Ann Althouse spent some time on her blog recently excerpting sentences from The Great Gatsby as she read it. I've decided to rip off her idea and present sentences that strike me in Chesterton's The Innocence of Father Brown. This one appears almost at the beginning of the book. I love the clear picture it imprints on my imagination:
"There was nothing notable about him, except a slight contrast between the holiday gaiety of his clothes and the official gravity of his face."
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) (2011-03-30). The Innocence of Father Brown (p. 1). . Kindle Edition.