Quotes About Famous Last Words

Quotes tagged as "famous-last-words" (showing 1-12 of 12)
James Ellroy
“Tell me anything.
Tell me everything.
Revoke our time apart.
Love me fierce in danger.”
James Ellroy, White Jazz

Ernesto Che Guevara
“Don't Shoot! I'm Che. I'm worth more to you alive than dead!”
Ernesto Che Guevara

“Let all brave Prussians follow me!”
Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin

“They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.”
John Sedgwick

Laura Kreitzer
“There’s nothing to be scared of, right Akhol?”
He said nothing as he stepped toward the rushing water that rolled around a big rock and was swallowed whole by impenetrable darkness.
“Right?” Andrew repeated, his voice swallowed by the sound of rushing water.
Akhol didn’t respond again. He tapped a foot above the water before he stepped in and disappeared beneath the surface in one fluid motion.”
Laura Kreitzer, Abyss

Darlene Gardner
“What could possibly go wrong?”
Darlene Gardner, The Misconception

Roberta Pearce
“Those were my last words. To be listed in some book of quotations, alphabetically after Wilde:

Wilde, Oscar (of the wallpaper in his bedroom): “Either it goes, or I do.”
Wilding, Adelyn (of the gum splooches on the sidewalk): “Ditto.”

Roberta Pearce, Famous Penultimate Words

“I'm waiting for the piece of shit to crawl out from under his rock. If it is who she said it is, then I'll be there to kick the throne from beneath his filthy, lying, murdering backside.” - Nik Driver”

Dennis Liggio
“I don't know how it got to this, but I'm in a war. There's no chance for diplomacy. They want me dead and I don't think I can run from this. Not after what they've done to me. So if this is a war, then I'm going to take the fight to them. I'll raid their lair and I'll kill as many as I can. There seem to be endless numbers of them, but they've got to have a limit. Tonight we'll find out if there are more of them than there is fight in me.”
Dennis Liggio, Support Your Local Monster Hunter

Margaret Drabble
“Fran had from an unsuitably early age been attracted by the heroic death, the famous last words, the tragic farewell. Her parents had on their shelves a copy of Brewer's 'Dictionary of Phase and fable', a book which, as a teenager, she would morbidly browse for hours. One of her favourite sections was 'Dying Sayings', with its fine mix of the pious, the complacent, the apocryphal, the bathetic and the defiant. Artists had fared well: Beethoven was alleged to have said 'I shall hear in heaven'; the erotic painter Etty had declared 'Wonderful! Wonderful this death!'; and Keats had died bravely, generously comforting his poor friend Severn.
Those about to be executed had clearly had time to prepare a fine last thought, and of these she favoured the romantic Walter Raleigh's, 'It matters little how the head lies, so the heart be right'. Harriet Martineau, who had suffered so much as a child from religion, as Fran had later discovered, had stoically remarked, 'I see no reason why the existence of Harriet Martineau should be perpetuated', an admirably composed sentiment which had caught the child Fran's attention long before she knew who Harriet Martineau was. But most of all she had liked the parting of Siward the Dane who had commended his men: 'Lift me up that I may die standing, not lying down like a cow'.”
Margaret Drabble, The Dark Flood Rises

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