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The Famous Last Words of Famous People

This, is the last of earth. I am content. - Adams John Quincy For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and the next ages. - Bacon Sir Francis Let's roll. - Todd Beamer Don't die like I did. - George Best Work hard to gain your own salvation. - Buddha Hallo, the bow is up… I'm going… I'm on my back… I've gone. Oh. - Donald Campbell Let not poor Nelly starve. - King Charles II Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way. - Erskine Childers It's better to burn out than to fade away. - Kurt Cobain My design is to make what haste I can to be gone. - Oliver Cromwell I do not believe in my death. - Salvador Dali My God. What's happened? - Diana, Princess of Wales Adieu, mes amis. Je vais à la gloire. (Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.) - Isadora Duncan Bugger Bognor! - King George V Mehr Licht! (More light!) - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize. - Joe Hill On the contrary. - Henrik Ibsen Be of good comfort Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as (I trust) shall never be put out. - Hugh Latimer Strike the tent. - Robert E. Lee I'm shot. - John Lennon I told you I was ill. - Spike Milligan This hath not offended the king. - Thomas More Thank God, I have done my duty. - Horatio Nelson I am just going outside and may be some time. - Captain Lawrence Oates What do I tell the pilot to do? - Barbara Olson Die, my dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do! - Lord Henry Temple Palmerston I believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent wonderfully, and this is what I have dedicated my life to. - Luciano Pavarotti I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies. - William Pitt Let me go to the house of the Father. - Pope John Paul II I hope I haven't bored you. - Elvis Presley I have a long journey to take, and must bid the company farewell. - Walter Ralegh So little done, so much to do. - Cecil Rhodes Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues. - Ken Saro-Wiwa They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance. - General John Sedgwick “What is the answer?” No answer came. She laughed and said, “In that case what is the question?” - Gertrude Stein If this is dying, then I don't think much of it. - Lytton Strachey Relax - This won't hurt. - Hunter S. Thompson One of us must go. - Oscar Wilde Tell them I've had a wonderful life. - Ludwig Wittgenstein