Most Powerful Lines in English Literature

An enticing page-turner is an amazing thing, but some novels have the most beautiful sentences that put across oceans of emotions so simply through a few words.


Here we are paying homage 15 most powerful sentences in English Literature.

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1. 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

2. "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

3. "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

George Orwell, 1984

4. "Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering."

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

5. Do I dare / Disturb the universe?"

T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

6. "She was lost in her longing to understand."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

7. "We cross our bridges as we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and the presumption that once our eyes watered."

Tom Stoppard, Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead

8. "I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night."

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

9. We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm - yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.

E.M. Forster, A Room With A View

10. And the rest is rust and stardust.

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

11. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

12. "As Estha stirred the thick jam he thought Two Thoughts and the Two Thoughts he thought were these: a) Anything can happen to anyone. and b) It is best to be prepared."

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

13. "If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me."

W. H. Auden, The More Loving One

14. "I would always rather be happy than dignified."

Charlotte Brontë , Jane Eyre

15. "She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God


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Maxsimneido

19 Nov 2018 01:23 PM

Я так понял, что А82.РФ, это филиал ПАРК 82? Не могу в ПАРКЕ найти Максима, подскажите кто знает.


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