Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Wednesday's are the middle of the week.  A reminder of all that has been done, and all that is left to do this week.  For many it is a busy day, a long day.  Today at The Sunset Won't it is Wordy Wednesday.  I share a lyric, quote or short passage that I have enjoyed.

Today's quotes are famous first lines from novels.  Can you guess which ones they come from?

Call me Ishmael.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. 

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

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.

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. 

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

124 was spiteful.

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.

There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.

It was love at first sight.

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.

You better not never tell nobody but God.

The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.

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