For the Global Thinker

Monday, August 15, 2011

...the last sentence

The last words they spoke...

"I'll finally get to see Marilyn." 

Joe DiMaggio talking about his former wife Marilyn Monroe

"Remember, the death penalty is murder."

Robert Drew 
Executed in Texas on August 2nd, 1994
      (If your read the statement above, you'll find out that he was actually innocent)

"Please don't leave me.  Please don't leave me."

Chris Farley 1964-1997
Said to a prostitute as she left his hotel room following a weekend-long drug and sex binge. When she turned around, Chris Farley had collapsed. 

 Eugene O'Neill 1888-1953 Writer

As O'Neill was dying at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston, he whispered the words: "I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room, and God damn it, died in a hotel room."

 Before dying of a stroke, Thomas Hobbes whispered...
"I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark."

"You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper." 

Robert Alton Harris was a career criminal and murderer who was executed in San Quentin's Gas Chamber in 1992.

"Gentlemen, I bid you farewell..." 

Said English violinist Wallace Hartley to his bandmates. Seconds later the Titanic sank.  1878-1912
  • Note: One survivor who clambered aboard distinctly heard Hartley say these words before he and the band were swept off the deck by the sea.

 "No you certainly can't."

This was said in reply to Nellie Connelly, wife of Governor John Connelly, commenting "You certainly can't say that the people of Dallas haven't given you a nice welcome, Mr. President."  Moments later he was assassinated.
John F. Kennedy 1917-1963

A note by found by Mark Twain's death bed read...

"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 unloved."

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