1. "I believe the term is ‘eminent domain.’ Ah, yes. That means ‘theft by the government,"
- Terry Pratchett, Thud!
2. "the kind of man who referred to everyone he worked with as eminent.)"
- Malcolm Gladwell, What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
3. "Precision is a precise art. Poignancy is pre-eminent and precludes prevarication."
- Steven Erikson, Memories of Ice
4. "What does eminent domain mean? Stewart asked. It means you’re shit out of luck, Ross said."
- Ron Rash, Serena
6. "A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity"
- Quote by Samuel Johnson
7. "There was hardly an eminent writer in Paris who was unacquainted with the inside of the Conciergerie or the Bastille."
- Lytton Strachey, Landmarks in French Literature
8. "There is, I reflected tritely, an infinite deal of pathos in the state of an eminent person who has come down in the world."
- H.P. Lovecraft, H.P. Lovecraft: The Definitive Collection
9. "eminent monotheists in all three faiths—that instead of waiting for God to descend from on high, I should deliberately create a sense of him for myself."
- Karen Armstrong, History of God
10. "I found myself regarding him as an isolated phenomenon, a brain without a heart, as deficient in human sympathy as he was pre-eminent in intelligence."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes