Posts tagged queued.

The whinnying and clanging of Welch’s self-starter began behind them, growing fainter and fainter as they walked on until it was altogether overlaid by the other noises of the town and by their own voices.

    — Kingsley Amis, from Lucky Jim, How I Envy him (thank you, ex-blonde)

Posted by vickunja

[And when the name of Eddie Rake was mentioned, he would smile and maybe laugh and tell a story of his own.] One with a happy ending.

    — John Grisham, from Bleachers (thank you, smile-and-breathe)

Posted by madisonwilie

     He who, from zone to zone,
Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight,
In the long way that I must tread alone,
       Will lead my steps aright.

    — William Cullen Bryant, from “To a Waterfowl” (thank you, meganthebookie)

Posted by raggedwings

And all men kill the thing they love,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

    — Oscar Wilde, from ”The Ballad of Reading Gaol” (thank you, msgray)

Posted by literaturaseria

After a moment of silence, she says, “Pax vobiscum!” (Peace be with you), as Maia’s song still lingers in the air.

    — Henrik Ibsen, from When We Dead Awaken (thank you, vulneratusanima)

Posted by aeon-fucks

He was bigger, stronger, faster, and wiser. If he was destined to oppose Tigerclaw, then so be it. Fireheart was ready for the challenge.

    — Erin Hunter, from Warriors: Into the Wild (thank you, storm08)

Posted by luna-lightwood