Great Lines from Books I’ve Read

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

Today I thought I’d post something fun–some great lines I’ve read in other people’s books.  Ready?

It’s the little signs that end up meaning something.  The fog.  One man’s odd restlessness.  Another person’s new confidence.  The signs we ignore at our peril.  (from Murder on Cape Cod, by Maddie Day)

…Ophelia Buford who had been my own personal version of Nellie Olson since I was five years old. (a line from If Fried Chickens Could Fly, by Paige Shelton)

Today was a gray day for Ms. Cole.  It was an unfortunate choice, given that her broad frame already lent her the appearance of a large land mammal–the gray just narrowed down the species. (from Due or Die, by Jenn McKinlay)

I suppose that my mother could have been a witch if she had chosen to.  But she met my father, who was a rather saintly clergyman, and he cancelled her out. (from Thornyhold, by Mary Stewart)

“I is more confused than a chameleon in a bag of jelly beans.” (from Come Homicide or High Water, by Denise Swanson)

As a reader and writer, I love when another author gives me a priceless line–something where they’ve conveyed an image so perfectly that you have to underline the passage so you can revisit it again and again.  Sometimes it takes so few words to speak volumes.

Happy Reading and Writing to you all,


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