Famous Last Words

Last Words

I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.

Jim Harkins

Whenever I start getting sad about where I am in my life, I think about the last words of my favorite uncle: "A truck!"

"Deep Thoughts"

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.

Chris Hubbock, 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


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