Jeg kan lige nå et citat af Lewis Carroll:
Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her, and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what was she was coming to, but it was to dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and bookshelves : here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed: it was labeled "ORANGE MARMELADE", but to her great disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar, for fear of killing somebody underneath, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.
Og et af Peter Seeberg:
Graves sagde meget alvorligt, at det var planen, at hullet skulle graves helt ned til kineserne, ganske nøjagtigt til spaden rørte ved den første kineserfod.
Herbert spurgte ophidset, om Graves havde tænkt sig, at det skulle gøres ved håndkraft.
"Det var planen" sagde Graves, "I kan jo sikkert regne med, at det tager en rum tid. Da det er jo første gang, det bliver gjort, har man ikke turdet gøre noget overslag. Men det er vel i grunden også det samme?"
Han så på os.
"Helt det samme," sagde Jess.
Vi er i øjeblikket godt to kilometer nede i jorden. Vi er alle på det rene med, at der er et stykke vej igen.
Og så er jeg den der er fløjet!