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Post by StoryTeller » September 10th, 2016, 1:24 am

:thumbs: :clap:

The winner for me is:
37. “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.”
—L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

As my new daily pep talk, I'm going to substitute 'tomorrow' with 'my next recording'. :mrgreen:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 10th, 2016, 2:07 am

I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I would have included Henry Lawson's 'Send Round The Hat' sentence: "I s'pose they're bad, but I don't suppose they're worse than men has made them."
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Post by denty28bc » June 5th, 2017, 7:17 pm

“I think myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense.... But it's unquestionably good escapist literature and I think I should rather like it if I were sitting in an air-raid shelter or recovering from flu.”
― Georgette Heyer


Her novels are my standby. I had not read this quote of hers until I started to look for likely ones to choose from. A resounding yes, all her novels will be those I reread until I no longer walk this earth.
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Post by icequeen » June 7th, 2017, 8:47 pm

24. “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.”
—Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

This just says it all. Love it! :9:
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Post by kukailimoku » June 8th, 2017, 10:52 am

“A September sun, losing some of its heat if not its brilliance, was dropping low in the west over the black Colorado range. Purple haze began to thicken in the timbered notches. Gray foothills, round and billowy, rolled down from the higher country. They were smooth, sweeping, with long velvety slopes and isolated patches of aspens that blazed in autumn gold. Splotches of red vine colored the soft gray of sage. Old White Slides, a mountain scarred by avalanche, towered with bleak rocky peak above the valley, sheltering it from the north.”

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Post by pjcsaville » June 19th, 2017, 6:45 pm

It's not on the list but I really loved this line from J. R. R. Tolkien's Return of the King. I have it underlined lol
"Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."

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Post by grena » June 29th, 2017, 7:40 am

I like this one - I sing myself and celebrate myself. Cool one 8-)
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Post by realisticspeakers » October 24th, 2017, 11:36 am

“The great fish moved silently through the night water.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

It is underrated literature.

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Post by barbara2 » October 24th, 2017, 7:15 pm

Years ago I heard an interviewee, when asked the same question on the radio, nominate:

So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side. (John Bunyan)

I like it myself - for the music and the weight of the words and for the cheering note of the trumpets welcoming
the dead man. It has, as Bunyan no doubt intended, the resonance of the magical phrases from the King James Version
- many sentences from which would vie for "Most Beautiful in Literature" regardless of our belief or unbelief.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 25th, 2017, 3:43 pm

barbara2 wrote:Years ago I heard an interviewee, when asked the same question on the radio, nominate:

So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side. (John Bunyan)"
The PP sentence that stuck most in my mind when I first read it all those years ago is: "Thy way to heaven lies by the gates of Hell."


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Post by mlee » November 11th, 2017, 10:01 am

Three principles I live by - by Anonymous:

We don't compete for the Kingdom of Heaven
We don't seek to be better than others - just better
My standards are not higher than others - just different

My favorite question I live by - by Anonymous:
Is there any source from which you are unwilling to accept more truth?

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Post by lurcherlover » November 17th, 2017, 2:51 am

Conscience doth make cowards of us all.
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