Last Words: Authors’ Epitaphs

Ever wondered what words have sent famous authors into the great unknown? Which words were chosen to honor them for eternity? Well, now you can find out.

D.H. Lawrence


Virginia Woolf

“Death is the enemy. Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding o Death! The waves broke on the shore.”

Charles Bukowski

“Don’t try.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Steel True
Blade Straight”

John Keats

“This Grave
contains all that was Mortal,
of a
Young English Poet,
on his Death Bed, in the Bitterness of his Heart,
at the Malicious Power of his Enemies,
these Words to be engraven on his Tomb Stone:
Here lies One
Whose Name was writ in Water.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”


2 thoughts on “Last Words: Authors’ Epitaphs

  1. My voyage into eternity is already taken care of, and what they do with this shell once I’ve left it is something I really don’t care about. I have spelled out that I wish to be cremated. Take the ashes, dig a hole in the yard, and plant a bush over me. Preferably one that is prickly and hard to eradicate.

    I don’t even want an obit. My personal thoughts are that there was no announcement I was born, why should there be one when I leave. If what I did between the two events isn’t obit enough, than I lived a life that wasn’t worth living. As it’s been, I’ve had adventures few people would believe. How do you sum that all up a couple of paragraphs.

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