And my favorite all time sentence in Moby Dick:
Moby Dick is a great little book (okay, it's not very little) and it's free now as an e-book. It's a great read if you have the time and patience. Even the thirty-second chapter, which take a break from the story for a long discourse on the natural history of whales, is interesting. An modern editor would probably cut that chapter but it is a fascinating look at what little biology of whales was known while they were being hunted to near extinction.