"The Now, that indivisible point which studs the length of infinite line
Whose ends are nowhere, is thine all, the puny all thou callest thine."
– Richard Francis Burton, in "The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî" (1870), IX
"Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe—
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew."
– Eugene Field, "Wynken, Blynken and Nod".
"I am a ridiculous person. Now they call me a madman. That would be a promotion if it were not that I remain as ridiculous in their eyes as before. But now I do not resent it, they are all dear to me now, even when they laugh at me — and, indeed, it is just then that they are particularly dear to me."
– Fyodor Dostoevsky, in "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" (1877).