The opening line to Citizen Kane led to one of the great lines my wife has faced since her college days. In the mid-70's, rushing across campus at Mizzou to get the screening on time, my wife said to her friends, "Hurry, the first 5 minutes are the most important." I wasn't even there, but we say that all of time time to her. For her 40th birthday, her best friend from college gave her a copy of Citizen Kane.
“In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"
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my favorite from casino - "When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point?"
I'm not going to look, but I guarentee this one is in there:
"As far back as I can remember, all I've ever wanted to be was a gangster".
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
"Call me Ishmael."
Or maybe I'm thinking of something else.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
"I was born a poor, black child"
Steve Martin in The Jerk.
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
“Rosebud…” -Citizen Kane
That list was super lame. First one I thought of was 'What can you say about a 25 year girl old that died"?
Not an "opening line", but an "opening scene"...
My favorite opening scene is from Amistad. Djimon Hounsou's (yes, I had to look up the spelling) rythmic breathing, along with the close-up not identifying what was really going on, other than the desperate sounds of scraping...to be coupled with the contrasts of the darkness and the reflections of light. Spielberg created a masterpiece of an opening scene in my opinion.