Yesterday's quoted line was from Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Toward the end of the novel, Jake Barnes, who is still smitten by the flighty Brett Ashley, has to see her one more time. Brett, who has no shortage of suitors and lovers, feels Jake has been nicer to her than she deserves. Hence the line.
For tomorrow – First lines often make or break a novel for the reader. This rather long, famous first line:
"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 David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."