MENTOR SENTENCES: EXAMPLES AND LESSONS

Dec 27

M.S. #85 F word

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It never occurred to me that my daughter would be the one who used the F word. Fat.

- Jennifer Weiner, in Allure

 

(irony, euphemism, redefining)

Jan 31

M.S. #78

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It’s an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary; not only because I have never done so before, but because it seems to me that neither I – nor for that matter anyone else – will be interested in the unbosomings of a thirteen-year-old school girl.

- Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Jan 30

M.S. #77

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The actual writing would be easy. All he had to do was to transfer to paper the interminable restless monologue that had been running inside his head, literally for years. At this moment, however, even the monologue had dried up.

- George Orwell, 1984 pg. 8

Jan 29

M.S. #76

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- The Catcher in the Rye

Jan 28

M.S. #75

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There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die

a time to plant and a time to uproot

Ecclesiastes 3:1 -

Jan 25

#74

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It was love at first sight.

- Joseph Heller, first line of Catch 22

Jan 23

#73

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

- Jane Austen, first line of Pride and Prejudice

Jan 23

#72

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Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

- Leo Tolstoy, first line of Anna Karenina

Jan 22

#71

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I am an invisible man.

- Ralph Ellison, first line of Invisible Man

Jan 17

#70

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“To be born again,” sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, “first you have to die.”

- Salman Rushdie, first line of The Satanic Verses