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March 19, 2016

Beautiful Lines

My mom recently sent me a link to an article entitled, “51 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature.”  Of course there are thousands more beautiful lines but here are a few of my favorites.  This feature will need more parts in the future as there are just too many powerful, romantic, and heartbreaking lines to be shared.


Let the wild rumpus start!
– Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Aina Cruz, Beautiful Lines, Where The Wild Things Are, 2016Mar19

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”
—J.K. Rowling,
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Aina Cruz, Beautiful Lines, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2016Mar19

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
—Khaled Hosseini,
The Kite Runner

Aina Cruz, Beautiful Lines, Kite Runner, 2016Mar19

“Pet names are a persistent remnant of childhood, a reminder that life is not always so serious, so formal, so complicated. They are a reminder, too, that one is not all things to all people.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Aina Cruz, Beautiful Lines, The Namesake, 2016Mar19

“Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.’”
—Betty Smith,
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Aina Cruz, Beautiful Lines, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 2016Mar19

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Aina Cruz, Beautiful Lines, A Thousand Splendid Suns, 2016Mar19

“Isolation offered its own form of companionship”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

Aina Cruz, Beautiful Lines, The Lowland, 2016Mar19


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