2. "Thud, thud, thud, riderless black horse with red eyes coming down the halls of his mind, ironshod hooves digging up soft gray clods of brain tissue, leaving hoofprints to fill up with mystic crescents of blood."
- Stephen King, Firestarter
5. "Friends can be said to "fall in like" with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love."
- Quote by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
7. "I can't help flying up on the wings of anticipation. It's as glorious as soaring through a sunset... almost pays for the thud."
- Quote by L.M. Montgomery
9. "Teddy Roosevelt "had relished "every hour" of every day as president. Indeed, (he was) fearing the "dull thud" he would experience upon returning to private life."
- Quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin