Last Words (somewhat inspired by tasuki :) ) (in Contests)
January 8 2009 1:57 AM EST
I just read a book titled "Looking for Alaska" by John Green. It is currently my favorite book; although I tend to get the feeling after completing every book, this one was particularly touching. An important part of the book is last words said by famous people. I now have a small interest in last words of famous people. I am offering 5,000 CB for last words of people that strike me as intriguing, deep, and/or funny. 100,000 to the best last words (in my opinion, of course). I may throw in even more if I REALLY like it. I'd prefer more deep, thought-provoking last words. But, I'll throw in a bit more of a humorous example.
"Thomas Jefferson still survives."
Ironically, TJ died just before on the same day.
Dylan Thomas "I have just had eighteen whiskeys in a row. I do believe that is a record."
Dominique Bouhours "I am about to -- or I am going to -- die; either expression is used."
John Sedgwick "I'm ashamed of you dodging that way. They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" (killed by Confederate sniper)
Saki "Put that bloody cigarette out." (killed by WWI sniper).
January 8 2009 2:26 AM EST
Don't worry, relax!
-Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister, said to his security staff minutes before being killed by a suicide bomber attack
Ain't no one gonna shoot me.
-Lee Harvey Oswald, died from a gun shot.
This is no time to make new enemies.
-Voltaire, when asked on his deathbed to forswear Satan.
January 8 2009 2:57 AM EST
Rawr (Training Grounds) 126.96.36.199 Lamuness (Mizuno) $5000 -- Voltaire 2:56 AM EST
Rawr (Training Grounds) 188.8.131.52 onlyyouknowThrak (Thing1) $10000 -- Thomas, Sedgwick 2:56 AM EST
January 8 2009 10:13 PM EST
They can't hit us from..... ~A Confederate General.
January 8 2009 10:54 PM EST
Rawr (Training Grounds) 184.108.40.206 ChevelleGod (The Dark Side) $5000 10:52 PM EST
Fun ones so far, but I'm really looking for a deeper, more touching quote I suppose.
Maybe I'm impatient but for such an easy contest (easily googled) I'm ending it due to lack of response. Thanks for the posts.
January 9 2009 9:07 AM EST
"Now I can cross the Shifting Sands" /
o Who: L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz /
o Note: Baum was referring to the Shifting Sands, the impassable desert surrounding the Land of Oz.
"That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted." /
o Who: Lou Costello
January 13 2009 1:39 PM EST
Last Word Quotes that I find at least vaguely funny:
~ D'Annunzo, Gabriele --- "I'm bored. I'm bored."
~ Dean, James --- "That guy's got to stop. . . . He'll see us."
~ Burbank, Luther --- "I don't feel good."
~ Billy the Kid --- "Who is it?"
~ Friedell (Friedmann), Egon --- "Watch out, please."
~ Oswald, Lee Harvey --- "I will be glad to discuss this proposition with my attorney, and that after I talk with one, we could either discuss it with him or discuss it with my attorney if the attorney thinnks it is a wise thing to do, but at the present time I have nothing more to say to you."
~ Pompadour, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise d'Etoiles --- "Wait a second."
~ Roosevelt, Franklin Delano --- "I have a terrific headache."
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. --- ﾓNever felt better.ﾔ
Louis XVII --- ﾓI have something to tell you . . .ﾔ
Chaplin, Charles --- When the priest who was attending him at his bedsite said "May the Lord have mercy on your soul", Chaplin is reported to have replied "Why Not? After all, it belongs to him."
Claudel, Paul --- "Doctor, do you think it could have been the sausage?"
Goldman, Charley --- "Only suckers get hit with right hands."
Chubbock, Christine --- "And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first--an attempted suicide."
Thoreau, Henry David
`Have you made your peace with your God?'
`I never quarreled with my God.'
`But aren't you concerned about the next world?'
`One world at a time.'
(Discussion with his aunt on his deathbed)
Wilde, Oscar --- "Either this wallpaper goes, or I do!"
Henry Plummer --- "You wouldn't hang your own sheriff, would you?" (The vigilantes had no problem doing so.)
Henrik Ibsen --- "On the contrary!" (As Ibsen lay dying in a sanitorium, a nurse brought him some visitors. "Our patient is feeling much better today," she told them. Ibsen woke up, make the exclamation quoted above, and died.)
Last Word Quotes that I find at least vaguely intriguing or deep:
Napoleon --- ﾓI marvel that where the ambitious dreams of myself and of Alexander and of Caesar should have vanished into thin air, a Judean peasantﾗJesusﾗshould be able to stretch his hands across the centuries, and control the destinies of men and nations.ﾔ
Robert Alton Harris --- You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.
Gandhi, Indira --- "I don't mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation." (Said the night before she was assassinated by Sikh militants.)
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald --- "If someone is going to kill me, they will kill me."
Isaac Newton --- "I don't know what I may seem to the world. But to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
Anne Frank --- "And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if . . . there weren't any other people living in the world. "
January 16 2009 9:59 AM EST
"Time will tell my friend, time will tell"
Einstein just before being teleported in the game of Command & Conquer 1
I didn't know Einstein was in the original C&C...
January 16 2009 6:32 PM EST
Kurt "cuckoo clock" Cobain
I have it good, very good, and I'm grateful, but since the age of seven, I've become hateful towards all humans in general. Only because it seems so easy for people to get along that have empathy. Only because I love and feel sorry for people too much I guess.
(DOT DOT DOT)...
I don't have the passion anymore, and so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away.
Peace, love, empathy.
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