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 Post subject: Famous last words
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:10 am 
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Hey all!

I thought it might be fun to find some famous and/or humorous last words. Like These:

"What does this button do?"
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"Good-bye. I'm leaving because I'm bored"
George Saunders

What have you?

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"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distan..."
Last words of Gen. Reynolds, battle of Gettysburg.

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Abelard, Peter (1079-1142)
"I don't know."
Peter Abelard was the most noted philosopher of the first half of the 12th century. I guess its pretty bizzar that his last words would be "i don't know"

Astor, Lady Nancy Witcher Langhorne (1879-1964)
"Am I dying or is is this my birthday?"

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God, please forgive me for my sins, I never meant them...... 8)

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'Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.'

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"I don't feel good." Luther Burbank

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My favorite is one you have all heard. It's not funny, but I like it a lot.
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country"
The exact quote and who ACTUALLY said it are debated, but I love the quote any ways.

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Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!"

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No, it's not loaded.
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Cut the blue cable, not red.
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"Amen"
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"Great,and i thought i was going to attend the funrel of Mr.joe beer tomorrow"

Note-:Mr joe beer Is a random name chosen for the quote so no body alive or dead be hurt by this quote,because you may chose it as excuse to grab another bottle of beer,don't ya. :wink:

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YinYangSearcher wrote:
My favorite is one you have all heard. It's not funny, but I like it a lot.
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country"

But what I really regret is that I'm giving it now!"
And then began the groveling. ~ America (the book)

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Thanks Gil. I have never heard that before. That's kind of funny.

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My favorite is one you have all heard. It's not funny, but I like it a lot.
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country"
The exact quote and who ACTUALLY said it are debated, but I love the quote any ways.


It is attributed to Nathan Hale, but what he actually said is in dispute. A British officer at Hale's hanging did not report those words but said that "He behaved with great composure and resolution...."

A 1777 newspaper article reported Hale as saying that "if he had ten thousand lives, he would lay them all down, if called to it, in defence of his injured, bleeding country." Four years later another newspaper story quoted Hale's last words as: `"... my only regret is, that I have not more lives than one to offer in its service."

Hale's more famous words were first reported by General William Hull (1848), a friend of Hale's who was not at the hanging. Hull claimed he heard it from a British officer.

The words were probably inspired by Joseph Addison, a popular playwright at the time. Addison's play Cato (1713) included the line, "What a pity is it/That we can die but once to serve our country!" Hale, a schoolteacher, was known to be familiar with Addison's works.


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