03 May 2011
I should have drunk more champagne. And the rest
of the world can kiss my ass. Plaudite,
amici, comedia finita est.
Better to burn out than to fade away.
Tell Fidel that this failure does not mean
the end of the revolution. I see
black light. I can't sleep. Rain had always been
a harbinger of tragedy for me.
You can stop now; I'm already dead. All
my possessions for a moment of time.
Please put out the light. Please don't let me fall.
I am not in the least afraid to die.
I must go to meet God, try to explain…
Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?
Compiled from the famous last words of real people, as recorded at Wikiquotes. The contributors, in order, are John Maynard Keynes, Johnny Frank Garrett, Beethoven, Kurt Cobain, Che Guevara, Victor Hugo, JM Barrie, George Beard, Abigail Folger, Queen Elizabeth I, Theodore Roosevelt, Mary Surratt, Charles Darwin, Bernard Montgomery, and Jessica Dubroff. The word 'in' has been added to line 12, and a comma substituted for 'and' in line 13. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.