Novels

8 Great Lines From Literature

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2. “The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes.”
—Girl at War by Sara Nović

3. “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”
—100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

4. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

5. “What makes Iago evil? some people ask. I never ask.”
—Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion

6. “I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except it had something to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead.”
—On the Road by Jack Kerouac

7. “Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”
—The Stranger by Albert Camus

8. “Once upon a time, in a far-off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope beating inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through their bones.”
—An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

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