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Posting on the thread about lines of fiction that give you chills made me think of one I always used to adore, from War of the Worlds."Dim and wonderful is the vision I have conjured up in my mind of life spreading slowly from this little seed-bed of the solar system, throughout the inanimate vastness of sidereal space."I read it as a teen, and for some reason it always seemed very deep and 'important' - most satisfying (and I had to look up sidereal!!)Have quite impressed myself actually, as I can still remember it exactly. What lines make you sigh happily?
"What's wanted is a man with a whip"Teen me sniggered... it has never left my memory
Great idea Yoho,'Le vrai paradis c'est le paradis qu'on a perdu' Roughly translated to ' The only true paradise is a paradise we have lost' from Proust's In Search of Lost Time.Cue much navel-gazing in my younger self
"the heart is an organ of fire" from the english patient
Mrs Danvers - yes, I'd have loved that as an angst-filled teen!Purplemonkey - am I alowed a childish snigger at the word "organ" ? Actually I'd like to add Sarte's "Hell is other people."Sometimes it's just, well, true...
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