Last lines. They can leave you wanting more or give you the closure you so deeply desire. I admit that sometimes I flip right to the end of the book to read those last few lines even before I read the first word. And sometimes, if the ending is just right, I’ll read the last lines over and over again in a desperate attempt to cling to the book.
So it’s not surprising that I love the idea of the Etsy shop End Quote Art.
Valerie Perreault has created minimalist art posters that showcase the last lines from the world’s best books. She has about 60 different posters in her shop, so check them out to see if your favourite book made the list. I like what Valerie says on her site: “These lines still evoke the flood of emotion I felt years ago when ending each wild journey pressed between its covers…”
Here are some of my favourites. I just wish I had the wall space for all of them.
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway