FAMOUS LAST WORDS
There are so many people who never got to say what they wanted to before they expired.
These are last words attributed to many famous people and they are interesting.
“Am I dying or is this my birthday?”
When she woke briefly during her last illness and found all her family around her bedside.
~~ Lady Nancy Astor, d. 1964
“Nothing, but death.”
When asked by her sister, Cassandra, if there was anything she wanted.
~~ Jane Austen, writer, d. July 18, 1817 writer of Emma, Mansfield Park, pride and prejudice and others.
“Codeine . . . Bourbon.”
~~ Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968
“Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I’m happy.”
~~ Ethel Barrymore, actress, d. June 18, 1959
“Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.”
~~ John Barrymore, actor, d. May 29, 1942
“I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace.”
~~ Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, d.1170
“I am about to — or I am going to — die: either expression is correct.”
~~ Dominique Bouhours, French grammarian, d. 1702
“Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.”
~~ Charlotte Bronte, writer, d. March 31, 1855, Spoken to her husband of 9 months, Rev. Arthur Nicholls. Upon the death of her brother and sister she wrote; There’s little joy in life for me, And little terror in the grave; I’ve lived the parting hour to see of one I would have died to save.
“My God. What’s happened?”
~~ Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales, d. August 31, 1997
“I must go in, the fog is rising.”
~~ Emily Dickinson, poet, d. 1886
“It is very beautiful over there.”
~~ Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, d. October 18, 1931
“No, I shall not give in. I shall go on. I shall work to the end.”
~~ Edward VII, King of Britain, d. 1910
“All my possessions for a moment of time.”
~~ Elizabeth I, Queen of England, d. 1603
“Oh, do not cry – be good children, and we will all meet in heaven.”
~~ Andrew Jackson, US President, d. 1845
“Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees.”
~~ General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, d. 1863
Killed in error by his own troops at the battle of Chancellorsville during the US Civil War.
“Is it the Fourth?”
~~ Thomas Jefferson, US President, d. July 4, 1826
Luke 23:34 Jesus kept saying, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”
Luke 23:43 Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Luke 23:46 Then Jesus cried out with a loud voice and said, “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.” After he said this, he breathed his last.
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age.”
They spoke all, Kings, Queens, Presidents, Poets, Generals and inventors but the one who stands above all is the one who rose from the dead and lives today and still speaks to the hungry heart.