Overall Rank: 36
"A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green."
Overall Rank: 5
"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palette to tap, at three, on the teeth."
Overall Rank: 348
"The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation. (Prologue)Does such a thing as "the fatal flaw," that..."
Overall Rank: 451
"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie.Inside the snow globe on my father's desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf. "
Overall Rank: 107
"On February 24, 1815, the watchtower at Marseilles signaled the arrival of the three-master Pharaon, coming from Smyrna, Trieste and Naples."
Overall Rank: 18
"I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."
Overall Rank: 196
"The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry."
Overall Rank: 360
"I WILL NOT Drink more than fourteen alcohol units a week."
Overall Rank: 29
"I was born in the city of Bombay . . . once upon a time."
Overall Rank: 37
"Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see..."