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Saturday, August 15, 2015

My favourite first lines…..

·        All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."     Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

·        It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."
        A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

·        ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’
      Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

·        "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."
 The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley

·        "It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love."
 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

·        Mother died today. Or maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure."
The Stranger  by Albert Camus

·        "He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."
The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway


  1. Lovely :) I think the first is my favourite but it's hard to choose.

    1. Kalpanaa, that is why I kept the first as first- its my favourite too:)

  2. A lovely collection of quotes. Each one is so profound.

  3. It is interesting to read these first lines.-Creates an interest to read them.Thanks for sharing!