Top 20 Best Opening Lines From Books

If there are interesting closing lines from books, there are also interesting opening lines that may stay in your mind after reading them. Here are the top 20 best opening lines from books you might already read:

20. “When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventyfirst birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.” It’s written by J.R.R Tolkien on his novel “The Fellowship of the Ring”.

19. “Mister Haneda was senior to Mister Omochi, who was senior to Mister Saito, who was senior to Miss Mori, who was senior to me. I was senior to no one.” Amelie Nothomb wrote it on her novel “Fear and Trembling”.

18. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four Privet Drive were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” J.K. Rowling wrote it on her novel “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.

17. “I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.” It’s written by Carlos Luis Zafon on his novel “The Shadow of the Wind”.

16. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” It can be read on Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice”.

15. “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.” It’s written by Charles Dickens on his novel “A Tale of Two Cities”.

14. “A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses the moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” It’s written by Graham Greene on his novel “The End of the Affair”.

13. “It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.” Sylvia Plath wrote in on her novel “The Bell Jar”.

12. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” Roald Dahl wrote it on his novel “Matilda”.

11. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy wrote it on his novel “Anna Karenina”.

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