Quiz: Famous Last Lines in Novels Quiz
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Famous Last Lines in Novels Quiz
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About This Quiz

What writer doesn’t yearn to leave his or her readers clinging to every final word? Can you identify all of these novels from their famous last lines?

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
2 of 30
“Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”
3 of 30
"He turned out the light and went into Jem's room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning."
4 of 30
“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
5 of 30
“The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed sombre under an overcast sky – seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.”
6 of 30
"'Rest assured, our father, rest assured. The land is not to be sold.' But over the old man's head they looked at each other and smiled."
7 of 30
"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."
8 of 30
"Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this."
9 of 30
"I don't hate it, he thought, panting in the cold air, the iron New England dark; I don't. I don't! I don't hate it! I don't hate it!"
10 of 30
"Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper."
11 of 30
"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."
12 of 30
"But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union."
13 of 30
“As you from crimes would pardoned be, let your indulgence set me free.”
14 of 30
"But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it. I been there before."
15 of 30
"He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance."
16 of 30
"Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead."
17 of 30
“Go, my book, and help destroy the world as it is.”
18 of 30
"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
19 of 30
"She looked up and across the barn, and her lips came together and smiled mysteriously."
20 of 30
"Later on he will understand how some men so loved her, that they did dare much for her sake."
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"At that, as if it had been the signal he waited for, Newland Archer got up slowly and walked back alone to his hotel."
23 of 30
'I never saw any of them again — except the cops. No way has yet been invented to say goodbye to them."
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"It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan."
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“Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.”
26 of 30
“No got… C’lom Fliday”
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“Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision.”
28 of 30
"There was the hum of bees, and the musky odor of pinks filled the air."
29 of 30
"Curley and Carlson looked after them. And Carlson said, 'Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?'"
30 of 30
"He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance."
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