1. "Debts were transferable, hence ‘pay the bearer’ rather than a named creditor."
- Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
2. "Well, you know... experience is a muffled lantern that throws light only on the bearer...it's incommunicable..."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
5. "There will never be slaves in Britain,' Godalming continued, 'but those who stay warm will naturally serve us, as the excellent Bessie has just served me. Have a care, lest you wind up the equivalent of some damned regimental water-bearer.' In India, I knew a water-bearer who was a better man than most."
- Kim Newman, Anno Dracula
6. "Maya has chosen to be ring bearer because the job has more responsibility than flower girl. "If you lose a flower, you get another flower," Maya reasons. "If you lose the ring, everyone is sad forever. The ring bearer has much more power." "You sound like Gollum," A.J. says. "Who's Gollum?" Maya wants to know. "Someone very nerdy that your father likes," Amelia says."
- Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
7. "A solitary image bearer cannot adequately or accurately reveal God in the world, much less fulfill his destiny as a human being. Obviously, this is a matter of grave importance to the Creator."
- Carolyn Custis James, Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World
8. "ON THE LAST DAY OF JANUARY 1915, UNDER THE SIGN OF the Water Bearer, in a year of a great war, and down in the shadow of some French mountains on the borders of Spain, I came into the world."
- Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain: Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition
9. "It is hereby certified that the bearer, Nikolai Ivanovich, spent the said night at Satan’s ball, having been summoned there in the capacity of a means of transportation…make a parenthesis, Hella, in the parenthesis put hog". Signed — Behemoth."
- Quote by Mikhail Bulgakov
10. "I cannot find a faithful message-bearer," he wrote to his friend, the scholar Atticus. "How few are they who are able to carry a rather weighty letter without lightening it by reading."
- Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero