Famous death bed quotes

Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2012 12:39 pm
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish dramatist. As he lay dying in Paris

"I feel nothing, apart from a certain difficulty in continuing to exist."
Bernard de Fontenelle (1657-1757), French philosopher.

"Why are you weeping? Did you imagine that I was immortal?"
Louis XIV (1638-1715), Well known French king, as his servants cried for him.

"Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms."
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet

"Why, I did not know we had quarreled."
Henry David Thoreau, when asked by his aunt if he had made his peace with God.

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature. Voltaire

"Turn up the lights, I don't want to go home in the dark."
O. Henry (William Sidney Porter 1862-1910), US story writer

"On the contrary!"
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist on a suggestion he was better,

"Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six."
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian author, comment on the the Russian Orthodox Church

I'm so bored with it all."
Winston Churchill

"Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers."
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), Response from the British poet when asked if he would like some fruit or flowers

"This is no time to make new enemies." - Voltaire, when asked on his deathbed to forswear Satan

What impressed me the most is none showed fear, just resolution.
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2012 03:10 pm
Yes! The acceptance.

My 89 year old mother was just plain tired of it all. She said, 'Well, it this it? Turn out the lights."

I hope my decline is swift and painless.

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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2012 03:57 pm
I went to a former teacher's funeral yesterday. He wrote a few words for the occasion. Among them being.. "Ah funerals, so many people say so many nice things, too bad I'll miss mine by a few days."
There were over a thousand people there to say goodbye.
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