The (Funny) Last Words of 13 Notable People—Revealed
“Did you hear the one about the guy who died mid-sen—”
Bob Hope, 2003ANL/REX/Shutterstock
We wonder what his ghost thinks of his grave.
Marie Antoinette, 1793Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/Shutterstock
If she was polite to the person who was about to kill her, you can be polite to the person who bumped into you on the bus. Check out more brilliant quotes from history’s most impressive women.
Oscar Wilde, 1900Historia/Shutterstock
The world just couldn’t handle that amount of wit.
Not the circles! Take the squares, but anything but the circles!
Peter the Great, 1725Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/Shutterstock
Peter the Great: Tzar of the Russian Empire, instigator of long-lasting social and political reforms, and composer of history’s greatest cliffhanger
Ian Fleming, 1964Historia/Shutterstock
It’s always a good idea to make small talk with your drivers.
Nostradamus, 1566Universal History Archive/REX/Shutterstock
It’s fitting that his last words were a prediction—and an accurate one, at that. Don’t miss these unforgettable last words that’ll make you think.
Voltaire, 1788Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/Shutterstock
“At least wait until I die before showing me those.”
Pope Alexander VI, 1503Historia/Shutterstock
We’re guessing the Pope was one of those kids who always asked his parents for “five more minutes.”
Dominique Bouhours, 1702Historia/Shutterstock
If he were canonized, he’d be the patron saint of English majors. Check out these jokes that every grammar nerd will appreciate.
W.C. Fields, 1946Shutterstock
He would have made one heck of a lawyer.
Henrik Ibsen, 1906Universal History Archive/UIG/Shutterstock
He really wasn’t kidding. On a lighter note, make sure you read these quotes that’ll make you feel better about getting older.