"If you talk to God you're praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia."
-- Thomas Szasz, in The Second Sin (1973)
One of two epigraphs that Sebastian Faulkes uses to head his new novel, A Week in December (London: Hutchinson's, 2009).
It occurs to us that we have no serious critical, scholarly, or simply literary study of the use of epigraphs in novels and poems. If you're looking for a thesis subject, you might consider this one. . .