Overall Rank: 226
"At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general, the police chief of a tenuous national government of China."
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: 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: 18
"I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."
Overall Rank: 13
"A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories."
Overall Rank: 49
"The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring- cleaning his little home. "
Overall Rank: 31
"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin."
Overall Rank: 28
"You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy."
Overall Rank: 47
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to..."
Overall Rank: 44
"Mother died today. (Stuart Gilbert translation)Maman died today. (Matthew Ward translation)Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas."