Exquisite Descriptions

- James Baldwin

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Skyscraper windows:

"A thousand blinding eyes"

- Julia Baird

Victoria the Queen

Describing Queen Victoria:

"...a girl whose heart was wound tight with cords of sentiment and stoicism."

- David Laskin

The Children's Blizzard

On fear:

"...and now he experienced that little seizure that tightens around the heart when you first realize you've taken a step that you cannot reverse."

History repeats itself.