Famous First Lines
Featuring classic first lines from works across the literary spectrum, from Moby Dick to Fifty Shades of Grey, Famous First Lines is intended as a resource for those looking for a just little help getting that novel started. As you will see, not all of the suggestions offered below are still available. Feel free to post your own contributions to help our fellow authors.
THE INFERNO, by Dante Alighieri
First Line: “Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.” (not available)
“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest blond, for the straightforward pathway had been lost, because Ikea likes to play a sick game of concealing its exits.” (available)