„She had never thought about her name much before, but when he said it, it was as if she were hearing it for the first time - the hard T, the caress of the double S, the way it seemed to end on a breath.“

—  Cassandra Clare, livro Anjo Mecânico

Fonte: Clockwork Angel

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„Alexa felt as if she were hearing that fateful cliche for the first time. "Without so much as a word." No matter how much she tried to see it from every point of view, its meaning was always clear. John was a coward. Anne was his victim. The roles were the opposite of what she had supposed. It was Anne who had been heroic, not John. John was a coward, a mere puppet into whom both Anne and Alexa had managed to breathe a semblance of life. He was as much the creation of one as of the other.“

—  Violet Trefusis English writer and socialite 1894 - 1972

Author: Violet Trefusis, Translator: Barbara Bray, Broderie Anglaise, published in (1992)
Contexto: The following evening John left with Lady Shorne for the south of France, without so much as a word to me. Alexa felt as if she were hearing that fateful cliche for the first time. "Without so much as a word." No matter how much she tried to see it from every point of view, its meaning was always clear. John was a coward. Anne was his victim. The roles were the opposite of what she had supposed. It was Anne who had been heroic, not John. John was a coward, a mere puppet into whom both Anne and Alexa had managed to breathe a semblance of life. He was as much the creation of one as of the other.

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„when she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Fonte: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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„“Never?” he said, dismayed.
“Never,” she reiterated firmly.
He nodded, pretending to be resigned, but secretly he thought that there were always ways to get around “never.”“

—  Karen Lord Barbadian novelist and sociologist of religion 1968

Fonte: Redemption in Indigo (2010), Chapter 17 “The Sisters in Charge, and the Trickster in Trouble” (p. 134)