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Flaubert's Errand #5
5 exquisitely crafted sentences of prose I encountered in my recent reading.
"The ideal project is one where people don’t have meetings, they have lunch."
"Nature’s bounty is not easy to count, partly because she was kind enough not to bill us for it."
"Consider the earth’s history as the old measure of the English yard, the distance from the king’s nose to the tip of his outstretched hand. One stroke of a nail file on his middle finger erases human history."
"The best businesses take unpromising inputs and conjure from them a stable stream of profits."
“No additional book about her is strictly necessary, but then neither is chocolate.” (Victoria Glendinning on Virginia Woolf)