An identical twin, he and his brother Josephus came into the world in 14 A. Their mother, however, died shortly after birthing them.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
A screaming comes across the sky. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
I am an invisible man. Someone must have slandered Josef K. The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Once upon a Review of american beauty and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo.
This is the saddest story I have ever heard.
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I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me; had they duly considered how much depended upon what they were then doing;—that not only the production of a rational Being was concerned in it, but that possibly the happy formation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind;—and, for aught they knew to the contrary, even the fortunes of his whole house might take their turn from the humours and dispositions which were then uppermost: Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets for it is in London that our scene liesrattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
One summer afternoon Mrs. Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had put perhaps too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she, Oedipa, had been named executor, or she supposed executrix, of the estate of one Pierce Inverarity, a California real estate mogul who had once lost two million dollars in his spare time but still had assets numerous and tangled enough to make the job of sorting it all out more than honorary.
It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.
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Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
I am a sick man.
I am a spiteful man. Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. I did not drag my father beyond this tree. In a sense, I am Jacob Horner. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. All this happened, more or less.
They shoot the white girl first. For a long time, I went to bed early.
The moment one learns English, complications set in. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature. I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.
There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
It was the day my grandmother exploded. Banks, The Crow Road I was born twice: Elmer Gantry was drunk. We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall. It was a pleasure to burn.Plugged In exists to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving you and your family the essential tools you need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which we live.
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