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101 Ways to Say Goodbye: Famous Last Words

Updated on November 14, 2014
Words Worth Remembering
Words Worth Remembering


Famous, and not so famous, last words from hero’s, ordinary people, as well as some rather foolish individuals, from history and folklore. Where the statements are known to be attributed to an individual they are named. They are not in any order so dip in as you please and laugh or shed a tear.

Famous, and not so Famous, Last Words

1. Smoke me a kipper I’ll be back for breakfast. Ace Rimmer (Red Dwarf)

2. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy… How can I ever forget them… Charles M Schultz (from the final peanuts comic strip published one day after his death)

3. All right then I’ll say it; Dante makes me sick. Lope De Vega

4. This water tastes funny. Unknown

5. I see black light. Victor Hugo

6. This is it. I’m going, I’m going. Al Jolson

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

8. At least I won’t have to pay for dinner now. Unknown

9. The taste of death is on my lips. I feel something that is not of this earth. Mozart

10. I will try to light that firework again. Unknown

11. Does my face look strange? My head! my head. Robert Louis Stevenson

12. Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can’t drink anymore. Pablo Picasso

13. It’s all been rather lovely. John Le Mesurier

14. I’m going to be with Gloria now. James Stewart

15. Really need to remember to get batteries for the smoke alarm tomorrow. Unknown

16. I can’t sleep. JM Barrie

17. I should never have switched from scotch to martinis. Humphrey Bogart

18. I’ve never felt better. Douglas Fairbanks Senior

19. I think I know how to clean a gun. Unknown

20. The fog is rising. Emily Dickinson

21. Leave me alone. I’m fine. Barry White

22. Don’t worry chief, I will be alright. Rudolph Valentino

23. No one’s going to shoot at me. Lee Harvey Oswald

24. Not bad. I can’t feel a thing. Franklin Sousley

25. It’s lightning, it’s hardly going to strike the same place twice. Unknown

26. Please leave the window open. Jim Varney

27. I would rather be here than in Texas. Unknown

28. I love you. Oliver Hardy

29. … but I’d rather be skiing than doing what I’m doing. Stan Laurel

30. Utter nonsense. Eleanor Roosevelt

31. I wish I had just one more night to live. Unknown

32. I love you so much. Harry Nielson

33. Die my dear? Why that’s the last thing I’ll do. Groucho Marx

34. Kurt Russell. Walt Disney (scrawled on a piece of paper)

35. I found it I’m keeping it. Unknown

36. It’s very beautiful over there. Thomas Edison

37. Don’t let me die. I have got so much to do. Huey Long

38. My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go. Oscar Wilde

39. I love you Sarah. For all eternity I love you. James K Polk

40. I’m glad that’s over. Eric Morecambe

41. I’m so bored with it all. Winston Churchill

42. What bus? Unknown

43. Don’t ask me how I am. I understand nothing anymore. Hans Christian Andersen

44. I’ll sleep well tonight. Henry Ford

45. They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist….. John Sedgewick

46. I am just going outside. I may be sometime. Captain Lawrence Oates

47. Stop panicking, the poisonous ones have red stripes. Unknown

48. Milan. What a beautiful place to die. John Carradine

49. This is a hell of a way to die. George S Patton

50. It’s not flowing that fast, I’m going to swim across. Unknown

The Final Way to Say Goodbye

51. Am I dying? Or is it my birthday? Nancy Astor

52. I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring. Richard Feynman

53. I’m not afraid of death. I’m going home. Patrick Swayze

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

55. You can be a King or a Street Sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper. Robert Alton Harris

56. Does nobody understand? James Joyce

57. It looks like it’s hibernating. Unknown

58. Goodnight my darlings, I’ll see you tomorrow. Noel Coward

59. Go away. I’m alright. HG Wells

60. What’s the worst that could happen? Unknown

61. I am not the least afraid to die. Charles Darwin

62. It is hovering and it’s not an aircraft. Frederick Valentich

63. I wonder if it is the red wire or the blue wire. Unknown

64. Just don’t leave me alone. John Belushi

65. Surprise me. Bob Hope

66. Look it can take my weight. I can even jump up and down on it. Unknown

67. Take away those pillows. I shall need them no more. Lewis Carroll

68. Do not cry. Be good children and we will all meet in heaven. Andrew Jackson

69. I’m taking the short cut home. Unknown

70. Walter Pigeon. Boris Karlof

71. What’s happening? Tim Russert

72. It’s me, it’s buddy. I’m cold. Truman Capote

73. Nothing soothes pain like human touch. Bobby Fischer

74. Tomorrow at sunrise I shall no longer be here. Nostradamus

75. Oh I am not going to die am I? He will not separate us. We have been so happy. Charlotte Bronte

76. I can climb this I’ve only had a few beers. Unknown

77. It was the food. Don’t touch the food. Richard Harris

78. Of course I know who you are. You’re my girl. I love you. John Wayne

79. Thank god. I’m tired of being the funniest man in the room. Del Close

80. So cool! I’ve never seen crocodiles up close before. Unknown

81. I’ve said all that I have to say. William Hicks

82. Doctor, if I put this here guitar down now I ain’t never going to wake up. Leadbelly

83. Nobody tells me what I can and can’t do. Unknown

84. I am about to, or I am going to, die. Either expression is correct. Dominique Bouhours

85. Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough. Karl Marx

86. Swear to make them cut me open so that I will not be buried alive. Fredric Chopin

87. Look I’m flying like a bird. Unknown

88. Damn it, don’t you dare ask god to help me. Joan Crawford

89. It must have been the coffee. Jack Soo

90. God, I’m bored. Harry Philby

91. What’s the chances? The lights go out and then the phone goes dead. Unknown

92. That was a great game of golf fellows. Bing Crosby

93. Ah that tastes nice. Thank You. Johannes Brahms

94. I’ll show you that it won’t shoot. Johnny Ace

95. I go to my death willingly knowing I was the better man. Unknown

96. Please put out the light. Theodore Roosevelt

97. I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die. But why? OK, OK, OK. Sam Kinson

98. Is it the fourth? Thomas Jefferson

99. I told you I was ill. Unknown

100. I’m tired of fighting. I guess this thing is going to get me. Harry Houdini

101. Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers. Walter De La Mare


Copyright BH McKechnie (aka World Earth) 2014


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