- To be, or not to be: that is the ask-thing:
- is't higher-thinking in the brain to bear
- the slings and arrows of outrageous dooming
- or to take weapons 'gainst a sea of bothers
- and by againstwork end them?...
- （ちなみに outrageous はフランス語の outrageux によるもので見落としと思われる。また mind はゲルマン系であるため置き換えなくともよい）
- The firststuffs have their being as motes called unclefts. These are mighty small: one seedweight of waterstuff holds a tale of them like unto two followed by twenty-two naughts. Most unclefts link together to make what are called bulkbits. Thus, the waterstuff bulkbit bestands of two waterstuff unclefts, the sourstuff bulkbit of two sourstuff unclefts, and so on. (Some kinds, such as sunstuff, keep alone; others, such as iron, cling together in chills when in the fast standing; and there are yet more yokeways.) When unlike unclefts link in a bulkbit, they make bindings. Thus, water is a binding of two waterstuff unclefts with one sourstuff uncleft, while a bulkbit of one of the forestuffs making up flesh may have a thousand or more unclefts of these two firststuffs together with coalstuff and chokestuff.
- Paul Jennings, "I Was Joking Of Course", London, Max Reinhardt Ltd, 1968
- Paul Anderson, "Uncleftish Beholding", Analog Science Fact / Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1989.
- Douglas Hofstadter, "Speechstuff and Thoughtstuff", in Sture Allén (ed.), Of Thoughts and Words: Proceedings of Nobel Symposium 92, London: Imperial College Press. Includes a reprint of Anderson's article, with a translation into more standard English.
- Douglas Hofstadter Le Ton beau de Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language, Basic Books, 1997, ISBN 0-465-08645-4. Also includes and discusses excerpts from the article.