12 Most Profound Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

There are many lines and quotes from great books that leave an impression on you, but there is nothing more profound than a great last sentence of a book to finish off the book in style. If done well, it will be the perfect ending and stay with you long after you’ve read the book. This is the list of the best last sentences from some of the greatest books.

12 Most Profound Last Sentences From Books


1. “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.” – Animal Farm – George Orwell

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

2. “Please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard” – Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

3. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

4. “The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.” – The Gunslinger – Stephen King

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

5. “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” – The Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

6. “All human knowledge can be contained in these two words: wait and hope.” – The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

7. “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.” – A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

8. “A Last Note from Your Narrator: I am haunted by humans”. – The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

9. “Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo.” – The Giver – Lois Lowry

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

10. “Yossarian jumped. Nately’s whore was hiding just outside the door. The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off.”
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

11. “I’m sure the red fern has grown and has completely covered the two little mounds. I know it is still there, hiding its secret beneath those long, red leaves, but it wouldn’t be hidden from me for part of my life is buried there too. Yes, I know it is still there, for in my heart I believe the legend of the sacred red fern.” – Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them

12. “For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.” – The Stranger – Albert Camus

Last Sentences From Books That Stay With You Long After You Read Them