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Publisher’s Weekly has released their third posting of “5 Perfect Sentences.”

Below, we’ve listed two of our favorites from the list.What are some of your favorite “perfect” sentences? Let us know!


Memoirs_of_HadrianPublishers_Weekly_logo“When all the involved calculations prove false, and the philosophers themselves have nothing more to tell us, it is excusable to turn to the random twitter of birds, or toward the distant mechanism of the stars.”

-Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

“And sometimes a dust storm would stand off in the desert, towering so high it was like another city—a terrifying new era approaching, blurring our dreams.”

-“Beverly Home” by Denis Johnson