„As Lacy waited for her turn to speak on Peter's behalf, she thought back to the first time she realized she could hate her own child.“
— Jodi Picoult, libro Nineteen Minutes
Fuente: Nineteen Minutes
„Another Boring Love Story
She was risky at best.
She had a sordid past.
She was complicated.
She was wild.
She had numerous demons.
But she had a loving heart.
But she had a soft smile.
But her tears smelled like morning dew.
But she was intelligent and worldly.
But she intimidated men.
So, I dove in headfirst without a second thought.
And wow; she was a demon.
— Flannery O’Connor American novelist, short story writer 1925 - 1964
„She half expected, despite her brave words, to come out upon the storied and familiar red-hot pave of hell, and this pleasant, starlit land surprised her and made her wary. The things that built the tunnel could not have been human. She had no right to expect men here. She was a little stunned by finding open sky so far underground, though she was intelligent enough to realize that however she had come, she was not underground now. No cavity in the earth could contain this starry sky.“
— C. L. Moore American author 1911 - 1987
Black God's Kiss (1934); p. 16
Short fiction, Jirel of Joiry (1969)
— Monique Duval Canadian journalist 1924 - 2014
„She was alive, and they were dead. She had to try to make her life big. As big as she could. She promised Bailey she would keep playing.“
— Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Fuente: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
„Her one serious failing was that she could not write above love. She could not write a story with more than one important character in it, whom she thought of for the moment as herself; with love there had to be at least two important characters.“
— Laura Riding Jackson poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer 1901 - 1991
"Daisy and Venison" from Progress of Stories (Deya, Majorca: Seizin Press; London, Constable, 1935)
— Edith Wharton, libro The House of Mirth
Fuente: The House of Mirth
„She still cared for me, and the best way I could make amends to her was to be happy.
I do have a knack for finding great women.“
— Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962
Fuente: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
„Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.“
— Peter Ustinov English actor, writer, and dramatist 1921 - 2004
BBC obituary (2004)
„Emily looked at him for a long time. There were so many things she wanted to know—but she wanted not to know them even more. She didn’t want any more answers. He had been the one thing she could trust, the one person she could rely on. She wanted to beg him to be that way again. But it wasn’t him who had changed. It was her. It was her own credulity she really wanted back. And credulity, like virtue, could be lost only once.“
— M. K. Hobson, libro The Native Star
Fuente: The Native Star (2010), Chapter 17, “The Cockatrice” (p. 237)
„The Suicide, as she is falling,
Illuminated by the moon,
Regrets her act, and finds appalling
The thought she will be dead so soon.“
— Edward Gorey American writer, artist, and illustrator 1925 - 2000
„She dropped her shyness like a nightgown, and in the liquid glare of sunlight on old boards she held up her hands-as if, in the terror of the upcoming skirmish, she had at last understood that she was beautiful. In her own way.“
— Gregory Maguire, libro Wicked: Memorias de una bruja mala
Fuente: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
„She was making money. But she could not get over the idea that to earn her living was somewhat undignified, and she was inclined to remind you that she was a lady by birth.“
— W. Somerset Maugham, libro The Moon and Sixpence
Fuente: The Moon and Sixpence (1919), Ch. 17, p. 63
„She had always wanted words, she loved them, grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape. Whereas I thought words bent emotions like sticks in water.“
— Michael Ondaatje, libro The English Patient
Fuente: The English Patient
„Our minds work alike, she thought. She had found her partner, her equal, the one to work and live and love with her. Her soulmate.“
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
Fuente: Night World, No. 2
„Her curiosity was too much for her. She felt almost as if she could hear the books whispering on the other side of the half-open door. They were promising her a thousand unknown stories, a thousand doors into worlds she had never seen before.“
— Cornelia Funke, Inkheart trilogy