Overall Rank: 10
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."
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"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: 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: 2
"To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth."
Overall Rank: 6
"It was love at first sight."
Overall Rank: 3
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
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: 28
"You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy."
Overall Rank: 8
"124 was spiteful. Full of baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children."
Overall Rank: 11
"When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."