3. "Whatever made me the way I am left me hollow, empty inside, unable to feel. It doesn't seem like a big deal."
- Quote by Jeff Lindsay
5. "It required a great deal of Cam’s willpower—and he had a considerable supply—not to skewer Christopher Frost with a dining utensil. He wanted her attention. All of it."
- Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight
6. "We camped for the night in a hollow near a good-sized creek—one big enough for trout. Jamie and Ian waded into this with enthusiasm, harrying the finny denizens with whippy rods cut from black willow."
- Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn
8. "It took longer for the fork to gain acceptance in England because it was thought to be a feminine utensil. Thomas Coryate, an English traveler and philosopher who had been to Italy and France, published a book in 1611 that included the Italian custom of eating with a fork. He declared himself the first man in London to eat with a fork."
- Dorothea Johnson, Modern Manners: Tools to Take You to the Top
9. "That moment, the music screeched to a halt. There was an ungodly collision of brass, reed, and percussion—trombones and piccolos skidded into cacophony, a tuba farted, and the hollow clang of a cymbal wavered out of the big top, over our heads and into oblivion."
- Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants