To get your week going on the right foot, here are 5 beautiful sentences.
When we are green, still half-created, we believe that our dreams are rights, that the world is disposed to act in our best interests, and that falling and dying are for quitters.
-This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
He was beginning to see her as a locked garden that he could sneak into and sit in for days, tearing the heads off the flowers.
-”A Romantic Weekend” by Mary Gaitskill
Light would force each salt calyx to open in prisms, and to fruit heavily with bright globes of water—peaches and grapes are little more than that, and where the world was salt there would be greater need of slaking.
-Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
He knew he was going to die but he thought this little thing might provide him with a nothing stool way off in the corner of heaven that nobody cared about.
-The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Solemnly I weighed in my hand what I was carrying under my left armpit, and for a moment I found myself enriched with an indescribable amazement as if informed that fireflies were making decodable signals on behalf of stranded spirits, or that a bat was writing a legible tale of torture in the bruised and branded sky.
-Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov