Our questions this week are as follows:
What are your favorite final sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of it's last sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn't like but still remember simply because of the last line?
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As with first sentences I am not particularly drawn to last sentences and do not see most of them as being of any great significance. Reading a last paragraph however would be quite another story. With that said, I have chosen a few of my favorite last sentences to share with you. They are as follows:
Typhoid Mary "Equitable polices applied with the knowledge of history should produce very few captives to the public's health."
The Thieves' Opera "From the character of the bones, it appears to be the skull of an elderly man, whom I consider as having had the power of becoming useful, but from the preponderance of the animal, I consider him an aged sinner."
The European Dictatorships 1918-1945 "Inasmuch as these 'lessons' profoundly influence international relations, Europe's dictators continue to speak from beyond the grave."
Alexander The Great, 63rd President Of The United States "As was the case with every senseless battle, the number of the dead at Malvian Heights was numerous, far too numerous for a single man to bury them all with dignity, compassion, or human understanding."
Faust "What is destructible is but a parable: What fails ineluctably, the undeclarable, Here it was seen, Here it was action; The Eternal-Feminine Lures to perfection."
Look Homeward, Angel "Yet, as he stood for the last time by the angels of his father's porch, it seemed as if the square already were far and lost; or, I should say, he was like a man who stands upon a hill above the town he has left, yet does not say "The town is near," but turns his eyes upon the distant soaring ranges."