A selected LIst of Last Words (what famous people said before they kicked the bucket)

John Quincy Adams
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Last Words - A Select List

John Quincy Adams
(1767–1848)
The final words of John Quincy AdamsThis, is the last of earth. I am content.
Sir Francis Bacon(1561–1626)The final words of Sir Francis BaconFor my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and the next ages.
Todd Beamer
(1968- 2001)
The final words of Todd BeamerLet's roll.
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George Best
(1946-2005)
The final words of George BestDon't die like I did.
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Buddha
(circa 563 BC - circa 483 BC) - Siddhattha Gautama
The final words of the BuddhaWork hard to gain your own salvation.
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Donald Campbell
(1921–1967)
The final words of Donald CampbellHallo, the bow is up… I'm going… I'm on my back… I've gone. Oh.
King Charles II
(1630–1685)
The final words of King Charles IILet not poor Nelly starve.
Erskine Childers
(1870–1922)
The final words of Erskine ChildersTake a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.
Kurt Cobain
(1967-1994)
The last words of Kurt CobainIt's better to burn out than to fade away.
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Oliver Cromwell
(1599–1658)
The final words of Oliver CromwellMy design is to make what haste I can to be gone.
Salvador Dali
(1904-1989)
The last words of Salvador DaliI do not believe in my death.
Diana, Princess of Wales
(1961-1997)
The final words of Diana, Princess of WalesMy God. What's happened?
Isadora Duncan(1878–1927)The final words of Isadora DuncanAdieu, mes amis. Je vais à la gloire. (Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.)
King George V(1865–1936)The final words of King George VBugger Bognor!
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe(1749–1832)The final words of Johann Wolfgang von GoetheMehr Licht! (More light!)
Joe Hill
(1879–1915)
 I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize.
Henrik Ibsen(1828–1906)The last words of Henrik IbsenOn the contrary.
Michael Jackson(1958–2009)The final words of Michael JacksonI love you more
Stan Laurel(1890-1965)The final words of Stan LaurelI'd rather be skiing.
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Hugh Latimer
(circa 1485–1555)
 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.
Robert E. Lee
(1807–1870)
 Strike the tent. (attributed)
John Lennon(1940-1980)The final words of John LennonI'm shot.
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Spike Milligan(1918-2005)The final words of Spike MilliganI told you I was ill.
Sir Thomas More
(1478–1535)
 This hath not offended the king.
Admiral Horatio Nelson
(1758–1805)
 Thank God, I have done my duty.
Captain Lawrence Oates
(1880–1912)
 I am just going outside and may be some time.
Barbara Olson
(1955–2001)
 What do I tell the pilot to do?
Lord Henry Temple Palmerston
(1784–1865)
 Die, my dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!
Luciano Pavarotti
(1935-2007)
The final words of Lucianno PavarottiI believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent wonderfully, and this is what I have dedicated my life to.
William Pitt
(1759–1806)
 I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies. (attributed)
Pope John Paul II
(1920–2005)
 Let me go to the house of the Father.
Elvis Presley
(1935 - 1977)
The final words of Elvis PresleyI hope I haven't bored you.
Sir Walter Ralegh
(circa 1552–1618)
 I have a long journey to take, and must bid the company farewell.
Cecil Rhodes
(1853–1902)
 So little done, so much to do.
Ken Saro-Wiwa
(1941–1995)
 Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues.
General John Sedgwick(1813-1864)The final words of General John SedgwickThey couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
Gertrude Stein
(1874–1946)
 “What is the answer?” No answer came. She laughed and said, “In that case what is the question?”
Lytton Strachey
(1880–1932)
 If this is dying, then I don't think much of it.
Hunter S. Thompson(1937-2005)The final words of Hunter S. ThompsonRelax - This won't hurt.
Oscar Wilde
(1854–1900)
 One of us must go. (attributed, probably apocryphal)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
(1889–1951)
 Tell them I've had a wonderful life.

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