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Famous last words

Famous last words
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These people had it all figured out.

George Orwell

George Orwell
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“At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.”

—George Orwell, writer, on January 21, 1950. It’s only fitting that one of the world’s greatest writers had famous last words.

Here are 19 of the funniest tombstones that actually exist. 

William Henry Seward

William Henry Seward
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“Nothing, only ‘love one another.’”

—William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
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“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”

—Leonardo da Vinci, artist, on May 2, 1519. Now that’s someone with high standards for themselves.

Donald O’Connor

Donald O’Connor
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“I’d like to thank the Academy for my lifetime achievement award that I will eventually get.”

—Donald O’Connor, performer, on September 27, 2003. It’s good to be prepared.

Dominique Bouhours

Dominique Bouhours
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“I am about to – or I am going to – die. Either expression is correct.”

—Dominique Boubours, French grammarian, on May 27, 1702. A purist to the end.

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Maude Adams

Maude Adams
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“Life is still full of joy. Thumbs up for joy and adventure.”

—Maude Adams, actress, on July 17, 1953.

Like many famous last words, these powerful kindness quotes will fill you with hope.

William Saroyan

William Saroyan
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“Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case. What now?”

—William Saroyan, American novelist, on May 1981.

If you laugh at these dark jokes, you’re probably a genius. 

Raphael

Raphael
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“Happy.”

—Raphael, Italian artist

Hoping to be able to say that word on your deathbed too? Follow these 40+ tips to a happier life. 

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy
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“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP [live long and prosper].”

—Leonard Nimoy, actor, in his final tweet in 2015

Have a chuckle over these funny tweets about the getting of wisdom. 

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