“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?”
[O Lord, why have you forsaken me?] ~ Matthew 27:46
… and Jesus cried out in a loud voice… ~ Mark 15:37
“Father, into your hands I commit My spirit.” ~ Luke 23:46
“It is finished.” ~ John 19:30
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|Don’t die like I did.
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|Goodbye Kid. Hurry back.
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(circa 563 BC – circa 483 BC) – Siddhattha Gautama
|Work hard to gain your own salvation.
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|Hallo, the bow is up… I’m going… I’m on my back… I’ve gone. Oh.
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|King Charles II
|Let not poor Nelly starve.
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|Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.
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|It’s better to burn out than to fade away.
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|My design is to make what haste I can to be gone.
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|I do not believe in my death.
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|Diana, Princess of Wales
|My God. What’s happened?
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|Adieu, mes amis. Je vais à la gloire. (Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.)
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|King George V
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|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
|Mehr Licht! (More light!)
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|I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don’t waste any time in mourning – organize.|
|On the contrary.
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|I love you more
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|I’d rather be skiing.
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|Be of good comfort Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England, as (I trust) shall never be put out.|
|Robert E. Lee
|Strike the tent. (attributed)|
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|I told you I was ill.
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|Sir Thomas More
|This hath not offended the king.|
|Admiral Horatio Nelson
|Thank God, I have done my duty.|
|Captain Lawrence Oates
|I am just going outside and may be some time.|
|What do I tell the pilot to do?|
|Lord Henry Temple Palmerston
|Die, my dear Doctor, that’s the last thing I shall do!|
|Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)||I believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent wonderfully, and this is what I have dedicated my life to.
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|I think I could eat one of Bellamy’s veal pies. (attributed)|
|Pope John Paul II
|Let me go to the house of the Father.|
(1935 – 1977)
|I hope I haven’t bored you.
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|Sir Walter Raleigh
|I have a long journey to take, and must bid the company farewell.|
|So little done, so much to do.|
|Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues.|
|General John Sedgwick
|They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.
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|“What is the answer?” No answer came. She laughed and said, “In that case what is the question?”|
|If this is dying, then I don’t think much of it.|
|Hunter S. Thompson
|Relax – This won’t hurt.
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|One of us must go. (attributed, probably apocryphal)|