“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
"Mr and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one age,called the Third Age by some, an age yet to come, an Age long past,a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist.The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning."
- Wheel of Time series
"Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any other time of the year. For another, he really wanted to do his homework, but was forced to do it in secret, in the dead of night. And he also happened to be a wizard."
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
the thing to remember about this...and the opening of every third book of a series, is that not everyone picking up the book has read the first two, or (hard as it is to imagine now) even knows the first thing about it.