Saturday, 7 November 2015

Great Sentences In Literature.


     We've all come across sentences that make us want to read those sentences again and again; because the author paints such a vivid picture with words, sometimes in just a few words but always with precise words. It's something all writers strive to achieve and the writers listed below have achieved it with perfection.

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
---Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

  “In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars.”
—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

  “She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”
—J. D. Salinger, “A Girl I Knew”
  “What are men to rocks and mountains?”
—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  “Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.”
—Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
  “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am.”
—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  “Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  “‘Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.’”
—Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  “The curves of your lips rewrite history.”
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  “If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.”

—W. H. Auden, “The More Loving One”
  “A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.”
—Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
 "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
---Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
—Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
—John Steinbeck, East of Eden
  “At the still point, there the dance is.”—T. S. Eliot, “Four Quartets”
  “The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to me in all the right order.”
—Toni Morrison, Beloved
  “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
—Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

 “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.”
—Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank
 “How wild it was, to let it be.”—Cheryl Strayed, Wild
 “The half-life of love is forever.”—Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her
  “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
  “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
—Bram Stroker, Dracula
 “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.”
—L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
—Charlotte Brontë , Jane Eyre
 “I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”
—W. B. Yeats, “Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”

 “I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
—Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

  “Journeys end in lovers meeting.”
—William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
 “One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
—Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices