Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here?

—Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights