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Topic: Famous Last Words
Posted By: bagelofdoom
Subject: Famous Last Words
Date Posted: 31-Dec-2006 at 17:54
After reading Majkes thread regarding the last words of kings, I fell victim to an overwhelming urge to hear ironic or otherwise entertaining last words of historical figures. 

I'll start it out with one that I've always liked:
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance"
-General John Sedgwick at the battle of Antietam, immediately before being hit by a Confederate sharpshooter. 

I apologize if I am repeating another thread, however, I couldn't get the search button to work and didn't feel like digging through the records of every category in which this could pop up. 






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Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 31-Dec-2006 at 20:31
"Thank God I have done my duty."
-Horatio Nelson

"To the strongest!"
-Alexander

"Even you, Brutus, my son?"
-Julius Caesar

"Boy, fetch me my fiddle."
- Rob Roy MacGregor


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Posted By: Paul
Date Posted: 31-Dec-2006 at 22:17
"Crikey! Now Stingray's are bloody dangerous mate, I'll just go and take a look at its tale"

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Posted By: vulkan02
Date Posted: 31-Dec-2006 at 23:18
Executioner: Do you have any last words?

Alfred Rosenberg: "No."


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The beginning of a revolution is in reality the end of a belief - Le Bon
Destroy first and construction will look after itself - Mao


Posted By: Omar al Hashim
Date Posted: 31-Dec-2006 at 23:59
"I wonder what happens if I do this?"

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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2007 at 03:38
Originally posted by Omar al Hashim

"I wonder what happens if I do this?"


LOL Hmmm..wonder if these were the actual last words of any major historical figure...

Some other Famous Last Words:


Jesus Christ (Before Death on Cross) - "It is finished" (Gospel of John, Ch19vs30), "My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?" (Gospels of Matthew - Ch27vs45 - and Mark - Ch15vs34-35), and finally, In the Gospel of Luke Ch23vs36 it says his final words on the cross were "Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit"

Ludwig Van Beethoven
- "Friends applaud, the comedy is over"

Genghis Khan - " Let not my end disarm you, and on no account weep or keen for me, let the enemy be warned of my death"

Joan of Arc - "Hold the cross high so I may see it through the flames!"

Jan Zizka - "Make my skin into drumheads for the Bohemian cause."

James Wolfe - "What, do they run already?  Then I die happy."

Romeo (Fictional) - "Here's to my love!  O true apothecary!
Thy drugs are quick.  Thus with a kiss I die"




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Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2007 at 10:01
Jan Zizka - "Make my skin into drumheads for the Bohemian cause."

Wow, I never could find Zizka's last words. One of the best I have heard so far.


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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2007 at 19:51

..heres a few that may or may not be true, but possibly interesting nonetheless!!...

..George V..King of England, died 1936...
"How is the Empire?"

..Archimedes..Greek mathematician, killed 212BC...to invading soldiers...
"Stand, fellow, from my diagram!"

..Sir Walter Ralegh...about to beheaded in 1618..
"'tis a sharp remedy, but a sure one for all ills"

..Karl Marx...asked if he had a last message to the world..
"Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough"

..Heinrich Himmler..
"I am Heinrich Himmler"

..Socrates..commited suicide in 399BC..
"Crito, i owe a cock to Aslepius. Will you remember to pay the debt?"




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Posted By: Patrinos
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2007 at 20:10
Originally posted by Act of Oblivion

..Archimedes..Greek mathematician, killed 212BC...to invading soldiers...
"Stand, fellow, from my diagram!"


Actually Archimedes said: "Μη μου τους κύκλους τάραττε"(mi mou tous kiklous taratte) and means "Don't disturb my circles" when he experimented something in water.
But I've read your version Act of Oblivion τοο,I don't know which is true.




    

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Kolokotronis


Posted By: Timotheus
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2007 at 21:18
Originally posted by Emperor Barbarossa

Jan Zizka - "Make my skin into drumheads for the Bohemian cause."

Wow, I never could find Zizka's last words. One of the best I have heard so far.



That is the false legend that Pius Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini spread. In fact, it is recorded by the Hussite chroniclers that "making his last will be known he instructed his beloved and faithful brothers and Czechs, Lord Viktorin, Lord Jan Bzdinka Hvezda and Kunes of Belovice that they ought to continue on fighting in love of God and that they should faithfully and without wavering defend God's truths in order to obtain everlasting reward. Then Brother Zizka commended his soul to God and there he died on the Wednesday before St. Gall" (October 11, 1424).


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From each according to his need, to each according to his ability.


Posted By: Tobodai
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2007 at 23:08
"This is funny!"
 
-Doc Holiday, infamous gunfighter.  The Doc was actually a doctor who, upon discovering he had tuburculosis, went out west to live quite a life, was in tons of shootouts and always expected to die in a fight.  He lived through all the shootouts and died of tuburculosis anyway \, hence why it was funny.


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"the people are nothing but a great beast...
I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value."
-Alexander Hamilton


Posted By: Donasin
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 01:18
FDR - "I have a horrible headache..."

Theodore Roosevelt - "Please put out the light, James."



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Posted By: Leonardo
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 03:08
Originally posted by Knights


Ludwig Van Beethoven - "Friends applaud, the comedy is over"

    

Wasn't Augustus?


Posted By: Constantine XI
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 03:34
Augustus' was "Finita la comedia", I believe.

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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 03:36
Good Point. There are a few contradictory sources.
Most Websites say that the last words of Beethoven were "Plaudite, amici, commedia finita est" (Friends applaud, the comedy is over"). However, the last words of Augustus are shrouded with more mystery and legend. Some exclaim that Augustus's last words were something along the lines of "Did I play my role well? If so, then applause, because the comedy is finished". Others state that his last words were "Varus, Varus, give me back my legions" (after Battle of Teutoberg Wald). This is suppose is more of legend. Refutes/Comments welcome!


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Posted By: Kapikulu
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 03:44
"Palestine is Arab"
Saddam Hussein


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Your hope would be enough;
we couldn't find neither;
we made up sorrows for ourselves;
we couldn't be consoled;

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Posted By: Leonardo
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 03:44
If Beethoven really said "Plaudite amici comoedia finita est" probably he was citing Augustus ...
    


Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 03:51
Haha Constantine, beat me to it...

On a side note, some other famous last words:

Hannibal - "Liberemus diuturna cura populum Romanum, quando mortem senis exspectare longum censent" - "Let us ease the Roman people of their continual care, who think it long to await the death of an old man"

Che Guevara - "I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man"

Caligula - "Vivo!" - "I live!"

Lord Horatio Nelson - "Thank God I have done my duty!"

- Knights -


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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 03:52
Originally posted by Leonardo

If Beethoven really said "Plaudite amici comoedia finita est" probably he was citing Augustus ...
    


Yes that's what I would imagine


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Posted By: Yiannis
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 05:55
Originally posted by Patrinos

Originally posted by Act of Oblivion

..Archimedes..Greek mathematician, killed 212BC...to invading soldiers...
"Stand, fellow, from my diagram!"


Actually Archimedes said: "Μη μου τους κύκλους τάραττε"(mi mou tous kiklous taratte) and means "Don't disturb my circles" when he experimented something in water.
But I've read your version Act of Oblivion τοο,I don't know which is true.




    
 
Actually Archimedes was drawing his diagrams in the sand, not water, when the Roman soldiers entered his quarters. He told them to mind his drawings and they promptly slaughtered him.
 
Here're some more, fictional, fmous last worlds:
 
- Sultan: you have any famous last words to say?
- Baron Munchausen (bending on a log, executioner standing over him, waving a sharp axe over his head): Not yet
- Sultan: Not yet!? Is that famous?
 


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Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin


Posted By: Aster Thrax Eupator
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 08:12

Nero Caesar - "What an artist dies with me!"



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2007 at 12:38
Originally posted by Patrinos

Originally posted by Act of Oblivion

..Archimedes..Greek mathematician, killed 212BC...to invading soldiers...
"Stand, fellow, from my diagram!"

Actually Archimedes said: "Μη μου τους κύκλους τάραττε"(mi mou tous kiklous taratte) and means "Don't disturb my circles" when he experimented something in water.
But I've read your version Act of Oblivion τοο,I don't know which is true.


..i am not sure as to the truth, but this one made me chuckle because it sounds like it was translated by an Englishman!!!!....




    

    

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Posted By: TheMysticNomad
Date Posted: 04-Jan-2007 at 05:32
"Groups of guitarists are on the way out."
--British record executive, circa 1962 (in response to a Beatles audition)


Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 04-Jan-2007 at 07:16
"Don't worry its just indigestion" - person having a heart attack and replys to his wife when she whether she should call an ambulance.

"Don't worry its not loaded" - person playing Russian roulette.

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Posted By: Dan Carkner
Date Posted: 04-Jan-2007 at 21:22
Haha I wonder how many of these were actually said.  Maybe just a tiny fraction of them..?!


Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 05-Jan-2007 at 15:04
Originally posted by Dan Carkner

Haha I wonder how many of these were actually said.  Maybe just a tiny fraction of them..?!

True, most "last words" are either dramatized or were never said at all.


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 05-Jan-2007 at 16:03
"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
      - Rene Descartes (1596-1650), "Discours de la Methode

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
   - Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back'

"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed."
    - George Burns (1896-1996)

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
    - Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship."
      - Sharon Stone

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Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: alexandruu
Date Posted: 05-Jan-2007 at 21:13
Originally posted by Act of Oblivion


..Socrates..commited suicide in 399BC..
"Crito, i owe a cock to Aslepius. Will you remember to pay the debt?"

 
LOL
Is this for real ?


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 09-Jan-2007 at 16:25
Originally posted by alexandruu

Originally posted by Act of Oblivion

..Socrates..commited suicide in 399BC.. "Crito, i owe a cock to Aslepius. Will you remember to pay the debt?"

 

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Is this for real ?



..i hope so!!!!...
    
    

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Posted By: ulrich von hutten
Date Posted: 09-Jan-2007 at 16:51
More Light - no, not the last words Thomas A. Edison but of Johann W.
v. Goethe, the german poet!!!


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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 09-Jan-2007 at 23:09
Originally posted by morticia


"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship."
      - Sharon Stone


A nice one. But was it her last Words?


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Posted By: mamikon
Date Posted: 09-Jan-2007 at 23:29
"Am I dying or is is this my birthday?

-Lady Astor


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Posted By: pekau
Date Posted: 10-Jan-2007 at 00:59
    "Forward comrades! . . . Forward in the name of the Rebellion. Long live Animal Farm! Long live comrade Napoleon. Napoleon is always right."

-Boxer, from the Animal Farm

"Wait 'till I have finished my problem!"
-Archimedes, during the Romans beseiging his city. I quote this when my teacher tries to take away my test paper, because I add solutions on the test paper that will solve all the world problems - that is, my unquestioned regime.

"I have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart. I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry this time my people were lead by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge. Germany, good luck."
-Ernest Kaltenbrunner, from the trial

And many more...

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Posted By: the_oz
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2007 at 13:57
which cable i will cut?green or red?

a police officer


Posted By: pekau
Date Posted: 24-Jan-2007 at 15:32
Originally posted by the_oz

which cable i will cut?green or red?

a police officer
 
Cut the purple one.Tongue


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Posted By: EGETÜRK
Date Posted: 29-Jan-2007 at 10:33
-They will go like they arrive-

-Proud to Say to  be Türk-(it is possible that i bad translated)

-The basic principale of the Republic of Türkiye is Great Türk Culture and Turk Heroism

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

After Today,In the Dervish Lodge,in the assembly in the square,no body will speak other language unless Türk

Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey (Mehmet The Karaman) 



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The lands of the of the West may be armored with walls of steel,
But I have borders guarded by the mighty chest of a believer...


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 07-Feb-2007 at 08:04
"I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark"
Thomas Hobbes


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Posted By: PanzerOberst
Date Posted: 21-Jun-2007 at 17:07
lol... loved the one about Sharon Stone, even if it's not her last words.
 
Here's my contribution, I can't recall the exact sentence (I'll check on it and correct it tomorrow) but it goes something like this:
 
"Hurrah boys, we've got them" - George A. Custer at Little Big Horn, as quoted by a bloke with an italian sounding name.


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"If the tanks succeed, then victory follows"
- Heinz W. Guderian


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 02-Jul-2007 at 08:25
'Away with you, last words are for people who have not said enough'. - Karl Marx when prompted for last words.

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Posted By: elenos
Date Posted: 12-Jul-2007 at 21:27
"Such is life."

Last words of Ned Kelly, notorious Australian outlaw, when being hung.


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elenos


Posted By: Kamikaze 738
Date Posted: 13-Jul-2007 at 01:32
"AHHHHH!!!" ~ A soldier charging into death Tongue


Posted By: sunnyspot
Date Posted: 16-Jul-2007 at 00:44
Originally posted by Emperor Barbarossa

"Thank God I have done my duty."-Horatio Nelson"To the strongest!"-Alexander"Even you, Brutus, my son?"-Julius Caesar"Boy, fetch me my fiddle."- Rob Roy MacGregor


ah, thats just gold "boy fetch me my fiddle"


Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 16-Jul-2007 at 03:56
Originally posted by Omar al Hashim

"I wonder what happens if I do this?"
 
Still my favorite by far...LOL


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Women hold their councils of war in kitchens: the knives are there, and the cups of coffee, and the towels to dry the tears.


Posted By: PanzerOberst
Date Posted: 16-Jul-2007 at 16:10
Originally posted by Aelfgifu

Originally posted by Omar al Hashim

"I wonder what happens if I do this?"
 
Still my favorite by far...LOL
 
Yeah LOL


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"If the tanks succeed, then victory follows"
- Heinz W. Guderian


Posted By: Luther
Date Posted: 30-May-2008 at 03:42
"Rosebud"


Posted By: ulrich von hutten
Date Posted: 30-May-2008 at 06:49

My dog didn't bite anyone before. Don't worry...



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Posted By: LeopoldPhilippe
Date Posted: 12-Jun-2015 at 19:50
"After all, tomorrow is another day."     
These words are spoken by Scarlett O'Hara Butler at the end of the 1939 movie Gone With the Wind.


Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 12-Jun-2015 at 20:59
Nostradamus: “Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here.”

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S. T. Friedman


Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it's probably true'



Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 13-Jun-2015 at 03:34
All we will!But not tomorrow I hope.Smile



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