Favourite opening line of a book (both real/fictional)

Real: We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.

Fictional:

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“So I came down through the wood to the bank of Yann and found, as had been prophesied, the ship Bird of the River about to loose her cable.”

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Bit sentimental but:

The person you love is 72.8% water and it hasn’t rained in weeks.

I have a tattoo that says 72.8% water because of this

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“All this happened, more or less.”- Slaughterhouse Five

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“I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.”

  • Marilyn Monroe