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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

Buzzfeed readers share their favourite sentences in literature:

“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

“It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories.”
—W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

“I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.”
—Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

“I have spread my dreams under your feet; / Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”
—W. B. Yeats, Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

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My favourite sentence in literature is not on the list, perhaps because it is actually two sentences, but I will share it with you:

Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair” 
― Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

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