I tell you this true story just to prove that I can. That my frailty has not yet reached a point at which I can no longer tell a true story.
Joan Didion, Blue Nights
I try to catch every sentence, every word you and I say, and quickly lock all these sentences and words away in my literary storehouse because they might come in handy.
from The Seagull (1896) by Anton Chekhov
Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
from The Fall (1956) by Albert Camus