I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.
Inscription on a tombstone:
"I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK"
Seen in Ashland, New Hampshire
Whenever I start getting sad about where I am in my life, I think about the last words of my favorite uncle: "A truck!"
And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're
about to see another first -- an attempted suicide.
Christine Chubbock, who shot
herself during a broadcast
I think you're right, Wyatt. I can't see a god damn thing.
Morgan Earp, american police,
finally accepting his brothers refusal
to believe in life after death
What we know is not much. What we don't know is enormous.
Pierre Simon de Laplace, french astronomer
Oh Lord, forgive the misprints!
Andrew Bradford, american book-publisher
I wonder why he shot me?
Huey P. Long,
governor in Louisiana, was murdered.
Give back everything to....
Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia
Shoot Walter! Shoot like it was the devil.
Wilhelm II, King of England,
to his hunting-partner who missed the deer.
"Why not, why not, why not."
"Why not?" and "Yeah."
The last words of Timothy Leary
Let me think... I wonder if an anvil will drop like an apple?
Said to be the last words of Sir Isaac Newton
Goodbye. I am leaving because I am bored.
Last words of George Saunders
I drank what?
Said to be the last words of Socrates
Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?
(The real) last words of Socrates
Don't disarrange my circles!
Last words of Archimedes [sp?]
Why yes -- a bulletproof vest.
James Rodges, murderer, on his final
request before the firing squad
Go away... I'm alright.
Last words of H. G. Wells
...the fog is rising.
Last words of Emily Dickinson
Now comes the mystery.
Last words of Henry Ward Beecher
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
Last words of Ludwig von Beethoven (the comedy wasn't his life, he was refering to the ministrations of a priest,
who his family insisted on letting in to perform the last rites for Beethoven, who was an atheist)
Drink to me.
Last words of Pablo Picasso
I am about to -- or I am going to -- die; either expression is used.
Last words of Dominique Bouhours,
And now, I am dying beyond my means.
Oscar Wilde, sipping champagne on his deathbed
Last words of Goethe
Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.
Georges Danton, to his executioner
What is the answer?...
...In that case, what is the question?
Last words of Gertrude Stein
God will pardon me. It is his trade.
Last words of Heinrich Heine
They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...
General Sedgewick, killed at the
Spotsylvania battle 1864, imprudently
looking over the parapet at the enemy lines
And now I am officially dead.
American politician, removed the oxygine-tube from his mouth.
Don't worry! It's not loaded.
Terry Kath, rockmusician, played russian roulette.
To many buttons to button and unbutton!
The last words of an illustruos unknown
"Waiting are they? Well let'em wait!"
When told by his doctors the angels were waitng for him.
General Mad Anthony Wayne
Either this wallpaper goes, or I do!
Oscar Wilde on his deathbed
Where did all these damn indians come from?
General Custer :)
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators
the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.
Monsieur Meursault in "The Stranger"
"Such is life."
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
Che Guevara, facing his assassin
"Your time will come to follow me Jew"
Adolf Eichmann just before his execution. Said to Rafi Eitan the Mossad agent who captured him and brought him to Israel
"Gideon's Spies" by Gordon Thomas