->''Mr. Trevanian has a nice gift for bizarre characters. The chief of Search and Sanction is an albino who lives in darkness; he must also undergo periodic changes of blood because he is "one of nature's rarest genealogical phenomena"... It seems only yesterday that Sidney Greenstreet was [[Literature/NeroWolfe growing orchards in a most sinister greenhouse and chuckling mirthlessly]]. Actually, that was thirty years ago and writers are now having a difficult time thinking up unlikely traits...''
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''The Top Ten Best Sellers According to the Sunday New York Times as of January 7, 1973''
->''On a gathering storm\\
Comes a tall handsome man''\\
In a dusty black coat''\\
With a [[TropeNamers red right hand]].''
-->-- '''[[Music/NickCave Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds]]''', "Red Right Hand"
->''RED WILL RULE AS RED RULES AND SPREADS RED RUIN FROM MY RED RIGHT HAND!''
-->--Zack "Geist Editor" Parsons, in reference to a poorly-chosen hypothesis as to which color of Skittles would be most prominent, [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/fashion-swat/science-fair-swat.php?page=8 Science Fair SWAT]]
->''...Nature never errs.\\
To those who know the workings of your mind\\
Your face and figure, sir, suggest a book\\
-->-- '''Cyril''', ''Theatre/PrincessIda''
->''You may be friendly looking on the outside,\\
But I know why you only wear long sleeves\\
And I know why you shake with the wrong hand\\
Don't try to hide it, cause I do believe that\\
You're out to get me,\\
Gonna scratch out my eyes\\
With that atomic copper claw!''
-->-- '''LemonDemon''', "Atomic Copper Claw"
->''"What monstrosities would walk the streets, were some people's faces as unfinished as their minds."''
-->-- '''Eric Hoffer''', "Reflections on the Human Condition (1973)"