How Well Do You Know Your Opening Sentences?
You may be an avid reader, but can you remember famous first lines? Test your knowledge by filling in the blanks.
"It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw _________ he fell madly in love with him."
"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me ______ that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."
"When I think of my wife, I always think of _______"
"All happy families are ____; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
"Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura ______."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of ____."
"If I needed a result to epitomise what Manchester United were about, it came to me in Game No. 1,500, my last. West Bromwich Albion 5 Manchester United 5. ________________."
“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 ________, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."
"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were ________, thank you very much."
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into _______."
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking ______."
"It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they __________ , and I didn't know what I was doing in New York."
"Miss Brooke had that kind of ____ which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress."
"Master was a little crazy: he had spent too many years ________ overseas, talked to himself in his office, did not always return greetings, and had too much hair."
"Call me ______."
"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My ____, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."