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other years, other lines: 2013 or 2014 or 2015 or 2016
My book journals are full of great lines from the books I have read, lines that caught my mind's eye. So, I throw them out here for you to read. Try them on. Take them for a spin. If they don't work for you, no problem, you're sure to find your own. My hope is that some of these words will draw you into some of these fine books. Sharing is good. John


from GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHER by Max Porter (read Jan '17)
I felt that if my wife's ghost had ever haunted me,
now would be the time she'd start whispering, "You
need to ask Crow to leave."

from NINETY-NINE STORIES OF GOD by Joy Williams (read Jan '17)
At some point Kafka became a vegetarian
Afterword, visiting an aquarium in Berlin, he spoke to the fish through the glass.
"Now at last I can look at you in peace, I don't eat you anymore.

The Lord had always wanted to participate in a demolition derby. Year after year.

from BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen (read Jan '17)
I come from a boardwalk town where almost everything is tinged with a bit of fraud.

(for John Hammond at Columbia Records)
"Play me something." I sat directly across from him and played "Saint in the City." When I was done I looked up. That smile was still there and I heard him say, "You've got to be on Columbia Records." One song — that's what it took.

from THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George (read Jan '17)
Amazingly, love had settled on Jean's tongue. It tasted of the hollow at the base of Catherine's throat.

           other years, other lines:  2013  
or  2014  
or  2015 or 2016

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