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What's Your Favorite Sentence From Literature?

"The strains of the piano and violin rose up weakly from below." -- The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

Sometimes, a single line from a novel or poem speaks to us while we're reading, and stays with us long after the story is finished.


Like: "As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."

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From John Green's The Fault In Our Stars.

Or, "I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)."

From e. e. cummings' poem by the same title.

Or, "You have to pick the places you don't walk away from."

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From Joan Didion's A Book Of Common Prayer.

What's your favorite sentence from literature? Tell us in the comments below.