“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Respectable. The only line that came to my mind before looking at the list was Hemingway’s:
“Yes,” I said. “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
So, by default, that’s my “best.” Papa came in at No. 6, behind Beckett, Ellison, Fitzgerald, Joyce, and Twain.
Related: the quality seems to drop rather abruptly after the first dozen or so. Am I wrong?