1. I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you."
(Mark Hamill as Luke in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977)
2. Jane and Frank had driven cross-country to rescue you from the paint-peeling orphanage in Lovelock."
(Charles Stross, Rule 34. Ace, 2011)
3. I'm honored to be the first woman to have the opportunity to command the shuttle."
(U.S. Air Force Colonel Eileen Collins, July 1999)
4. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived."
(Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854)
5. Yes, yes, the past gets in the way; it trips us up, bogs us down; it complicates, makes difficult. But to ignore this is folly, because, above all, what history teaches us is to avoid illusion and make believe, to lay aside dreams, moonshine, cure-alls, wonder-workings, pie-in-the sky--to be realistic."
(Graham Swift, Waterland. Poseidon Press, 1983)