As final exams wear on, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors.

“Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road…”

— James Joyce, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”

“I can’t write anything sensible today, as I am rails off the quite. Papa be annoyed not must. I that just like today feel. I help it cannot. Warefell. I gish you good wight. Sound sleeply. Next time I’ll sensible more writely.”

— Mozart, age 22, quoted in David Henry Feldman’s “Mozart and the transformational imperative”

“Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”

— William Faulkner, “The Sound and the Fury”

Submitted by Alison Griswold.