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.
TOTAL RECALL: MY UNBELIEVABLY TRUE LIFE STORY, by Arnold Schwarzenegger
First Line: “I was born into a year of famine.” (Not available)
I was born into a year of famine which, I just sort of assumed, made it okay to impregnate the family maid. (Available)