FAMOUS LAST WORDS ON THE WAY TO ULTIMATE
(A Comprehensive Collection of Famous Last Words by the Famous and Not-so-Famous Selections:
These selections of last words are of persons who actually lived or are for all intents and purpose are believed to
have actually lived. Selections by Ernie J. Zelinski, Author of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free)
Note: Last Words are a person's final words spoken before death. Last Words however, may also
- Last Words, an Australian punk band
- Last Words, a memoir by George Carlin
- Last Words, a short film made in 1968 which was directed by Werner Herzog
- Last Words, a song by The Real Tuesday Weld
Interestingly, it is reported that around 17 percent of individuals have given thought to what
their last words would be if they
knew they were dying. But sadly, it is estimated that 94 percent of modern last words come from suicide
Hopefully you are more interested in things such as Retiring Happy, Top-10 reasons to retire early and collecting Social Security for a long time rather
than writing your own last words. Here are some of the famous last words by famous people and not-so-famous
Karl Marx's Famous Last Words
Get out of here and leave me alone. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough
— Karl Marx
Jerry Kosinski's Famous Last Words
I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call the time Eternity.
(quoted in Newsweek, May 13, 1991).
— Jerzy Kosinski, American Author
Teresa of Avila's Famous Last Words
The hour I have long wished for is now come.
— Teresa of Avila
Oscar Wilde's Famous Last Words
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.
— Oscar Wilde (1856 - 1900) Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist
Attributed last words, as he lay dying in a drab Paris hotel room.
Humphrey Bogart's Famous Last Words
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
— Humphrey Bogart
Nostradamus's Famous Last Words
Tomorrow, I shall no longer be here
George Appel's Not-So-Famous Last Words
You're about to see a baked apple.
— George Appel, who was executed in an electric chair
David Stoker's Not-So-Famous Last Words
Let's rock and roll.
— David Stoker, who was executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk
Lenny Bruce's Famous Last Words
I'll be comfortable on the couch.
— Lenny Bruce (quoted in The Essential Lenny Bruce, J. Cohen)
George Eastman's Famous Last Words
My work is done, why wait?
— George Eastman, founder of Kodak (in suicide note)
Elizabeth I's Famous Last Words
All my possessions for a moment of time.
— Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603) English ruler
Alleged last words.
W. Somerset Maugham's Famous Last Words
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do
— W. Somerset Maugham
Lope de Vega 's Famous Last Words
All right, then, I'll say it: Dante makes me sick.
— Lope de Vega, Spanish playwright (upon being reassured on his deathbed that his end was near)
Luthar Burbank's Famous Last Words
I don't feel good.
— Luther Burbank, American horticulturist (who developed countless new varieties of fruits, vegetables, and
flowers, including the Burbank potato)
Pancho Villa's Famous Last Words
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
— Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary leader
William Hazlitt's Famous Last Words
Well, I've had a happy life.
— William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830) English writer, essayist
Last words, quoted in W. C. Hazlitt, Memoirs of William Hazlitt
Gertrude Stein's Famous Last Words
What is the answer? [Silence] In that case, what is the question?
— Gertrude Stein (1874 - 1946) US author
Logan Pearsall Smith's Famous Last Words
Thank heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
— Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946) US-English essayist, editor, anthologist
Stonewall Jackson's Famous Last Words
Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade.
— Stonewall Jackson (1824 - 1863) US confederate army general (His famous last words before being shot
mistakenly by his own men 10 May 1863.)
John Quincy Adam's Famous Last Words
This is the last of Earth! I am content.
— John Quincy Adams
Voltaire's Famous Last Words
This is no time for making new enemies.
— Voltaire (1694-1778 — on being asked on his deathbed to renounce the Devil)
Lytton Strachey's Famous Last Words
If this is dying, then I don't think much of it.
— Lytton Strachey (1880-1932)
John Sedgwick's Famous Last Words
They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
— John Sedgwick (immediately prior to being killed by enemy fire at the battle of Spotsylvania in the American
Civil War, May 1864)
Emily Dickinson's Famous Last Words
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
— Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) US poet
Attributed last words; in "A Certain World," " Words, Last," by W. H. Auden, 1970
W.C. Field's Famous Last Words
I have spent a lot of time searching through the Bible for loopholes.
— W. C. Fields (1880 - 1946) US actor, comedian
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H. L. Mencken's Famous Last Words
If after I depart this vale, you ever remember me, and have thought to please my ghost,
forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
— H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956) US editor, satirist
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Last Words
Light, light, the world needs more light.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Robert Louis Stevenson's Last Words
I am going to that country which I have all my life wished to see.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Winston Churhill's Famous Last Words
I am bored with it all.
— Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) English statesman, author
Heinrich Heine's Famous Last Words
God will forgive me, it is his trade.
— Heinrich Heine
Francois Rabelais's Famous Last Words
I am going to seek a great purpose, draw the curtain, the farce is played.
— Francois Rabelais (1494 - 1553) French author
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Ludwig van Beethoven's Last Words
I shall hear in heaven.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Thomas Edison's Famous Last Words
It is very beautiful over there.
— Thomsas Edison
Aldous Huxley's Famous Last Words
Let us be kinder to one another.
— Aldous Huxley
William Blake's Famous Last Words
I am going to that country which I have all my life wished to see.
— William Blake
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