Last words are –more often than not- a sad thing to hear. However, in most cases it seems they end up reflecting the personality of the one on the death bed. Here are some of my favourite 10 last words that famous people have uttered.


Put out the bloody cigarette!!

Who: Saki, to a fellow officer while in a trench during World War One, for fear the smoke would give away their positions. He was then shot by a German sniper who had heard the remark.


To the strongest!

Who: Alexander the Great, In response to his generals asking the heirless Alexander which one of them would get control of the empire.


Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight.

Who: Lord Byron


LSD, 100 micrograms I.M.

Who: Aldous Huxley to his wife. She obliged and he was injected twice before his death.


I’m so bored with it all.

Who: Winston Churchill, before slipping into a coma and dying nine days later.


A dying man can do nothing easily.

Who: Benjamin Franklin. As he lay dying, his daughter suggested that if he lay on his side, he could breathe easier.


Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around!

Who: Carl Panzram, serial killer, shortly before he was executed by hanging


Goodnight my kitten.

Who: Ernest Hemingway. Spoken to his wife before committing suicide.


Es ist gut. [German: It is good.]

Who: Immanuel Kant


Pardon me, sir. I did not do it on purpose.

Who: Queen Marie Antoinette after she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner as she went to the guillotine.


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