--Samuel Butler, The Way Of All Flesh
How true it is that words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean.
--Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie
Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him.
--E.M.Forster, Howards End
I should feel the air move against me, and feel the things I touched, instead of having only to look at them. I'm sure life is all wrong because it has become much too visual - we can neither hear nor feel nor understand, we can only see. I'm sure that is entirely wrong.
--D.H.Lawrence, Women In Love
Dear Jesus, do something.
--Vladimir Nabakov, Pale Fire