles' heel, and don't you forget it. To me, everything is beautiful. Show me a pink sunset, and I'm limp, by God. Anything. Peter Pan. Even before the curtain goes up at Peter Pan I'm a goddamn puddle of tears.
--J.D.Salinger, Franny And Zooey
To be able to forget means sanity.
--Jack London, The Star Rover
There was a Sabbath lull in the air, which, in a settlement not used to Sabbath influences, looked ominous.
--Bret Harte, The Outcasts Of Poker Flat
Be glad you're even alive. Be furious you're going to die.
--Joseph Heller, Catch-22