posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 10:45 PM
So I've been trying to keep it to only one sentence but that's real hard! So, to break the rules of my very own thread, here's a few runners up that
need the next couple of lines for an added punch:
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy (forgive me I've brought this book up several times now, on different threads)
"See the child. He is pale and thin, he wears a thin and ragged linen shirt. He stokes the scullery fire. Outside lie dark turned fields with rags
of snow and darker woods beyond that harbor yet a few last wolves. His folk are known for hewers of wood and drawers of water but in truth his father
has been a schoolmaster. He lies in drink, he quotes from poets whose names are now lost."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll:
"Alice was beginning to get very tired sitting by her sister on the riverbank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she peeped into the book
her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or
So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid) whether the pleasure of making a
daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her."
Thanks everyone for all the excellent responses! My mind is abuzz with all the gorgeous and interesting prose!
edit on 14-10-2016 by
zosimov because: (no reason given)