Of course, you can't remember the title but that line - it was something about nuns and why you will never see a photograph of a nun while she is alive because they only allow themselves to be photographed when they are dead. Something to do with vanity. You see what happens when you ignore the muse? It gets you in the end. Desperate to find the book, I unashamedly googled "Dead Nuns + Photo + opening line of novels." Yes, I did. Alas, it turned up zilch on the Nun story but I did find 100 Best First Lines via i love english literature and, The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books via www.stylist.co.uk - do check them out. Here's a few that may bring a smile to your face.
"Where's Papa going with that axe?" - Charlottes Web, E.B White.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen.
"Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself" - Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins." Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
"I will not drink more than fourteen alcohol units per week" - Bridget Jones' Diary, Helen Felding.
"Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu" Waiting, Ha Jin.
"It was a dark and stormy night...." Paul Clifford, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (sorry couldn't resist this one)
A/N: Lesson learnt, I promise never to turn up my nose at memorable lines. And if anyone knows of the book which fits my 'nuns +photo' google search criteria, please let me know - I'll be eternally grateful. * Deep sigh* Talei xox