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Greatest sentence you've READ recently

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by the_rookie, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. the_rookie

    the_rookie Member

    My vote would have to go to To Kill A Mockingbird

    "...I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Mine one day will be "Dear Moddy, we made a mistake and owe you a million bucks."
    The IRS has my address.
  3. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    They met Mathias on a day trip to Cozumel.

    It seems innocuous enough but it was the first sentence of the novel I started last night and which I have nearly finished. Unputdownable doesn't begin to describe it.
  4. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Habitually obedient to John, I came up to his chair: he spent some three minutes in thrusting out his tongue at me as far as he could without damaging the roots: I knew he would soon strike, and while dreading the blow, I mused on the disgusting and ugly appearance of him who would presently deal it.

    I just started reading Jane Eyre. That sentence made me laugh.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The real greatest sentence is from a James Crumley novel. I'll have to go find it. Something about sitting on a bar stool with a bulldog.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heath embrowned itself moment by moment.
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


    "It is impossible to look at a mullet-head and think: There goes a sentient being."

    Michael Kelly
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a night out for Tron
  9. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    "I want these mother fucking snakes off the mother fucking plane."

    Snakes on a Plane, the No. 1 movie in America.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    OK, it is The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley:

    "When I finally caught up with Abraham Traehearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon."

    OK, I fucking HATE it when people write "end of thread." HATE it. Want to reach through the computer and throttle their ass.
    But, top that gang.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    We were just outside Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.
  12. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    From the new Esquire magazine story by Tom Junod, about the two people charged in the Hurricane Katrina flooding deaths of residents at a New Orleans nursing home.

    Junod called the defendents' attorney, James Cobb, and started off the interview with a "Mr. Cobb, How are you doing?"

    His response:

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