One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine. I only know if once mine gets out, I'll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other.
(George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Letter, April 11, 1817, to the poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 5, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
I couldn't find the spot where Frank had hidden the bag with the clothes. You can't imagine how cold I was until I found them. You know, I'm beginning to understand why ghosts moan so in this sort of weather.
(Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German, and Joe May (1880-1954). Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price), The Invisible Man Returns, explaining to Helen Manson why he was late meeting her (1940).
Radcliffe had to be naked to make his invisible escape.)
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
(Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. letter, Jan. 1843. Letters from New York, vol. 1, letter 34 (1843).)
[A] Dada exhibition. Another one! What's the matter with everyone wanting to make a museum piece out of Dada? Dada was a bomb ... can you imagine anyone, around half a century after a bomb explodes, wanting to collect the pieces, sticking it together and displaying it?
(Max Ernst (1891-1976), German painter, poet. Quoted in C.W.E. Bigsby, Dada and Surrealism, ch. 1 (1972).)