Topic: Last Words - Famous Last Words,
Dying Words of Famous People
More light! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do. Oscar Wilde
Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops. Brendan Behan Last words to nun on his deathbed.
It's been so long since I've had champagne. Anton Chekhov
Let's do it. Gary Gilmore The murderer to warden just before his
execution in Utah.
Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception
would be made in my case. Now what? William Saroyan In phone call to Associated Press before
he died in 1981.
John Le Mesurier wishes it to be known that he conked out
on Nov. 15. He sadly misses family and friends. John Le Mesurier Death announcement dictated by the British
actor to his wife, which ran in the Times of London.
Damn it! There's that cuckoo again! Gordon Hewart- Britain's Lord Chief
Justice, who died on a spring morning in 1944
Bourbon. Tallulah Bankhead Her economical parting in New York City's
St. Luke's Hospital in 1968.
John Rogers did! John Holmes A nurse kept feeling the feet of the uncle
of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and explained to someone in the
room, "If his feet are warm, he is alive ... Nobody ever
died with his feet warm." Holmes rose out of his coma long
enough to observe, "John Rogers did!"
Strike the tent. General Robert E. Lee
It is a consolation to a poet on the point of death that
he has never written a line injurious to good morals. Nicolas Boileau
It's very beautiful over there. Thomas A. Edison He may have been referring to the view
outside his window.
What? The flames already? Voltaire As the lamp next to his deathbed flared
This is no time to be making new enemies. Voltaire When asked on his deathbed to renounce
Oh, my country! How I love my country! William Pitt the Younger Alternative attributed last words - I think
I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies.
The rest is silence. Prince Hamlet- in William Shakespeare's
Why, they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance. General John Sedgwick The Union general just before he was killed
by enemy fire at battle of Spotsylvania Court House in American
Rosebud. Charles Foster Kane In the Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane.
O liberty! O liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name! Madame Roland Before being guillotined.
What an artist dies with me! Nero
Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark. O. Henry Quoting a song.
Thank God, I have done my duty. Horario, Lord Nelson At Battle of Trafalgar.
I have a long journey to take and must bid the company farewell. Walter Raleigh
I can't sleep. J. M. Barrie
It is nothing. It is nothing. Archduke Ferdinand After being fatally shot in Sarajevo in
Bugger Bognor. King George V Told he would soon be well enough to revisit
town of Bognor.
I don't need bodyguards. Jimmy Hoffa A month before he went missing presumed
I've never felt better. Douglas Fairbanks
Am I dying or is it my birthday? Nancy Astor Seeing her family gathered around her sick