Literature's most memorable last words

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I hadn’t heard any of these before, apart from Kafka’s. Chekhov’s made me smile. I found Virginia Woolf’s last words quite touching.

Any other famous last words (not necessarily from the world of literature)? George V’s ‘Bugger Bognor’ or Bogart’s ‘I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis’ spring to mind.

Note to self: STFU.

The end.

“I’ve had 18 straight whiskies . . . I think that’s the record.”


"Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers".
~~~ Walter De La Mare

"I must go in, the fog is rising."
~~~ Emily Dickinson

"Go away. I'm all right."
~~~ H. G. Wells

“Only one man ever understood me. And he didn’t understand me.”–Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher

“I am dying, as I have lived, beyond my means.”–Oscar Wilde

“I am about to – or I am going to – die: either expression is used.”–Dominique Bouhours, essayist

“Goodbye, everybody!”–Hart Crane

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - jesus

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[quote=“elektronisk”]“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - jesus

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According to who?

matthew, mark, luke and john?

[quote=“tomthorne”][quote=“elektronisk”]“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - jesus

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According to who?[/quote]

You said “Literature”. :laughing:

BTW, is it who or whom?

[quote=“elektronisk”][quote=“tomthorne”][quote=“elektronisk”]“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - jesus

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According to who?[/quote]

You said “Literature”. :laughing:

BTW, is it who or whom?[/quote]

Whom, I think. I find it a weird word. Don’t like the sound of it.

He’s on a coin flip at the moment, so the odds aren’t too bad.

Not my favorite work of literature. It’s only in Matthew and Mark.