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Last Words — Yellow Tennessee

Last Words

Comic Steven Wright once said that he wished the first word he ever spoke was “quote.” Then, right before he died he would say, “Unquote.”

‘One more drink, please.’ Jack Daniel, founder of Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

‘Leave the shower curtain inside the tub.’ Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels.

‘Now why did I do that?’ General William Erskine, after he jumped from a window in Lisbon, Portugal.

‘Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French Fries!’ James French, a convicted murderer, was sentenced to the electric chair. He shouted these words to members of the press who were to witness his execution.

‘No, you certainly can’t.’ John F. Kennedy in reply to Nellie Connally, who commented, “You certainly can’t say that the people of Dallas haven’t given you a nice welcome, Mr. President.”

‘Don’t worry…it’s not loaded…’ Terry Kath, rock musician in the band Chicago Transit Authority as he put the gun he was cleaning to his head and pulled the trigger.

‘I’m bored with it all.’ Winston Churchill, before slipping into a coma and dying nine days later.

‘It’s very beautiful over there.’ Thomas Edison

‘Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.’ Oscar Wilde, writer

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

‘How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?’ P. T. Barnum, entrepreneur

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