„The name “Bane” popped out at me while looking through a thesaurus to compile a list of possible names. That’s the name I kept coming back to when I thought of him and I eventually brought everyone else around to calling him that. The worry was that the name was too simple. I think that’s its charm; snappy and elegant and on-message. This guy is the bane of everyone he touches.“
— Chuck Dixon American comic book writer 1954
Interview: Chuck Dixon http://www.gothamwdeszczu.com.pl/en/2013/07/04/interview-chuck-dixon/ (July 4, 2013)
— Giovanni Boccaccio Italian author and poet 1313 - 1375
Fifth Day, Third Story (tr. J. M. Rigg)
„I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was twelve or thirteen. He said, "You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it." And I said, "But, Daddy, no one's going to see it!" And he said, "Yeah, but I know it's there."“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931
Context: I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was twelve or thirteen. He said, "You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it." And I said, "But, Daddy, no one's going to see it!" And he said, "Yeah, but I know it's there." So when I was working in kitchens, I did good work. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine (11 September 1994). <!-- p. 73 -->
„I’ve never seen the moon look so lovely as the night I saw it with you.
It let me know I’d never seen the moon before. (Never seen the moon before)
So many speak of the moon as though it had no flaws.
But to compare it to a beauty like yours would give one pause.“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958
Call My Name
— John Crowley American writer 1942
Context: One winter night when he was a boy … he first saw a ring around the moon. He stared up at it, immense, icy, half as wide as the night sky, and grew certain that it could only mean the End of the World. He waited thrilled in that suburban yard for the still night to break apart in apocalypse, all the while knowing in his heart that it would not: that there is nothing in this world not proper to it and that it contains no such surprises. Bk. 1, Ch. 1