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
-- 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.
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
-- Pancho Villa
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.
-- Oscar Wilde