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Famous Last Words and Quotes

Updated on January 14, 2011
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Have you ever thought about your own death? What it would be like? How about what your "Famous Last Words" would be? I've often wondered if I will be able to impart some beautiful deathbed quote on the world or if I will end up saying something comedically ironic when I "kick the bucket."

Below is a list of famous last words and quotes that I've compiled. Some are hilarious and beautiful takes on the end of our lives, and others are serious, depressing or philosophical in nature. Read on and figure out what kind of wisdom you wish to leave the world when you pass away.

Here are the quotes in no particular order:

"Now, now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies." (when asked by a priest to renounce satan)

- Voltaire, writer and philosopher

"Lord help my poor soul."

- Edgar Allan Poe, writer

"Do you know where I can get any shit?"

- Lenny Bruce, comedian

"Tomorrow I will probably not be here."

- Nostradamus, prophet

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

- Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary

"Friends, applaud, the comedy is over."

- Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

"Damn it . . . Don't you dare ask God to help me!"

- Joan Crawford, actress

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

- Dominique Bouhours, Grammar Expert

"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do!"

- Oscar Wilde, writer

"I should never have switched to scotch from martinis."

- Humphry Bogart, actor

"Nothing matters. Nothing matters."

-Louis B. Mayer, film producer

"I must go in, for the fog is rising."

- Emily Dickinson, poet

"But ... I'm an agnostic "

- Andrew H. Clark, cultural geographer

"Last words are for fools who haven't said enough."

- Karl Marx, writer, economist, philosopher

"I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms."

- Louise, Queen of Prussia

"More light!"

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

"Pardonnez-moi, monsieur." (Stepping on the foot of her executioner)

- Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

"Nothing but death."

- Jane Austen, author

"I'm tired."

- Ava Gardner, actress

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist. . . ." (was killed by a confederate bullet)

- General John Sedgwick, Union Commander

"Die, my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do!"

- Groucho Marx, comedian

Thanks for reading my list of Famous last words and quotes. Hope you enjoyed it. Did you figure out what your famous last words will be? I think my favorite is Nostradamus's quote.

If you know any more famous last quotes please post them below and I will add them to the list. Also please post any thoughts or reflections about life, death, and what you expect your famous last words to be. 


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