“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.”
“I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it.2
“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.”
Charles de Gaulle
“I am become death, shatterer of worlds.”
Robert J. Oppenheimer (quoting from the Bhagavadgita) after witnessing the world’s first nuclear explosion.
“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.”
“After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.”
Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato. 234BC-149BC)
“He would make a lovely corpse.
“I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”
“In the long run we are all dead.”
John Maynard Keynes
“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?”
“Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. What kind of man would live where there is no daring? And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure? Is there a better way to die?”
Charles Lindbergh Jr.
“In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
Famous Last Words
“I don’t feel good.”
“Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.”
Voltaire in response to a priest asking him to renounce Satan.
“Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.”
“I think you're right, Wyatt. I can't see a god damn thing.”
Morgan Earp, American policeman, finally accepting his brothers refusal to believe in life after death.
“Give back everything to………………..”
Peter The Great, Tsar of Russia
“Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?”
Last words of Socrates
“Go away... I'm alright.”
Last words of H. G. Wells
“Friends applaud, the comedy is over.”
Last words of Ludwig von Beethoven (the comedy wasn't his life, he was referring to the ministrations of a priest, who his family insisted on letting in to perform the last rites for Beethoven, who was an atheist.)
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