Looking at these famous last words as tweets paints them in a new light.

The conclusiveness of a story’s final line is just as powerful as the world of possibility that unfolds with its opening.

The Last Words documents the final lines of fictional books and the last few syllables uttered by some well-known people on their deathbeds. There’s an impactful finality to the tweets, knowing that those stories will not continue beyond that point.

There’s a poetic sensibility to most of these phrases and sentences, and looking at them as short stories in their own right paints them in a new light.

In the words of Spaced’s Tim Bisley, let’s skip to the end.

Photo by Matt McGee/Flickr

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
Kids' orchestra slays with Led Zeppelin xylophone covers
That rock and roll exists at all is a testament to artistic rebellion, and when it comes to turning convention on its head, the Louisville Leopard Percussionists are virtually without peers. Who else could translate the heavy metal stylings of Led Zeppelin into a xylophone-and-marimba opus?
Bad Lip Reading gives the 'Walking Dead' zombies a catchy theme song
The maestro of YouTube comedy, Bad Lip Reading, is back and hungry for brains. The folks who brought you "Medieval Land Fun-Time World" and endless Twilight parodies are back with a homage to The Walking Dead season 4, complete with rap lyrics, mushy turtles, and oh, yes, a zombie musical uprising.
The Latest From Daily Dot Video

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!