Sometimes when reading, certain lines just resonate with me. Forming them slowly, as if allowing their shape to slip from my tongue, lets me think I’d thought of them first.
In the spirit of changing seasons, we asked our writers to choose literary lines they wish they’d written. As the leaves change and snow falls, we encourage you to be just as dreamy in your aspirations.
1. Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume has Hannah all aflutter.
2. I’ve fallen for another line from Ada Limón‘s Sharks in the Rivers — can’t seem to get enough!
3. Newest addition to our writing team, Laura Beth, wishes upon the stars she’d written Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s line from At The Drive-in Volcano.
4. Anna adores Frank O’Hara’s city-inspired scripting from Poems from the Tibor de Nagy Editions, 1952-1966.
Have your own favorite one-liner? Let us know what it is, so we can swoon over yours, too.