More First Lines

More First Lines
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
                                              - George Orwell, 1984.
  • "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."
                                            Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities


Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."
                                    - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude


"Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo."
             - James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man



  • "Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing."
                                    - Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

  •              
                       The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new."
                                        - Samuel Beckett, Murphy

  •           " When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jim got his arm badly broken at the elbow."
                                                               - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird



  • "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



  • "You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter."
                       - Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn



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