Overall Rank: 223
"When the sweet showers of April have pierced/ The drought of March, and pierced it to the root,/ And every vein is bathed in that moisture/ Whose quickening force will engender the flower;/ And..."
Overall Rank: 81
"My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire; I was the third of five sons."
Overall Rank: 21
"Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not..."
Overall Rank: 67
"Okonkwo was well-known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man of eighteen he had brought honour to his village by throwing..."
Overall Rank: 7
"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, and how my parents were occupied and all before they...
Overall Rank: 16
"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were."
Overall Rank: 12
"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de..."
Overall Rank: 1
"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."
Overall Rank: 6
"It was love at first sight."
Overall Rank: 8
"124 was spiteful. Full of baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children."