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Last Words of a few


Thomas Jefferson–still survives… ~~ John Adams, US President, d. July 4, 1826 (Actually, Jefferson had died earlier that same day.) This is the last of earth! I am content. ~~ John Quincy Adams, US President, d. February 21, 1848 See in what peace a Christian can die. ~~ Joseph Addison, writer, d. June 17, 1719 Is it not meningitis? ~~ Louisa M. Alcott, writer, d. 1888 Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well–let ’em wait. In response to an attending doctor who attempted to comfort him by saying, “General, I fear the angels are waiting for you.” ~~ Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary general, d. 1789 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 Codeine . . . bourbon. ~~ Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968 How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden? ~~ P. T. Barnum, entrepreneur, d. 1891 I can’t sleep. ~~ James M. Barrie, author, d. 1937 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 Now comes the mystery. ~~ Henry Ward Beecher, evangelist, d. March 8, 1887 In her new book The Most Famous Man in America, author Debby Applegate writes on page 466 that Beecher’s last words in fact were, “You were saying that I could not recover.” Ms. Applegate has not been able to confirm the traditional version of Beecher’s last words. Friends applaud, the comedy is finished. ~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827 I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. ~~ Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957 Josephine… ~~ Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor, May 5, 1821 I am about to — or I am going to — die: either expression is correct. ~~ Dominique Bouhours, French grammarian, d. 1702 Ah, that tastes nice. Thank you. ~~ Johannes Brahms, composer, d. April 3, 1897 Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy. Spoken to her husband of 9 months, Rev. Arthur Nicholls. ~~ Charlotte Bronte, writer, d. March 31, 1855 Beautiful. In reply to her husband who had asked how she felt. ~~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, writer, d. June 28, 1861 Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight. ~~ Lord George Byron, writer, d. 1824 Et tu, Brute? Assassinated. ~~ Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor, d. 44 BC I am still alive! Stabbed to death by his own guards – (as reported by Roman historian Tacitus) ~~ Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor, d.41 AD Don’t let poor Nelly (his mistress, Nell Gwynne) starve. ~~ Charles II, King of England and Scotland, d. 1685 Ay Jesus. ~~ Charles V, King of France, d. 1380 I am dying. I haven’t drunk champagne for a long time. ~~ Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, writer, d. July 1, 1904 The earth is suffocating . . . Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won’t be buried alive. Dying of tuberculosis. ~~ Frederic Chopin, composer, d. October 16, 1849 I’m bored with it all. Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later. ~~ Winston Churchill, statesman, d. January 24, 1965 This time it will be a long one. ~~ Georges Clemenceau, French premier, d. 1929 I have tried so hard to do the right. ~~ Grover Cleveland, US President, d. 1908 That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted. ~~ Lou Costello, comedian, d. March 3, 1959 Goodnight my darlings, I’ll see you tomorrow. ~~ Noel Coward, writer, d. 1973 Damn it . . . Don’t you dare ask God to help me. To her housekeeper, who had begun to pray aloud. ~~ Joan Crawford, actress, d. May 10, 1977 That was a great game of golf, fellers. ~~ Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby, singer / actor, d. October 14, 1977 I am not the least afraid to die. ~~ Charles Darwin, d. April 19, 1882 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 Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain? Minutes before her plane crashed. ~~ Jessica Dubroff, seven-year-old pilot, d. 1996 Adieu, mes amis. Je vais la gloire. (Farewell, my friends! I go to glory!) ~~ Isadora Duncan, dancer, d. 1927 Please know that I am quite aware of the hazards. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. Last letter to her husband before her last flight. KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low. Last radio communiqué before her disappearance. ~~ Amelia Earhart, d. 1937 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 I’ve never felt better. ~~ Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., actor, d. December 12, 1939 I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring. ~~ Richard Feynman, physicist, d. 1988 I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. ~~ Errol Flynn, actor, d. October 14, 1959 A dying man can do nothing easy. ~~ Benjamin Franklin, statesman, d. April 17, 1790 Come my little one, and give me your hand. Spoken to his daughter, Ottilie. ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer, d. March 22, 1832 I know you have come to kill me. Shoot coward, you are only going to kill a man. Facing his assassin, Mario Teran, a Bolivian soldier. ~~ Ernesto “Che” Guevara, d. October 9, 1967 Yes, it’s tough, but not as tough as doing comedy. When asked if he thought dying was tough. ~~ Edmund Gwenn, actor, d. September 6, 1959 God will pardon me, that’s his line of work. ~~ Heinrich Heine, poet, d. February 15, 1856 Turn up the lights, I don’t want to go home in the dark. ~~ O. Henry (William Sidney Porter), writer, d. June 4, 1910 All is lost. Monks, monks, monks! ~~ Henry VIII, King of England, d. 1547 I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. ~~ Thomas Hobbes, writer, d. 1679 I see black light. ~~ Victor Hugo, writer, d. May 22, 1885 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. Killed in error by his own troops at the battle of Chancellorsville during the US Civil War. ~~ General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, d. 1863 Is it the Fourth? ~~ Thomas Jefferson, US President, d. July 4, 1826 Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. From Luke 23:46 ~~ Jesus Christ Does nobody understand? ~~ James Joyce, writer, d. 1941 Why not? Yeah. ~~ Timothy Leary, d. May 31, 1996 Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death. ~~ Franz Leher, composer, d. October 24, 1948 A King should die standing. ~~ Louis XVIII, King of France, d. 1824 Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal? ~~ Louis XIV, King of France, d. 1715 I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms. ~~ Louise, Queen of Prussia, d. 1820 Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers. ~~ Walter De La Mare, writer, d. 1956 Let’s cool it brothers . . . Spoken to his assassins, 3 men who shot him 16 times. ~~ Malcolm X, Black leader, d. 1966 Go on, get out – last words are for fools who haven’t said enough. To his housekeeper, who urged him to tell her his last words so she could write them down for posterity. ~~ Karl Marx, revolutionary, d. 1883 I forgive everybody. I pray that everybody may also forgive me, and my blood which is about to be shed will bring peace to Mexico. Long live Mexico! Long Live Independence! ~~ Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, (Archduke Maximilian of Austria), d. June 11, 1867 Nothing matters. Nothing matters. ~~ Louis B. Mayer, film producer, d. October 29, 1957 It’s all been very interesting. ~~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, writer, d. 1762 I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room – and God damn it – died in a hotel room. ~~ Eugene O’Neill, writer, d. November 27, 1953 Good-bye . . . why am I hemorrhaging? ~~ Boris Pasternak, writer, d. 1959 Get my swan costume ready. ~~ Anna Pavlova, ballerina, d. 1931 I am curious to see what happens in the next world to one who dies unshriven. Giving his reasons for refusing to see a priest as he lay dying. ~~ Pietro Perugino, Italian painter, d. 1523 Lord help my poor soul. ~~ Edgar Allan Poe, writer, d. October 7, 1849 I love you Sarah. For all eternity, I love you. Spoken to his wife. ~~ James K. Polk, US President, d. 1849 Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms. ~~ Alexander Pope, writer, d. May 30, 1744 I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor. ~~ François Rabelais, writer, d. 1553 I have a terrific headache. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage. ~~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President, d. 1945 Put out the light. ~~ Theodore Roosevelt, US President, d. 1919 They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist. . . . Killed in battle during US Civil War. ~~ General John Sedgwick, Union Commander, d. 1864 Sister, you’re trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I’m done, I’m finished, I’m going to die. Spoken to his nurse. ~~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright, d. November 2, 1950 I’ve had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that’s the record . . . ~~ Dylan Thomas, poet, d. 1953 Moose . . . Indian . . . ~~ Henry David Thoreau, writer, d. May 6, 1862 God bless… God damn. ~~ James Thurber, humorist, d. 1961 I feel here that this time they have succeeded. ~~ Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, d. 1940 Don’t worry chief, it will be alright. ~~ Rudolph Valentino, actor, d. August 23, 1926 Woe is me. Me thinks I’m turning into a god. ~~ Vespasian, Roman Emperor, d. 79 AD Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something. ~~ Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, d. 1923 I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have. ~~ Leonardo da Vinci, artist, d. 1519 I die hard but am not afraid to go. ~~ George Washington, US President, d. December 14, 1799 Go away. I’m all right. ~~ H. G. Wells, novelist, d. 1946 Either that wallpaper goes, or I do. ~~ Oscar Wilde, writer, d. November 30, 1900 I am ready. ~~ Woodrow Wilson, US President, d. 1924 Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good! ~~ Florenz Ziegfeld, showman, d. July 22, 1932


One comment on “Last Words of a few

  1. Crystal Jackson
    August 5, 2011

    “Oh shit, is this one way?”

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Palo Duro Canyon and the Sorenson cabin is where we spend tonight. Dubbed the Texas Grand Canyon the second largest canyon in the United States. The first people to inhabit this canyon were the Clovis and Folsom people who hunted large herds of mammoth and giant bison. The cabin was built in the 30’s by the CCC. The first European explorers to come upon the canyon were members of the Coronado expedition in 1541. At that time, the Apache people called the canyon home. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado led 1,500 men in a Thanksgiving celebration in May of 1541, which is the real first Thanksgiving in America. The Apache were later run out by the Comanche and Kiowa tribes, who had the advantage of horses brought over by the Spanish. #palodurocanyon #txparks#getoutside#cabin#explore
Art and travel have some things in common and the more you see the more your mind opens. It was Mark Twain that said :Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. And while Cadillac Ranch wasn’t exactly my kind of art I do appreciate it exists. It’s both ridiculous and iconic and in a way fits into its stark prairie background. It was moved to its current site in 1997 2 miles to the west right off where historic Route 66 once laid. I just hope when they moved it and reburied them nose-first in the ground, it’s still at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. #cadillacranch #amarillo #amarillobymorning #marktwain#noreservations
So after they shut down the entire San Juan Wilderness we headed north. We explored the Rio Grande National Forest. The pictures and video are from the South Fork Rio Grande. These high elevation creeks are where it’s at for me. Hard to wade,hard to cast,the fish are as spooky as they come. But the beauty is unparalleled. Oh and speaking of fish I caught an enormous rainbow.......well that was until he took a sky high run and spit the hook. No pictures just a single tear shed. I’ve got the memories though....
Made it to the top of the Continental Divide and spent some time on the CDT trail. At about 11,400 ft we even had a snowball fight in 70 degree weather with what was left of the snow. We were able to see all this before they shut down the entire San Juan Wilderness for wildfire concerns.#continentaldividetrail #wolfcreekpass#getoutside
Treasure Falls named after a local legend about “a treasure of gold” buried in the mountain the falls plunge from. The main drop is approximately 105’. Located in the San Juan mountains in the Rio Grande National Forest. It’s most definitely a treasure and it has nothing to do with gold. #treasurefalls #riograndenationalforest #sanjuanwilderness #waterfalls#dontgochasingwaterfalls #getoutside#natureisthecure
In the Echo Amphitheater inside the Carson National Forest we hiked to the face and let out our own rallying cry,listening for the returning echos ringing through the desert. A powerful place with an odd feeling of both being both alone but with a distinct sense of someone watching...... Legend has it that In the spring of 1861, some farmers who had come from Iowa to settle and farm in Northern New Mexico were set upon by a band of Navajo. The settlers were taken to the top of the amphitheater and executed. Their blood spilled into the amphitheater, staining its walls. Three years later, when the Navajo were being forced on the “Long Walk” to Bosque Redondo by the U.S. Army, ten Navajo men were killed at the top of the amphitheater in retribution for the earlier deaths. Once again, blood spilled down the walls of the amphitheater. The blood seeped into the pores of the rock and dried and supposedly is still visible today. It is said that in the echoes returned from the cliff’s walls one can hear the anguished cries of the dead, hence its name, #echoampitheater #carsonnationalforest #getoutside#explore#newmexico#walkinginthedesert #onahorsewithnoname
A long...long....long time ago dinosaurs left tracks in the mud of an ancient ocean. (Theropod and Sauropod tracks) we walked and stalked in those very footprints in the Paluxy River in Dinosaur Valley State Park. #dinosaurvalleystatepark #txparks#getoutside#texasparksandwildlife
Backyard bike ride.
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