Self-Referential Sentences

Boldly lifted from the pages of Metamagical Themas, by Douglas Hofstadter, Basic Books, 1985.

This sentence is false.

This sentence no verb.

The reader of this sentence exists only while reading me.

.siht ekil ti gnidaer eb d'uoy ,werbeH ni erew ecnetnes siht fI

This sentence would be seven words long if it were six words shorter.

This sentence was in the past tense.

because I didn't think of a good beginning for it.

This gubblick contains many nonsklarkish English fluttzpahs, but the overall pluggandisp can be glorked from context.

This hear sentence do'nt know Inglish purty good.

Does this sentence remind you of Agatha Christie?

'Has eighteen letters' does.

How come this noun phrase doesn't denote the same thing as this noun phrase?

I have been sentenced to death.

And finally, this amazing tour de force:

Only the fool would take trouble to verify that his sentence was composed of ten a's, three b's, four c's, four d's, forty-six e's, sixteen f's, four g's, thirteen h's, fifteen i's, two k's, nine l's, four m's, twenty-five n's, twenty-four o's, five p's, sixteen r's, forty-one s's, thirty-seven t's, ten u's, eight v's, four x's, eleven y's, twenty-seven commas, twenty-three apostrophes, seven hyphens, and, last but not least, a single !