Thursday, December 28, 2006

Famous Last Words, TT # 14

My husband recently quoted Poncho Villa's and Joan Crawford's last words which I thought were funny and interesting... So here are
Thirteen Famous Last Words

1. Pablo Picasso- "Drink to me!"

2. Thomas Edison- "It's very beautiful over there."

3. Charlie Chaplin- When the priest, who was attending him on his deathbed, said "May the Lord have mercy on your soul," Chaplin quickly replied, "Why not? After all, it belongs to him."

4. Leo Tolstoy- "Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six."

5. Karl Marx- "Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!"

6. Ludwig van Beethoven-"Friends applaud, the comedy is finished."

7. Humphrey Bogart- "I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."

8. Joan Crawford- "Damn it . . . Don't you dare ask God to help me."
To her housekeeper, who had begun to pray aloud.

9. Pancho Villa- "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."

10. George Bernard Shaw- "Dying is easy, comedy is hard."

11. Anna Pavlova, ballerina- "Get my swan costume ready."

12. Florenz Ziegfeld, broadway producer- "Curtain! Fast music! Lights! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good. The show looks good."

13. Isaac Newton- "I don't know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

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maggie said...

Great TT

Happy New Year!

scribbit said...

I love this! It sure shows their personalities in those final moments. Leave it to Tolstoy to still be deep even in the throws of death.

local girl said...

LOL! I like the Joan Crawford one. Was that from Mommy Dearest?

How did your girls like their Elmo? GG actually found hers in my closet a week before Christmas! I had to explain that Santa ran out of them so I bought one for her. LOL!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

I loved your list. Mine is about influential Americans so our lists sort of compliment each other. Now, how did we plan that?

I found Newton's final words very interesing.

Amy The Black said...

How strange. Just today I was reading about Edison and learned is last words. And then, later, I read your Thursday 13. BTW: Great idea for a TT. Wish I thought of it myself!

Chickadee said...

Ohhh, I really like #13.

Have a good New Year!

My 13 is up. I moved my blog and this is my first 13 in my new digs.

Christine said...

Great idea for a TT!
I found 4,10 and 13 very interesting, but my favorite is the George Bernard Shaw comment.

Wishing you the best in 2007!
Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is a great list! Pancho Villa -- "Tell them I said something." That is funny, but it makes me think we should get our final words all figured out ahead of time.

My first TT is up at my place.

my 2 cents said...

Very interesting list! I like.

s@m said...

Great list!

Happy TT!

And I really like your template! Very festive!

becky said...

Interesting list. Happy TT & have a blessed new year.

Teena said...

Ha! A great list!

My TT13 is up too :)

tiggerprr said...

Great TT! I love reading what other people said. I'm a quote junkie. sorry I'm here late, spending an afternoon with your hubby sure does put a kink in one's blog time. LOL ;)

Tink said...

Wonderful TT and very interesting! Thanks for visiting my TT. All the best to you and yours for the new year!