"We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck."
"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."
"My father took one hundred and thirty two minutes to die. I counted."
"All children, except one, grow up."
"I was born twice: first as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petosky, Michigan, in August of 1974."
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"The Herdmans were the absolute worst children in the history of the world."
"It begins, as most things begin, with a song."
Voyage of the Dawn Treader
"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."
Pride and Prejudice
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
Stiff: Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
"The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of the time is spent lying on your back."
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning
"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book."
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I absolutely love the opening line of Pride and Prejudice. It really sets the tone and plot for the entire story. Great list!ReplyDelete
Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict
Oh my gosh, I need to read Jellicoe Road. That's the second quote I've seen and it totally shook me. Great choices!! I am loving this week's prompt and seeing all of these first lines. I probably need to make it a habit to read the first line of all of my TBR shelf books. I'd probably pick them up a lot quicker.ReplyDelete
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Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason
Oh me! A chart. A beautiful chart. I love it.ReplyDelete
And I love your new (to-me) header. Perfect!
Here's my list of favorite first lines.
Love this! Particularly Feed, Jellicoe Road, Peter Pan, Middlesex, and A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning.ReplyDelete
Ahh so many of these books are absolute favourites of mine! I like how you charted it, I had some issues trying how to figure out how to format mine so it wasn't horrible to wade through. Should have done this! (Although I'm not sure how one does THIS)ReplyDelete
I just copy and pasted the chart from WORD. I can't figure out the formatting on blogger either and waste a ton of time getting pictures where I want them, etc. If you look at the HTML it is a hilariously long.Delete
Ahhh I love these first lines! They're all so good. :)ReplyDelete