„I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart. Our story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever.“
— Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
John Tyree, Prologue, p. 4
„In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o'er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.“
— John Bowring 4th Governor of Hong Kong 1792 - 1872
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 171.
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
Hazel Grace Lancaster, p. 125 Compare Ernest Hemingway, speaking about the process of going bankrupt: "'Gradually and then suddenly.'"
„Willow: Tell me a story.
Tara: Okay. Once upon a time, there was, um... a kitty. She was very little, and she was all alone, and nobody wanted her.
Willow: This is a very upsetting story.“
— Amber Benson actress from the United States 1977
This Year's Girl [4.15]
„Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart.“
— Jim Steinman American musician 1947
Context: Once upon a time I was falling in love But now I'm only falling apart There's nothing I can do A total eclipse of the heart Once upon a time there was light in my life But now there's only love in the dark Nothing I can say A total eclipse of the heart.
— Eugene O'Neill American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888 - 1953
„Somewhere In Time is the story of a love which transcends time, What Dreams May Come is the story of a love which transcends death. … I feel that they represent the best writing I have done in the novel form.“
— Richard Matheson American fiction writer 1926 - 2013
Introduction to an Omnibus edition of his work, as quoted in Somewhere in Time (1998), p. 318 - 319