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'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since'.
'Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed'
'When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow'.
'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die''.
'It was love at first sight'.
'The house was named `The Cave'.'
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen'.
'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'.
'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'.
'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit'.
'Call me Ishmael'.
'Howard Roark laughed.'
'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'.
'One may as well begin with Helen's letters to her sister'.
'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'.
'''Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.''
'What's it going to be then, eh?'
'The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor with-out a flutter of the sails, and was at rest'.
'Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure'.
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'
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'Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours'
'Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.'
'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically'
'I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods'
'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'
'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'.
'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do'.
'I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up'.
'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York'
'Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.'
'Two households, both alike in dignity'.
'Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested'.
'The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses'.
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife'.
'The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.'
'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'.
'Dear God, I am fourteen years old.'
'Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were'
'A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green'.
'1801. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with'.

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