You know, I always liked
"and they lived happily ever after"
It ended so many of my favorite fairy tales my mom told to me as a child. Of course, now as an adult, I know that a lot of the actual stories never ended so...nicely.
There was the much anticipated final lines of the Harry Potter series,
"The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."
I was expecting something more. I was a little disappointed with that one.
I think, though, the one that stands out the most in my mind is,
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."
from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. One of my absolute favorite books, which also gave us one of the best opening sentences ever...
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way-in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
(I wasn't here for last week's Booking Through Thursday. Sorry. )