36 Awesome Opening Lines Of Books

Metamorpheses

The best writing advice* I ever got was to make sure my opening lines were great. To see why, look at the following opening lines:

1. “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”  Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis (1915)

2. “The way you can go isn’t the real way”  Lao Tzu, Ta Te Ching (circa 500BC)

3. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) Continue reading “36 Awesome Opening Lines Of Books”