Last Words Said By Great People

by roshi on July 8, 2007

in Wonder

We do not know what goes on in the mind of a dying person. We know this however that a dying person for sure knows that he is gonna really go now. Okay now a person who believes that he is gonna really go now should say something amazing or something he could not say for his entire life. Here are some very famous people at their death beds saying something:

Winston Churchill, statesman, d. January 24, 1965
I’m bored with it all.
Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later.

Joan Crawford, actress, d. May 10, 1977
Damn it . . . Don’t you dare ask God to help me.
To her housekeeper, who had begun to pray aloud.

Lady Nancy Astor, d. 1964
Am I dying or is this my birthday?
When she woke briefly during her last illness and found all her family around her bedside.

Jane Austen, writer, d. July 18, 1817
Nothing, but death.
When asked by her sister, Cassandra, if there was anything she wanted.

Henry Ward Beecher, evangelist, d. March 8, 1887
Now comes the mystery.

Malcolm X, Black leader, d. 1966
Let’s cool it brothers . . .
Spoken to his assassins, 3 men who shot him 16 times.

Karl Marx, revolutionary, d. 1883
Go on, get out – last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.
To his housekeeper, who urged him to tell her his last words so she could write them down for posterity.

Eugene O’Neill, writer, d. November 27, 1953
I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room – and God damn it – died in a hotel room.

Charles Darwin, d. April 19, 1882
I am not the least afraid to die.

Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales, d. August 31, 1997
My God. What’s happened?

Edward VII, King of Britain, d. 1910
No, I shall not give in. I shall go on. I shall work to the end.

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., actor, d. December 12, 1939
I’ve never felt better.

Edmund Gwenn, actor, d. September 6, 1959
Yes, it’s tough, but not as tough as doing comedy.
When asked if he thought dying was tough.

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.

Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.

François Rabelais, writer, d. 1553
I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President, d. 1945
I have a terrific headache.
He died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Theodore Roosevelt, US President, d. 1919
Put out the light.

General John Sedgwick, Union Commander, d. 1864
They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist. . . .
Killed in battle during US Civil War.

Charlotte Bronte, writer, d. March 31, 1855
Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.
Spoken to her husband of 9 months, Rev. Arthur Nicholls.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, writer, d. June 28, 1861
In reply to her husband who had asked how she felt.

Lord George Byron, writer, d. 1824
Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight.

Louis XVIII, King of France, d. 1824
A King should die standing.

Louis XIV, King of France, d. 1715
Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal?

Louise, Queen of Prussia, d. 1820
I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms.

Walter De La Mare, writer, d. 1956
Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers.

Pietro Perugino, Italian painter, d. 1523
I am curious to see what happens in the next world to one who dies unshriven.
Giving his reasons for refusing to see a priest as he lay dying.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer, d. October 7, 1849
Lord help my poor soul.

James K. Polk, US President, d. 1849
I love you Sarah. For all eternity, I love you.
Spoken to his wife.

Alexander Pope, writer, d. May 30, 1744
Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms.

George Bernard Shaw, playwright, d. November 2, 1950
Sister, you’re trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I’m done, I’m finished, I’m going to die.
Spoken to his nurse.

James Thurber, humorist, d. 1961
God bless… God damn.

Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, d. 1940
I feel here that this time they have succeeded.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist, d. 1519
I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.

George Washington, US President, d. December 14, 1799
I die hard but am not afraid to go.

H. G. Wells, novelist, d. 1946
Go away. I’m all right.

Oscar Wilde, writer, d. November 30, 1900
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.

Florenz Ziegfeld, showman, d. July 22, 1932
Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!

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