Mary Shelley

There is love in me the likes of which you’ve never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied int he one, I will indulge the other.

Frankenstein (1812)

Raymond Chandler

I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.

Farewell My Lovely (1940)

Stephen King

Has it ever occurred to you that parents are nothing but overgrown kids until their children drag them into adulthood?

Christine (1983)

Raymond Chandler

The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little.

The Long Goodbye (1953)

Raymond Chandler

It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark little clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.

The Big Sleep (1939)

Douglas Adams

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (1979)

Paraphrasing Hornby

Which came first, the editing or the misery? Did I edit because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I was editing?

Sideways < Sideways

You figure it out. Here’s a hint, it’s only by a smidge.

Also: Vertical > Sideways & Sideways.