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  • I am about to - or I am going to - die; either expression is used.
    - Dominique Bouhours, French grammarian

  • Now comes the mystery.
    - Henry Ward Beecher (March 8, 1887)

  • Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
    -Voltaire (1694-1778), on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.

  • What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?
    - Gertrude Stein

  • Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
    - Karl Marx, Last words to his housekeeper

  • The fog is rising.
    - Emily Dickinson

  • The nourishment is palatable.
    - Millard Fillmore

  • They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist…
    - John B. Sedgwick, General (1864)

  • This is the fourth?
    - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

  • Why yes -- a bulletproof vest.
    - James Rodges, murderer, on his final request before the firing squad

  • Goodbye, Everybody!
    - Hart Crane, poet, who committed suicide by jumping overboard during a steamship voyage.

  • I don't feel good.
    - Luther Burbank (1849-1926)

  • I still live.
    - Daniel Webster

  • More light!
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing. Georges Danton , Last words to his executioner

  • Such is life.
    - Ned Kelly, Last words, before being hung at Old Melbourne Gaol

  • Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
    - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

  • Ain't I volatile?
    - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

  • And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first - an attempted suicide.
    - Chris Hubbock, who shot herself during a broadcast

  • Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done.
    - Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), while working, when informed that his wife is dying.

  • Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?
    - Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

  • Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son métier. (God will forgive me. It's his job)
    - Heinrich Heine

  • Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
    - Pancho Villa (1877-1923)

  • Drink to me.
    - Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

  • Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.
    - Ludwig von Beethoven

  • Go away... I'm alright.
    - H. G. Wells (1866-1946)



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