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Posted: 29 November 2011 at 7:28pm | IP Logged
I know many people go back to their favorite scenes of a movie, show, series etc. etc. But I'm sure other book lovers like me also love to go back to some of their favorite passages of their favorite books. 

So tell me which passage(s) do you keep going back to?  Why do you like to read that specific passage over and over again?  Do you think you get a deeper appreciation and understanding every single time? 

Please someone say yes and prove that I'm not the only one who does that LOLEmbarrassed

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Posted: 30 November 2011 at 5:47am | IP Logged
aww yes yes m there ...
i kind of read the first part of the walk to remember by nichlas sparks a few hundred times and i still do read those lines"This is my story; I promise to leave nothing out.
First you will smile, and then you will cry-don't say you
haven't been warned."

ten there is sidney sheldons if tomorrow comes i feel like reading the second half of the book again and again
there r thousands f buks i hv special passagesss ... i luv to re read



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I must have the read the passage in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows where Harry goes to the graveyard to see his parents' graves about a hundred times. The writing is just so well done and the emotions are described so intensely - it's just beautifully written :)

Having said that, I tend to do this with songs more than books :) You know how when you're listening to a song and there's this one line that just hits you like a ton of bricks and you keep going back and listening to it? And usually when you try to explain it to someone else they look at you like you've finally gone off your rocker LOL

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I do that with Shakespear's Julius Caesar. I think every dialouge is so meaningful. These are my favourite:
 

Set honour in one eye and death i' the other,
And I will look on both indifferently. (1.2.87)

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit;
But life, being weary of these worldly bars,
Never lacks power to dismiss itself. (1.3.93)

'Tis a common proof,
That lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend. (2.1.22)

Between the acting of a dreadful thing
And the first motion, all the interim is
Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream:
The genius and the mortal instruments
Are then in council; and the state of man,
Like to a little kingdom, suffers then
The nature of an insurrection. (2.1.63)

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come. (2.2.34)

Danger knows full well
That Caesar is more dangerous than he:
We are two lions littered in one day,
And I the elder and more terrible. (2.2.45)

He that cuts off twenty years of life
Cuts off so many years of fearing death. (3.1.101)

The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones. (3.2.79)
 

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries. (4.3.218)

We must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures. (4.3.247)

I think JC is one of the best works of Shakepear. There are other lines from his other plays that I have enjoyed, but I don't remember them by heart.

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aishwaryagayen - I haven't read A Walk to Remember but that is a pretty nice start.. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that.. so many special parts that you feel like always going back to. I do that most often with The Last Lecture. The best book I've ever read. Hands down.

chhilt - I remember that passage too! Harry Potter... sigh.. And I totally agree with you about the songs. There is once in a while that one line that seems to be made just for and on you. 

Petrouska - I remember reading Julius Caesar a few years ago. Classics have their own appeal. I never was a huge Shakespeare fan but some of his works are intriguing, even today. 

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chhilt - I remember that passage too! Harry Potter... sigh.. And I totally agree with you about the songs. There is once in a while that one line that seems to be made just for and on you. 


I know :) I've heard that from a literary perspective, there are some flaws in Harry Potter and there's a lot of stuff that critics don't like about it... but it's perfect to me and that's all I really care about... to me, it's more than just a book, more than just words written on a page - it's beautiful and amazing and heartfelt and I wouldn't be who I am today without it.

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i have read all bks of hp more than a million times...LOL

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Originally posted by aishwaryagayen

aww yes yes m there ...
i kind of read the first part of the walk to remember by nichlas sparks a few hundred times and i still do read those lines"This is my story; I promise to leave nothing out.
First you will smile, and then you will cry-don't say you
haven't been warned."


ten there is sidney sheldons if tomorrow comes i feel like reading the second half of the book again and again
there r thousands f buks i hv special passagesss ... i luv to re read




I LOVE that part! <3 These few lines- I can read over and over and over again but still not get enough- i don't know why! And I get all emotional by just these two lines. Embarrassed


Also, this book "Tiger Eyes" by Judy Blume, I read that years ago- when I was like 14/15 years old but the last chapter of that book (it's only a paragraph long) sounds so hopeful yet so sad at the same time and it's something I still go back and read when I'm feeling low, sad or shattered- helps me a lot for some reason


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