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A collection of the best opening lines of all time. Music. Movies. Plays. Books. What are your favorite opening lines?

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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes that we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks.

Whether we have seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people — in living rooms and in schools; at farms and on factory floors; at diners and on distant military outposts — those conversations are what have kept me honest, and kept me inspired, and kept me going. And every day, I have learned from you. You made me a better president, and you made me a better man.

President Obama - Farewell Address, 10 January 2017

https://goo.gl/QEwrtx
📰 President Obama's Farewell Address: Full Video and Text
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Joan Lockwood 1 year ago
It's a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on
Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?
https://youtu.be/AZKcl4-tcuo
Joan Lockwood 1 year ago
"I'm closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley's uniform
Of imagery
I'm living in a silent film
Portraying Himmler's sacred realm
Of dream reality
I'm frightened by the total goal
Drawing to the ragged hole
And I ain't got the power anymore
No I ain't got the power anymore"
https://youtu.be/oP2SS8ggLtU
Joan Lockwood 1 year ago
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way
- Gimme Shelter ❤
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Joan Lockwood 1 year ago
The best Rolling Stones song, too.
Joan Lockwood 1 year ago
I saw them on that tour!
Adrian Radu 1 year ago
👍🏻
Gabriel Awudi 1 year ago
Nice
Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Coming out of my cage
And I've been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss.

The Killers - Mr. Brightside.

https://youtu.be/gGdGFtwCNBE
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Adrian Radu 1 year ago
Super!
Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
I was twelve going on thirteen first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of nineteen-fifty-nine. A long time ago. But only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only 1281 people, but to me it was the whole world.

Stand By Me

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/stand-by-me-at-30-why-this-stephen-king-movie-is-timeless-w435519
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Benjamin Bollen 1 year ago
Lead me on my dreams among different time and space.

- Varda Carmeli, poem on Berlin Wall
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies, something in your eyes
Calls to mind the silver screen
And all its sad good-byes

George Michael, Careless Whisper

https://youtu.be/izGwDsrQ1eQ
🎥 George Michael - Careless Whisper (Official Video) - YouTube
Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Load up on guns
Bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
She's overboard, self assured
Oh no I know, a dirty word

Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit

https://youtu.be/hTWKbfoikeg
🎥 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - YouTube
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
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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.


J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

https://www.google.de/search?q=The+Catcher+in+the+Rye&hl=en
The Catcher in the Rye, Novel by J. D. Salinger
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Disarm you with a smile
And cut you like you want me to
Cut that little child
Inside of me and such a part of you
Ooh, the years burn

Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins

https://youtu.be/d1acEVmnVhI
🎥 The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm - YouTube
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

Like a Virgin - Madonna
https://youtu.be/zHW5RVvg2v4
🎥 Madonna - Like a Virgin [Official Music Video] - YouTube
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
I'll start
Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
A collection of the best opening lines of all time. Music. Movies. Plays. Books. What are your favorite opening lines?