"Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you're in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that's the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else."
― Angelina Jolie
"Work hard in silence and let your success be your noise."
*P.S. I've been spending some time rewriting my first line and forgot how difficult that is. After some helpful reading, I remembered that a first line should convey the tone of a book, serve as a hook, give away something about the setting or plot, and match the sentence structure of the rest of the book. This Writer's Digest article gives some great examples.
P.P.S. Do you have any favorite first lines?