3. "Venera spent much of that time as the queen of a buzzing hive of courier bikes, who zipped in from all six points of the compass to drop off and pick up dispatches."
- Karl Schroeder, Ashes of Candesce: Book Five of Virga
4. "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. The phrase is attributed to Herodotus and refers to the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire."
- Scott Sigler, Contagious
5. "And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent."
- Quote by John F. Kennedy
6. "There have always been Southern whites who, at great risk, pioneered in the movement for racial justice. I was lucky to know some of them: Myles Horton, founder of the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee; Carl and Anne Braden, editors of the Southern Courier in Louisville, Kentucky; Pat Watters and Margaret Long, journalists with the Atlanta Constitution; reporters Fred Powledge and Jack Nelson."
- Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
7. "I didn’t want that kiss to ever stop. He didn’t seem to, either. But after a time, I realized the drumming sound I heard was not my heart, it was hoofbeats, and they were getting louder. We broke apart, and his breathing was as ragged as mine. We heard through the tent the guard stop the courier, and the courier’s response, But I have to report right away! A moment later the courier was in the tent, muddy to the chin, and weaving as he tried to stand at attention. You said to return if I found Keira, or if I saw anything amiss, he gasped out. And? Shevraeth prompted. Streets are empty, the courier said, knuckling his eyes. I winced in sympathy. Arrived…second-gold. Ought to have been full. No one out. Not a dog or a cat. No sign of Keira, either. Didn’t try to speak to anyone. Turned around, rode back as fast as I could. Good. You did the right thing. Go to the cook tent and get something to eat. You’re off duty. The courier bowed and withdrew, staggering once. Shevraeth looked grimly"
- Sherwood Smith, Court Duel
8. "Now for God's sake, will you two start behaving like a princess and a Courier?" Halt told them. "If you don't, I'll have to think about sending Will home.' 'Me?' Will said, his voice breaking into a high-pitched squeak of indignation. 'What's it got to do with me?' 'It's all your fault!' Halt shouted irrationally."
- John Flanagan, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
9. "At the men's end of the table the talk grew more and more animated. The colonel told them that the declaration of war had already appeared in Petersburg and that a copy, which he had himself seen, had that day been forwarded by courier to the commander in chief."
- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
10. "One thing at a time,' said the Boy. 'You must be patient. This is a day of hope and wild revenge. Do not interrupt me. I am a courier from another world. I bring you golden words. Listen!' said the Boy. 'Where I come from there is no more fear. But there is a roaring and a bellowing and a cracking of bones. And sometimes there is silence when, lolling on your thrones, your slaves adore you."
- Mervyn Peake, Boy in Darkness and Other Stories