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serenity blaze
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0 posted 10-13-2000 09:10 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"on the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia," famous last words of W.C. Fields (or at least that's the rumor)  Anybody else know any good deathbed quotes?  In honor of Friday the 13th, of course!  
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1 posted 10-13-2000 12:28 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

First one a literal death "bed" quote:

quote:
"Yeah, I think I'd rather be fishing"

Jimmy Glass (electrocuted June 12, 1987)

The second, not so literal. (though that could be argued...)

quote:
"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."

Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.
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2 posted 10-13-2000 01:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thanks Chris, lol, I knew you would come through...funny stuff...a little twisted, but I like it that way...
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The only really good one I can think of is one by Emily Dickinson (if I'm wrong someone please correct me!) She was lying on her death bed, everyone thought she was dead, she sat up and said "The fog is rising lets go in" I thought that was quite interesting...


*Being an angel doesn't mean having a halo or wings, it means doing the right thing and wanting to make a difference*

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I just thought of another...I believe it was by Emerson, and it was "I can feel the millipede inside me" I'm still trying to understand that one!

*Being an angel doesn't mean having a halo or wings, it means doing the right thing and wanting to make a difference*

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5 posted 10-13-2000 02:41 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Both good ones...Star...and oddly enough, I could relate to both of them on different levels...lol...thank you.  I HAD some quotes somewhere...sigh...I really MUST learn to direct my files better...
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6 posted 10-13-2000 02:54 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

If you sing country music backwards, you get your job and your wife back.
   --Anon.
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7 posted 10-13-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

"That's obvious."
John Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald as he was traveling by motorcade through the streets of Dallas.  Kennedy was visiting Dallas to help prepare for his coming election campaign.  Many citizens were lining the streets to watch the procession as it passed.  Kennedy had just responded to the Texas governor's wife's comment, "Mr. President, you can't say that Dallas doesn't love you" when the first of Oswald's bullets struck him in the head.
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8 posted 10-13-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

"Go on, get out!  Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!" -- Karl Marx
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"Dying is easy.  Comedy is difficult."
-- Edmund Gwenn , an English stage actor, originally discovered by George Bernard Shaw, who became a Hollywood star in his middle age.  Twice nominated for an Academy Award, he won an Oscar as the Best Supporting Actor in Miracle on 34th Street in his most remembered role as Santa Claus.  Gwenn continued acting well until his eighties.
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10 posted 10-13-2000 03:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Well,  you GO, Reb!!!!  LOL---I forgot you were our "quote dude"---where do ya find this stuff?
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11 posted 10-13-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

just run a search on 'Last Words'

there's tons of sites out there...  
serenity blaze
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12 posted 10-13-2000 03:51 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Oh.  LOL.  Not really so dumb, Reb...just spoiled...everybody generally sends me enough stuff that I never leave my mailbox...ROFL...so...you say there's information out there?  gonna have to try that sometime....
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13 posted 10-13-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

My favorite last words:

"Friends applaud, the comedy is over."-Beetoven

The most well-known last words:

"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

OK, here's a little challenge... who can tell me Einstin's last words??? (or the reason that they aren't well-known)


False gems may shine as brightly as the genuine article, but there are always those who can tell the difference.


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14 posted 10-13-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I can't remember who said it but it went "I always thought God would make an exception in my case"

Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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He did Shawna....ROFL...ooops

HUGS
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I always found this one quite amusing....

"I don't feel good." Luther Burbank

I guess he had some sort of hidden message in his quote 'eh? hehe j/k


*Being an angel doesn't mean having a halo or wings, it means doing the right thing and wanting to make a difference*



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17 posted 10-13-2000 06:46 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis." -Humphrey Bogart.
*Peace
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18 posted 10-13-2000 07:01 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

rofl...you guys are great...thanks.
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If you don't mind S, I found a few really interesting ones...


Francisco "Pancho" Villa "Don't let it end like this.  Tell them I said something."

Eugene O'Neill  "Born in a hotel room--and God damn it--died in a hotel room."

James French "How about this for a headline?  French fries."

George Kelly "My dear, before you kiss me good-bye, fix you hair. It's a mess."

Conrad N. Hilton "Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub."


Johnny Frank Garrett "I'd like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me.  And the rest of the world can kiss my ass."

Thomas de Mahay, Marquis de Favras "I see that you have made three spelling mistakes."

The Marquis de Favras was caught by the radicals of the French Revolution as he plotted to help Louis XVI escape.  Convicted of treason after a two month trial, he was handed his official death sentence by the court clerk as he was led to the scaffold.


sorry for taking up all the room...just found them interestin and thought I'd share.  



*Being an angel doesn't mean having a halo or wings, it means doing the right thing and wanting to make a difference*

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20 posted 10-13-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

"Who put the grease on the grapevine?" - Tarzan
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21 posted 10-14-2000 01:09 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..."
General John B. Sedgwick Last words, 1864

"Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?"
Socrates Last words

Don't mock a person with a high powered rifle and always give your friend his cock back...


Abrahm Simons

"Drained and blue
I bleed for you
You think it's funny, well
You're drowning in it too" - Alice In Chains
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22 posted 10-14-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

"And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first - an attempted suicide."
Chris Hubbock  , who shot herself during a broadcast

"I am about to - or I am going to - die; either expression is used."
Dominique Bouhours  , French grammarian

"Why yes -- a bulletproof vest."
James Rodges  , murderer, on his final request before the firing squad


Abrahm Simons

"Drained and blue
I bleed for you
You think it's funny, well
You're drowning in it too" - Alice In Chains
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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

When asked if he was prepared to die for his beliefs:

"Of course not.  After all, I may be wrong."
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I like that one Trew.




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