Endings Quotes

Frank Herbert

There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.

Rose Tremain

In the planning stage of a book, don't plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.

Alex De Campi

There's nothing on Earth like really nailing the last line of a big book. You have 200 pages to tickle their fancy, and seven words to break their heart.

André Brink

To respect the dignity of a relationship also implies accepting the end when it comes. Except in my mind, except in my dreams, where the aftertaste of her still lingers.


You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.


I could’ve sworn I was telling the truth when I told you I didn’t miss you.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don't know how it will end. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth reading.

John Green

I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as a happy ending. Do you know what I mean? There is so much to lose.

Stephen Chbosky

It's much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody.

C. JoyBell C.

No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!

Munia Khan

A moment’s beginning ends in a moment

Craig D. Lounsbrough

An end is only a beginning in disguise.

C. JoyBell C.

Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don't really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren't really an ending; some things are never-ending.

Lailah Gity Akita

Do not wait until the near end of your life to realize that you have not fully live to love.

Emily Giffin

Despite the fact that I have no regrets about how things turned out in my life, I still can't help wanting to understand my intense relationship with Leo, as well as that turbulent time between adolescence and adulthood when everything feels raw and invigorating and scary-and why those feelings are all coming back to me now.

Martha Gellhorn

What the trees can do handsomely-greening and flowering, fading and then the falling of leaves-human beings cannot do with dignity, let alone without pain.

Caroline Kepnes

The problem with books is that they end.

Samuel R. Delany

Endings to be useful must be inconclusive.

Mitch Albom

Every ending is a beginning. We just don't know it at the time.

Matsuo Bashō

When a country is defeated, there remain only mountains and rivers, and on a ruined castle in spring only grasses thrive. I sat down on my hat and wept bitterly till I almost forgot time.

A thicket of summer grass
Is all that remains
Of the dreams and ambitions
Of ancient warriors.

Rae Armantrout

The fear
that all this
will end.
The fear
that it won’t.

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Only in cartoons and fairy tales and greeting cards do endings have glitter

Brenda Perlin

Even though their marriage had been dead for over two years (her words, not mine), this put her in the role of the innocent. She was now a woman scorned. ~Shattered Reality

Robin Hobb

Despite my pain, I felt not the regret of an ending, but the foreboding of a beginning.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We must be conscious of this; one day, the life we have, will be gone.

Jodi Picoult

The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over.

Peter Boody

Well, everything comes to an end, sooner or later," she said. "Everything begins and ends. Everything changes.

Leon Brown

It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you.

Neil Gaiman

Can't say I've ever been too fond of beginnings, myself. Messy little things. Give me a good ending anytime. You know where you are with an ending.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Have you thought of an ending?"
"Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant."
"Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?"
"It will do well, if it ever came to that."
"Ah! And where will they live? That's what I often wonder.

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