„She said, "We're detectives" in the tone of voice that someone might say, "Making you happy isn't making me happy"“
— Daniel Handler American novelist, children's writer, creator of Lemony Snicket 1970
„"Men must not awake," the shining shadow goes on, in dull and hollow tones.
"Don't worry!" says the ironical voice, and at that moment it terrifies me.
Several bodies arise on their fists into the darkness — I see them by their heavy groans — and look around them.
The shadow talks to himself and repeats his insane words: —
"Men must not awake."
The voice opposite me, capsizing in laughter and swollen with a rattle, says again: —
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
„God does not play games with His loyal servants", said the Metatron, but in a worried tone of voice.
"Whoopee", said Crowley.“
— Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
„Japanese affection is not uttered in words; it scarcely appears even in the tone of voice; it is chiefly shown in acts of exquisite courtesy and kindness.“
— Lafcadio Hearn writer 1850 - 1904
"Of the Eternal Feminine" (1893), cited from Out of the East; and, Kokoro (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922) p. 79.
„Women! Women! Who can understand them? Their smiles contradict their glances, their words promise and allure, but the tone of their voice repels.“
— Mikhail Lermontov Russian writer, poet and painter 1814 - 1841
„Yes! but there's something greater
That speaks to the heart alone:
'T is the voice of the great Creator
Dwells in that mighty tone.“
— Joseph Edwards Carpenter British composer, songwriter and playwright 1813 - 1885
What are the wild Waves saying? Refrain, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„For that great Love speaks in the most wretched and dirty hearts; only the tone of its voice depends on the echoes of the place in which it sounds.“
— George MacDonald, At the Back of the North Wind
„These days I sit on cornerstones
And count the time in quarter-tones to ten, my friend
Don't confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them.“
— Jackson Browne American singer-songwriter 1948
— Nancy Reagan actress and first lady of the United States 1921 - 2016
At an anti-drug rally, as quoted in 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said (2004) by Steven D. Price, p. 19