My favorite first lines
It's always a tie for me between:
"Our is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically." - Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
and the equally impactful:
"It has been reported that Tanuki fell from the sky using his scrotum as a parachute." - Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins.
My Favorite First Line
"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth."
The first line from the Holy Bible
King James Version
dearly, dearly, dearly
"you were the one, and you were the only one, and you were amazing."
- dearly by likeshining (og quote taken from gia, 1998)
The day you sit old and alone in a house surrounded by all your clutter and trinkets that were so valuable to you, then can you answer me this question: Was I wrong?
From one of my own works.
Not your garden variety fairy tale
"Érase una vez una prostituta llamada Maria." ("Once upon a time, there was a prostitute named Maria.") (My translation)
Once minutos (Eleven Minutes)
The Life and Times of Climax Johnson
Climax Johnson never resented being named Climax Johnson--Johnson, after who his father was, and Climax after what his father did.
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,"
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
the new sun sparkled gold
"It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea."
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Once upon a time, far away, there was a happy kingdom ruled by a king.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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.
Has always said a lot to me