Famous Last Words

“I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.”
Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)


“That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted.”
Lou Costello (1906-1959) of the comedian team Abbott & Costello


"I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies."
Last words of William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806)


"Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili."
Supposedly the last words of Kit Carson, American frontiersman (1809-1868)


"My boy, the 'quenelles de sole' were splendid, but the peas were poor. You should shake the pan gently, all the time, like this."
Marie Antonin Careme, January 12, 1833
Supposedly his last words, spoken to a favorite pupil


"I feel the end approaching. Quick, bring me my dessert, coffee and liqueur."
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin's great aunt Pierette (1755-1826)


"Doctor, do you think it could have been the sausage?"
Paul Claudel, French writer (1868-1955)



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