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"It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him."
Joseph Heller: Catch-22 (1961)

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"Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress."
George Eliot: Middlemarch (1871)

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"All children, except one, grow up."
J.M. Barrie: Peter Pan (1911)

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"Under certain circumstance there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady (1880)

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Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."
Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita (1955)

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"It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love."
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)

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“They’re out there. Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them.”
Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)

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