Question: What Are Some Of Your Fav Last Lines?

Posted October 10, 2012 by Carmel in / 3 Comments

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by Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks

Josh: he only first lines of any book I can remember are the startingly cliche ones such as Moby Dick (“Call me Ishmael”) and then I draw a blank. Books unlike say a song or a poem just have too many other things you pick up for the first or last line to stick with me unless I retain the book to do the homework required to answer this question. Since this one has been slightly more vague than the last, I would like to start with two lyrical last lines which I can remember right now, off the top of my head, without any consultation of other documentation. The first is “I wonder when you’re coming home” from Dan Fogelberg’s classic “Old Tennessee”. The other is “You can take the road that takes you* to the stars or I can take the road that will see me through” from Bane’s “Snakes Among Us”. After proper consultation of my library I found only one book that had a line that I would like to share but unfortunately right at its beginning it has some reference I do not get so I will refrain from it.

Carmel: I struggled with this week’s question… As Josh mentioned, by the time you get to the end of a book there are so many things running through your head that it’s hard to remember what the final words were. Here are the three that I came up with but they are by no means “my fav”, they are just ones that I was able to come up with in time for this post without doing some mad research!

When the day shall come, that we do part,’ he said softly, and turned to look at me, ‘if my last words are not ‘I love you’ – ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

One day you will die standing by someone you love.

Deep Dark Secret by Sierra Dean

Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr. Patel, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

What about you?

What Are Some Of Your Favourite Last Lines?


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3 responses to “Question: What Are Some Of Your Fav Last Lines?

  1. That is such a hard question. I honestly don’t think I could answer it. I almost went to my bookshelf and started pulling out books, but I am too lazy for that. lol