Famous Last Words


Samuel Johnson – ‘Iam moriturus’ (I who am about to die)

Lord Byron – ‘Come, come, no weakness; let’s be a man to the last!’

Emily Dickinson – ‘I must go in, the fog is rising’

Robert Louis Stevenson – ‘What’s that? Do I look strange?’

Anton Chekhov – ‘It’s a long time since I drank champagne’

Mark Twain – ‘Death, the only immortal, who treats us alike, whose peace and refuge are for all. The soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved’

Leo Tolstoy – ‘We all reveal … our manifestations … This manifestation is over … That’s all’

Franz Kafka – ‘Dearest Max, my last request: Everything I leave behind me … in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters (my own and others’), sketches, and so on, (is) to be burned unread’

Virginia Woolf – ‘I feel certain that I’m going mad again …’

James Joyce – ‘Does nobody understand?’

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