--Alan Paton, Cry, The Beloved Country
Time slowed and reality bent; on and on the eggman went.
--Stephen King, Dreamcatcher
Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it.
--Toni Morrison, Jazz
Even under the best of circumstances, there's just something so damn tragic about growing up.
--Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You
What he loved in horses was what he loved in men, the blood and the heat of the blood that ran them. All his reverence and all his fondness and all the leanings of his life were for the ardenhearted and they would always be so and never be otherwise.
--Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses
It was a way of recognizing places of enchantment: people falling asleep like this.
--Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections