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'One may as well begin with Helen's letters to her sister'.
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'
'What's it going to be then, eh?'
'1801. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with'.
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife'.
'The house was named `The Cave'.'
'The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor with-out a flutter of the sails, and was at rest'.
'The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.'
'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do'.
'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since'.
'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York'
'Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed'
'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die''.
'My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip'.
'If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like'.
'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit'.
'Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.'
'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically'
'3 May. Bistritz.— Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Viennaearly next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late'.
'Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were'
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'''Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.''
'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's'.
'It was love at first sight'.
'Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested'.
'In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains'
'On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge'.
'Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours'
'I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods'
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen'.
'When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow'.
'You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter'.
'Call me Ishmael'.
'The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses'.
'Dear God, I am fourteen years old.'
'I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up'.
'A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green'.
'Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure'.
'Howard Roark laughed.'
'Two households, both alike in dignity'.
'Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.'

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