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Famous Last Words

P.T. Barnum - 1891: "How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?"

Humphrey Bogart - 1942: "I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."

Writer, Oscar Wilde - 1900: he died saying, "Either that wallpaper goes or I do."

Lady Nancy Astor - 1964: "Am I dying, or is it my birthday?"

Author, James M Barrie: "I can't sleep."

General John Sedgwick: killed in battle during the Civil War in 1864 saying, "They couldn't hit an elephant from this dist...."

Robert Erskins Childers - 1922: executed by firing squad said, "Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way"

Paul Claudel - 1955: asked "Doctor, do you think it could have been the sausage?"

And we all know what a redneck's famous last words are: "Hey! Watch this!"

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