“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am.”
– The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
“Consummatum est: this bill is ended,
And Faustus hath bequeathed his soul to Lucifer.
But what is this inscription on mine arm?
Homo fuge! Whither should I fly?
If unto God, he’ll throw me down to hell.
My senses are deceived; here’s nothing writ:
I see it plain, here in this place is writ,
Homo fuge! Yet shall not Faustus fly.”
– Faustus in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus From the Quarto of 1604 by Christopher Marlowe