He interrupted himself and stamped his foot on the ground:
"You confounded Lupin! Will you never change, will you always remain hateful and cynical to the last moment of your existence? Be serious, hang it all! The time has come, now or never, to be serious!"
—Maurice Leblanc, 813
Imagining the end of things, when you are a child, is perhaps impossible. The thin child, despite the war that was raging, was more afraid of eternal boredom, of doing nothing that mattered, of day after day of going nowhere, than she was of death or the end of things.
—A. S. Byatt, Ragnarok, The End of the Gods
Seaton did grin then. "Well, you've always known that making things bigger and better is the fondest thing I am of."
—E. E. "Doc" Smith, Skylark DuQuesne
This is for Zuzana.
We are barely past the orbit of Mars when Matjek figures out the truth about Narnia and helps me find Mieli's trail.