"The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say. About anything."
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
"There are only eight people in London and fortunately I am one of them."
- Between the Conceits by Will Self.
"I would like to write down what happened in my grandmother's house the summer I was eight or nine, but I am not sure if it really did happen. I need to bear witness to an uncertain event. I feel it roaring inside me - this thing that may not have taken place. I don't even know what name to put on it. I think you might call it a crime of the flesh, but the flesh is long fallen away and I am not sure what hurt may linger in the bones."
- The Gathering by Anne Enright.
"I stopped believing in God after I met him."