Did you like the image of 'a lamp quiet-lighted and kind in your heart' ? It is from Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Scot's Quair again - Sunset Song, first book in the trilogy.
Today's quote is not strictly a first line, as it is published within another book - a biography - but it is famous:
Of course I have no right whatsoever to write down the truth about my life, involving as it naturally does the lives of so many other people..
The author is English, aristocratic and female.
Title, author anyone?
Having the photograph of the tulips (new header) is like having the flowers back again - so lovely in the sunny and cold days we've been enjoying here.