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"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."
Christopher Isherwood: Goodbye To Berlin (1939)

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"Elmer Gantry was drunk. He was eloquently drunk, lovingly and pugnaciously drunk."
Sinclair Lewis: Elmer Gantry (1926)

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"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of a fleshy balloon of a head."
John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)

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“The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting."
Stephen Crane: The Red Badge Of Courage (1895)

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"It was the day my grandmother exploded."
Iain Banks: The Crow Road (1992)

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"The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry."
Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."
Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre (1847)

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