Literature's most memorable last words

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Literature's most memorable last words

Postby tomthorne » 06 Aug 2010, 11:35

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery ... 30&index=8

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.
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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

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Note to self: STFU.
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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

Postby TheGingerMan » 07 Aug 2010, 12:34

"I've had 18 straight whiskies . . . I think that's the record."
~~~Dylan Thomas

"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
"Turne ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope,
even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee:"

~~~ZECHARIAH 9:12

"Or fill high hawkfell of my hand,
with skalds reward for skilled word?"

~~~Egill Skallagrimssøn, c.974


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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

Postby Charlie Jack » 08 Aug 2010, 00:27

"Only one man ever understood me. And he didn't understand me."--Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher

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"I am about to -- or I am going to -- die: either expression is used."--Dominique Bouhours, essayist

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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

Postby elektronisk » 08 Aug 2010, 23:49

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

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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

Postby tomthorne » 08 Aug 2010, 23:54

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

:wink:


According to who?
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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

Postby Dougster » 09 Aug 2010, 00:37

matthew, mark, luke and john?
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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

Postby elektronisk » 09 Aug 2010, 01:14

tomthorne wrote:
elektronisk wrote:“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - jesus

:wink:


According to who?


You said "Literature". :lol:

BTW, is it who or whom?
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Re: Literature's most memorable last words

Postby tomthorne » 09 Aug 2010, 07:47

elektronisk wrote:
tomthorne wrote:
elektronisk wrote:“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - jesus

:wink:


According to who?


You said "Literature". :lol:

BTW, is it who or whom?


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