3. "It has always seemed to me that there are two types of people in this world: those rendered impotent by the sheer weight of evil it contains, and who refuse to act because they see no point, and those who choose their battles and fight them to the end, as they understand that to do nothing is definitely worse than to do something and fail. --The Collector"
- John Connolly, The Unquiet
5. "Every collector is potentially (if not actually) a thief."
- Quote by Susan Sontag
6. "Richard Nixon was a serial collector of resentments."
- Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
8. "Every passion borders on chaos, that of the collector on the chaos of memory."
- Quote by Walter Benjamin