Saturday, August 16, 2008

Some best last words....as morbid as that sounds

"Is it not meningitis?" ~~ Louisa M. Alcott, writer, d. 1888
"Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well--let 'em wait." (In response to an attending doctor who attempted to comfort him by saying, "General, I fear the angels are waiting for you.") ~~ Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary general, d. 1789
"Am I dying or is this my birthday?" (When she woke briefly during her last illness and found all her family around her bedside.) ~~ Lady Nancy Astor, d. 1964
"Codeine . . . bourbon." ~~ Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968
"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him." ~~ John Barrymore, actor, d. May 29, 1942
"Now comes the mystery." ~~ Henry Ward Beecher, evangelist, d. March 8, 1887
"Friends applaud, the comedy is finished." ~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827
"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis." ~~ Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957
"Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy." (Spoken to her husband of 9 months, Rev. Arthur Nicholls.) ~~ Charlotte Bronte, writer, d. March 31, 1855
"That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted." ~~ Lou Costello, comedian, d. March 3, 1959
"Damn it . . . Don't you dare ask God to help me." (To her housekeeper, who had begun to pray aloud.) ~~ Joan Crawford, actress, d. May 10, 1977
"I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring." ~~ Richard Feynman, physicist, d. 1988
"Is it the Fourth?" ~~ Thomas Jefferson, US President, d. July 4, 1826
"Why not? Yeah." ~~ Timothy Leary, d. May 31, 1996
"Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal?" ~~ Louis XIV, King of France, d. 1715
"I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms." ~~ Louise, Queen of Prussia, d. 1820


I will post some more sometime in the near future, keep in mind that none of these can be verified due to the nature behind them. My favorite is "Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal?"

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