„One day Bird had approached his father with this question; he was six years old: Father, where was I a hundred years before I was born? Where will I be a hundred years after I die? Father, what will happen to me when I die? Without a word, his young father had punched him in the mouth, broke two of his teeth and bloodied his face, and Bird forgot the fear of death.“
— Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author 1935
„People are afraid of you, Arty. Girls are terrified of you. You’re a fifteen-year-old in a bespoke suit, and nobody died.“
— Eoin Colfer Irish author of children's books 1965
„While the sale of daughters was practiced in England for seven hundred years after the introduction of Christianity, we note that by the ancient law of India, a father was forbidden to sell his daughter in marriage, or receive the smallest present therefor. In mediaeval England the daughter was held as a portion of the father property to be sold to the highest bidder.“
— Matilda Joslyn Gage American abolitionist, writer 1826 - 1898
„People are terrified of being thought racist, there’s an awful confusion in many people’s minds. They think Islam is a race, which of course it isn’t“
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
— Guy Gavriel Kay Canadian author of fantasy fiction 1954
Chapter 1 (p. 14)
— Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentine novelist 1914 - 1999
Diario de la Guerra del Cerdo, 1969.
„She [then nine-year-old daughter Emily] grew up with 'The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,' Well... It got her!“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
comment September 8, 2004, to concert audience in Washington, D.C. after Emily's drum solo
„Man has created gods in his own likeness and being himself mortal he has naturally supposed his creatures to be in the same sad predicament.“
— James Frazer Scottish social anthropologist 1854 - 1941
Chapter 24, The Killing of the Divine King.
„People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day. I was just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robbed him of his life and his horse and $150 in cash money plus two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band.“
— Charles Portis American actor 1933
Chapter 1, p. 9 : thoughts of 'Mattie Ross'