My two favorite lines from novels:

  1. “Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”  ~Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
  2. “Expressing a human need, I always wanted to write a book that ended with the word Mayonnaise.”  ~Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

Neither of these is an opening line, nor a closing line.  They’re just lines that stuck with me.