25 Famous People and Their Last Words

Famous last words

You’ve probably heard that phrase before, right?

Well, it exists for a reason, ya know?

Because a lot of famous people have said some pretty interesting things before they decided to pass on.

Are you ready to learn something new today?

Let’s check out some famous last words from names we think you’ll recognize.

1. A genius.

“Steve Jobs:

“Oh wow.””


2. Praise the Lord.

“Bessie Smith:

“I’m going, but I’m going in the name of the Lord.””


3. A brilliant writer.

“George Orwell’s last written words:

“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”” (He passed away at age 46.)


4. A philosopher.

“Jean-Paul Sartre to his partner Simone de Beauvoir:

“I love you very much, my dear Beaver.””


5. The man who could see the future.


“Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here.”


6. One of the best.

“Vladimir Nabokov:

“A certain butterfly is already on the wing.”


7. Have you read Moby Dick yet, or not?

“Herman Melville:

“God bless Captain Vere!”


8. A trailblazer.

“Harriet Tubman:

“Swing low, sweet chariot.”


9. The Duke.

“John Wayne to his wife:

“Of course I know who you are. You’re my girl. I love you.””


10. You might have heard of him?

“Sir Isaac Newton:

“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.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by HISTORY Deutschland (@history_de)

11. He thought he could have done better…

“Leonardo Da Vinci:

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

12. Famous drummer.

“Buddy Rich:

“He was asked, “Is there anything you can’t take?” He replied, “Yeah, country music.””


13. Founding Father.

“Benjamin Franklin:

“A dying man can do nothing easy.”

14. American gangster.

“Charles “Lucky” Luciano:

“Tell Georgie I want to get in the movies one way or another.”


15. The man who gave us Sherlock Holmes.

“Arthur Conan Doyle, to his wife:

“You are wonderful.”


16. Early film star.

“W.C. Fields, to his mistress:

“God d**n the whole friggin’ world and everyone in it but you, Carlotta.”


17. On the highway to Heaven.

“Michael Landon:

“You’re right. It’s time. I love you all.”

18. One of the all-time greats.

“Vince Lombardi, to his wife:

“Happy anniversary. I love you.”


19. Bogie.

“Humphrey Bogart, to his wife Lauren Bacall:

“Goodbye, kid. Hurry back.”


20. Time to go.

“Ernest Hemingway, to his wife:

“Goodnight, my kitten.”


21. Famous playwright.

“Eugene O’Neill, in a hotel room in Boston:

“I knew it! I knew it! Born in a hotel room and, godd**n it, dying in a hotel room.”


22. Lived quite a life.

“Josephine Baker:

“Oh, you young people act like old men. You are no fun.”


23. Funny business.

“Groucho Marx:

“This is no way to live!”


24. Master director.

“Alfred Hitchcock:

“One never knows the ending. One has to d** to know exactly what happens after d**th, although Catholics have their hopes.”


25. Gone too soon.

“”Pistol” Pete Maravich:

“I feel great.”


Do you know any interesting famous last words?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

We’d love to hear from you!