"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece."

-- Vladimir Nabokov in Lolita

"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything."

-- Kurt Vonnegut in Cat's Cradle

"There was a star riding through clouds one night, and I said to the star, 'Consume me'."

-- Virginia Woolf in The Waves