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: 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: 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: 10
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."
Overall Rank: 28
"You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy."
Overall Rank: 4
"Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed."
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: 20
"The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon."
Overall Rank: 3
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
Overall Rank: 9
"Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting."