Favorite Last Lines

First lines of novels are often quoted, the first promise of  the story yet to come, but last lines can linger long after the book has been forgotten.  Those last lines can offer a philosophy or a mantra.

Among my favorites:

“An excellent year’s progress.”   Bridget Jones Diary by Fielding

“But this was how Paris was in the early days, when we were poor and very happy.”   A Moveable Feast by Hemingway

“I ran with the wind blowing in my face, and a smile as wide as the valley of Panjshir on my lips. I ran.”  The Kite Runner by Hosseini

“He is coming, and I am here.”  The Time Traveler’s Wife by Niffenegger


And, of course …

“After all, tomorrow is another day.”    

The “American Book Review” has an alphabetical list – here.

Do you have a last line that you jotted down when the book ended?

4 thoughts on “Favorite Last Lines

  1. Yes! My favorite is from a book by Jeannette Winterson, “The Passion,” — “I don’t know if this is a happy ending, but here we are let loose in open fields.”

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