T5W: Memorable First Sentences !

Its Top 5 Wednesday today πŸ™‚ and its all about Favourite First sentences. I decided to interpret this as first lines I found memorable, be it the humorous ones, the ones that echo a universal truth or the ones that eventually influenced a childhood.

T5W is a meme created by Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes.



P&P is my favourite book of all time, and this line is one I cannot get out of my mind for an array of reasons.




The Victorian era truly was a period of contrasts and contradictions and Dickens so perfectly captures this.


Mr.Tolstoy sir, preach! Its wondrous to see the array of reactions one has to sadness and disappointment.


How can one leave this out. The sentence that began the frenzy. The sentence that changed our lives.


How can you forget this once you’ve read it!!!?


What are your favourite first lines?


24 thoughts on “T5W: Memorable First Sentences !

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  1. Haha the first 4 you chose made it onto my Top 5 too! πŸ™‚

    I always wish I could go back and read Harry Potter again for the first time; I can’t remember if I knew what laid ahead, or how big of an influence it would become.

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  2. Well I definitely like the Harry Potter one!! πŸ˜‚ And the Jane Austen one is SO SO FAMOUS, right?!? I haven’t even read that book but I’m pretty sure I could recite that line! My favourite book opening is The Scorpio Races ahhhh!!! It totally sucks me in.

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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  3. The only one I didn’t recognize was the Joyce one. I’m so proud of myself. :]
    I’m pretty sure Pride and Prejudice’s opening line will be immortalized. Remembered by people for however long there are people on this planet!

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