3. "A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity."
- Quote by Mark Twain
5. "Reality's not strange, not unexpected.Reality doesn't reside in the hallucination of events. Reality is uneventfulness, vacancy, flatness. Reality is that nothing happens."
- Graham Swift, Waterland
9. "And what were thou, and earth, and stars, and sea, If to the human mind’s imaginings Silence and solitude were vacancy?"
- Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
10. "I recall how the flash of her glowing dress against my closing eyelids was like the neon glow of hotels flashing VACANCY VACANCY on a long night ride. I felt the weight of my mind hanging from a branch, pulling, pulling, and before I knew it the stem had snapped and I was falling, blind, into the void."
- Andrew Sean Greer, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells: A Novel