"I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia."
"Once when I was six years old I saw a beautiful picture in a book about the primeval forest called "True Stories"."
"By now the other warriors, those that had escaped headlong ruin by sea or in battle, were safely home.Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once..."
"My suffering left me sad and gloomy."
"As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep; and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream.(Introduction to the..."
"Hapscomb's Texaco sat on Number 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston."Sally.""
"The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it 'the Riddle House', even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there."
"When the phone rang I was in the kitchen, boiling a potful of spaghetti and whistling along to and FM broadcast of the overture to Rossini's The Thieving Magpie, which has to be the perfect music..."
"I was working the hole with the Sailor and we did not bad fifteen cents on average night boosting the afternoons and short timing the dawn we made out from the land of the free but I was running..."
"Once upon a time when the world was young there was a Martian named Smith."