If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Saturday, April 13, 2013

L- Lines

Often times when I'm reading I come across lines in the novel that I adore. They inspire me to write better lines in my own work.

 I want someone to come across one of my sentences and be so excited about how I worded it that they want to use it or share it. 

Some of my favorite lines are:

 "I thought about the way we invent ourselves through our stories, and in a similar way, how the stories we tell put walls around our lives."
~ Pam Houston in Cowboys Are My Weakness

 "She was unblemished as a new sink." ~ Tim Sandlin Rowdy in Paris

'It was a shock to find our passion could just start up again, like a match set to kindling, sparking thick in the throat, flaring in our loins, and burning the years that had gathered in between to ashes." ~ Vicki Pettersson The Scent of Shadows

'My feet just took me where my mouth wanted to be.' ~Karen Moning Darkfever 

What is one of your favorite lines? 


Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

I always loved this line from Peter Pan.

"Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time."

I always thought it explained children's emotions perfectly.

Rhonda said...

Fun quotes, mu favorite of them is the Tim Sandlin one.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
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Cathrina Constantine said...

I do the same thing. Certain lines in book draw me back again, and again. Good Post, I relate.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can never remember lines from books. Lines from movies - no problem!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Wonderful examples Summer.

I was honored by a fellow blogger to use my comment on there personal website. It's the most amazing feeling to have your words appreciated that way.

loverofwords said...

I agree. I used a line from "Heart of Darkness" for my "H" post and continued in my own words.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Those are great examples. I love when I find a great line that I can quote- sing of a great book.

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Bob Milne said...

I always remember the one line that introduced me to Clive Barker - "Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."

Cindy Dwyer said...

Absolutely, the best lines are those we immediately wish we had written!

Sarah Chafin said...

"Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien
I have several other favorites but that is the only one that I can think of just now. I love finding a line that perfectly expresses something I haven't been able to put words too. Simply Sarah

Jadie Jones said...

great post and great lines :) The unblemished as a new sink is a great metaphor. One of my faves is the opening paragraph of "The Last Unicorn."

Mina Lobo said...

I think I must've been smacked upside the head with a stupid stick on my way to the market tonight, 'cause I'm not sure what to make of that last quote. If it's something dirty, I highly approve. :-)
Some Dark Romantic

Elizabeth said...

I am terrible at remembering lines, but I absolutely love a good line from a book, movie (or very rarely) TV. I always mean to write them down. Maybe someday . . .

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Summer - I'm hopeless at remembering lines and quotes - wish they stuck .. but it is lovely when we are recognised ..

Cheers Hilary

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