Amazing First Lines

Great first lines have the power to draw in a reader. A lot of thought goes in to the first sentence; when I finish a novel, I like to go back and reread the words that started it all. Often times, you’ll find greater meaning than before.


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“The door slide open, and Clark knew it was time to die.”


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“I’ve never understood why the heart always reacts.” 

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“There were only two kinds of people in our town. “The stupid and the stuck,” 

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“I’ve been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar.”

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“I felt her fear before I heard her screams.”

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“There will be no awakening.” 

For *What’s It All About?*


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“The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.”

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“The newborn wailed as the midwife wrapped her in a receiving blanket and quickly handed her to Sister Ruth.”

For *What’s It’s All About?* 


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“It has been sixty-four years since the President and Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure.”

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“Ironically, since the attacks, the sunsets have been glorious.” 

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.”

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“I hate First Friday.” 

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“Everyone thinks it was because of the snow.” 

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, are infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time thinking about death.”

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“Scarlet Thomas has been my best friend for as long as I can remember.” 

For *What’s It All About?* on Goodreads


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“I never knew moving out would feel so good.” 

For *What’s It All About?* 


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“Even in retrospect, it’s difficult to pinpoint where we went wrong.” 

For *What’s It All About?* 


“CALL ME ISHMAEL” 

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