„She was still waiting for him to come back to her, even though he wasn't going to. She was still holding out for something that wasn't going to happen. She was good at waiting. That seemed like a sad thing to be good at.“
— Ann Brashares, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
„How could she know what she wanted to do with her life? All these years she thought she'd be a healer like Mama, and now she knew it was never going to happen.“
— Patricia Reilly Giff American children's writer 1935
Water Street (2006), Chapters 11-20, p. 64
„She who had been the spoiled and petted daughter of the Duke of Kordava, learned what is was to be a buccaneer's plaything, and because she was supple enough to bend without breaking, she lived where other women had died, and because she was young and vibrant with life, she came to find pleasure in the existence.“
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
"The Pool of the Black One" (1933)
„She waits for me at night, she waits for me in silence.
She gives me all her tenderness and takes away my pain.
And so far she hasn't run, though I swear she's had her moments.
She still believes in miracles while others cry in vain.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, River of Dreams (1993), All About Soul.
„He had a feeling that somewhere in the course of her life something had happened to her, something terrible which in the end had given her a great understanding and clarity of mind. He knew, too, almost at once, on the day she had driven up to the door of the cottage, that she had made a discovery about life which he himself had made long since... that there is nothing of such force as the power of a person content merely to be himself, nothing so invincible as the power of simple honesty, nothing so successful as the life of one who runs alone. Somewhere she had learned all this. She was like a woman to whom nothing could ever again happen.“
— Louis Bromfield American author and conservationist 1896 - 1956
Early Autumn : A Story of a Lady (1926)
„Ybon was the one who suggested calling the wait something else. Yeah, like what? Maybe, she said, you could call it life.“
— Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao