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Last Words, death bed statements . . .

This is the last of earth! I am content.
~~ John Quincy Adams, US President, d. February 21, 1848

Is it not meningitis?
~~ Louisa M. Alcott, writer, d. 1888

Nothing, but death.
When asked by her sister, Cassandra, if there was anything she wanted.
~~ Jane Austen, writer, d. July 18, 1817

Codeine . . . bourbon.
~~ Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968

How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?
~~ P. T. Barnum, entrepreneur, d. 1891

Now comes the mystery.
~~ Henry Ward Beecher, evangelist, d. March 8, 1887

Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827

I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
~~ Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957

Josephine…
~~ Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor, May 5, 1821

Ah, that tastes nice. Thank you.
~~ Johannes Brahms, composer, d. April 3, 1897

Beautiful.
In reply to her husband who had asked how she felt.
~~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, writer, d. June 28, 1861

Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight.
~~ Lord George Byron, writer, d. 1824

Et tu, Brute?
Assassinated.
~~ Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor, d. 44 BC

I am still alive!
Stabbed to death by his own guards – (as reported by Roman historian Tacitus)
~~ Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor, d.41 AD

I am dying. I haven’t drunk champagne for a long time.
~~ Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, writer, d. July 1, 1904

I’m bored with it all.
Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later.
~~ Winston Churchill, statesman, d. January 24, 1965

This time it will be a long one.
~~ Georges Clemenceau, French premier, d. 1929

I have tried so hard to do the right.
~~ Grover Cleveland, US President, d. 1908

That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted.
~~ Lou Costello, comedian, d. March 3, 1959

Damn it . . . Don’t you dare ask God to help me.
To her housekeeper, who had begun to pray aloud.
~~ Joan Crawford, actress, d. May 10, 1977

That was a great game of golf, fellers.
~~ Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby, singer / actor, d. October 14, 1977

I am not the least afraid to die.
~~ Charles Darwin, d. April 19, 1882

My God. What’s happened?
~~ Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales, d. August 31, 1997

I must go in, the fog is rising.
~~ Emily Dickinson, poet, d. 1886

Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?
Minutes before her plane crashed.
~~ Jessica Dubroff, seven-year-old pilot, d. 1996

Adieu, mes amis. Je vais la gloire.
(Farewell, my friends! I go to glory!)
~~ Isadora Duncan, dancer, d. 1927

It is very beautiful over there.
~~ Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, d. October 18, 1931

All my possessions for a moment of time.
~~ Elizabeth I, Queen of England, d. 1603

I’ve never felt better.
~~ Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., actor, d. December 12, 1939

I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.
~~ Richard Feynman, physicist, d. 1988

I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
~~ Errol Flynn, actor, d. October 14, 1959

A dying man can do nothing easy.
~~ Benjamin Franklin, statesman, d. April 17, 1790

Yes, it’s tough, but not as tough as doing comedy.
When asked if he thought dying was tough.
~~ Edmund Gwenn, actor, d. September 6, 1959

God will pardon me, that’s his line of work.
~~ Heinrich Heine, poet, d. February 15, 1856

Turn up the lights, I don’t want to go home in the dark.
~~ O. Henry (William Sidney Porter), writer, d. June 4, 1910

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
~~ Thomas Hobbes, writer, d. 1679

I see black light.
~~ Victor Hugo, writer, d. May 22, 1885

Oh, do not cry – be good children and we will all meet in heaven.
~~ Andrew Jackson, US President, d. 1845

Is it the Fourth?
~~ Thomas Jefferson, US President, d. July 4, 1826

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
From Luke 23:46
~~ Jesus Christ

Does nobody understand?
~~ James Joyce, writer, d. 1941

Why not? Yeah.
~~ Timothy Leary, d. May 31, 1996

Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death.
~~ Franz Leher, composer, d. October 24, 1948

Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal?
~~ Louis XIV, King of France, d. 1715

I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms.
~~ Louise, Queen of Prussia, d. 1820

Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers.
~~ Walter De La Mare, writer, d. 1956

Let’s cool it brothers . . .
Spoken to his assassins, 3 men who shot him 16 times.
~~ Malcolm X, Black leader, d. 1966

Go on, get out – last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.
To his housekeeper, who urged him to tell her his last words so she could write them down for posterity.
~~ Karl Marx, revolutionary, d. 1883

Nothing matters. Nothing matters.
~~ Louis B. Mayer, film producer, d. October 29, 1957

It’s all been very interesting.
~~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, writer, d. 1762

I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room – and God damn it – died in a hotel room.
~~ Eugene O’Neill, writer, d. November 27, 1953

Get my swan costume ready.
~~ Anna Pavlova, ballerina, d. 1931

I am curious to see what happens in the next world to one who dies unshriven.
Giving his reasons for refusing to see a priest as he lay dying.
~~ Pietro Perugino, Italian painter, d. 1523

Lord help my poor soul.
~~ Edgar Allan Poe, writer, d. October 7, 1849

Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms.
~~ Alexander Pope, writer, d. May 30, 1744

I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor.
~~ François Rabelais, writer, d. 1553

I have a terrific headache.
He died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
~~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President, d. 1945

Put out the light.
~~ Theodore Roosevelt, US President, d. 1919

They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist. . . .
Killed in battle during US Civil War.
~~ General John Sedgwick, Union Commander, d. 1864

Sister, you’re trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I’m done, I’m finished, I’m going to die.
Spoken to his nurse.
~~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright, d. November 2, 1950

I’ve had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that’s the record . . .
~~ Dylan Thomas, poet, d. 1953

Moose . . . Indian . . .
~~ Henry David Thoreau, writer, d. May 6, 1862

God bless… God damn.
~~ James Thurber, humorist, d. 1961

I feel here that this time they have succeeded.
~~ Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, d. 1940

Don’t worry chief, it will be alright.
~~ Rudolph Valentino, actor, d. August 23, 1926

Woe is me. Me thinks I’m turning into a god.
~~ Vespasian, Roman Emperor, d. 79 AD

Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
~~ Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, d. 1923

I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.
~~ Leonardo da Vinci, artist, d. 1519

I die hard but am not afraid to go.
~~ George Washington, US President, d. December 14, 1799

Go away. I’m all right.
~~ H. G. Wells, novelist, d. 1946

Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.
~~ Oscar Wilde, writer, d. November 30, 1900

I am ready.
~~ Woodrow Wilson, US President, d. 1924

Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!
~~ Florenz Ziegfeld, showman, d. July 22, 1932

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HABANA-MAGRITTE
Jacques-Louis_David_-_La_Mort_de_Marat

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiabout 4 years ago

    Excellent image. Sums it all up nicely

  • THANX EVER SO ANDY…:)

    – Tammera

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandabout 4 years ago

    Well, well, well DONE!!! Cool.

  • THANX EVER SO MUCH….;)

    – Tammera

  • frankula
    frankulaabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Tammera I love the way you have Included “The murder of Marat in his bath”.
    Regards
    Frank

  • LOL…THANX EVER SO…
    GOTTA HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT IT DON’T WE??

    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT THIS ART. WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE WORDS BRING BACK MEMORIES…THANK YOU FRIEND ALL LOVE ALWAYS.

  • AWW THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN DEAR NORMA…;)

    – Tammera

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 4 years ago

    Marat’s last words seem to be written rather than spoken…
    a sigh…wet and disgraced.
    And Magritte’s popping out of terrenal adventures is talking about our minds….swiftly letting go the experiences as a rushing steam..born to be moistening the heavens.
    I love the blending of the two images, one is dramatic and weighned by suffering and the other the “real thing”…..and of course the so complete list of “last words” of these so great personages is talking about having in this time a moment of humour, surprise….and mostly not fearful feelings..it is good to see it that way…thanks for your effort, Tammera.
    Rosa

  • AWW…AS ALWAYS DEAR ROSA, I HAVE SO THOUROUGHLY ENJOYED YOUR INSIGHTFUL COMMENTARY ON THIS PIECE…YOU HAVE COMPLETELY REVEALED IT..;)
    SO HAPPY YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS PIECE DEAR ROSA…:)

    – Tammera

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    You combined the different images wonderfully. The outcome is great!

  • THANX EVER SO THEA…GLAD YOU LIKE THE COMBO…;)

    – Tammera

  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977about 4 years ago

    aw man your so good!! great art

  • LOL…THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY DEAR SCOTT…:)

    – Tammera

  • Lydia Griffiths
    Lydia Griffithsabout 4 years ago

    This is so great!

  • THANK YOU LYDIA…;)

    – Tammera

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 4 years ago

    this was fascinating to read and see. wonderful thank you! :)

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KARIN…
    SO GLAD YOUHAVE ENJOYED IT…:)

    – Tammera

  • Font  Rodica-Luminita
    Font Rodica-L...about 4 years ago

    A painting with an original composite, and made with skill.An overlay of real and imaginary well amalgamated.Congratulations!

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY LUMINITA….:)

    – Tammera

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