A Sentence from a Book

In this post Abbie talks about sentences that stand out for you in books you’ve read.
For me it wasn’t a whole sentence but a phrase that I read in one of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series books that stood out for me.
One of the Katet is remembering how an English Lit teacher described a book he’d once read, and how it made him feel.
when I read that description it stood out for me because it described how I wanted people to remember things I’d written.
The phrase?
The Ecstasy of perfect recognition
That to me is what I feel when I’ve read a book that will stay with me for a life-time.
How about you? Do you have a sentence that stands out for you?
Read Abbie’s post and when you reblog it or share it to your social media share that sentence and do be sure to let Abbie know of it too.

My Corner

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.Thanks to Charles French for inspiring this. In his post, he quotes a couple of sentences from books that strike his fancy and asks readers to respond with quotes of their own.

One sentence that came immediately to mind after reading this post was from Charles Dickens Oliver Twist. “But now that he was enveloped in the old calico robes which had grown yellow in the same service, he was badged and ticketed, and fell into his place at once—a parish child—the orphan of a workhouse—the humble, half-starved drudge—to be cuffed and buffeted through the world—despised by all, and pitied by none.” When I read this classic as a teen-ager, I was horrified to learn that poor Oliver suffered a lot of abuse.

Nowadays, I apply the concept of being cuffed and buffeted through the world to how I feel children should be raised. I’ve never been a…

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2 Responses to A Sentence from a Book

  1. Thank you, Patty, for re-blogging and sharing that phrase from Stephen King’s book. Happy reading.

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