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Al Angello
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"All things considered, I'de rather be in Philadelphia" is on William Claud Dukenfield's (W.C. Fields) grave stone.
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Goethe, German Poet
"Light, More light!"


This is one of the most often misinterpreted sets of last words in the world. Goethe spoke the German dialect of Frankfurt. The correct translation of his last words is "Light. Give me light."
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Al Angello
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Bill Palmer
U DA MAN. You are the absolute king of useless information.
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How about gravestones. My current favourite

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Mel Blanc's famous th--th--thats all folks!
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My favorite gravestone message was one written by his creditors:

Owen Moore has gone away
Owin' more than he could pay.
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Al Angello;

Didn't you mean, Bill Palmer is the absolute king of usefull information?
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Well I really meant to say Bill is the best source for both useful, and useless information.
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On 2007-01-17 09:29, Al Angello wrote:
"All things considered, I'de rather be in Philadelphia" is on William Claud Dukenfield's (W.C. Fields) grave stone.


That's actually an urban legend, based on the fact that in a 1925 Vanity Fair interview, he proposed that his tombstone should read "Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia." The phrase mutated from there to the form we know today (his actual tombstone just says "W.C. Fields 1880-1946"). His actual last words, as I understand, were these:

"God d*** this whole ****ing world and everyone in it but you, Carlotta."

Carlotta was his mistress, who apparently was at his bedside as he died. I love W.C. Fields....


A few other good last words:

"How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?" - P.T. Barnum

"I am dying. Please... bring me a toothpick." - Alfred Jarry, absurdist playwright

"Is everyone else alright?" - Robert Kennedy

"Don't let me die, I've got so much to do." - Huey Long

"Die, my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do!" - Groucho Marx

"Drink to me!" - Pablo Picasso

"I just had eighteen straight scotches. I think that's the record...After thirty-nine years, this is all I've done." - Dylan Thomas

"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something." - Pancho Villa
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I, too, used to "collect" gravestone epitaphs. My personal favorite, which still touches my heart is:

We loved this tender little one
and would have wished her stay
But let our Father's will be done
She shines in endless day

Clara Macy Peas, 8 years old.

Can't remember when she died, but it was in a cemetary from the 1800's.
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All though not famous, rich or powerful, my dad's last words were: I'm tired, I'm ready to go home now. Then he kissed my mother good night, told her he loved her and drifted off to sleep.
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"Strive on with diligence."

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This may have been posted already, but:

"Dying is easy, comedy is hard."

Sir Donald Wolfit (British actor and director)

(and has been wrongly attributed to Edwin Booth and several others)
"Ars longa, vita brevis." (Life is short, the art so long to learn) -Hippocrates
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