Haggis comes up with the best threads!
I also read the lovely bones, I liked the concept to, but I thought it got a little strange near the end...but it was a good read.
One of my most favorites, although not the opening paragraph, but on the page next to the first page is the following:
Where shall the weary rest? When shall the lonely of heart come home? What doors are open for the wanderer? And which of us shall find his father, know his face, and in what place, and in what time, and in what land? Where? Where the weary of heart can abide forever, where the weary of wandering can find peace, where the tumult, the fever, and the fret shall be forever stilled.
Who owns this earth? Did we want the earth that we should wander on it? Did we need the earth that we were never still upon it? Whoever needs the earth shall have the earth: he shall be still upon it,he shall rest within a little place, he shall dwell in one small room forever.
Thomas Wolfe...of time and the river