Last words have always fascinated people.
Perhaps they hold an echo of wisdom or a biting witticism – or at least a hint about who’s getting what in the will.
And so, Business Insider put together a list of the reported last words of 18 famous historical figures.
Bob Marley, musician:
“Money can’t buy life.”
“Stand away, fellow, from my diagram!”
Karl Marx, philosopher:
“Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.”
Augustus Caesar, first Roman emperor:
“I found Rome of clay; I leave it to you of marble.”
Leonardo da Vinci, inventor and painter:
“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”
Groucho Marx, comedian and film star:
“This is no way to live!”
Joe DiMaggio, baseball player:
“I finally get to see Marilyn.”
Napoléon Bonaparte, French military and political leader:
“France, the army, the head of the army, Joséphine.”
Humphrey Bogart, actor:
“I should never have switched from scotch to martinis.”