- But into what quackeries will not people rush for a last chance, where all accustomed means have failed, and the life of a beloved object is at stake? - "In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
- But, so far as I have looked into Spiritualism, it seems to me only to have proved that, if any communication has ever been made from beyond the gate of death- and even such supposed phenomena are inextricably intertwined with quackeries and deceits- it is an abnormal and not a normal thing. - "The Upton Letters", Arthur Christopher Benson.
- In the quackeries that belonged to his priestly genius, Arbaces never neglected, on great occasions, the arts which dazzle and impose upon the vulgar; and on this day, that was for ever to release him, by the sacrifice of Glaucus, from the fear of a rival and the chance of detection, he felt that he was arraying himself as for a triumph or a nuptial feast. - "The Last Days of Pompeii", Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.