Great Writing Database

Writing Database

  1. (He) disliked his family, and disliked himself for disliking them. (Doesn’t like what he feels)
    Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
  2. His stomach ceased to feel as though it did not belong to him. (Personified stomach)
    Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
  3. On the instant when we come to realize that tragedy is second-hand. (Surprising metaphor)
    The Sound and The Fury, William Faulkner
  4. Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.
    Macbeth, Shakespeare
  5. Some of them hated the mathematics that drove them, and some were afraid, and some worshiped the mathematics because it provided a refuge from thought and from feeling.
    The Grape of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  6. The smolder of pain was in their eyes.
    The Grape of Wrath, John Steinbeck