— Alastair Reynolds, livro Revelation Space
Revelation Space (2000), Chapter 23 (p. 424).
„Child, it's a very bad thing for a woman to face the worst that can happen to her, because after she's faced the worst she can't ever really fear anything again…. Scarlett, always save something to fear— even as you save something to love…“
— Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
„She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.“
— Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
„He is tremendously strong, she thought, and liked the idea, even as she had feared that strength when she first met him“
— Alice Borchardt, livro The Dragon Queen
The Dragon Queen
„She certainly is a great queen, and were she only a Catholic she would be our dearly beloved. Just look how well she governs; she is only a woman, only mistress of half an island, and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, by all.“
— Pope Sixtus V pope 1520 - 1590
On Queen Elizabeth I of England, said to the Venetion ambassador in Rome in the autumn of 1585, reported in Walter Walsh, The Jesuits in Great Britain (1903), p. 111.