Overall Rank: 582
"The late twentieth century has witnessed a scientific gold rush of astonishing proportions: the headlong and furious haste to commercialize genetic engineering."
Overall Rank: 445
"The sea is high again today, with a thrilling flush of wind."BALTHAZAR" - Landscape-toes: brown to bronze, steep skyline, low cloud, pearl ground with shadowed oyster and violet reflections...."
Overall Rank: 593
"There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills."
Overall Rank: 409
"My desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order: 1) Alison Ashworth 2) Penny Hardwick 3) Jackie Allen 4) Charlie Nicholson 5) Sarah Kendrew."
Overall Rank: 604
"Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. had the kitchen to himself. "
Overall Rank: 351
"Sophie couldn't sleep. A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right onto her pillow."
Overall Rank: 614
"It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me."
Overall Rank: 129
"I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-that-and-the-other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles) who was once, and not so long ago either, known to my friends and relatives..."
Overall Rank: 622
"There was death at its beginning as there would be death again at its end."