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What Are The Creepiest Sentences From Literature?

Words working together to scare you.

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

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

-Orwell, 1984

"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

"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

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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