I picked up two other books (House of Leaves, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell), hoping their page 56 would have something very quote-able… They did not. So I turned to Terry Pratchett, who writes something quote-able on almost every page.
For Book Beginnings by Rose City Reader
There was a man and he had eight sons. Apart from that, he was a nothing more than a comma on the page of History. It’s sad, but that’s all you can say about some people.
For The Friday 56 by Freda’s Voice
“I’ve just killed a wooden box,” she said.
Rincewind looked around the corner.
The Luggage stood in the dripping street, the knife still quivering in its lid, and stared at her.