Overall Rank: 164
"I am an American, Chicago born–Chicago, that somber city–and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted; and sometimes..."
Overall Rank: 311
"Now I believe they will leave me alone."
Overall Rank: 165
"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it."
Overall Rank: 540
"That mornining's ice, no more than brittle film, had cracked and was now floating in segments."
Overall Rank: 338
"He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think..."
Overall Rank: 341
"In 1902 Father built a house at the crest of the Broadview Avenue hill in New Rochelle."
Overall Rank: 553
"Those two girls, Constance and Sopha Baines, paid no heed to the manifold interest of their situation, of which, indeed, they had never been conscious."
Overall Rank: 92
"Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound..."
Overall Rank: 568
Overall Rank: 29
"I was born in the city of Bombay . . . once upon a time."