Your Favorite Passages
Different to a quote, I'm wondering what opening passages or favorite part of a book or short story (that's not your own) .
I just picked up a compilation of shorties from Edgar A. Poe and loved this opening to "The Business Man":
Method is the soul of business
- Old Saying
I am a business man. I am a methodical man. Method is the thing, after all. But there are no people I more heartily despise than your eccentric fools who prate about method understanding it; attending strictly to its letter, and violating its spirit. These fellows are always doing the most out-of-the-way things in what they call an orderly manner. Now here, I conceive, is a positive paradox. True method appertains to the ordinary and the obvious alone, and cannot be applied to the outre. What definite idea can a body attack to such expressions as "methodical Jack o' Dandy," or "a systematical Will o' the Wisp?"
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