There are so many great opening lines. The first one that always springs to mind is the classic “Call me Ishmael” from Moby Dick, but to stay true to my favourites, I’ve picked the below.
“The heat came with the devil” – The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.” – Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov
“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
“I’m pretty much fucked.” – The Martian by Andy Weir
What’s your favourite first line from a movie or a book?