Famous last words

Now comes the mystery.

Henry Ward Beecher

I am ready at any time. Do not keep me waiting.

John Brown

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.

John Barrymore

Thomas Jefferson--still surv

John Adams

Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.

Ludwig von Beethoven

I am about to--or I am going to--die; either expression is used.

Dominique Bouhours , French grammarian

Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.

Georges Danton, to his executioner

...the fog is rising

Emily Dickinson

The nourishment is palatable.

Millard Fillmore

More light!


Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son m tier.(God will forgive me. It's his job.)

Heinrich Heine

This is the fourth?

Thomas Jefferson

Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.

Karl Marx to his housekeeper

Drink to me.

Pablo Picasso

They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist---

General John B. Sedgwick, 1864

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?


Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.

Pancho Villa

I still live.

Daniel Webster

Go away...I'm alright.

H. G. Wells

Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.

Oscar Wilde

Here it is at last, the distinguished thing.

Henry James

What is the answer?
(Long silence.)
Very well, then, what is the question?

Gertrude Stein

No, life is ugly enough to be looked at frankly, one last time.

Babi, french revolutionary, after being asked if he wanted a blindfold

I don't feel good.

Luther Burbank (1849-1926)

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