--Chuck Palahnuik, Damned
The slaves toiling in the temple of this god began to feel rebellion at his harsh tasks.
--Stephen Crane, The Red Badge Of Courage
A chaos of mind and body - a time for weeping at sunsets and at the glamour of moonlight - a confusion and profusion of beliefs and hopes, in God, in Truth, in Love, and in Eternity - an ability to be transported by the beauty of physical objects - a heart to ache or swell- a joy so joyful and a sorrow so sorrowful that oceans could lie between them.
--T.H. White, The Once And Future King
A fellow is more afraid of the trouble he might have than he ever is of the trouble he's already got. He'll cling to trouble he's used to before he'll risk a change. Yes. A man will talk about how he'd like to escape from living folks. But it's the dead folks that do him the damage. It's the dead ones that lay quiet in one place and dont try to hold him, that he cant escape from.
--William Faulkner, Light In August
I promise I shall never give up, and that I'll die yelling and laughing, and that until then I'll rush around this world I insist is holy and pull at everyone's lapel and make them confess to me and to all.
--Jack Kerouac, On The Road
Both of us victims of the same twentieth-century plague. Not the Black Death, this time; the Gray Life.
--Aldous Huxley, Island