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Final Words

Post by JollyMon66 »

MSN ran a morbidly interesting slide show today on the last words reportedly uttered by a number of famous people. I pulled a few of them out but you can view all of the rest of them at:


http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Famous-l ... &GT1=36010


George Washington (12/14/1799)
Historians disagree on these
* "It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go."
* "I am just going. Have me decently buried; and don't let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead. Do you understand?
* "'Tis well, 'Tis well."

John F. Kennedy (11/22/1963)
"If someone is going to kill me, they will kill me," (on arriving in Dallas in 1963).

Elvis (8/16/1977)
"I hope I haven't bored you," (ending his last press conference).
Other reports say his last words were: "Okay, I won't" (last words spoken to Ginger Alden, who told him on the way to the bathroom not to "fall asleep in there.")

James Dean (9/30/1955)
"That guy's got to stop ... he'll see us."

Frank Sinatra (5/14/1998)
"I'm losing." Other sources say, "I'm losing it." (according to Nancy Sinatra)

Edgar Allen Poe (10/7/1849)
"Lord, help my poor soul."

John Lennon (12/8/1980)
"Yes, I am," (while sitting in a police car on the way to a hospital, after officers asked him if he were John Lennon)

Bob Marley (5/11/1981)
"Money can't buy life." (to oldest son Ziggy Marley)

Bobby Kennedy (6/5/1968)
"Is everyone else all right?" (whispered to his wife).

Babe Ruth (8/16/1948)
"I'm going over the valley."

Al Capone (1/25/1947)
"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can get with a kind word alone."
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Re: Final Words

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You left out a very important one.

Anonymous Texan

"Ya'll hold my beer and watch this."
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pair8head wrote:You left out a very important one.

Anonymous Texan

"Ya'll hold my beer and watch this."
Sooo, you've been to TX??? :lol: :lol:

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pair8head wrote:You left out a very important one.

Anonymous Texan

"Ya'll hold my beer and watch this."

Yes - I've seen that attributed to "notable redneck quotes". I have also seen than credited to New Yorkers on the Garden State Parkway so it just might be a widely used phrase :lol:
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JollyMon66 wrote:
pair8head wrote:You left out a very important one.

Anonymous Texan

"Ya'll hold my beer and watch this."

Yes - I've seen that attributed to "notable redneck quotes". I have also seen than credited to New Yorkers on the Garden State Parkway so it just might be a widely used phrase :lol:
I'm thinkin the version heard on the GSP does NOT contain the word "Ya'll" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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"There aren't enough Indians in the world that can defeat the 7th Cavalry."
- George Armstrong Custer

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green1 wrote:"There aren't enough Indians in the world that can defeat the 7th Cavalry."
- George Armstrong Custer
I thought his last words were, "Where did all these Indians come from?"
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Can't forget the immortal words of Socrates who said "I drank what?". At least that's what Chris Knight from Real Genius seems to think he said.
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"oops"

I actually know someone whose father uttered that as his last word. He was on the roof of a 2 story house and took one step too far. Her brother heard "oops" turned around and dad wasn't there. Unfortunately the fall killed dad.
Well...(said in my best Bubba voice) I've been on sabbatical.

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My gravestone is going to say

I told Dr. Paul A. Smith that I was sick!

I've told him for years that there's something wrong with me, but he insists that I'm fine . . . :-?
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"Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." -- Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

"Strike the Tent." General Robert E. Lee

"The flag! The flag!" Major General Gouverneur K. Warren
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One of my favorites:

"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do." ~ Oscar Wilde

as he lay dying in a rundown Parisian hotel in 1900.

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pair8head wrote:
green1 wrote:"There aren't enough Indians in the world that can defeat the 7th Cavalry."
- George Armstrong Custer
I thought his last words were, "Where did all these Indians come from?"
Shortly after Custer's Last Stand, Pres. Grant commissioned a famous artist to create a painting depicting the battle. The artist demanded that he be able to work in secrecy and not allow anyone to see the painting until it was completed. He worked for many weeks, making sure every detail was accurate. A public unveiling was planned for when the painting was finally complete.

On the appointed day, Pres. Grant, and many other high ranking government officials, anxiously awaited the unveiling. Finally, the arist revealed his work to the assembled crowd. It consisted of Custer's army surrounded by cattle with halos and many, many Indians having sex. The President was outraged, the crowd was horrified. How could something like this be an accurate depiction of Custer's Last Stand? The artist explained his motivation. "The painting shows what was possibly one of Gen. Custer's final thoughts on that fateful day. "Holy cow!!! Look at all those f**king Indians.""

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"Yes, you can tell Carnegie I'll meet him. Tell him I'll see him in Hell, where we both are going."

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"No Son, that gun's not lo..."

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SchoolGirlHeart wrote:"Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." -- Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

"Strike the Tent." General Robert E. Lee

"The flag! The flag!" Major General Gouverneur K. Warren
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." — Major General John Sedgwick, USA, at the Battle of Spotsylvania (1864). Seconds later, he took a bullet below his left eye.
(in his defense, the Confederate troops were something like 1000 yards away at the time)
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Bicycle Bill wrote:
SchoolGirlHeart wrote:"Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." -- Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

"Strike the Tent." General Robert E. Lee

"The flag! The flag!" Major General Gouverneur K. Warren
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." — Major General John Sedgwick, USA, at the Battle of Spotsylvania (1864). Seconds later, he took a bullet below his left eye.
(in his defense, the Confederate troops were something like 1000 yards away at the time)


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With the invention of the "minie ball" in the late 1840's and it's heavy use in the Civil War - muzzleloading rifles could be shot accurately over many hundreds of yards. Kills were reported by Civil War snipers at a 1,000...even 1,200 yards. I believe Union General John Reynolds (native of my home town of Lancaster PA) was shot early on at Getteysburg in a similar manner.

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ph4ever wrote:"oops"

I actually know someone whose father uttered that as his last word. He was on the roof of a 2 story house and took one step too far. Her brother heard "oops" turned around and dad wasn't there. Unfortunately the fall killed dad.

:( :( :( ((((Connie)))

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What Bobby Kennedy said brought tears to my eyes. gah.
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