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"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."
-Joseph Addison

"Farewell, my children, forever. I go to your Father."
-Marie Antoinette

"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."
-Ethel Barrymore

"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."
-John Barrymore

"I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace."
-Thomas Becket

"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."
-Humphrey Bogart

"The executioner is, I believe, very expert, and my neck is very slender."
-Anne Boleyn

"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."
-John Brown

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning (In reply to her husband who had asked how she felt.)

"I don't feel good."
-Luther Burbank

-Lord Byron

"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

"Ay Jesus."
-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."
-Grover Cleveland

"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."
-Frederic Chopin

"I am bored with it all."
-Winston Churchill

"I have tried so hard to do the right."
-Grover Cleveland, US President

"That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted."
-Lou Costello

"Goodnight my darlings, I'll see you tomorrow."
-Noel Coward

"Goodbye, Everybody!"
-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."
-Bing Crosby

"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."
-Georges Danton

"I am not the least afraid to die."
-Charles Darwin

"...the fog is rising"
-Emily Dickinson

"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."
-Thomas Edison

"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."
-Millard Fillmore

"I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."
-Errol Flynn

"I feel nothing, apart from a certain difficulty in continuing to exist."
-Bernard de Fontenelle (French Philosopher)

"A dying man can do nothing easy."
-Benjamin Franklin

"More Light!"

"It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief."
-Nathan Hale

"Well, I've had a happy life."
-William Hazlitt

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

"I will ask Him why there is turbulence."
-Werner Heisenburg

"All is lost. Monks, monks, monks!"
-King Henry VIII

"Turn up the lights, I don't want to go home in the dark."
-O. Henry

"I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark."
-Thomas Hobbes

"Oh, do not cry - be good children and we will all meet in heaven."
-Andrew Jackson

"Let us go over, and sit in the shade of the trees."
-"Stonewall" Jackson

"This is the 4th?"
-Thomas Jefferson

"Into your hands I commend my spirit."

"Does nobody understand?"
-James Joyce

"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?"
-Boris Pasternak

"Get my swan costume ready."
-Anna Pavlova

"Drink to me."
-Pablo Picasso

"Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms."
-Alexander Pope

"Don't disarrange my circles!"

"I am going to seek a great perhaps."
-Francois Rabelais

"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."
-Theodore Roosevelt

"Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored. I am leaving you with your worries. Good luck."
-George Saunders

"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?"
-Gertrude Stein

"If this is death, I don't think much of it."
-Lytton Strachey

"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."
-Zachary Taylor

"Seventeen whiskeys. A record, I think."
-Dylan Thomas

"Moose . . . Indian . . . "
-Henry David Thoreau

"God bless... God damn."
-James Thurber

"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
-Pancho Villa

"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."
-George Washington

"I still live."
-Daniel Webster

"Go away...I'm alright."
-H. G. Wells

"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
-Oscar Wilde

"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