I'll start with the easiest one in the history of good first lines, but after that, I'm going to make you pay attention.
1. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Okay, now let's get serious! No more freebies!
2. "As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where there was a den, and laid me down in that place to sleep; and as I slept, I dreamed a dream."
3. "How dreadfully old I am getting! Sixteen! Well, I don't see as I can help it."
(If you need help with this one, visit my blog. This is my favorite book. It's one of those books women should read once a year, and men should read to understand women.)
4. "Lee Chong's grocery, while not a model of neatness, was a miracle of supply."
5. "In an old house in Paris that was coved with vines,
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines."
Bonus question: (If you get this one, I will give you serious kudos! I only know about five people who have actually heard of this book. But it was written by one of the greatest [and most famous] Christian writers of all time. Fell in love with it in high school.)
Bonus: "I am old now and have not much to fear from the anger of gods."
Have a great weekend thinking up your own history-making first lines. :)