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

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    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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  2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, "

    From The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, published in 1845.

    I am not sure why it is so memorable to me. I like the rhythm of it, the image it brings to mind, and I love reading Edgar Allen Poe's works.

    At the moment, no other opening line comes to me but that one. So, I guess it is my most memorable. LOL

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Zeron87 profile image97
      Zeron87posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dang it you took mine!  LOL!

  3. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    "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, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
    ~from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. And although a "classic" in today's terms, the passage resonates with our modern era.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
      Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mine as well!

    2. suzettenaples profile image90
      suzettenaplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This was my immediate choice also .

    3. WillStarr profile image82
      WillStarrposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Beth beat us to it!

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. Sparklea profile image74
      Sparkleaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you bethperry!  I used that quote but could not remember where and you cleared it up for me!  blessings, Sparklea

    6. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    7. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Lone77Star, thank you for sharing that powerful and memorable ending line as well!

    8. Rachael Tate profile image74
      Rachael Tateposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mine too!

  4. Frank Atanacio profile image81
    Frank Atanacioposted 4 years ago

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    .
    From EROS:
    The sense of the world is short,

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. supremeupbeat k profile image65
    supremeupbeat kposted 4 years ago

    'Awake, arise,sleep not till the goal is reached.' - Swami Bibekananda

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello supremeupbeat k,

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

  6. Arachnea profile image76
    Arachneaposted 4 years ago

    `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

    Lewis Carroll
    (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. Arachnea profile image76
      Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's from the poem Jabberwok.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Love it!

    4. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. Arachnea profile image76
      Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, lone77star . I have a copy of Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the snark on my desk at work.

  7. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    "Life is difficult." It is the opening line in the book, "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. It is one of my favorite books and favorite lines because it speaks a truth to which all can relate or will eventually. Great question, Faith Reaper.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. Dee aka Nonna profile image79
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years ago

    I actually have several.  I very often remember the opening lines, but I remember will also remember how I felt as I read the book and ideas will state with me for many years.

    Opening line in a book I read many years ago...."Mildred hid the ax beneath the mattress of the cot in the dining room."  Why did this line stay with me?  Mildred was uneducated, street-wise, tough, but had a fierce love for her children.  At that moment she was preparing for battle again an abusive man.  The book changed my opinion about many things, and I have never forgotten Mildred and how she fought to get herself and her children to a better life.   The book "Mama" by Terry McMillian

    If you will indulge me for a moment....another is from The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.....it is not an opening line but a line from the book that I have not forgotten many years later....."Children should learn the world from adults, not from other children.  In too many cultures children are running in gangs."

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image65
      supremeupbeat kposted 4 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I've read all the Celetine Prophecy books, and I highly recommend them. That is a good line, Dee.

  9. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 4 years ago

    beth perry has already chosen the one that immediately came to my mind.  " It was the best off times; it was the worst of times, , . " by Chatkes Dickens in Take if Two Cities.  And, for all the reasons she states.  Great question and so interesting to read the answers.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

  10. Sparklea profile image74
    Sparkleaposted 4 years ago

    "It was the best of times and the worst of times" - even though I have never read the book!
    Also, I read a book about 4 years ago that began, 'We met at airports...' can't remember the title, but it was a very dreary first person story about a woman abused by her father...it was compelling and quite the page turner.
    Faith, I will be emailing you hopefully this weekend...it has been beyond hectic.  God bless, you remain in my prayers every day as well as your family.  Sparklea

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

  11. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

    1. Dee aka Nonna profile image79
      Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  Thank is a really good one......

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, wow, JThomp, now who could EVER forget that awesome opening line!!!  Thank you for this great answer.  Blessings

    4. Sparklea profile image74
      Sparkleaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      AWESOME!!!  Best one ever JThomp42!

    5. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So true, dear Sparklea!

  12. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 4 years ago

    "It was a dark and stormy night." I believe it was Raymond Feist who actually began the opening chapter of one of his fantasies with this line. Fact is, it was so appropriate to his opening that I couldn't stop laughing to get through the first couple of pages. It wasn't supposed to be funny, and only a professional writer would have cracked up over it.
    All professional writers know that we are taught that this line is a real NO-NO" and a book killer. Feist pulled this off so good, so effectively, that I will admire him forever for it. His unbelievable use of this mundane, drab statement was more memorable to me than all the great writings I've ever read.
    (If you recall, Snoopy always began his novel in the Charlie Brown comic strip with this line.)

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!!!

    3. Arachnea profile image76
      Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      one of my favorite lines.

  13. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    It was by Sherlock Holmes: "Eliminate all other factors, and the one that remains must be the truth." It was in "The Science of Deduction" and "The Sign of Four".

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love mysteries and Sherlock Holmes is my favorite.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, me too, Sherlock rocks no doubt!  Hugs

  14. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 4 years ago

    "To be born again," sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first       you have to die."

    Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses (1988)

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. connorj profile image80
      connorjposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      When I survived a comatose experience i felt this way...

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello connorj, thank you for sharing.  I am so happy to know you survived your comatose experience and shared about it.  Blessings

    4. connorj profile image80
      connorjposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      By the Grace of God...

    5. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, God's grace is sufficient.

  15. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    Opening lines of poems seem to stay with me. There are many!

    Call the roller of big cigars,
    The muscular one, and bid him whip
    In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.........

    Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice Cream

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
    And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made.... WBYeats

    As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame.....GM Hopkins

    The darkness crumbles away.
    it is the same old druid time as ever.....Isaac Rosenberg.


    On and on. All memorable, impossible to pick one!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  16. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    "Who am I?  And how, I wonder, will this story end?"   Opening line from "The Notebook"  a Novel by Nicholas Sparks.....

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, "The Notebook" was very memorable.It got passes around our office, and I think all of us females read it.

  17. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    Beth Perry nailed it for me. Dickens' "Tale of Two Cities" starts and ends with elegant simplicity which resonates across time and transcends all earthly concerns.

    Some of my own writing captures a similar potency (but not of the power and caliber of Dickens). I wish all of it did. The following pieces from my own works remain opening lines which mean a great deal to me.

    Touch the Stars: Emergence
    (Carl Martin; co-author, John Dalmas; new beginning from the June, 2012 update of this 1983 novel)

    Jason Roanhorse shot upright into the dark of his bedroom directly from the frenzy of a nightmare. It was the phone that had saved him. Everything but a fading sense of the dream's urgency evaporated by the next ring.

    Edge of Remembrance
    (Carl Martin; new opening from my 2006 novel, update not yet published)

    Merla Velzna had earned the right not to kill.  She had the skills of warfare, but had never enjoyed them.  As a military commander, she had been far better at saving lives, and that had given her the title, "Hero of Kundelé."

    The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood
    (Rod Martin, Jr.; 2014)

    Imagine the waters rising up around you faster than the rain is falling. Imagine each hour sea level burgeoning upward another thirty feet and that there is no sign of it slowing. Soon, the tallest buildings are engulfed. What had seemed a freak storm at mid-afternoon is now a nightmare covering the tallest, nearby hills. No refuge can be found in the frenetic, dark currents of midnight.

    Watered Down Christianity
    (Rod Martin, Jr.; in progress)

    In this day of instant gratification, a user-friendly Jesus seems to fit right in. Now, salvation is made easy — a veritable 8 lane freeway with pre-packaged biblical interpretation, immediate and permanent forgiveness, and lenient requirements to fit any lifestyle.

    Entropy's Children (anthology)
    (Carl Martin; 2014; The following two are short stories in this anthology)

    "Gravity's Children"
    Dark shapes against black flickered outside the limousine window.

    Telandri shuddered at the bland nothingness surrounding the plush metal box in which he rode. No one could get used to that degree of blackness, he thought.

    "The Water"
    The planet below is 49.3 light years from MIT, but it no longer seems so far from home.

    This haven changed me — made me feel young again. I suppose a scientist isn't supposed to become sentimental about places they have worked, but a part of me will always remain on this world.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  18. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 4 years ago

    "I remember it as if it were yesterday as he came plodding to the old inn door..."    Not the opening lines, but the opening lines of paragraph two of that old classic, Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.   I guess it is because I first heard those lines as a schoolboy when our teacher read us this story.   Since then I have read this book some half-a-dozen times and never cease to enjoy reading it. 

    There is something about this book;so much so that when people think of pirates the image of Long John Silver, one leg missing and a colorful parrot perched on his shoulder, springs automatically to mind.   The English actor, Robert Newton, with his gravelly voice immortalized this image in his portrayal of both Long John in Treasure Island, and Blackbeard the Pirate.   Everything other attempt at being a Caribean buccaneer has been a poor immitation, it seems.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  19. SAQIB6608 profile image75
    SAQIB6608posted 4 years ago

    "I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom, but - I taught her never to dishonor her family. She found a boyfriend, not an Italian...Two months ago, he took her for a drive, with another boyfriend. They made her drink whiskey. And then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted. She kept her honor. So they beat her like an animal...She was the light of my life - my beautiful girl. Now she will never be beautiful again..."

    Opening lines of Godfather ( IMDB# 1)
    1972 FILM

    1. SAQIB6608 profile image75
      SAQIB6608posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. SAQIB6608 profile image75
      SAQIB6608posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. Godfather is evergreen indeed

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Your hubber name is interesting, what does it signify or mean, if you do not mind my asking?

    5. SAQIB6608 profile image75
      SAQIB6608posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    6. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    7. SAQIB6608 profile image75
      SAQIB6608posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great Hubber name. May you get blessed. Warmly reciprocate the good deeds. Cheers

    8. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much.  I am already so blessed beyond measure, so I praise His name daily.  Cheers!

    9. SAQIB6608 profile image75
      SAQIB6608posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    10. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate you reading and sharing such a kind and generous comment here about my hubs.  Peace and love

  20. savvydating profile image95
    savvydatingposted 4 years ago

    "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. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously."
    -David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens-

    Turns out, that's kind of the story of most people's lives. (Lol).  We only hope things will not go downhill from there. wink

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  21. teaches12345 profile image94
    teaches12345posted 4 years ago

    I love The Tale of Two Cities opening lines.  It is such a classic and has been quoted over and over through the years.  The entire book centers on those few lines and that is impressive!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  22. lambservant profile image91
    lambservantposted 4 years ago

    "Ruth remembered drowning."  ~ Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz. Great hook, don't you think?

    "The first time I saw the sin eater was the night Granny Forbes was carried to her grave." ~ The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers

    "When it's two o'clock in the morning, and you're manic, even the UCLA Medical Center has a certain appeal." ~ An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison (Autobiography)

    These are favorite books of mine. The Last Sin Eater was a Gold Medallion winner. It's a very unusual, quirky story. If you like Francine Rivers it's a must  read, but very different than most of her other stories. I think it's a brilliant work. An Unquiet Mind was a #1 Bestseller for some time. A brilliant autobiographical work also about the life of a woman with manic depressive illness and also a psychologist at a prestigious hospital.

    The Drowning Ruth was just a very unusual story and the opening line hooked me right away.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

  23. wqaindia profile image44
    wqaindiaposted 4 years ago

    "Think that you will live up to 100 years. If you are born, say in 1956 then just shout I am just 58 years old and I will see the year 2056". Just imagination will make you feel younger then elders who have crossed 80 or 90 years. The lines in inverted comas are from the book "Look Younger Live Longer" by Gay Hauser edited in 1969. I have read this book at least 100 times and I start feeling young the moment I go deep into the book. Wonderful book indeed! Alas I could get the latest edition by the same author.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  24. jponiato profile image80
    jponiatoposted 4 years ago

    "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."  The first book in the Stephen King "Dark Tower" series.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

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

  25. daxamite profile image95
    daxamiteposted 4 years ago

    "They've taken our daughter"
    - Changes by Jim Butcher

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

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

  26. profile image0
    Manasi4posted 4 years ago

    Once upon a time, far far away, there lived....

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Manasia4, lovely ...

  27. petenali profile image86
    petenaliposted 4 years ago

    "As long as there has been God, there have been God chasers." - God Chasers by Tommy Tenney. 

    Why memorable?  It changed my life.  If you chase God, He will find you.  Did you catch that?  If you did, hang on for the ride of your life!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  28. profile image58
    Kathleen Moralesposted 3 years ago

    "Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tackless person upon earth--- the most fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but is absolutely centered upon his own silly self."  What a great line! Couldn't wait to read the rest of "The Lost World" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Classic. Read this followed with "King Solomons Mines" by Haggard.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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

  29. profile image0
    Stargrrlposted 3 years ago

    "Call me Ishmael."

    I liked that opener from Moby Dick.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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

 
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