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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 momentarily.

This is no time to be making new enemies.
Voltaire
When asked on his deathbed to renounce the Devil.

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 Hamlet

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 Civil War.

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 1914.

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 dead.

I've never felt better.
Douglas Fairbanks

Am I dying or is it my birthday?
Nancy Astor
Seeing her family gathered around her sick bed.


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