Many times people are remembered for what they did, wrote or said in their lives. Sometimes it is the last words spoken that reveal the most about the individual’s character. The following are a few “last words” spoken by famous individuals.
Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well--let 'em wait.
In response to an attending doctor who attempted to comfort him by saying, "General, I fear the angels are waiting for you."
~~ Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary general, d. 1789
~~ Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor, May 5, 1821
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827
How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden today?
~~ P. T. Barnum, entrepreneur, d. 1891
Codeine . . . bourbon.
~~ Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968
Et tu, Brute?
~~ Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor, d. 44 BC
I'm bored with it all.
Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later.
~~ Winston Churchill, statesman, d. January 24, 1965
My God. What's happened?
~~ Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales, d. August 31, 1997
Said screaming after waking up from sleeping.
~~ Elizabeth I, Queen of England, d. 1603
Get my swan costume ready.
~~ Anna Pavlova, ballerina, d. 1931