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

“Unconquered.”

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,
Who,
on his Death Bed, in the Bitterness of his Heart,
at the Malicious Power of his Enemies,
Desired
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.”

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