Most of you must have read Looking for Alaska (one of my favourite novels, I recommend it). If you’ve read it, I’m sure you can relate to the title. For those of you who haven’t read it, this may seem new, but it’s absolutely funny and interesting. Here are a few people, and their famous last words.
Blues singer Bessie Smith died saying “I’m going, but I’m going in the name of Lord.”
Song composer Jean-Philippe Rameau opposed to a song sung beside him while sleeping, and he said “What the devil do you mean to sing to me, priest? You are out of tune.”
Nostradamus predicted, “Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here.” He was right. Although God knows whether he was talking about his death or just relocating to another town, hahaha.
For those of you who are interested in history, particularly the chapter French Revolution, know that Marie Antoinette was the wife of Louis sixteen. On her way to the guillotine (a machine, that like, severs your head off as a punishment), she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner, hence her last words were “Pardonnez-moi, monsieur” which, translated into English is, Excuse me, mister/ sir…
Sir Isaac Newton was humble, he said, “I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” He believed that there is more to science and physics than just what he discovered.
Leonardo da Vinci was modest as well. His last words were, “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” Wow. Was he modest or sarcastic? As if Mona Lisa isn’t good enough.
James was a murderer, which is why he was put in front of a firing squad in Utah, and upon being asked what his last request was, he said, “Bring me a bullet-proof vest.” Shame he didn’t get one.
Cheers to the man, he was the one who wrote the Sherlock Holmes series. Well, when he was 7, he sat in his garden, turned to his wife and said: “You are wonderful”. Then clutched his chest, and died.
Fields was an actor and comedian, who died in 1946. Just before dying, he said, “God damn the whole friggin’ world and everyone in it but you, Carlotta.” And guess who Carlotta Monti was! HIS LONGTIME…MISTRESS.
Blues guitarist Leadbelly said, “Doctor, if I put this here guitar down now, I ain’t never gonna wake up.” And what are the odds that he was right? He was.