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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 8, Chapter 2

By Laurence Sterne

Book 8, Chapter 2

  • The thing about love is—
  • Wait, says Tristram. He's got something to say first.
  • The best way to begin a book is to write the first sentence and then let God write the second. If all writers did that, they'd be much happier.