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What Are The Creepiest Sentences From Literature?

Words working together to scare you.

Every so often, there is one sentence in a book or poem that sends a chill up your spine.

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"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever."

-Orwell, 1984

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"They float," it growled, "they float, Georgie, and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too–"

from Stephen King's It

“She would have been a good woman,” The Misfit said, “if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.”

-Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find

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"If we knew what we are, we should do as Sir Arthur Jermyn did; and Arthur Jermyn soaked himself in oil and set fire to his clothing one night."

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft

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What do YOU think is the Scariest, Creepiest sentence you've ever read in literature? Tell us in the comments below!

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