- Custom-Made Bride by Kurt Vonnegut
"You are being suffocated by tradition... Why don't you say, 'I am going to build a life for myself, for my time, and make it a work of art'? Your life isn't a work of art ---it's a thirdhand Victorian whatnot shelf, complete with someone else's collection of seashells and hand-carved elephants."
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
"And on and on it went--that duet between the dumb, praying lady and the big, hollow man who was so full of loving echoes."
- Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
"This was the world in which she grew and he aged. They made for themselves a sanctuary from Trachimbrod, a habitat complet...