Great Opening Lines Quotes

Quotes tagged as "great-opening-lines" (showing 1-8 of 8)
John D. MacDonald
“We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody threw the girl off the bridge.”
John D. MacDonald, Darker Than Amber

Ken Follett
“The small boys came early to the hanging.”
Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

Jennifer Estep
“I know your secret.”
Jennifer Estep, Touch of Frost

Jack Womack
“A baby almost killed me as I walked to work one morning. By passing beneath a bus shelter's roof at the ordained moment I lived to tell my tale. With strangers surrounding me I looked at what remained. Laoughter from heaven made us lift our eyes skyward. The baby's mother lowered her arms and leaned out her window. Without applause her audience drifted off, seeking crumbs in the gutters of this city of God. Xerox shingles covered the shelter's remaining glass pane, and the largest read:

Want to be crucified. Have own nails.
Leave message on machine.

The fringe of numbers along the ad's hem had been stripped away. My shoes crunched glass underfoot; my skirt clung to my legs as I continued down the street. November dawn's seventy-degree bath made my hair lose its set. Mother above appeared ready to take her own bow; I too, as ever, flew on alone. ”
Jack Womack, Heathern

Douglas Fairbairn
“This is what happened”
Douglas Fairbairn, Shoot

Dan Jenkins
“It was a hot sticky night in Barcelona and all the good whores had the summer flu.”
Dan Jenkins

Kealan Patrick Burke
“Four months to the day he first encountered the boy at Walmart, the last of Phil Pendleton's teeth fell out.”
Kealan Patrick Burke, Sour Candy

Susan Wittig Albert
“If I'd known how the week was going to turn out I would have sent it back first thing Monday and asked for a refund.”
Susan Wittig Albert, Thyme of Death