1. "out vile jelly! where is thy lustre now"
- William Shakespeare, King Lear
2. "No one hath seen beauty in its highest lustre who hath never seen it in distress."
- Henry Fielding, Tom Jones
3. "For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes."
- William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare: Complete works + Extras - 73 titles
4. "His features were pretty yet, and his eye and complexion brighter than I remembered them, though with merely temporary lustre borrowed from the salubrious air and genial sun."
- Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
5. "It's an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater lustre to our colours, a richer resonance to our words."
- Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
6. "I have seen the dark universe yawning Where the black planets roll without aim, Where they roll in their horror unheeded, Without knowledge, or lustre, or name."
- H.P. Lovecraft, Nemesis
7. "When private men shall act with original views, the lustre will be transferred from the actions of kings to those of gentlemen."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays
8. "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance & Other Essays
9. "It is beautiful in a picture to wash the disciples’ feet; but the sands of the real desert have no lustre in them to compensate for the servile nature of the occupation."
- John Henry Newman, Parochial and Plain Sermons [Complete]
10. "Rien ne captive autant que ce particulier… Charme de la musique où ma langueur s’adore… Quand je poursuis, aux soirs, le reflet que mordore… Maint lustre au tapis vert du salon familier… "
- Erik L'Homme, Le regard des princes à minuit