Yeah, and in a Tom Clancy novel, Debt of Honor from Memory, Somebody asks whats the difference between a fairy story and a sea story, Answer The fairy story starts 'Once upon a time' and the sea story starts 'No Shit'. But I agree, it's a great way to start a story. Mark -----Original Message----- From: Gametech [mailto:voltronalpha at hotmail.com] Sent: 24 January 2003 09:23 To: dragaera at dragaera.info Subject: Re: Favorite quote One that always springs to mind of course is from the intro of Dragon. "No shit. There I was...." I nearly fell out of my chair the first time I read it. I can't recall the beginning line to most other books. This one I'll never forget it's a despicably awesome way to start one.