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What is the most memorable opening line you have ever read?


Whether literature, flash fiction, creative writing, poetry, novel or in anything you have ever read, what is the most memorable opening line? Thank you for sharing!

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bethperry says

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    Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago

    Mine as well!


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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    MizB, so funny yet so great that Feist pulled it off so smoothly. And funny that I was thinking about Snoopy and how he always began his novel before I even read your comment on that. I wonder if Snoopy ever finished his novel? haha


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Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi Jan, That certainly is a great and memorable opening line! The title of the book reminds me of the poem by Robert Frost. Great answer.

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Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi teaches, I know, The Tale of Two Cities opening lines is hard to beat in the memorable department, plus you're so right that the entire book centers on those few lines and is certainly most impressive! Thanks for sharing your added thoughts here.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) says

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Oh, Phyllis, now that would have been the second one to come to my mind! Who could ever forget that line as an opening line? I love Poe too, and it does have a great rhythm to it for sure. Thank you for answering.


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Tanya Jones (Arachnea) says

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Oh, so cool, Arachnea, Lewis Carroll, wow, that is certainly memorable! Thank you for a great answer and sharing here.


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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Thanks chef! I appreciate you sharing all of these most memorable and great opening lines of poetry. Yes, impossible to choose one. I cannot imagine life without poetry. Superb choices.

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Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi Tusitala Tom, what a wonderful and memorable line you have shared here from Treasure Island. I love it. Thsnk you for the added great commentary!

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hello jponiato, I appreciate you taking the time to answer. Oh, yes, Stephen King is awesome and that sure is a great opening line!

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The Examiner-1 says

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi Dear Kevin, Oh, yes, now that is truly a memorable line no doubt about it and actually one we should all remember and apply to our lives!!! Thank you for sharing. Blessings


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Pete (petenali) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hello petenali,

    Truly great line there!!! Loved your reason why too. So true! I understand completely and thank you for sharing. Yes, seek and you shall find Him!

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Frank Atanacio says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Wooo, now, dear Frank ... EROS ... I love it : ) and that line is certainly memorable and seems so relevant this day, right here and now! Cool answer.

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Suzette Walker suzettetaos (suzettenaples) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi Suzzette, yes, that one came to my mind immediately too, and others as well. Thank you for taking the time to answer dear friend. Blessings

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Lori Colbo (lambservant) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi lambservant, How interesting are those opening lines you have shared here. Your favorite books do sound like brilliant works. I must check them out! Thank you for the great and interesting answer. God bless

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Dee aka Nonna says

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    Mahadeb Kar (supremeupbeat k) 2 years ago

    'knowledge based on experience is better than knowledge based on books ' -supremeupbeatk


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Paula (fpherj48) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi Paula, oh, yes, now that is a good one there no doubt about it! Loved "The Notebook", and thank you for answering.


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savvydating says

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Great choice, savvydating! Yes, indeed, good point made too. LOL I believe we all have to go through some stuff in this life, especially the longer we live no doubt.

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James Livingood (daxamite) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hello daxamite, Thank you for answering and sharing that most memorable opening line for sure, especially ... for me if it were true ... Interesting!

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Sparklea says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hi Dear Sparklea, That is certainly the first one that came to my mind too, and many others as well. The page turner one is interesting and the book does sound compelling! I will look for your e-mail. I promise to have something in the mail to you

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John Connor (connorj) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    That is a memorable line, and it is important to die to self. However, I read the same lines from another source ...God's Word. Thank you for answering.


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Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Yes, A Tale of Two Cities' opening line is truly memorable. Wow, thank you for sharing all of your great opening lines you have written too. All very interesting, Lone77Star.

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Kathleen Morales says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    What a great line indeed, Kathleen! Thank you for sharing that most memorable line. It surely would make on continue to read.

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Mahadeb Kar (supremeupbeat k) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hello supremeupbeat k,

    Thank you for sharing that memorable line by Swami Bibekananda ... very profound one for sure. I appreciate you.

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SAQIB (SAQIB6608) says

2 years ago
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    SAQIB (SAQIB6608) 2 years ago

    again an opening line from The Hurt Locker, Oscar winning (not read many books, watch movies so i will write things from movies, bit of apologies for that)

    "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug" - Chris Hedges


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JThomp42 says

2 years ago
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Ashok Goyal (wqaindia) says

2 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Hello wqaindia, Thank you for sharing the interesting opening line here. Sounds like a great book. I believe all can be their best at any age with just a few lifestyle changes. I will have to try to find it.

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Stargrrl says

23 months ago
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    Faith Reaper 23 months ago

    Oh, cool, Stargrrl, that is a great one no doubt! Thank you for answering.

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