What are your favourite final sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its last sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the last line?
The first quote that came to my mind was spoken by Scarlett at the end of Gone with the Wind:
After all, tomorrow is another day.
After that initial thought, my mind went blank. I couldn’t think of the final lines of any other novels. However, I could think of several memorable endings to children’s books. Perhaps they are more committed to my memory because I have read them many, many times; but I also think that the books we read as a child or to our own children hold a special place in our hearts.
I am sure many of you recognize the final words of Goodnight Moon:
Goodnight stars; Goodnight air; Goodnight noises everywhere.
Little Blue Engine’s final words in The Little Engine That Could are also committed to my memory:
I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could.
Are there any famous last words that are memorable to you? Feel free to share them in the comments.
Lauren is a wife, a mother of two, and an avid reader. She blogs at Baseballs and Bows.