Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words #6

The last lines of a novel are often the most powerful. After you have read several hundred pages, fought off dragons and Dark Lords, witnessed deaths and breakups and excitement and tragedy, the last few words of a story are often what stay with you. I started this feature to highlight some of my favourite last lines and to share them with you, my fellow readers and lovers of words. All of the ones that I am going to feature have impacted me in some way, whether they simply caused me to burst into tears, or they hold a much deeper meaning. I promise there will be no plot-related spoilers! I hope you all enjoy this new feature of mine, and that you’ll take the time to share some of your Famous Last Words with me.

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Every generation needs to remember that – and to remember that it’s up to us to make sacrifices of our own for the ones who will come next. – Lies We Tell Ourselves

If you want to get all technical on me then no, these aren’t the last words of the actual story. Instead, they’re the author’s last words just before the acknowledgements section where she talks about the historical accuracy of the story. I didn’t cry while reading the actual book, but this part broke me completely.

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Famous Last Words #5

So this time it’s me explaining some of my very favourite last lines because Amber’s posts, and a particular book I read recently, got me thinking about the final lines that have stayed with me.

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“He is slow, and the sea sings to us both, but he returns to me.”

This last line is easily one of the most beautiful I’ve ever read and it made me cry so much. I love it because this final line encompasses the two things I was most affected by in the story – that there is always a choice and that love can overcome anything. Aaaaaaaand I’m crying again.

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Famous Last Words #4

The last lines of a novel are often the most powerful. After you have read several hundred pages, fought off dragons and Dark Lords, witnessed deaths and breakups and excitement and tragedy, the last few words of a story are often what stay with you. I started this feature to highlight some of my favourite last lines and to share them with you, my fellow readers and lovers of words. All of the ones that I am going to feature have impacted me in some way, whether they simply caused me to burst into tears, or they hold a much deeper meaning. I promise there will be no plot-related spoilers! I hope you all enjoy this new feature of mine, and that you’ll take the time to share some of your Famous Last Words with me.

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“Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again.

Not in this day and age.”

In case you didn’t know, this is a book that takes place during World War II. If you were thinking that this last line is about the horrible things that happened, then you would be correct. This line really got to me when I was reading the book last month because horrible things still happen to people every single day, because humanity, despite being wonderful and loving at times, is bloody awful as well.

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Famous Last Words #3

The last lines of a novel are often the most powerful. After you have read several hundred pages, fought off dragons and Dark Lords, witnessed deaths and breakups and excitement and tragedy, the last few words of a story are often what stay with you. I started this feature to highlight some of my favourite last lines and to share them with you, my fellow readers and lovers of words. All of the ones that I am going to feature have impacted me in some way, whether they simply caused me to burst into tears, or they hold a much deeper meaning. I promise there will be no plot-related spoilers! I hope you all enjoy this new feature of mine, and that you’ll take the time to share some of your Famous Last Words with me.

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“That’s another thing you need to remember about families- sometimes everyone is just weird.”

Because this is so fucking true. Families are weird and annoying and odd but they’re still your family, whether you’re related by blood or family because of a stupid TV show about vampires. Ohana, yo.

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“A part of me will always be unflyable, stuck in the climb.”

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“Whether love of friend, love of country, love of God, or even love of enemy – love reveals to us the truly miraculous nature of the human spirit.”

Humans can be evil, but on the opposite side of that, humans can be pretty amazing when it comes to love. And no matter how oppressed or beaten down people are, the human spirit can never be completely extinguished.

Famous Last Words #2

The last lines of a novel are often the most powerful. After you have read several hundred pages, fought off dragons and Dark Lords, witnessed deaths and breakups and excitement and tragedy, the last few words of a story are often what stay with you. I started this feature to highlight some of my favourite last lines and to share them with you, my fellow readers and lovers of words. All of the ones that I am going to feature have impacted me in some way, whether they simply caused me to burst into tears, or they hold a much deeper meaning. I promise there will be no plot-related spoilers! I hope you all enjoy this new feature of mine, and that you’ll take the time to share some of your Famous Last Words with me.

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“I am haunted by humans.”

I could write essays about The Book Thief, but I’ll spare you all for now because that is not the purpose of this post. I love this line because it’s so chilling. In case you didn’t know, The Book Thief is narrated by Death, and this line is said by him. It’s a great twist on the fact that lots of humans are haunted by death, whether they’re scared of dying or if they know people who have died. But, if Death was a real person or entity, who is more haunting? Humans, who have started wars, committed genocide and murder, tortured their own kind? And yet at the same time they have done some truly incredible things. Humans really are quite haunting.

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