--William Shakespeare, King Lear
He said the right dreams for a man in peril were dreams of peril and all else was the call of languor and death.
--Cormac McCarthy, The Road
How do men act on a sinking ship? Do they hold each other? Do they pass around the whisky? Do they cry?
--Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm: A True Story Of Men Against The Sea
All crosses had their tops cut and became T's. There was also a thing called God.
--Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
I was born into a town and a family and the town and my family happened to me. I own none of it. It is everyone's. It is shareware. I like it, I like having been a part of it, I would kill or die to protect those who are part of it, but I don not claim exclusivity. Have it Take it from me. Do with is what you will. Make it useful. This is like making electricity from dirt; it is almost too good to be believed, that we can make beauty from this stuff.
--Dave Eggars, A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius
All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.
--Virginia Woolf, Orlando