I AM BORN
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by someone else, these pages must show. To begin my like with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.
-Charles Dickens, David Copperfield