1. "If an eagle be imprisoned on the back of a coin, and the coin tossed into the sky, the coin will spin, the coin will flutter, but the eagle will never fly."
- Quote by Henry Dumas
2. "Drink and dissipation had done their work on the coin-clean profile and now it was no longer the head of a young pagan prince on new-minted gold but a decadent, tired Caesar on copper debased by long usage."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind
3. "New Rule: If you married a manic-depressive, three of your children died, and while you were president civil war broke out and someone shot you in the head, your coin really shouldn't say, "In God We Trust."
- Bill Maher, The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
5. "You hold a coin, make a wish, toss the coin in the well as a tribute to the Guides. And then if you’re meant to have it, your wish will come true. Nadia sighed. Yes, I suppose that’s how most people think it works. This is how it does work. You make a wish and toss a coin in the well as a declaration of your intention to have something in your life. Then what do you do? Lynnea shook her head to indicate that she didn’t know. Nadia’s voice took on the tartness of impatience. You roll up your sleeves and you work to make it happen. But"
- Anne Bishop, Sebastian
7. "Sometimes a piece of sun burned like a coin in my hand."
- Quote by Pablo Neruda