Evocative Literary Lines I

words-blog2A few of literature’s memorable and thought provoking sentences

Starting with the most immortal line:

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart;
I am, I am, I am.”

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live,
remember that.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1999)

What lines in literature do you know to be unforgettable?

Please share a line or two that has impacted you?