Overall Rank: 18
"I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."
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: 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: 14
"Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs. Ramsay. "But you'll have to be up with the lark," she added.
Overall Rank: 56
"Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. There are circumstances in which, whether you partake of the..."
Overall Rank: 89
"Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father."
Overall Rank: 110
"Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater."
Overall Rank: 90
"MASON CITY. To get there you follow Highway 58, going northeast out of the city, and it is a good highway and new. Or was new, that day we went up it."
Overall Rank: 123
"The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a...
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."