History books are fully loaded with the last words the world was privileged to hear from prominent personalities. From Margaret Sanger’s “let’s have a part” to the late Sir Winston Churchill’s “I’m bored with it all”; these last words still hold a lot of weight even to the current generation. The words have been quoted in multiple speeches, translated in world languages, and referred to in many occasions.
Nonetheless, we the common folks tend to adopt a little more sentimental words when the time to bid goodbye to the friends and family we loved comes. A Perfect Choice Funerals survey revealed that 83% of the people sampled left their loved ones with words of wisdom as they took their last bow on their death beds.
Here is the list of the last words said by people on their dying beds to family members and friends:
- Steve Jobs
Mona, Steve Job’s sister revealed that the legendary investor’s last words were “Oh wow, Oh wow. Oh wow”.
- Frank Sinatra
“I’m losing it”
- William Seward (former US secretary of state)
“Nothing, only ‘love one another.’”
- Margaret Sanger
“A party! Let’s have a party.”
- Isaac newton
The great scientist, Isaac Newton saw a humble death. While on his dying bed, Sir Isaac Newton said, “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 in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
- Johnny Ace
Ace died while playing with a pistol in his hands. His last words were; “I’ll show you that it won’t shoot.”
- Leonardo da Vinci
The famous art guru died saying, “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”
- O. O. McIntyre
McIntyre was an American journalist who passed on at age 53. On his dying bed, the iconic reporter told his wife Maybelle: “Snooks, will you please turn this way. I like to look at your face.”
- Eugene O’Neil
It is such a coincidence that Eugene O’Neil was born in a hotel room in Broadway Hotel (the present Times Square) and also breathed his last in a Boston hotel at the age of 65. Eugene’s last words were: “I knew it! I knew it! Born in a hotel room and, goddamn it, dying in a hotel room.”
- Chico Marx
Leonardo (aka Chico Marx) never wanted to leave anything to chance as he bid goodbye to this precious life.s on his dying bed, Chico Marx just wanted to be sure that his wife had gotten the instructions about what he wanted to happen when he dies. He instructed his wife: “Remember, Honey, don’t forget what I told you. Put in my coffin a deck of cards, a mashie niblick, and a pretty blonde.”