Monday, May 25, 2015

Last Word

Thirty Five people who came up with interesting last words

Jack Daniel

“One last drink, please.” 
Jack Daniel (whisky distiller) 
1841 - 1911

“Last tag.”
Richard B. Mellon (banker, industrialist, and philanthropist)
Whispered to his brother, ending a 70 year game of tag.
1858 - 1933


“I am about to — or I am going to — die: either expression is correct.”
Dominique Bouhours (French grammarian)
1628 - 1720

“One hundred and forty-four.”
Thomas Fantet de Lagny (mathematician)
Asked, “What is the square of 12?” 
1660 - 1734

"This is no time to be making new enemies”
Voltaire (writer, historian, and philosopher)
When asked to renounce the devil by a priest
1694 - 1778

Leonardo da Vinci
“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”
Leonardo da Vinci (painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, artist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer)
1452 - 1519
“Yeah, country music”
Buddy Rich (Jazz drummer)
When asked by his nurse if there was anything he was allergic to. 
1917 - 1987 

"Love one another.”
George Harrison (lead guitarist of the Beatles)
1943 - 2001

“God damn the whole friggin’ world and everyone in it but you, Carlotta.”

W.C. Fields (actor, comedian, juggler and writer)  
Speaking to Carlotta Monti, his longtime mistress.
1880 - 1946

“Of course I know who you are. You’re my girl. I love you."
John Wayne (Academy award winning actor)
Talking to his wife 
1907 - 1979

Donald O’Connor 
“I’d like to thank the Academy for my lifetime achievement award that I will eventually get.”
Donald O’Connor (singer, dancer, and actor) 
He still hasn’t gotten one.
1925 - 2003

“Goodbye, kid. Hurry back.” 
Humphrey Bogart (Academy award winning actor) 
Speaking to his wife Lauren Bacall who had to leave the hospital to pick up their kids. 
1899 - 1957

“Oh, you young people act like old men. You are no fun.”
Josephine Baker (singer, dancer, and actress known as the "Black Pearl"
On the last night of her life, she left a party being held in her honor.
1906 -1975

“This is no way to live!”
Groucho Marx (comedian, actor and writer)  
1890- 1977

“Remember, Honey, don’t forget what I told you. Put in my coffin a deck of cards, a mashie niblick, and a pretty blonde.”
Chico Marx  (comedian, actor and writer)
Giving instructions to his wife. (A mashie niblick is a golf club.) 
1887 - 1961


Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe
"I finally get to see Marilyn."
Joe DiMaggio (New Your Yankees Baseball Player)
Married to Marilyn Monroe in 1954
1914 - 1999


"Don't you dare ask God to help me."
Joan Crawford (Actress and "Mommie Dearist") 
Responding to her housekeeper when she started praying.
1905 - 1977

"Surprise me."
Bob Hope (Comedian, actor, singer, dancer and USO supporter)  
When his wife asked him where he wanted to be buried. 
1903 - 2003 

"I'm going to be with Gloria now."
Jimmy Stewart (
Academy award winning actor and Military Veteran) 
Referring to his wife, Gloria, who had passed away three years earlier 
1890 - 1997 

"I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."
Errol Flynn (Actor, playboy and first film heartthrob)  
Died at age 50 
1909 - 1959 

Charlie Chaplin
"Why not? After all, it belongs to him."
Charlie Chaplin (Actor, cofounder of United Artists and banned from America by the FBI)  
After a priest told him, "May the Lord have mercy on your soul."
1889 - 1977 

“At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.”
George Orwell (Author,  journalist and critic. Best known for 1984 and Animal Farm.)
Last written words
1903 - 1950 (Died at age 46)

“You are wonderful,”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Physician and author. Best known for his character Sherlock Holmes.)
Said to his wife, clutched his chest and died.
1859- 1930

“I knew it! I knew it! Born in a hotel room and, goddamn it, dying in a hotel room.”
Eugene O’Neill (American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. Best known for Long Day's Journey into Night.)
Born in a room at the Broadway Hotel and died in a Boston hotel.
1888- 1953

“And now for a final word from our sponsor—.”
Charles Gussman (Writer and TV announcer best known for Days of Our Lives.)
After his daughter reminded him that he wanted his last words to be memorable.
1912 - 2000

Alfred Hitchcock
“One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes.”
Alfred Hitchcock (English film director and producer.)
1889 - 1980


"Kurt Russell."
Walt Disney 
Written on a piece of paper just before he died 
1901 - 1966 

“Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.”
Pancho Villa (Mexican revolutionary) 
1878 - 1923

“To the strongest!”
Alexander the Great (King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon)
Asked who he thought was worthy enough to succeed him.
356 BC - 324 BC (Died at age 32)

“Me mudder (my mother) did it!”
Arnold “The Brain” Rothstein (gangster and criminal mastermind) 
After being gunned down and refusing to identify his killers to the cops. 
1882 - 1928

Marie Antoinette
“Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it.”
Marie Antoinette
After stepped on her executioner’s foot on her way to the guillotine.

1755 - 1793 

“No, you certainly can’t.”
John F. Kennedy (35th US president) 
After the wife of then Governor John Connelly, remarked, “You certainly cannot say that the people of Dallas haven’t given you a nice welcome, Mr. President.” and moments before he was shot.
1917 - 1963

“Thomas Jefferson…”
John Adams (First vice president of the United States and second president)
May have been saying, "Thomas Jefferson still survives." Jefferson died the same day on July 4th.
1735 - 1826

“A dying man can do nothing easy.”
Benjamin Franklin (Founding Fathers of the United States, author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat)
After his daughter told him to change position in bed.
1706 - 1790


“Put out the bloody cigarette!”
Hector Hugh Munro (British writer with pen name, Saki.  Volunteered, at age 43, for WWI)
Said to his co officer for fear that their opponents would see the smoke. German sniper located him by his hearing him speak.
1870 - 1916

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