17 Unforgettable Last Words That’ll Make You Want to Plan Yours

These people had it all figured out.

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George Orwell

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“At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.”—George Orwell, writer, on January 21, 1950 (These are the funniest quotes of all time.)

William Henry Seward

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“Nothing, only ‘love one another.’” —William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869), when asked if he had any last words, on October 10, 1872

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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

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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 (These are the most memorable movie quotes of all time.)

Dominique Bouhours

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"I am about to—or I am going to—die. Either expression is correct." —Dominique Bouhours, French grammarian, on May 27, 1702

Abbey Edward Paul

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"I did what I could." —Abbey Edward Paul, American writer, on March 14, 1989

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

Moe Berg

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“How did the Mets do today?” —Morris (Moe) Berg, baseball player, on May 29, 1972

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 18, 1981

Raphael

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"Happy." —Raphael, Italian artist, on April 6, 1520

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