Snippets of writing (not mine)

Every now and then I have to grab pen and paper and write down some great writing snippets. These are from The Ambler Warning by Robert Ludlum:

"Another gust of indignation arrived to fill Norris' sails."

"Norris tended to speak in disjunctives--either-or--when agitated."

"'How can you lose someone's identity like a sock in a dryer?'"

"a wince of a smile."

and finally "...rattled off like a waiter speeding through the daily specials."

Another author I often write down samples of is Nevada Barr. She write Anna Pigeon mysteries. Anna is a park ranger and each story takes place in a national park. She's fab.

Any snippets you'd like to share?

Today's goal: Finish my article for International Vacations and Yacht Charters (deadline 8/15)
Yesterday's achievement: Completed last polish on Bending partial for agent submission and Golden Pen
What I'm grateful for: A life uncomplicated by major stress
Quote: "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986), in Irving Good, The Scientist Speculates (1962)