— Harlan Ellison American writer 1934
His entire afterword to The Essential Ellison (1987) Also quoted in the death announcement made by his publicist (28 June 2018).
„Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty, even for a moment, it is enough“
— Jeanette Winterson English writer 1959
Context: They were letting off fireworks down at the waterfront, the sky exploding in grenades of colour. Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty - even for a moment - it is enough.
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929
Chapter 17 (p. 385)
— John Oldham (poet) English satirical poet and translator 1653 - 1683
To Madam L. E. on her Recovery, 116; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).