Literature is replete with passages that captivate the imagination, provoke contemplation, and evoke profound emotions. Here are a few examples of amazing and mind-blowing passages from various works of literature:
"To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf: "What is the meaning of life? That was all—a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one."
"Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville: "Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can."
"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez: "He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past."
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald: "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther... And one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger: "Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now."
These passages offer glimpses into the depth of human experience, the complexity of emotions, and the enduring quest for meaning and understanding. They resonate with readers across generations, inviting reflection, contemplation, and appreciation for the beauty and complexity of literature.