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."
"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.
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.
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.