Famous Opening Sentences

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'Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed'
'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'.
'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'.
'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since'.
'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit'.
'Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.'
'It was love at first sight'.
'Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested'.
'Two households, both alike in dignity'.
'When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow'.
'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'.
'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'.
'The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses'.
'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do'.
'Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure'.
'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York'
'''Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.''
'What's it going to be then, eh?'
'The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.'
'Howard Roark laughed.'
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'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'
'Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours'
'I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods'
'I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up'.
'Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.'
'1801. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with'.
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife'.
'The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor with-out a flutter of the sails, and was at rest'.
'The house was named `The Cave'.'
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen'.
'One may as well begin with Helen's letters to her sister'.
'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically'
'A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green'.
'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'.
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'
'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die''.
'Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were'
'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'.
'Call me Ishmael'.

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