Infoplease.com recently published the "100 Best First Lines of Novels" list--worth checking out. And yes, #1 is "Call me Ishmael."
Some of my favorites:
"They shoot the white girl first." #42, from Tony Morrison's Paradise
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." #2, from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
"This is the saddest story I've ever heard." #18, from Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier
Though I admit I don't see what's so special about #59...
What are your favorite first lines? Care to share the first line of your current work?
"Teague was still a child when she awoke." -Weirs, chapter 1. (Not current project, but as I said, a first line doesn't exist for TDSF yet :/)