“I am quite unhinged. My nerves are shaken, my equilibrium of mind is disturbed; I am like a door which has lost one of its hinges.”
–E. Cobham Brewer (1810–1897)

“It is curious to look back and realize upon what trivial and apparently coincidental circumstances great events frequently turn as easily and naturally as a door on its hinges.”
–Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925)