Favorite Lines from Novels
Among my favorite lines of all time from a novel are the following ones, which come from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. They are lines wherein the King of Brobdingnag tells Gulliver what he has gleaned from Gulliver's accounts of the human race:
As for yourself (continued the King) who has spent the greatest part of your life in travelling, I am well disposed to hope you may hitherto have escaped many vices of your country. But by what I have gathered from your own relation, and the answers I have with much pains wringed and extorted from you, I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth. [Emphasis mine.]
Yep. That's about the size of it.
You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.