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Best Last Words

I know I already posted today, but I'm having a good Random Trivia Day and this is too much fun not to share:

Best Last Words

-- Tallulah Bankhead

How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?
-- P. T. Barnum

I can't sleep.
-- James M. Barrie

Now comes the mystery.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
-- Ludwig van Beethoven

I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
-- Humphrey Bogart

I am about to -- or I am going to -- die: either expression is correct.
-- Dominique Bouhours (grammarian)

Ah, that tastes nice. Thank you.
-- Johannes Brahms

I am still alive!
-- Gaius Caligula

Ay Jesus.
-- Charles V, King of France

I am dying. I haven't drunk champagne for a long time.
-- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

I'm bored with it all.
-- Winston Churchill

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

That was a great game of golf, fellers.
-- Bing Crosby

I must go in, the fog is rising.
-- Emily Dickinson

I've never felt better.
-- Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring.
-- Richard Feynman (physician)

God will pardon me -- that's his line of work.
-- Heinrich Heine

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

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

Does nobody understand?
-- James Joyce

Why not? Yeah.
-- Timothy Leary

A king should die standing.
-- Louis XVIII, King of France

I am a queen, but I have not the power to move my arms.
-- Louise, Queen of Prussia

I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room - and God damn it - died in a hotel room.
-- Eugene O'Neill

Why am I hemorrhaging?
-- Boris Pasternak

Get my swan costume ready.
-- Anna Pavlova (ballerina)

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

I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor.
-- François Rabelais

I have a terrific headache.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist--
-- General John Sedgwick (Union commander)

I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record...
-- Dylan Thomas

-- Henry David Thoreau

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

Woe is me. Me thinks I'm turning into a god.
-- Vespasian

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

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