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’

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

From Vladimir Nabokov’s novel.

and

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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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