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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Mine as well!
This was my immediate choice also .
Beth beat us to it!
This was actually the first one that came to my mind as well! I loved your follow-up explanation here. Thank you so much for sharing beth. Hi Kathleen, Suzette and Will. Seems, many are on the same page.
Thank you bethperry! I used that quote but could not remember where and you cleared it up for me! blessings, Sparklea
Thanks for reminding us all of this great beginning. When I saw this question, I immediately thought of the equally potent ending -- the sacrifice of self-concern for True Love.
Hi Lone77Star, thank you for sharing that powerful and memorable ending line as well!
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.
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
Hahaha, MizB, clever answer and I see why it is memorable to you and now you have me thinking too about Snoopy LOL. Your explanation as to why it is so memorable to you is excellent and interesting. Thank you so much for sharing here!!!
one of my favorite lines.
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
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!
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.
Oh, so cool, Arachnea, Lewis Carroll, wow, that is certainly memorable! Thank you for a great answer and sharing here.
It's from the poem Jabberwok.
These opening lines of Jabberwocky are some of the few lines I actually have memorized and cannot get rid of. They are with me forever.
Hi, lone77star . I have a copy of Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the snark on my desk at work.
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!
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.
'knowledge based on experience is better than knowledge based on books ' -supremeupbeatk
Wow, Dee aka Nonna, Interesting choices here and explanation as to why you remember that first one. It certainly sounds like a great book and I can so relate to protection our children no matter what! Both choices are truly interesting.
I've read all the Celetine Prophecy books, and I highly recommend them. That is a good line, Dee.
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
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
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.
Hello jponiato, I appreciate you taking the time to answer. Oh, yes, Stephen King is awesome and that sure is a great opening line!
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.
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.
Hello daxamite, Thank you for answering and sharing that most memorable opening line for sure, especially ... for me if it were true ... Interesting!
What a great line indeed, Kathleen! Thank you for sharing that most memorable line. It surely would make on continue to read.
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.
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.
When I survived a comatose experience i felt this way...
Hello connorj, thank you for sharing. I am so happy to know you survived your comatose experience and shared about it. Blessings
By the Grace of God...
Yes, God's grace is sufficient.
Hello supremeupbeat k,
Thank you for sharing that memorable line by Swami Bibekananda ... very profound one for sure. I appreciate you.
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
Wow, that is memorable indeed and the movie itself is unforgettable! Oh, that is fine to use an opening line from a movie, as most movies are from novels or had to start off in written form as a screenplay. Thank you for answering.
Thanks. Godfather is evergreen indeed
Your hubber name is interesting, what does it signify or mean, if you do not mind my asking?
Faith Reaper !
Thanks. SAQIB is my name and 6608 was my college No. Just can't forget it. Got so much attachment with my college.
By the way, Your Hubber name is "interesting" too
Hmmm, interesting. Thank you about my hubber name. Being my given name means "reaper" or "harvester" that is how I came up with Reaper, and I just threw in the "Faith" part, as I am growing in my faith each day. God bless. In His Love
Great Hubber name. May you get blessed. Warmly reciprocate the good deeds. Cheers
Thank you so much. I am already so blessed beyond measure, so I praise His name daily. Cheers!
Meanwhile i went through some of your hubs. You always have the brighter side of Life (Seeing the glass half full than saying empty), which is great
I appreciate you reading and sharing such a kind and generous comment here about my hubs. Peace and love
Oh, cool, Stargrrl, that is a great one no doubt! Thank you for answering.