Posts Tagged ‘famous first lines’

Famous First Lines

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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“Harry was a white dog with black spots who liked everything, except…getting a bath.”

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Famous First Lines

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

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“Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, August 16th, 2010

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“They still talk about it in the Kingdom of Didd as The-Year-the-King-Got-Angry-with-the-Sky.”

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Famous First Lines

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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“Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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” ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without presents,’ grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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“My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog.”

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Famous First Lines

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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“First of all, let me get something straight.  This is a JOURNAL, not a diary.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.”

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Famous First Lines

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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“Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.”

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Famous First Lines

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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“If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.”

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