Infamous last words

The last words in a lifetime are significant just for that fact. Many important people have carefully selected them; in some other cases death took them a little by surprise. Some last words sum up a life’s path, some… well, some are just silly. Some are totally true, the rest, perhaps a little suspicious. Let’s take a look:

“Je vais ou je vas mourir, l’un et l’autre se dit ou se disent”
(Translation: “I am about to — or I am going to — die: either expression is correct”)

Dominique Bouhours
(a French grammarian)

“LSD, 100 micrograms I.M.”

Aldous Huxley
(in a note to his wife – she obliged and he was injected twice before his death)

“Put out the bloody cigarette!”

Saki, AKA Hector Hugh Munro
(spoken to a fellow officer while in a trench during World War One, for fear the smoke would give away their positions. He was then shot by a German sniper who had heard the remark)

“¡Carajo, un balazo!”
(Translation: “Damn! A bullet!”)

Antonio José de Sucre
(after being shot while riding his horse in the Colombian jungle on his way home. He was said to have been a fine gentleman who had never cursed until that day, according to Ricardo Palma’s “Tradiciones en Salsa Verde”)

“That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted”

Lou Costello

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