We recently asked our readers and writers to send us their favourite sentences – either from books they have read on CompletelyNovel, or their own work – to celebrate the awesome power of the indie word.
A big thank you to everyone who shared these beautiful sentences with us, via email, Twitter and Facebook. We loved reading your entries, and are pleased to be able to compile them all here, for your delectation and delight.
“The sun shining down as if it had nothing better to do but to lure young lovers into its welcoming arms, had the parched grass of Thurloe Place crowded.”
This first sentence of Chapter 17 evokes a beautiful image and I love the personification of the sun. If I could nominate a beautiful paragraph it would have to be the first paragraph of chapter 4 of the same book. It would be impossible to single out an individual sentence as the whole paragraph is exquisite.
‘That hope you have, even in your darkest hours, has such elegance and grace that sometimes it is even beyond my comprehension.’
Colin Leonard : This sentence means more now as my friend has just found out her daughter has cancer.
“Then she saw it coming, rolling along the surface of the sea, gathering pace; water swirled around her and she tasted salt on her lips.”
Since our CompletelyNovel office is in sight of the sea, this sentence particularly resonated with us.
“Truth is only a measure how how closely what we observe fits with our model of reality”
We found this intriguing and thought-provoking. In his book, Tom questions our belief in what we know, and why we think the way we do – reminding us that there is an infinity of things yet to know.
‘I am worthy to receive all good things in my life, I deserve to be loved and love, I will only think loving positive thoughts about myself and others and shield myself from all negativity so I can walk along my path to a happier, peaceful and more loving life. Amen.’
Inspired by prayer and meditation, Jenny began to write the book she has recently published with us. Focusing on positive thoughts can be a great way to keep going – in life, as in your writing.
‘I realised that, if one believes in their destinies and dreams with undying faith, and actively pursues these dreams, ultimately they manifest.’
Amanda Epe, who recently featured in our newsletter when she spoke at the Houses of Parliament, nominated this sentence on page 22 of her book. Amanda said her friends had found these words particularly inspiring, and we hope you do too!
We’re so pleased to see so many beautiful books on CompletelyNovel.
Please keep on reading, writing, and sharing your beautiful sentences with us throughout the year.