Famous Opening Sentences

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'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York'
'Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.'
'One may as well begin with Helen's letters to her sister'.
'When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow'.
'Dear God, I am fourteen years old.'
'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's'.
'The house was named `The Cave'.'
'Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.'
'In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains'
'Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed'
'What's it going to be then, eh?'
'I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up'.
'1801. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with'.
'The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.'
'3 May. Bistritz.— Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Viennaearly next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late'.
'It was love at first sight'.
'The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses'.
'''Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.''
'I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods'
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife'.
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'If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like'.
'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since'.
'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do'.
'Call me Ishmael'.
'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically'
'Two households, both alike in dignity'.
'Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were'
'Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure'.
'On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge'.
'My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip'.
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'
'Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested'.
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen'.
'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit'.
'The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor with-out a flutter of the sails, and was at rest'.
'A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green'.
'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'.
'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die''.
'Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours'
'Howard Roark laughed.'

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