Saturday, November 03, 2012
"I have had my vision..."
"Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision." –Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927)
And now for the best last lines - these are the crusts - first & last lines - you just need to add the filler :)
1. "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 any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth". –Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (1847)
2. "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." –George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945)
3. "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." –A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
4. "The old man was dreaming about the lions." –Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
and the classic end to everything...
5. Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day. –Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind (1936)
There is something about words that is enduring. The wordsmiths work their art and hammer out phrases, lines, sentences.... in the forges of their minds, creating intricate pieces that live beyond life itself. The words out live the worder and go on to give haunting images, soulful angst and unmeasurable inspiration to every new writer, diarist, poet, scribe....
Please post your thoughts and/or closing lines - looking forward to reading your work!!
Have an inspired day!!