--Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
But see that you get on. That's your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.
--Stephen King, The Shining
Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.
--F.Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is The NIght
Did you ever have a sister? did you?
--William Faulkner, The Sound And The Fury
What could a child know of the darkness of God's plan? Or how flesh is so frail it is hardly more than a dream?
--Cormac McCarthy, Suttree
Actually, orcas aren't quite as complex as scientists imagine. Most killer whales are just four tons of doofus dressed up like a police car.
--Christopher Moore, Fluke: Or, I Know Why The Winged Whale Sings