“Only the night before my decision to live loving, I had been degraded, insulted, and made mournful by this dream:...
The speedboat, if it had been a ‘long’ one could have dived right under the flotilla’d crowd and come up on the
other side and completed its time but because of a faulty short design the racer (Mr. Darling) complains that that was
the reason his boat just ducked under the crowd and got stuck there and couldn’t go on...” - Jack Kerouac,
“Drop by drop and Darling... was going to stand over you with a camera and take photographs of the
whole thing... That would be his revenge!” - William Bayer,
“‘Why, you’d play Mr. Darling in Peter Pan shut up in a dog
kennel if the check was large enough.’” - Graham Greene,
Dr Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party
“Candy Darling, slim, blond, and a man, sits down at the Wymans’
table and asks Stephen, ‘Would you like to dance with me?’ and all of a sudden, Stephen knows
his father hasn’t lied. ‘No,’ he says, ‘oh no.’”
- Robert Greenfield, A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones
“It was I who made her a better person. I molded her.
Greer Childs was the sculptor. Nola Darling was but a mere lump of clay.”
- Spike Lee, She’s Gotta Have It
“The way Mr. Darling won her was this: the many gentlemen who
had been boys when she was a girl discovered simultaneously that
they loved her, and they all ran to her house to propose to her
except Mr. Darling, who took a cab and nipped in first, and so he
got her.” - James M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“So to say ‘I am Sophia Darling, that is all’ was, in this time and
place, this homemaker era, to admit she was nobody.” - Whitney Otto,
How to Make an American Quilt
“But it was because he liked Patty Darling, Timberg's sister, that he put up the money for the act. I sang, Harpo played
the harp, Chico the piano and we had a kind of love story running through the act.”
- Groucho Marx, The Marx Bros. Scrapbook, pg 40.
“It takes a special ineptitude to cheapen a principle without getting anything much in return.
But this week... Alistair Darling, Britain’s hapless chancellor of the exchequer, showed he is equal
to the task.” - The Economist, March 15, 2008
“Well I got some beer and the highway’s free / And I got you and baby you got me /
Hey hey hey, what’ll you say, Sherry Darling?” - Bruce Springsteen,
‘Sherry Darling’ (from The River)