"So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see."
–Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
"Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."
–Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind (1936)
"All that is very well," answered Candide, "but let us cultivate our garden."
–Voltaire, Candide (1759; trans. Robert M. Adams)
"I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth."
–Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (1847)
"In your rocking-chair, by your window dreaming, shall you long, alone. In your rocking-chair, by your window, shall you dream such happiness as you may never feel."
–Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)
"His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead."
–James Joyce, "The Dead" in Dubliners (1914)
"Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?"
–Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)