“Bring all your intelligence to bear on your beginning.” - Elizabeth Bowen
“The best advice on writing I’ve ever received is, ‘Knock ‘em dead with that lead sentence.’” - Whitney Balliett
“An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.” - Stephen King
“The last thing we discover in composing a work is what to put down first.” - Blaise Pascal
“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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