Some good opening lines...
"It was a pleasure to burn." – Fahrenheit 451.
"I’m waiting. But for now….
There’s no one." – The Killer, Matz.
Cops lie. Lawyers lie. Witnesses lie. The victims lie." – The Brass Verdict.
"On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and
sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back." – I am Legend, Richard Matheson.
"There were these two guys in a lunatic asylum…. "– The Killing joke.
"When a fresh faced guy in a Chevy offered him a lift, Parker told him to go to hell."– The Hunter, Richard Stark.
"Wake up, sir. We’re here." – Sandman, Neil Gaiman.
"Good evening, London. It’s nine o clock and this is the voice of fate broadcasting on…." – V for vendetta.
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit.
"The moment I heard how McAra died, I should have walked away." – The Ghost, Robert Harris.
"Amerigo Bonasera sat in New york criminal court number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, who had tried to dishonor her." – The Godfather.
"There’s a guy like me in every state and federal prison in America, I guess – I’m the guy who can get it for you." – The Shawsank redemption.
“Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul." - Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov.