Writers: Can you quote some of the most beautiful writing in fiction or non-fiction?
Have you ever read a phrase or paragraph that made you stop to take in the beauty of the words? Can you share some of the most evocative writing that really stood out?
"If 200 miles of land and that boisterous channel come broad between us, I shall take to bleeding inwardly." Rochester in Jane Eyre.
Plain living and high thinking are no more. Wordsworth
The beautiful mystical moon, playing nightly to empty seats. Max Ehrmann
My only love, sprung from my only hate....
too early seen unknown, and known too late!
--Romeo and Juliet
"But we must all lie in coffins, eventually." - Lestat, Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
I don't know if you'd consider this "beautiful" per se, but I found this quote so striking when I read it because of the simplicity and gravity of it (especially considering Lestat is a vampire).
by Glenn Raymond 8 years ago
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by Poppy 4 days ago
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by Kenna McHugh 8 months ago
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by Deborah Sexton 8 years ago
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by Faith Reaper 5 years ago
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by John Hansen 2 years ago
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