— Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America
— Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell
— Eloisa James, When Beauty Tamed the Beast
„I said, goodbye to you; goodbye to everything that I knew. You were the one I loved; the one thing I that I tried to hold on to.“
— Michelle Branch American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1983
Context: Of all the things I've believed in? I just want to get it over with. Tears form behind my eyes, but I do not cry. Counting the days that pass me by. I've been searching deep down in my soul. Words that I'm hearing? Are starting to get old. It feels like I'm starting, all over again. The last three years were just pretend. And I said, goodbye to you; goodbye to everything that I knew. You were the one I loved; the one thing I that I tried to hold on to. "Goodbye to You"
„I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot.
It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.“
— Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
„Think as I think," said a man, "or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad." And after I thought of it, I said, "I will, then, be a toad.“
— Stephen Crane American novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist 1871 - 1900
„I have never thought there was much to be said in favor of dragging on long after all one's friends were dead.“
— Murasaki Shikibu Japanese novelist, poet during the Heian period. best known as the author of The Tale of Genji
Ch. 29: The Royal Visit