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  1. Josh
    Josh at |

    Die, my dear? Why, that's the last thing I'll do! – Groucho Marx

    Funny to the last.

  2. John McDonnell
    John McDonnell at |

    These are great, but there are so many great last words quotes. My favorite on your list is Frank Baum, but one of my all-time favs is George Bernard Shaw's: "Dying is easy, comedy is hard." I'd love to go out with a line like that!

  3. keith
    keith at |

    Albert Einstein's last words were in german and he said them to his maid. She didn't know german. To bad. I would to know what they were.

  4. Bryan
    Bryan at |

    When Einstein died on April 18, 1955 he left a piece of writing ending in an unfinished sentence. Here is the last portion of his note:

    They do so even though such a policy entails the risk of war and doom. Not one statesman in a position of responsibility has dared to pursue the only course that holds out any promise of peace, the course of supranational security, since for a statesman to follow such a course would be tantamount to political suicide. Political passions, once they have been fanned into flame, exact their victims … Citater fra…

    I am not sure what his last spoken words were or what Citater fra… is supposed to mean.

    1. Kate Julian
      Kate Julian at |

      So his last words were, “Citations from…” and then he ended. Possibly purposely? To signify he was a “nobody,” when it came right down to it?

      A truly brilliant mind, until he spoke his mind, and politicians didn’t like what he was saying. Perhaps it didn’t fit into their agenda?

  5. Terry Bigham
    Terry Bigham at |

    The great Goethe cried out on his deathbed "More Light! More Light!" And William Sydney Porter, aka "O. Henry" uttered this similar, though humbler, plea on his: "Turn up the lights, boys, I don't want to go home in the dark."

  6. Gurn Blanston
    Gurn Blanston at |

    I believe Buck Barrow's (Clyde's brother) last words were much like Dutch Shultz'. Non-sensical) There is a famous photo and that scene was recreated in the film starring Warren Beatty

  7. Wish you have sweet
    Wish you have sweet at |

    Don't bother yourselfs about first or last words. Take care about that small lump in the midle- LIFE 😉

  8. Aaron Davidian
    Aaron Davidian at |

    Dutch Schultz's liver was damaged/destroyed by the fatal shot, and he hung on in the hospital for about a day, delirious with fever and stoned to the gills on morphine with a police stenographer sitting next to him the whole time, taking down page after page of his more or less incoherent ramblings and rantings. Makes for a real fun read.

    Oh yeah, Karl Marx's last words (when being pressed by someone who was there to say something profound on his way out) were something like "Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!"

  9. Rainbow Story
    Rainbow Story at |

    What a nice collection of last words. Wonder what mine will be.

  10. virginia
    virginia at |

    This is my favourite and I really like the fact that his last word would probably how he wold have serve the country

    RFK: is every one all right?

  11. StarDancer
    StarDancer at |

    Actually, Steve Irwin WAS NOT at the time of his death, filming for Ocean's Deadliest, he was filming a segment for his daughter Bindi's new show, Bindi the Jungle Girl.

  12. raven
    raven at |

    Danton, executed by guillotine during French revolution, reportedly said to the executioner: "Show my head to the crowd. It's worth it."

    Ludwig van Beethoven: "I will hear in heaven." He got deaf in his last years.

    A lame joke says that John F. Kennedy's last words were "I need this parade like I need a f***in' hole in my head." 😉

    1. Anon
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  13. Ashan
    Ashan at |

    Steve Irwin………………. He is the best….. we really misss him……………………………..

  14. mario
    mario at |

    Darwin…crappy hateful and bitter to the end! Arrogant pompous a-hole!

    1. Justin uk
      Justin uk at |

      he was right though hey ;O) at least all of his theory’s are provable nowadays ;O)

      1. Ike
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        1. UFO
          UFO at |

          Only ignorant fools don’t know evolution has not been a theory in over 40 yrs. It is fact.

        2. Correction
          Correction at |

          Actually it is a scientific theory, but that doesn’t mean it’s untrue or unproven because the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory is:

          Scientific Law: This is a statement of fact meant to explain, in concise terms, an action or set of actions. It is generally accepted to be true and universal, and can sometimes be expressed in terms of a mathematical equation. They explain what will occur in a given circumstance.

          Scientific Theory: A theory is an explanation of a set of related observations or events based upon proven hypotheses and verified multiple times by detached groups of researchers. They explain facts and, sometimes, laws.

          A law governs a single action, whereas a theory explains an entire group of related phenomena.

  15. callasaurus
    callasaurus at |

    "Ik schiet beter!"

    Translation: I'm a better shot!

    Who: Hannie Schaft

    Note: Spoken to a German Soldier after having been shot in her execution. The soldier subsequently emptied his machine gun on her.

  16. monkeydog
    monkeydog at |

    July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the last two Founding Fathers are dying. Thomas Jefferson dies first. John Adams, as he dies, says, "Well, at least Jefferson still lives." And then they both were gone.

  17. anuj
    anuj at |

    I love Steve Irwin

  18. Martin
    Martin at |

    Clause von Stauffenberg (would be Hitler assassin) : Long live holy Germany

  19. james
    james at |

    "I have just had eighteen whiskeys in a row. I do believe that is a record." – Last words of Dylan Thomas (Probably not the actual last words, but said shortly before he became ill and died. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Thomas#Addicti… )

  20. Wilby Daniels
    Wilby Daniels at |

    I have two. I really thought at least one of these would have been on here, especially Francis Albert's.

    Frank Sinatra: "I'm losing it." Ol' Blue Eyes suffered from dementia in his later years.

    Terry Kath, one of the original guitarists for Chicago, had a line worthy of the Darwin Awards. At a party, he held a gun to his head and said the infamous line, "Don't worry, it's not loaded." Damn shame, a waste of a talent.

  21. Razna
    Razna at |

    Bob Marley! <3

    One love!

  22. Jezzika
    Jezzika at |

    RIP Steve Irwin!

    Julius Caeser's last words– [sorry i cant spell <<]

    "I live!!" yup, nice one…

    1. damonika
      damonika at |

      Actually that was Caligula. Lol. Caligula’s own guards were killing him. I’m guessing after they were done, he shouted those words, then collapsed and died.

  23. Dion
    Dion at |

    Richard Feynman: "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring"

  24. HoneyM
    HoneyM at |

    My all time favorite last words belong to H G Wells – Go away, I'm alright!

  25. Ali
    Ali at |

    The civil war general that said “Those snipers couldnt hit anything at that ra……”

    1. redstick
      redstick at |

      John Sedgwick, general, Spotsylvania, To a troop flinching under fire,”…why, my man. I am ashamed of you, dodging that way. They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance”.

  26. Danielle
    Danielle at |

    AWWW Harrison was the cutest/ sweetest man on Earth <3

  27. Judy Gordon
    Judy Gordon at |

    While not her last words, my mom used to always say that she wanted her epitaph to be, “I TOLD you I was sick!”

    1. The Jester
      The Jester at |

      That’s Spike Milligan’s epitaph too.

      Meanwhile, George Harrison’s sounds about right – I always did like George.

  28. ajer
    ajer at |

    Mahatma Gandhiji’s(a national father of India) last word was ‘Hey Ram’ (Oh, God) when he shot by a man in public.

  29. Abdullah
    Abdullah at |

    “With those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace with the Prophets and the truthful ones, the martyrs and the good doers.
    O God, forgive me and have mercy upon me and join me to the Companionship on high.” Then at intervals he uttered these words: “The most exalted Companionship on high. To God we turn and to Him we turn back for help and last abode.”

    1. Abdullah
      Abdullah at |

      These were the last words of Prophet Muhammad

      1. Diawarrior
        Diawarrior at |

        The best dying words by the best of creation (SAW). Assalmaoualeyk

  30. Shane J
    Shane J at |

    I hope my last words will be “it has been an interesting journey” because it has……………………

  31. DNA
    DNA at |

    0. “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” -Steve Jobs

  32. Anonymous
    Anonymous at |

    “last words are for fools who haven’t said enough”
    -Karl Marx

  33. cathey
    cathey at |

    Jesus Christ. ” Forgive them, for they know not what they have done” ” It is done”

  34. damonika
    damonika at |

    I liked Elizabeth Browning’s last word. It’s just simple. Her last word was Beautiful. Poetic until the end.

  35. Jackson Stonewall
    Jackson Stonewall at |

    “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

  36. Jessica Morford
    Jessica Morford at |

    Actually, Bob Marley’s last words to his son Ziggy were “Money can’t buy you life”, but his actual last words were “God take me” and he was later buried with a nug of weed, his favorite guitar, and a bible opened to Psalms 23


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