Monday, February 15, 2016

THIS! I love this list.

I LOVE this list of beautiful literary sentences. I know there are probably 5 million more but this list is pretty amazing. I want to be on a list like this some day.


50 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature

“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
 “The curves of your lips rewrite history.”
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
 “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
 “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”
 “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
“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”
 “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
“The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to me in all the right order.”
—Toni Morrison, Beloved
“She was lost in her longing to understand.”
—Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
—Bram Stroker, Dracula