“Mrs. George Dorset, regardless of the mild efforts of a traveller with a carpet-bag, who was doing his best to make room for her by getting out of the train, stood in the middle of the aisle, diffusing about her that general sense of exasperation which a pretty woman on her travels not infrequently creates.”—"the House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
“He had a confused sense that she must have cost a great deal to make, that a great many dull and ugly people must, in some mysterious way, have been sacrificed to produce her.”—"the House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
“Carpenter outlines a variety of unique uses for pregnant women. On page seventy-seven he tells us, “An excellent way to de-haunt a house would be to make it the residence of newly fertilized women just prior to normal entry of the Mac [soul] into the fetus.”—"SPOOK: Science Tackles the Afterlife" by Mary Roach (This would be a brilliant horror movie plot. )
If I wind up brain-dead with usable parts, someone’s going to use them, squeamishness be damned.
And if do, I will include a biographical note in my file for the students who dissect me (you can do this), so they can look down at my dilapidated hull and say, “Hey, check this. I got that woman who wrote a book about cadavers.” And if there’s any way I can arrange it, I’ll make the thing wink.
”—"STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers", Mary Roach
“Ultimately magnetism is described by quantum fields," she says. "I think the physics of the bees’ bodies, their physiology, must be constructed such that they’re sensitive to quantum fields—that is, the bee perceives these fields through quantum mechanical interactions between the fields and the atoms in the membranes of certain cells.”—Honeybees are found to interact with Quantum fields
“And she does not believe the manifold’s presence both in the mathematics of quarks and in the dance of honeybees is a coincidence. Rather she suspects that the bees are somehow sensitive to what’s going on in the quantum world of quarks, that quantum mechanics is as important to their perception of the world as sight, sound, and smell.”—Honeybees are found to interact with Quantum fields
“"Well, I’m glad," he said, coldly scanning her, her hair, her dress, which he knew she had put on for him. All was charming, but how many times it had charmed him! And the stern, stony expression that she so dreaded settled upon his face.”—Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina”