Famous Last Words in Literature

by on July 31, 2015

    A first sentences may draw us into a book, but it’s the final sentence that often stays with us long after we’ve finished reading the story. These famous last words are some of the best. Both haunting and full of wisdom, take a read through these last words of literature and feel a small shiver run down your spine (it’s inevitable).


“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” — The Catcher in the Rye


“Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision.” — Virginia Woolf


“Go, my book, and help destroy the world as it is.” — Continental Drift


“He loved Big Brother.” — 1984


“The wake itself remains, etched out across the water’s surface; then it fades as well, although no one is there to see it go.” — C


“Then he went over and sat down on the unoccupied twin bed, looked at the girl, aimed the pistol, and fired a bullet through his right temple.” — A Perfect Day for Bananafish


“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” — The Great Gatsby


“Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” — Gone With the Wind

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