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  • Pavoir Sponse
    Pavoir Sponse wrote:
    <p>Many moons ago I started a thread about 'Famous Opening Lines' from novels. <em>Call me Ishmael</em>... etc. </p> <p>This afternoon I got thinking about great finishing lines to novels.</p> <p>The first one that sprung to me was:</p> <p><strong>"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."</strong> George Orwell, Animal Farm </p> <p>What are your favoured last lines?</p>
  • WeLiveInBeijingRess

    either the wall paper goes or i do——oscar wilde

  • WeLiveInBeijingRess

    oh,sorry, didn't read it clearly, u mean finishing lines, i thought words they say before they die, oops

  • Jonas Ekeli
    Jonas Ekeli wrote:

    anyone whos knows the Thai (if it is Thai...) WTF is that...

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    [...] This is the way the world ends

    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    The Hollow Men, by T.S. Eliot.

    In consonance with the current world situation.

  • Pavoir Sponse
    Pavoir Sponse wrote:

    Like the T. S. Eliot

    @Rockstar Mooney: What's Finnegans Wake like, any good?

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    Exterminate all the brutes!

  • Patrick Coleman

    "Father, why art thou forsaken me? in your hands i commend my spirit" Jesus of nazarene - last words on the cross

    not from a novel though i consider the bible as a great novel.

  • Pavoir Sponse
    Pavoir Sponse wrote:

    Yes Rockstar, I know about the work. I just didn't realize anyone had actually ever finished it.

    I've heard the butler scene is a bit freaky though...

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    "Father, why art thou forsaken me? in your hands i commend my spirit"

    not from a novel though i consider the bible as a great novel.

    Mark confirmed for troll gospel.

    Whether you believe or not, I believe

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    The last words of Gilles De Rais, leader in the French army, companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc, satanic cultist, killer of kids (200+), necrophiliac, pederast.... Paolo Pasolini even thought made a movie about him...

    (I didnt find his confession in english, so I translated it, sorry about mistakes)

    [...] I liked spill the blood, it gave me a great pleasure. I remember in my childhood the common pleasures provoked me boredom. The Apocalypse was the only thing waked up my interest. I believed in the Hell before I could believe in the Heaven. One always gets tired and bored with the ordinary things. I began killing beacuse I was bored, and I continued doing it because I felt relief. In the battle field [...] Death became my god, my sacred and absolute beauty. I have been living with the Death since I realized I could breath. My favourite game is imagine myself dead and rotten with worms.

    [...] If I had could express or describe these feelings, likely I would never have sinned. I did what other men just dream about. I'm your nightmare.

  • WeLiveInBeijingRess

    חסד אדנינו ישוע המשיח עם כלכם כל הקדושים אמן

    grace of our lord, jesus the saviour, with all of you saints, amen

  • Pavoir Sponse
    Pavoir Sponse wrote:

    I'd like to go for a beer with Gilles De Rais...

  • Chai Chu
    Chai Chu wrote:

    “不了了之”

  • Yuki Inés
    Yuki Inés wrote:

    and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.

    Kawabata in Snow Country

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