Friday, June 17, 2011

Historical Last Words

"Thomas Jefferson"
-John Adams


"To the strongest!"
-Alexander the Great


"Don't ask me how I am! I understand nothing more!"
-Hans Christian Anderson


"Let me die in the old uniform in which I fought my battles for freedom, May God forgive me for putting on another."
-Benedict Arnold (I guess he had a little remorse for his betrayal.)


"I want nothing but death."
-Jane Austen


"Now I can cross the Shifting Sands."
-L. Frank Baum (Referring to the impassable sands surrounding the land of Oz.)


"Just don't leave me alone."
-John Belushi


"Who is it? Who is it?"
-Billie the Kid


"I never should have switched from scotch to martinis."
-Humphrey Bogart


"France, army, Josephine."
-Napoleon Bonaparte


"Tell mother, tell mother, I died for my country...(looks at hands) useless...useless."
-John Wilkes Booth

"I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done."
-John Brown (before being hung for his attack on Harper's Ferry)


"Whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that at least I meant well for my country."
-James Buchanan


"All compound things are subject to breaking up. Strive on with mindfulness."
-Siddhartha Gautama Buddha


"The play is over! Applaud!"
-Augustus Caesar


"I think I'll sleep now."
-George Washington Carver


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


"...it's better to burn out than fade away."
-Kurt Cobain


"More weight."
-Giles Corey (while being crushed during the Salem witch trials because he would not answer the court.)


"Lady, you shot me!"
-Sam Cooke


"Hurrah Boys! Let's get these last few reds then head on back to camp. Hurrah!"
-George Custer


"I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people, the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime."
-Leon Czolgosz (assassin of William McKinley)


"It is nothing...it is nothing..."
-Archduke Franz Ferdinand (whispered to Count Harrach after being shot by Gavrilo Princip)


"I love you."
-Sean Flannagan (spoken to his executioner. Died by lethal injection in 1989.)


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


"A dying man can do nothing easily."
-Benjamin Franklin (when told by his daughter that he may be able to breath easily if he laid on his side.)


"Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? 'French Fries'!"
-James French (said to reporters before he was sent to the electric chair.)


"Hero! A real hero!"
-Genghis Khan


"I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man."
-Che Guevara


"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
-Nathan Hale (American spy, hanged in 1776. Alleged quote.)


"This is a mortal wound, doctor."
-Alexander Hamilton (after being shot by Aaron Burr)

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