"Thomas Jefferson--still surv..."
-John Adams (Jefferson actually died a few hours earlier)
"This is the last of earth! I am content."
-John Quincy Adams
"See in what peace a Christian can die."
"Farewell, my children, forever. I go to your Father."
"Am I dying or is this my birthday?"
-Lady Astor (waking to find all her family at her bedside)
"Nothing, but death."
-Jane Austen (When asked by her sister, Cassandra, if there was anything she wanted.)
"How were the receipts today in Madison Square Garden ?"
-Phineas Taylor Barnum (PT Barnum)
"Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy."
"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."
"I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace."
"Now comes the mystery."
-Henry Ward Beecher
"Friends applaud, the Comedy is over."
-Ludwig von Beethoven
"So little done, so much to do."
-Alexander Grahame Bell
"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."
"The executioner is, I believe, very expert, and my neck is very slender."
"I am about to--or I am going to--die; either expression is used."
-Dominique Bouhours, French grammarian
"Oh Lord, forgive the misprints!"
-Andrew Bradford, American book-publisher
"Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy."
-Charlotte Bronte (Spoken to her husband of 9 months, Rev. Arthur Nicholls.)
"I am ready at any time. Do not keep me waiting."
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning (In reply to her husband who had asked how she felt.)
"I don't feel good."
"Et tu, Brute?"
-Gaius Julius Caesar
"And so I leave this world, where the heart must either break or turn to lead."
-Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort, French writer, suicide note
"Don't let poor Nelly (his mistress, Nell Gwynne) starve."
-King Charles II
-King Charles V
"Higher, ever higher"
-Georges Chavez, last words after crashing his Bleriot airplane on his trailblazing flight over the Alps
"I have tried so hard to do the right."
"Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way."
-Erskine Childers (shot by firing squad)
"I am dying. I haven't drunk champagne for a long time."
-Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
"The earth is suffocating . . . Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive."
"I am bored with it all."
"I have tried so hard to do the right."
-Grover Cleveland, US President
"That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted."
"Goodnight my darlings, I'll see you tomorrow."
-Hart Crane, poet, who committed suicide by jumping overboard from a steamship.
"Damn it . . . Don't you dare ask God to help me."
-Joan Crawford (To her housekeeper, who had begun to pray aloud.)
"That was a great game of golf, fellers."
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
-Crowfoot, Blackfoot warior and orator
"Nurse, it was I who discovered that leeches have red blood."
-Baron Georges Cuvier (when nurse went to apply leeches)
"Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing."
"I am not the least afraid to die."
"...the fog is rising"
"I think you're right, Wyatt. I can't see a god damn thing. "
-Morgan Earp (accepting his brother's belief there is no life after Death)
"My work is done. Why wait?"
-George Eastman (suicide note)
"It is very beautiful over there."
"No, I shall go on; I shall work to the end."
-King Edward VII
"All of my possesions for a moment of time."
-Queen Elizabeth I
"Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life."
-George Engel (hung for 1886 bombing in Chicago)
"I've never felt better."
-Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
"I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."
-Richard P. Feynman
"The nourishment is palatable."
"I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."
"I feel nothing, apart from a certain difficulty in continuing to exist."
-Bernard de Fontenelle (French Philosopher)
"A dying man can do nothing easy."
"It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief."
"Well, I've had a happy life."
"Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son m tier." (God will forgive me. It's his job.)
"I will ask Him why there is turbulence."
"All is lost. Monks, monks, monks!"
-King Henry VIII
"Turn up the lights, I don't want to go home in the dark."
"I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark."
"Oh, do not cry - be good children and we will all meet in heaven."
"Let us go over, and sit in the shade of the trees."
"This is the 4th?"
"Into your hands I commend my spirit."
"Does nobody understand?"
"What we know is not much. What we don't know is enormous."
-Pierre Simon de Laplace
"Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death."
-Franz Lehar, composer
"I wonder why he shot me?"
-Huey P. Long (Govenor of Louisiana)
"Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?"
-King Louis XIV
"A king should die standing."
-King Louis XVIII
"I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms."
-Louise of Russia
"Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers."
-Walter De La Mare
"Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough."
-Karl Marx to his Housekeeper
"It's all been very interesting."
-Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot."
-Ramon Maria Narvaez (Spainish General when asked by a priest if he forgave his enemies)
"I am just going outside and may be some time."
-Captain Lawrence Oates (was lost in a blizzard)
"Good-bye .... why am I hemorrhaging?"
"Get my swan costume ready."
"Drink to me."
"Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms."
"Don't disarrange my circles!"
"I am going to seek a great perhaps."
"So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth."
-Sir Walter Raleigh
"What's the hurry? Are you afraid I won't come back?"
-Manfred von Richthofen (Red Baron)
"I have a terrific headache."
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"Put out the light."
"Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored. I am leaving you with your worries. Good luck."
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist"
-General John B Sedgwick
"Sister, you're trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I'm done, I'm finished, I'm going to die."
-George Bernard Shaw (Spoken to his nurse.)
"Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?"
"What is the answer?...[Silence]...In that case, what is the question?"
"If this is death, I don't think much of it."
"Woe is me. Me thinks I'm turning into a god."
-Roman Emperor Suetonius
"Ah, a German and a genius ! A prodigy, admit him!"
-Jonathan Swift (Upon learning of the arrival of Handel)
"I regret nothing, but I am sorry to leave my friends."
"Seventeen whiskeys. A record, I think."
"Moose . . . Indian . . . "
-Henry David Thoreau
"God bless... God damn."
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
"I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have."
-Leonardo da Vinci
"I die hard but am not afraid to go."
"I still live."
"Go away...I'm alright."
-H. G. Wells
"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
"I haven't got time to be tired."
-Wilhelm I King of Prussia
"Wally, what is this? It is death, my boy: they have deceived me."
-King William IV