Famous Last Words

Quotabulary Staff Nov 1, 2018
Keep reading further if you are interested to know the famous last words that people of importance uttered on their deathbeds.
Last words are spoken at that juncture of human life when he is about to lose the precious gift of life. So whatever he says is the extract of his experience, and is always full of wisdom that he gained through all these years. Here is a compilation of the last words of some famous people.

Last words of Famous People

"Et tu, Brute?"
- Julius Caesar said this when Brutus who was seemingly his friend and a trusted noble struck him.

"Am I dying, or is this my birthday?"
- Lady Nancy Astor said this when she woke for a short time during her last illness, and found all her family around her bedside.
"Nothing, but death."
- Jane Austen said this when her sister asked her whether she wanted something.

"I can't sleep."
- James M. Barrie

"Friends applaud, the comedy is finished."
- Ludwig van Beethoven

"Josephine ... "
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"I am about to - or I am going to - die: either expression is correct."
- Dominique Bouhours, being a famous grammarian, it is not very peculiar of him to say this.

"Beautiful."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning said this when her husband, Robert Browning had asked how she felt.

"Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight."
- Lord George Byron
"I am still alive!"
- Gaius Caligula was a Roman Emperor; he said this when his own guards stabbed him to death.

"I am dying. I haven't drunk champagne for a long time."
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

"Damn it . . . Don't you dare ask God to help me."
- Joan Crawford, who was an actress said this to her housekeeper who had begun to pray aloud.
"The earth is suffocating . . . Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive."
- Frederic Chopin was a composer and he said these words as his last words. He died of Tuberculosis.

"I'm bored with it all."
- Winston Churchill, who was a statesman, said this before slipping into a coma. He died nine days later.
"I am not the least afraid to die."
- Charles Darwin

"I must go in, the fog is rising."
- Emily Dickinson

"It is very beautiful over there."
- Thomas Alva Edison

"Turn up the lights, I don't want to go home in the dark."
- O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)
"I see black light."
- Victor Hugo

" To the strongest!"
- Alexander the Great, said this to his generals, who asked which one of them should be the heir to Alexander's throne, since he did not have an heir, so Alexander replied that the strongest one should get it.

"Does nobody understand?"
- James Joyce
"Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death."
- Franz Leher

"Waiting, are they? Waiting, are they? Well, let 'em wait!"
- Ethan Allen said this after he was shot, and a doctor told him that the angels were waiting for him.
"No."
- Alexander Graham Bell said this when he was dying, and his wife whispered in his ears a plea not to leave her.

"I'm going away tonight ... "
- James Brown
After reading these famous last words, it feels like when people are about to die they already have faint knowledge of the end that is coming, and thus express their delight, sorrow that they feel since they would be separated from their loved ones, dejection, and ultimately resignation in their last few words.