„His wicked sense of humour suggests exciting sex
His fingers focus on her
He's Venus as a Boy!“
— Björk Icelandic singer-songwriter 1965
"Venus as a Boy", from the CD single Venus as a Boy (1993)
— Tim Powers American writer 1952
Epilogue (p. 535)
„Anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you. Dirty you so bad you couldn't like yourself anymore. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own. The best things she was, was her children. Whites might dirty her all right, but not her best thing, her beautiful, magical best thing — the part of her that was clean.“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931
„"You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me."
"I was ninety percent sure."
"I see," Clary said.
There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put his hand to his cheek, more in surprise than pain. "What the hell was that for?"
"The other ten percent."“
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Clary and Jace, pg. 83-4
„And reach out for her healing hands,
Reach out for her healing hands.
There's a light, where the darkness ends.
Touch me now and let me see again,
Rock me now in your gentle healing hands.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947