while browsing the inter web i found "100 Best Lines From Novels"
some i agree with as being "best", a few i do not.

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850)

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." - C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)

"Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is women". - Charles Johnson, Middle Passage (1990)