Opening Line Of The Novel Quotes

Quotes tagged as "opening-line-of-the-novel" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Stephen King
“The terror, which would not end for another 28 years-if it ever did end-began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.”
Stephen King, It

Kyoko M.
“I swear to Vishnu, if this doesn’t work, I’m going to stab you in the throat with a Pipette.”
Kyoko M., Of Cinder and Bone

Émile Zola
“On a pitch black, starless night, a solitary man was trudging along the main road from Marchiennes to Montsou, ten kilometres of cobblestones running straight as a die across the bare plain between fields of beet.”
Émile Zola, Germinal

Aruni Kashyap
“When my cousin Anil-da started telling us what he’d heard at the market about the groom’s family, at my aunt Moina-pehi’s wedding in January 2002, his eyes shone like inky marbles reflecting sunlight.”
Aruni Kashyap, The House with a Thousand Stories

Richard Ford
“First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.”
Richard Ford, Canada

Toni Morrison
“They shoot the white girl first.”
Toni Morrison, Paradise

Ted Magnuson
“Randy stared into the glass he held in his hand, gazing into its cobra eyes. A double shot of thirty-year-old single malt whisky. You can’t be an alcoholic when you only drink top shelf. Right?”
Ted Magnuson, The Bouchard Legacy

Salman Rushdie
“To be born again," sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first you have to die.”
Salman Rushdie