"5th, I know that woman. She used to live with a flock of birds on Lenox Avenue. Know her husband, too. He fell for an eighteen-year-old girl with one of those deepdown, spooky loves that made him so sad and happy he shot her just to keep the feeling going."
Toni Morrison, Jazz
2."Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."
- Gabriel García Márquez, A Hundred Years of Solitude3.
"Does such a thing as ‘the fatal flaw’, that shadowy dark crack running down the middle of life, exist outside of literature? I used to think it didn’t. Now I think it does. And I think mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs."
- Donna Tartt, The Secret History
-Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
What do you think of my choices? Do you have a favourite opening line?