1. "almost exquisite, the slight madness"
- Quote by James Tate
2. "'Even pain is impossibly exquisite.'"
- Vicki Pettersson, The Taken
3. "this exquisite, tremendous, and endlessly confounding life"
- Elin Hilderbrand, Beautiful Day
4. "Sin ought to be something exquisite, my dear boy."
- Quote by Émile Zola
5. "His lies were so exquisite I almost wept."
- Dave Eggers, What Is the What
6. "Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic."
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
7. "Talking to him was like playing upon an exquisite violin."
- Quote by Oscar Wilde
8. "The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite."
- Clive Barker, The Forbidden
9. "His society became gradually her most exquisite enjoyment."
- Quote by Jane Austen
10. "Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing."
- Quote by Bernard Malamud