Top Ten Tuesday – Quotes From Books

08 May

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join.  If you can’t come up with ten, don’t worry about it—post as many as you can!

A great topic for this week!  Instead of the usual way to do this week, I’ve decided to go with my favorite first lines from books.

1. “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”  — The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

2. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” — 1984 by George Orwell

3. “It began on a train, heading north through England, although I was soo to discover that the story had really begun more than a hundred years earlier.” — The Prestige by Christopher Priest

4. “It was a pleasure to burn.” — Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

5. “All children, except one, grow up.” — Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

6. “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Wester Spiral Arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.” — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

7. “One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it; – it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.” — Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

8. “It was a dark and stormy night.” — A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

9. “Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself in dark woods, the right road lost.” — The Inferno by Dante

10. “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” — Emma by Jane Austen


Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Books



2 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Quotes From Books

  1. Keri Payton

    May 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    This is a wonderful collection of quotes. It really makes me just want to pick up a book and dive in. 😀

  2. Tobe

    May 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    A good first line will do that… I know that the first paragraph has to grab my attention to keep me reading.


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