“Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
I am not the least afraid to die.”
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low.
Get my swan costume ready.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
It’s been a long time since I’ve had champagne.
Archimedes of Syracuse (298-212 B.C.)
Wait ’till I have finished my problem!
“Babe” Ruth (1895-1948)
I’m going over the valley.
Billy the Kid (1859-1881)
Who is it?
I have lived as a philosopher and die as a Christian.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
I am not the least afraid to die.
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)
Why not? After all, it belongs to him.
Charles I, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1600-1649)
Stay for the sign
Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1630-1685)
I have been a most unconscionable time dying, but I beg you to excuse it.
Also attributed to Charles II
Don’t let poor Nelly (his mistress, Nell Gwynne) starve.
Che Guevara (1928-1967)
I know you’ve come to kill me. Shoot, coward. You’re only going to kill a man. You can’t kill the revolution.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
I’ve always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I’ve always loved my country. I want to go. God, take me.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Lord help my poor soul.
Edmund Gwenn (1875-1959)
Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.
Egon Friedell (Friedmann), (1878-1938)
Watch out, please.
Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I’m happy.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603)
All my possessions for a moment of time.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
“. . . the fog is rising”
Emily Bronte (1818-1848)
I lingered around them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.
I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room – and God damn it – died in a hotel room.
Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!
Francis Crowley “Two Gun” (1900-1931)
You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother.”
Bring down the curtain, the farce is played out.
Franklin D Roosevelt (1882-1945)
I have a terrific headache.
George Washington (1732-1799)
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke (1863-1914)
It is nothing. It is nothing.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
Kill me, or else you are a murderer!
Gabriele D’Annunzo (1863-1938)
I’m bored. I’m bored.
George Eastman (1854-1932)
My work is done, why wait?
Genghis Khan (1155?-1227)
Let not my end disarm you, and on no account weep or keen for me, let the enemy be warned of my death.
Hart Crane (1899-1932)
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Write . . . write . . . pencil . . . paper.
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
On the contrary.
Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1924)
The prettier. Now fight for it.
Henry Ward Beecher, evangelist
Now comes the mystery.
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
Isadora Duncan (1878-1927)
Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.
James Dean (1931-1955)
That guy’s got to stop. . . . He’ll see us.
Jeanne-Antoinette Pompadour (1721-1764)
Wait a second.
Joan of Arc (1412-1431)
Hold the cross high so I may see it through the flames!
Joe Hill (1879-1915)
Don’t mourn for me. Organize!
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
John Huss (1372-1415)
O, holy simplicity!
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
John Henry Holliday (1851-1887)
This is funny.
Julius Gaius Caesar (100-44 B.C.)
You too, Brutus?
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
Frances and Courtney, I’ll be at your altar
Please keep going Courtney,
for her life will be so much happier
without me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU” (from Kurt Cobain’s suicide note)
Lee Harvey Oswald
I will be glad to discuss this proposition with my attorney, and that after I talk with one, we could either discuss it with him or discuss it with my attorney if the attorney thinks it is a wise thing to do, but at the present time I have nothing more to say to you.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.
Leon Czolgosz (1873-1902)
I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people, the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime.
Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
I feel this time they have succeeded. I do not want them to undress me. I want you to undress me.
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Die, my dear doctor? That is the last thing I shall do.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
Luther Burbank (1849-1926)
I don’t feel good.”
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1755-1793)
Mata Hari (1876-1917)
It is unbelievable.
Nancy Astor (when she woke briefly and found herself surrounded by her family.)
Am I dying or is this my birthday?
Tomorrow, I shall no longer be here.
Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)
My design is to make what haste I can to be gone.
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Drink to me!
Pancho Villa (1878-1923)
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
My dear Schur, you remember our first talk. You promised to help me when I could no longer carry on. It is only torture now, and it has no longer any sense.
Socrates (469-399 B.C.)
Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius. Will you remember to pay the debt?
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
Shakespeare, I come.
Thomas Becket (1118-1170)
For the name of Jesus and the protection of the church I am ready to embrace death.
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (1489-1556)
I see Heaven open and Jesus on the right hand of God.
Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
It’s very beautiful over there.
Timothy Leary (1920-1996)
Why not? Why not? Why not? Why not? Yeah.
Thomas More (1478-1535)
This hath not offended the king.
William Frederick I (1688-1740)
No, not quite naked. I shall have my uniform on.