Overall Rank: 401
"As a boy, I never knew where my mother was from -- where she was born, who her parents were."
Overall Rank: 406
"I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbines's father over the top of the Standard Oil sign."
Overall Rank: 125
"They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did."
Overall Rank: 17
"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined..."
Overall Rank: 86
"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."
Overall Rank: 39
"Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng! An alarm clock clanged in the dark and silent room."
Overall Rank: 78
"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."
Overall Rank: 113
"Selden paused in surprise."
Overall Rank: 411
"April 18, 1906 - Slonim, Poland - She only stopped screaming when she died."
Overall Rank: 438
"Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York."