2. "Always the facts must be twisted to fit the theory!"
- Quote by Agatha Christie
4. "I have spoken of Jonah, and of the story of him and the whale. — A fit story for ridicule, if it was written to be believed; or of laughter, if it was intended to try what credulity could swallow; for, if it could swallow Jonah and the whale it could swallow anything."
- Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
5. "Tears are words that need to be written."
- Quote by Paulo Coelho
6. "A novel is written not to be judged, but experienced."
- Quote by Anne Enright
8. "Être fort pour être utile, Hébert declared. Be fit to be useful."
- Christopher McDougall, Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
9. "The great poems of heaven and hell have been written and the great poem of earth remains to be written."
- Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination