The 25 Best Closing Lines From Epic Books

A good book leaves you wanting for more. So, the way a book closes is important to the overall affect it has on you. Read on to discover the best closing lines from epic books that have done justice to the story of the novels.

1. Gone with the Wind (By Margaret Mitchell)

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“After all, tomorrow is another day.”

2. The Bell Jar (By Sylvia Plath)

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“The eyes and faces all turned themselves towards me, and guiding myself by them, as by a magical thread, I stepped into the room.”

3. The House at Pooh Corner (By A.A.Milne)

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“But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”

4. Memoirs of a Geisha (By Arthur Golden)

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“Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper.”

5. P.S. I Love You (By Cecelia Ahern)

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“In the meantime, she would just live.”

6. The Catcher in the Rye (By J.D. Salinger)

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“It’s funny. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

7. A Tale of Two Cities (By Charles Dickens)

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“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

8. The End of the Affair (By Graham Greene)

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“I wrote at the start that this was a record of hate, and walking there beside Henry towards the evening glass of beer, I found the one prayer that seemed to serve the winter mood: O God, You’ve done enough, You’ve robbed me of enough, I’m too tired and old to learn to love, leave me alone forever.”

9. The Color Purple (By Alice Walker)

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“But I don’t think us feel old at all. And us so happy. Matter of fact, I think this the youngest us ever felt.”

10. Brokeback Mountain (By Annie Proulx)

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“There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can’t fix it, you’ve got to stand it.”

11. Little Women (By Louisa May Alcott)

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“Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this.”

12. Sarah’s Key (Tatiana de Rosnay)

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“We sat there for a long time, till the crowd around us thinned, till the sun shifted and the light changed. Till we felt our eyes could meet again, without the tears.”

13. The Book Thief (By Markus Zusak)

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“A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR. I am haunted by humans.”

14. The Beach (By Alex Garland)

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“I’m fine. I have bad dreams, but I never saw Mister Duck again. I play video games. I smoke a little dope. I got my thousand-yard stare. I carry a lot of scars. I like the way that sounds. I carry a lot of scars.”

15. The Kite Runner (By Khaled Hosseini)

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“I ran with the wind blowing in my face, and a smile as wide as the valley of Panjsher on my lips. I ran.”

16. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (By Steig Larsson)

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“She opened the door wide and let him into her life again.”

17. Never Let Me Go (By Kazuo Ishiguro)

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“I just waited a bit, then turned back to the car, to drive off to wherever it was I was supposed to be.”

18. Moll Flanders (By Daniel Defoe)

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“My husband remained there some time after me to settle our affairs, and at first I had intended to go back to him, but at his desire I altered that resolution, and he is come over to England also, where we resolve to spend the remainder of our years in sincere penitence for the wicked lives we have lived.”

19. Middlesex (By Jeffrey Eugenides)

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“I lost track after a while, happy to be home, weeping for my father, and thinking about what was next.”

20. Wuthering Heights (By Emily Bronte)

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“I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass, and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth.”

21.The Long Goodbye (By Raymond Chandler)

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”I never saw any of them again — except the cops. No way has yet been invented to say goodbye to them.”

22. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (By Alexander Fuller)

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“This is not a full circle. It’s Life carrying on. It’s the next breath we all take. It’s the choice we make to get on with it.”

23. A Moveable Feast (By Ernest Hemingway)

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“But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.”

24. Breaking Dawn (By Stephenie Meyer)

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“And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.”

25. Any Human Heart (By William Boyd)

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“My personal rollercoaster. Not so much a rollercoaster – a rollercoaster’s too smooth – a yo-yo rather – a jerking, spinning toy in the hands of a maladroit child, more like, trying too hard, too impatiently eager to learn how to operate his new yo-yo.”

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