Friday, September 29, 2006

Famous last words

Asked by Mrs. Clark if he knew what day it was.]
"Oh, yes; it is the glorious Fourth of July. It is a great day. It is a good day. God bless it. God bless you all. [He then lapsed into unconsciousness. He awakened later, and mumbled] Thomas Jefferson..."

  • Who: John Adams
  • John Adams died on July 4, 1826. He is often quoted as having said "Thomas Jefferson still survives." with some depictions indicating he might have not expressed the entire statement before dying, i.e.: "Thomas Jefferson… still survi—", but some research indicates that only the words "Thomas Jefferson" were clearly intelligible among his last. Adams did not know that Jefferson, his great political rival—and later friend and correspondent—had died a few hours earlier that same 4th of July, 1826.

Dammit…Don't you dare ask God to help me.

      • Who: Joan Crawford. This comment was directed towards her housekeeper who began to pray aloud.
  • I've always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I've always loved my country. I want to go. God, take me.
  • Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? 'French Fries'!
    • Who: James French.
    • Notes: French, a convicted murderer, was sentenced to the electric chair. He shouted these words to members of the press who were to witness his execution.
  • Die, my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just loved this Jon. Mary