Thirty Days of First Lines: Day 19

Since I’ve missed a few days, here are two first lines for day 19, and they are both ‘greatest hits’



“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.”

From Vladimir Nabokov’s novel.




Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo…

From James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Like most greatest hits, a little goes a long way–particularly in Joyce’s case–but they do keep you hooked.

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