Wednesday, January 13, 2010


As some of you may know, I recently finished writing my new YA book, THE JERICHO EFFECT. All my work on the last few scenes got me thinking about endings. With some help from a couple friends I came up with a few quotes about endings. I will post them here followed by the last line of THE JERICHO EFFECT. If anyone reading this thinks of any other good quotes about endings feel free to put them in the comments along with where the quote came from.


Ending Quotes:

"One last perfect verse is still the same old song..." -Nightwish, Poet and the Pendulum.

"I suddenly had this feeling that everything was connected. It was like I could see the whole thing. I felt like I could see everything that had happened and everything that was going to happen. It was like a perfect pattern laid out in front of me." -From V for Vendetta.

"The ends we seam together..." -Rise Against, From Heads Unworthy.

"Do you hear that? That is the sound of The End." -From Night at the Museum -Battle of the Smithsonian.

"An ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs led up to it, it would always have the last word." -Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride.

Jericho Effect Ending:

With a cry of joy, Heath ran to her embrace.


  1. The last 2 were the best I think.

  2. J Dawg, maybe so, but they all work.

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  4. The quote from Hemlet comes to mind: "There's a destiny that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will."

    EDIT: oops, I'd misquoted it.

  5. Hmmm. Your ending makes me curious about your novel. What's it about and what age is it geared toward?

  6. Brien, I like the Hamlet quote!

    Ryan Hunter, I'm glad you're curious! The Jericho Effect is YA fantasy, though I think it will appeal more to older teens.