and the Devil himself...

and the Devil himself...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Famous Last Words

"I do not believe in my death." - Salvador Dali

"I told you I was ill." - Spike Milligan

"I hope I haven't bored you."  - Elvis Presley, (concluding what would be his last press conference.)

“What is the answer?” No answer came. She laughed and said, “In that case what is the question?” - Gertrude Stein

"This is no time to make new enemies." (When asked on his deathbed to forswear Satan.) - Voltaire

"Relax - This won't hurt." - Hunter S. Thompson

"Tell them I've had a wonderful life." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

"Let me go - The world is bobbing around me." (Also reported as "The room is jumping up and down" and "The world is a bubble - trouble wherever you go".)  - Sam Bass

"Now comes the mystery." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Friends applaud, the comedy is over." Beethoven's publisher's web site ( claims his secretary wrote that he said "Pity, Pity - too late!"  Ludwig Von Beethoven

"Goodnight." - Lord Byron

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

"It is. But not as hard as comedy." in _Time_ 30 January 1984 (On his deathbed, in reply to the comment `It must be very hard.') - Edmund Gwenn

"I believe we should adjourn this meeting to another place." - Adam Smith

 "Either this wallpaper goes, or I do!" [The authenticity of this quote is complicated by his deathbed conversion back to Catholicism and the fact that a priest was with him up to the very end. Another deathbed quotation is also attributed to him: he asked for Champagne to sip as he died, and as he sipped, he is reported to have said: "Alas, I am dying beyond my means."] - Oscar Wilde

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

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

"I wish I'd drunk more champagne." -  John Maynard Keynes

"Drink to me." - Pablo Picasso

"Josephine..." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I'm bored with it all." - Winston Churchhill

"Why not? Yeah." - Timothy Leary

"It's all been very interesting."  Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
 "Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough." -  Karl Marx

"All my possessions for a moment of time." - Queen Elizabeth, I