FAMOUS DYING WORDS

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AA8These are some of the most interesting dying words I’ve found on the net. They’re in no particular order and I add to the list as new stuff shows up. If you have anything to suggest, ship me an email and I’ll post it.

William Somerset Maugham – “Dying is a very dull and dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.”

Errol Flynn – “I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”

Queen Elizabeth I – “All my possessions for a moment of time.”

John Quincy Adams – “This, is the last of earth. I am content.”

Buddha – “Work hard to gain your own salvation.”

Erskine Childers (Irish Nationalist facing firing squad) – “Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.”

Oscar Wilde – “Either that wallpaper goes or I do.”

Julius Caesar – “Et tu, Brute?”

Che Guevara – “I know you have come to kill me. Shoot, Coward. You are only going to kill a man.”

Thomas Edison – “It is very beautiful over there.”

Salvador Dali – “I do not believe in my death.”

Curt Cobain – “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”

Diana, Princess of Wales – “My God. What’s happened?”

John Lennon – “I’m shot.”

Hunter S. Thompson – “Relax – This won’t hurt.”

Adolph Hitler –  “I myself and my wife – in order to escape the disgrace of deposition or capitulation – choose death. It is our wish to be burnt immediately on the spot where I have carried out the greatest part of my daily work in the course of a twelve years’ service to my people.”

Luciana Pavarotti – “I believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent wonderfully, and this is what I have dedicated my life to.”

James W. Rodgers – “Bring me a bullet-proof vest.” (Asked for a last request when facing a Utah firing squad in Utah.

Prophet Mohammed – “Oh Allah. Pardon my sins. Yes, I come.”

Dylan Thomas (Welsh poet) – “I’ve had 18 straight whiskies. I think that’s the record!”

Todd Beamer – “Let’s roll.”

Leonardo Da Vinci – “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”

Terry Katch (Rock musician) – “Don’t worry, it’s not loaded.”

Karl Marx – “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.”

Alfred Hitchcock – “One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes.”

Sir Winston Churchill – “I’m bored with it all.”

Bing Crosby – “That was a great game of golf, fellers.”

Charles Darwin – “I am not the least afraid to die.”

Surgeon Joseph Henry Green – “Stopped.” (Checking his own pulse as he lay dying.

Thomas J. Grasso –  “I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.” (Convicted murderer using his last words to complain about his last meal.)

Amelia Earhart – “Please know that I am quite aware of the hazards. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” (Last radio communiqué before her disappearance.)

George Washington – “It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.”

George Bernard Shaw –  “Sister, you’re trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I’m done, I’m finished, I’m going to die.”

Jesus Christ – “It is finished. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

Robert Alton Harris (California Gas Chamber, 1922) – “You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.”

Francis ‘Two-Gun’ Crowley (Texas Electric Chair, 1931) – “You sons of bitches. Give my love to mother.”

General John Sedgwick – “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.”

Crowfoot (American Blackfoot Indian Orator) – “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”

George Armstrong Custer (Colonel, U.S. 7th Cavalry) – “Holy cow! Look…at all…the fuckin’…Indians.”

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