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{{Quote|I'll see y'all later. Bye. Go ahead, please.|[[John Battaglia]]'s last words before being executed by lethal injection.}}
{{Quote|I just want you to know from the bottom of my heart that I am truly sorry. I mean it. I'm not saying it.|[[Timothy Gribble]] before being executed by lethal injection.}}

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~ Nathan Gale after shooting Dimebag Darrell Abbot. He was then killed by officer James Niggemeyer after he shot him in the face with eight shotgun bullets.
If you have a message for the Devil, tell me now for I'll be seeing him soon.
~ Lavinia Fisher before getting executed by hanging.
La ilahe illallah, mohammeden rasulullah (Translation: I swear there is no God but Allah and Muhammed is God's messenger.)
~ Saddam Hussein before getting executed by hanging.
Spararmi al petto! (Translated: Shoot me in the chest!)
~ Benito Mussolini in front of a firing squad.
Hurry up you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you're fooling about!
~ Carl Panzram before he was executed by hanging.
I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people... the good working people... and I'm not sorry for my crime. I am sorry I could not see my father.
~ Leon Czolgosz before his execution.
You can all kiss my ass! You'll never find the rest!
~ John Wayne Gacy before execution by lethal injection.
Ich Bin Heinrich Himmler. (Translated: I am Heinrich Himmler.)
~ Heinrich Himmler
Useless, useless...
~ John Wilkes Booth. After getting fatally shot and was dragged to the porch of the Garrett farm house.
لا تتحول ضوء. (Translate: Don't turn out the light.)
~ Osama bin Laden 15 minutes before he was shot by US Special Forces.
I don't care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.
~ Jeffrey Dahmer to fellow inmate Christopher Scarver, who then beat him to death with a preacher bar (part of a weight lifting machine).
I'm the problem.
~ David Burke who answered the question from the captain of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 asking what the problem was. Burke then shot the pilots and then himself, causing the plane to crash, leaving no survivors.
Glory hallelujah! I am with the Lord, Glory, ready, go!
~ Charles J. Guiteau before being executed by hanging for assassinating President James A. Garfield.
Ego adhuc vivere? (Translated: I am still alive!)
~ Caligula
Hey, Jimmie! The Chimney Sweeps. Talk to the Sword. Shut up, you got a big mouth! Please come help me up, Henny. Max come over here... French Canadian bean soup... I want to pay, let them leave me alone...
~ Dutch Schultz speaking in a delirium after being fatally shot by another mobster.
I don't even know why I'm here.
~ Albert Fish before being executed by the Electric chair
Ah well I suppose it has come to this… Such is life.
~ Ned Kelly before being executed by hanging.
Хорошая собака. (Translation: Good dog.)
~ Vladimir Lenin speaking to a dog after retrieving a bird. Afterward, he died from a stroke.
Das ist der schlimmste Verrat von allen. Die Generäle haben den Führer verraten. Alles ist verloren. Ich werde sterben, zusammen mit meiner Frau und meinen Kindern. Sie werden unsere Körper verbrennen, können Sie das tun? (Translated: This is the worst treachery of all. The generals have betrayed the Fuehrer. Everything is lost. I shall die, together with my wife and children. You will burn our bodies, can you do that?)
~ Joseph Goebbels speaking to his adjutant before committing suicide.
Wenn ich getötet werden soll, dann soll Adolf es selbst tun. (Translated: If I am to be killed, let Adolf do it himself.)
~ Ernst Röhm before he is executed by Michael Lippert instead of Hitler.
Ich hoffe, dass Ihr ihr ihr ihr alle mir folgen werdet. (Translated: I hope that all of you will follow me.)
~ Adolf Eichmann before he was executed by hanging in Israel.
Keine. (Translated: None.)
~ Alfred Rosenberg response if he had any last words before he was hanged.
Ich will nicht mehr mit ihr reden. (Translated: I don't want to speak to her anymore.)
~ Adolf Hitler last words to adjutant Otto Günsche when he informed him that Magda Goebbels wanted to speak to him.
Please don't let me fall!
~ Mary Surratt before she was executed by hanging.
I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends.
~ Ted Bundy before being executed by the Electric chair.
maza tafalin ine harram hudha ger masmouh beh fe shariaa al-islamiya. harram. ma tafaluneh mamanoua fe al-islam! (Translation: What are you doing? It's haraam. It's not allowed in Islamic law. Haraam. What you are doing is forbidden in Islam!)
~ Muammar Gaddafi before he was shot to death by Libyan rebels.
You got me.
~ John Dillinger after being shot. Note: According to FBI reports, Dillinger had no last words. However, this remains highly disputed. It is rumored that he said "You got me." after he was shot. Dillinger's lips were reportedly moving just after he fell from being shot outside the Biograph Theater, but what he might have said is unknown (not to mention that his speech may have been slurred due to his injuries)
~ Joseph Stalin unintelligible responses to Peter Lozgachev when he find Stalin lying on his back on the floor of his room beside his bed wearing pyjama bottoms and an undershirt with his clothes soaked in stale urine.
彼のうるさい雄大な生きがちで、千年も生き続け (Translated: May his glorious majesty live for ten thousand years!)
~ Hideki Tojo before he was hanged for war crimes committed during World War Two.
All right, I'll take you with me.
~ Andrew Kehoe to superintendent Emory E. Huyck before blowing up his truck killing him, Huyck, and a few other bystanders.
...take our life from us, we laid it down, we got tired. We didn't commit suicide. We committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.
~ Jim Jones whose words were part of a recording on an audiocassette found at the Peoples Temple compound in Guyana after the mass suicide of 1978.
I trust in the merits of Christ. All is lost! Monks! Monks! Monks!
~ Henry VIII
Qualis artifex pereo sit mecum? (Translated: What an artist is perishing with me!)
~ Emperor Nero after committing suicide.
I forgot something.
~ George Lincoln Rockwell spoke those words to no one in particular as he left the laundromat to get something from his car. Moments later, John Patler, a former member of Rockwell’s group, fatally shot Rockwell from the roof of the shopping center.
Ich werde dich wiedersehen. (Translated: I'll see you again.)
~ Joachim von Ribbentrop spoke these words to a Lutheran pastor before he was hanged at Nuremberg.
Yes, I would just like to say I'm sailing with the rock, and I'll be back, like Independence Day with Jesus. June 6, like the movie. Big mother ship and all, I'll be back, I'll be back.
~ Aileen Wuornos before execution by lethal injection.
~ Susan Atkins's redeeming and last words while dying at the Central California Women's facility
Good people, are always so sure their right.
~ Barbara Graham's last comment before being executed in the gas chamber
Meine Grüße an Sie, mein ewiges Deutschland. (Translated: My greetings to you, my eternal Germany.)
~ Alfred Jodl spoken before he was hanged at Nuremberg.
Aidez-moi, mon cher ami! (Translated: Help me, my beloved!)
~ Jean-Paul Marat after being stabbed by Charlotte Corday.
Wir kennen die russischen Methoden genau. Ich habe nicht die leiseste Absicht, von den Russen gefangen genommen zu werden. (Translated: We know the Russian methods exactly. I haven't the faintest intention of being taken prisoner by the Russians.)
~ Heinrich Müller last known words to Hitler's pilot Hans Baur before Muller mysteriously disappeared from history.
Heil Hitler.
~ Amon Göth before getting executed by hanging. It is later used in the 1993 film Schindler's List
That picture is awful dusty.
~ Jesse James
I did not get my Spaghetti-O's. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.
~ Thomas J. Grasso, referring to his last meal before he was executed by lethal injection.
Jeg er dømt urettferdig og jeg dør uskyldig. (Translated: I'm convicted unfairly and I die innocent.)
~ Vidkun Quisling before he was executed by a firing squad.
I want to ask if it is in your heart to forgive me. You don't have to. I know I allowed the Devil to rule my life. I just ask you to forgive me and ask the Lord to forgive me for allowing the devil to deceive me. I thank God for having patience in me. I don't deserve to cause you pain. You do not deserve this. I deserve what I am getting.
~ Ángel Maturino Reséndiz
We do in all honesty hate this world.
~ Marshall Applewhite's final words prior to Heaven's Gate's mass suicide of 39 members including himself
I'm the most famous human being not only that is alive but the most famous human being that has ever lived. And I'm not even dead yet. What do you think is gonna happen when I die?
~ Charles Manson
~ Richard Nixon's last words to his housekeeper while having a stroke
I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
~ Timothy McVeigh, quoting the poem "Invictus" before being executed by lethal injection.
Llegará el momento para todos nosotros, pero las ideas de los comunistas cubanos seguirán siendo como prueba en este planeta de que si se trabajan con fervor y dignidad, pueden producir los bienes materiales y culturales que los seres humanos necesitan, y tenemos que luchar sin tregua para están en ellos. ¡Hacia la victoria, siempre! (Translation: The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervour and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need, and we need to fight without truce to obtain them. Towards victory, always!)
~ Fidel Castro giving a farewell speech to the Cuban congress just days before he passed away.
¿Por qué es tan difícil morir? (Translation: Why is it so difficult to die?)
~ Francisco Franco
I am preparing to leave this Earth.
~ Chris Benoit's alleged suicide note.
我感觉不舒服。 打电话给医生。 (Translated: I feel ill. Call the doctors.)
~ Mao Zedong while suffering a heart attack on September 5, 1976. He died four days later.
Let me die in the old uniform in which I fought my battles for freedom, May God forgive me for putting on another.
~ Benedict Arnold
Let not my end disarm you, and on no account weep or keen for me, lest the enemy be warned of my death.
~ Genghis Khan
Let's do it.
~ Gary Gilmore's last words before his execution by firing squad.
Schnell! (Translated: Hurry!)
~ Irma Grese, before she was executed by hanging.
Sé que estas aqui para matarme. Dispara, cobarde, solo vas a matar a un hombre. (Translated: I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.)
~ Che Guevara, spoken to his executioner, Sergeant Jaime Terán,
Oh, do not cry. Be good children, and we shall all meet in Heaven … I want to meet you all, white and black, in Heaven.
~ Andrew Jackson, to his grand-children and his servants, as quoted in The National Preacher (1845) by Austin Dickinson, p. 192.
My right side is paralyzed. I need no doctor. I can overcome my own troubles.
~ Andrew Johnson, to his granddaughter, who was about to send for a doctor.
Какие? Какие? (Translated: What kind?! What kind?!)
~ Nicholas II, just prior to being executed.
~ Lee Harvey Oswald, after he was shot by Jack Ruby. He died shortly afterwards.
~ Augusto Pinochet, calling out for his wife, Lucia Hiriart.
Brothers! Brothers, please! This is a house of peace!
~ Malcolm X to two men were staging a fight in the audience he was addressing to distract attention from assassins who were drawing their guns to shoot him. Reportedly, Malcolm was dead before his body struck the floor.
Man's flesh is delicious. It tastes far better than fish or pork.
~ Alexander Pearce before his execution.
I didn't think it would take this long.
~ Brian Steckel during his execution by lethal injection
Sagen Sie mir, wenn mein Kopf abgeschnitten ist, werde ich in der Lage sein, zumindest für einen Moment zu hören, wie mein Blut aus dem Stumpf meines Halses sprudelt? Das wäre das Vergnügen, alle Freuden zu beenden. (Translated: Tell me, when my head is cut off, will I be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures)
~ Peter Kürten just before being beheaded
Ich habe meine Gefühle (Translation: I have my feelings)
~ Juana Bormann before her execution
No-one wins tonight. No-one gets closure. No-one walks away victorious.
~ Napoleon Beazley
Goodbye humans....I'll miss you....
~ Randy Stair in a Twitter post before he committed the Weis Supermarket shooting, during which he would commit suicide.
I never could quite make it. These thoughts are too much for me.
~ Charles Whitman's last written words before he committed the Texas Tower shooting and was subsequently killed by responding police officers.
Herr Heise, für heute reicht. (Translation: Mr. Heise, enough for today.)
~ Robert Steinhäuser, speaking to a teacher, before committing suicide.
Nobody shot me.
~ Frank Gusenberg, in response to a police officer who asked "Who shot you?" Contrary to his statement, Gusenberg had been shot 14 times.
ខ្ញុំនឹងដាក់ចុះ (Translated: I'm going to lay down).
~ Pol Pot, spoken to his wife right before he committed suicide so he wouldn't have to stand trial for his crimes.
I was once asked by somebody - I don't remember who - if there was any way sex offenders could be stopped. I said, 'No.' I was wrong. I was wrong when I said there was no hope, no peace. There is hope. There is peace. I found both in the Lord, Jesus Christ. Look to the Lord, and you will find peace.
~ Westley Allan Dodd, prior to being hanged.
I have tried so hard to do right.
~ Grover Cleveland
Не выбивайте мне мозги! Японцы хотят их купить! (Translation: Don't blow my brains out! The Japanese want to buy them!)
~ Andrei Chikatilo, right before he was executed via gunshot.
I would suggest that when a person has a thought of doing anything serious against the law, that before they did that they should go to a quiet place and think about it seriously.
~ William Bonin
I have nothing to say.
~ Amelia Dyer
In death as in life, I defy the Jews who caused this last war, and I defy the power of darkness which they represent. I warn the British people against the crushing imperialism of the Soviet Union. May Britain be great once again and the hour of the greatest danger in the West may the standard be raised from the dust, crowned with the words – you have conquered nevertheless. I am proud to die for my ideals and I am sorry for the sons of Britain who have died without knowing why.
~ William Joyce, before being hanged.
Heil Hitler! Dies ist mein Purimfest 1946. Ich gehe zu Gott. Die Bolschewisten werden eines Tages Euch auch hängen. (Translation: Heil Hitler! This is my Purim celebration 1946. I go to God. The Bolshevists will one day hang you, too.)
~ Julius Streicher, before being hanged.
Oh my God! My God! They missed!
~ Wallace Wilkerson screaming in pain after a firing squad shot him but failed to hit his heart.
Well, I hope Percy ain't going to forget to wet the sponge. Put me on the highway to Jackson and call my Irish buddies. Póg mo thóin. God bless.
~ Robert Gleason. The phrase "Póg mo thóin" translates from Irish as "Kiss my arse".
Kill me Wayne. You won't do it.
~ Dean Corll taunting his accomplice Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. Henley then repeatedly shot Corll.
Hey! Hey! Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me.
~ Ziad Jarrah or possibly another hijacker pleading with an unknown person before Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, killing all on board.
I didn't murder the Hodges family. I've never murdered anybody. I'm going to my death with a clear conscience. I am going to my death having had a great life because of my two great sons.
~ Earl Bramblett's last words before being executed via the electric chair in April 2003.
Ooh-ee, I can feel that!
~ Anthony Allen Shore, before being executed by lethal injection.
Es lebe das ewige Deutschland. (Translated: Long live eternal Germany.)
~ Wilhelm Frick to officials before being hanged.
Nobody move please, we are going back to the airport, don't try to make any stupid moves.
~ Mohamed Atta
France, armée, tête d'armée, Joséphine. (Translation: France, Army, Head of the Army, Joséphine.)
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
When I am dead, you will find Philip and Calais engraved on my heart.
~ Bloody Mary Tudor, referring to her husband and the loss of Calais to France.
It's in God's hands now.
~ Nat Turner, immediately before he was hanged.
Я не переживу этого нападения. Сталин, наконец, выполнил задачу, которую он пытался безуспешно, прежде чем. (Translated: I will not survive this attack. Stalin has finally accomplished the task he has attempted unsuccessfully before.)
~ Leon Trotsky to James P. Cannon before dying from brain damage caused when he was stabbed in the head by Ramón Mercader.
Sir, if I believed what you and the church of God say that you believe, even if England were covered with broken glass from coast to coast, I would walk over it, if need be, on hands and knees and think it worth while living, just to save one soul from an eternal hell like that!
~ Charles Peace
This is for you!
~ Ricardo Lopez in the last tape of his video diary, before committing suicide by shooting himself in the mouth.
I can't believe you believe in this junk!
~ Larry Gene Ashbrook, just prior to killing himself.
In the beginning, God created man. And Jesus wept. That is all.
~ Stephen West before being executed.
Ich muss die volle Verantwortung für das übernehmen, was in den Grenzen ostlands geschehen ist, innerhalb der SS, der SD und der Gestapo. Dadurch erhöht sich sehr meine Schuld. Mein Schicksal liegt in den Händen des High Court, und deshalb bitte ich nur darum, auf mildernde Umstände zu achten. Ich werde eine Strafe in voller Reue akzeptieren und als würdige Strafe betrachten. (Translated: I have to take full responsibility for what happened in the borders of Ostland, within SS, SD and the Gestapo. Thereby increases much my fault. My fate is in the hands of the High Court, and so I ask only to pay attention to mitigating circumstances. I will accept a sentence in full repentance and I will consider as worthy punishment.)
~ Friedrich Jeckeln, before being executed by hanging by a Soviet military tribunal, 1946.
Vielen Dank an die Regisseure, dass sie diese Botschaft an mein Zuhause gerichtet haben. Geschrieben einige Minuten vor meinem Tod. (Translated: Thanks to the directors for addressing this message to my home. Written several minutes before my death.)
~ Rudolf Hess' suicide note.
Good-bye, good-bye all. It's God's way. His will, not ours, be done.
~ William McKinley, dying eight days after being fatally shot by Leon Czolgosz.
We've caught them napping!
~ George Armstrong Custer reported last words according to Giovanni Martino, that last man to see Custer and his men alive during the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
What, am I fucking dying or something?
~ Leslie Grantham to his wife while dying of cancer.
Allahu Akbar! (Translated: God is great!)
~ Omar Mateen before being shot by police.
Please, see to it that mercy is not imposed on me. I want to show that through me, Gandhiji’s non-violence is being hanged.
~ Nathuram Godse's last words before being hanged.
Nenorocitilor! (Translated: You motherfucking assholes!)
~ Elena Ceaușescu to her firing squad.
Are the doctors here? Doctor, my lungs...
~ Benjamin Harrison, before dying from pneumonia.
Yo no quiero morir, por favor no me dejen morir. (Translated: I don't want to die. Please don't let me die.)
~ Hugo Chávez, shortly before he died from a combination of a heart attack and a respiratory infection.
Hey, what's up?
~ Elliot Rodger, said to Sierra Swartz after pulling up next to her, before firing at her multiple times (each bullet missed). Minutes later, Rodger crashed his car and committed suicide via self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Watashi wa shikei shikkō hito o sememasen. Kami ga karera o shukufuku suru yō ni inorimasu. Manira saibansho no kurāku taisa to ferudohausu taisa, hendorikkusu taisa, gai taisa, sandobāgu taisa, rīru taisa, ānādo taisa ni kansha no kotoba o okutte kudasai. Kansha shimasu. Kōtei no chōmei to han'ei o eien ni inotte imasu. (Translated: I don't blame my executioners. I'll pray that the Gods bless them. Please send my thankful word to Col. Clarke and Lt. Col. Feldhaus, Lt. Col. Hendrix, Maj. Guy, Capt. Sandburg, Capt. Reel, at Manila court, and Col. Arnard. I thank you. I pray for the Emperor's long life and prosperity forever.)
~ Tomoyuki Yamashita
Va bene, va bene, arrivo. Aspettate un momento. (Translation: Okay, okay, I'll come. Just give it a moment.)
~ Pope Alexander VI
I don't know. I'd have killed a thousand if I'd had enough bullets.
~ Howard Unruh in his last media statement.
Upravo sam pio otrov! (Translated: I just drank poison!)
~ Slobodan Praljak after infamously drinking poison during his war crime trial before the ICTY. He died at a nearby hospital shortly thereafter.
If I were to lose the case I know that I would have brought great shame on the family. It's entirely my fault what happened and there are many other events which make me make this decision.
~ Eleanor de Freitas in her suicide note.
Shut up!
~ James Oliver Huberty to victims during the McDonald's massacre. He would be shot dead by a SWAT officer during the shooting.
Zimbabwe is mine.
~ Robert Mugabe, shortly before passing away at age 95 at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore.
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
~ Robert Alton Harris before being executed in the gas chamber.
~ Tommy Lynn Sells, in response to whether he wanted to make a final statement, before being exeucted via lethal injection.
I'd like to give my blessing to all the people who seeked to save my life, and I'd like to curse everyone who seeked to take my life.
~ Van Roosevelt Solomon just prior to his execution by electric chair.
Yes. Don't bungle.
~ H. H. Holmes prior to being hanged.
I never thought that a bad bank note would lead me to this.
~ Leonard Lake before ingesting cyanide.
Ich hoffe, dass diese Hinrichtung der letzte Akt der Tragödie des Zweiten Weltkriegs ist und dass die Lehre aus diesem Weltkrieg darin bestehen wird, dass Frieden und Verständigung zwischen den Völkern bestehen. Ich glaube an Deutschland. (Translated: I hope that this execution is the last act of the tragedy of the Second World War and that the lesson taken from this world war will be that peace and understanding should exist between peoples. I believe in Germany.)
~ Arthur Seyss-Inquart before his execution.
This is for Allah!
~ Phrase shouted by Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba during the London Bridge attack, during which all three were killed by police.
If you believe abortion is a lethal force, you should oppose the force and do what you have to do to stop it. May God help you to protect the unborn as you would want to be protected.
~ Paul Hill
My God, don't shoot!
~ Soapy Smith's last words before getting shot in the heart.
If it had been my fortune to take Sir William Berkeley prisoner, I would not have meanly exposed him as a show to my people.
~ Opechancanough
Es ist keine Schande, auf dem Gerüst zu stehen. Dies ist nichts als politische Rache. Ich habe meinem Vaterland wie andere vor mir gedient... (Translated: It is no shame to stand upon the scaffold. This is nothing but political revenge. I have served my Fatherland as others before me...)
~ Karl Brandt before he was executed.
I love you.
~ Sean Patrick Flanagan to prosecutor Dan Seaton before his execution.
¿Quién es? ¿Quién es? (Translated: Who is it? Who is it?)
~ Billy the Kid, before being shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett.
I die in the faith of my people. May the German people be aware of its enemies!
~ Paul Blobel, before being executed.
Ah, shit.
~ Marc Lepine, spoken shortly after stabbing his final victim, before committing suicide using his own rifle.
Je m'en vais, mais l'État demeurera toujours. (Translated: I am going, but the State shall always remain.)
~ Louis XIV of France
You give me electric chair. I no afraid of that chair! You one of capitalist! You is crook man, too! Put me in electric chair! I no care! [upon a minister trying to calm him] Get the hell out of here, you son of a bitch! [resuming his initial speech] I got sit down all by myself… Viva Italia! Goodbye to all poor peoples everywhere! Lousy capitalist! No picture! No one here to take my picture! All capitalists lousy bunch of crooks! [as his head was strapped in] Adios to all the world! Go ahead! Push the button!
~ Giuseppe Zangara,before his execution in the electric chair.
Turn up the radio and I'll go quietly.
~ Peter Manuel
I am ready to be released. Release me.
~ Kenneth McDuff
It is difficult to say farewell in these circumstances, but you will understand that you will always be in my thoughts. You know I have been proud of our association; it has always be an honourable one. I shall remember your great kindness and devotion. Now I must leave you.
~ John Haigh to his girlfriend Barbara before he was hanged.
Ich bereue, aber ich furchte den Tod nicht. (Translated: I repent, but I do not fear death.)
~ Fritz Haarmann before his execution.
I want to offer again my most profound and heartfelt apologies to my victims' families. I am truly sorry. I have tried my best to empathize with their grief and devastation and I hope they come to know of my concerns and prayers for them.
~ Arthur Gary Bishop
I am innocent. I am frightened. I was threatened and I was held for month after month without any real legal representation. I confessed to crimes I did not commit.
~ Gerald Stano
Hoka hey, it's a good day to die. Thank you all very much. I love you all. Goodbye.
~ Clarence Ray Allen
Thanks for your help. Have a great day!
~ Joseph Stack to air traffic control before taking off. Ten minutes later, he crashed into Echelon Building 1, killing himself and an IRS employee.
I am murdered!
~ Spencer Perceval just after being shot by John Bellingham
I love you, Sarah, for all eternity, I love you.
~ James K. Polk
It's all right.
~ Carroll Cole
My spirit will rise from the grave and the world shall know that I was right.
~ Ferdinand Marcos, days before passing away.
Good-bye boys; I die a true American.
~ William Poole
Today the revolution has been stolen by the revisionist clique of Deng, Peng Zhen, and Yang Shangkun. Chairman Mao exterminated Liu Shaoqi, but not Deng, and the result of this omission is that unending evils have been unleashed on the Chinese people and nation. Chairman, your student and fighter is coming to see you!
~ Jiang Qing's suicide note.
Okay, talk is over, words are placid and weak. Back it with action or it all comes off cheap. Watch close while I work now, feel the electric shock of my touch, open your trembling flower, or your petals I'll crush.
~ Israel Keyes's suicide note.
Jerry and Shirley, I didn't kill your daughter. The prosecutor knows that ... and they left the real killer out there on the streets to kill again and again and again.
~ Robert Anthony Buell, before being executed by lethal injection.
Never regret that you lived in stormy times and worked with me in the Central Committee. We will yet be remembered!
~ Nikita Khrushchev, spoken to his son-in-law and former aide Alexei Adzhubei mere days before he died in hospital of a heart attack.
You guys doin' that right?
~ Stanley Tookie Williams, said to his executioners who appeared to be having trouble operating the machinery.
Gabriel cheated and I will make him pay for all his actions; as he said that there is Heaven and Hell, there in Hell is he; I will find him there and take revenge again.
~ Daniel Petry, His last recorded words before his presumed death
~ Dee Dee Blanchard, Screaming for Gypsy to help her. (This is Possibly her last words)
I'll let my lawyers talk for me. I'm ready to go.
~ Donald Henry Gaskins, shortly before being executed via electric chair.
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
~ Pancho Villa's reported last words after having been assassinated.
This is Josh. I'm calling to say goodbye. I'm not able to live without my sons and I'm unable to go on anymore. I'm sorry to everyone I've hurt. Goodbye.
~ Josh Powell in a voice message to family members, 20 minutes before killing his two sons and committing suicide.
Take that, bitch!
~ George Hennard to one of his female victims during the Luby's shooing. Soon after he would be cornered by responding police officers and would shoot himself in the head.
Let the torture and suffering in me end.
~ Ronald Gene Simmons Sr., before being executed by lethal injection.
If I should now depart from this world, I would have nothing to regret, except not being able to serve longer and more.
~ Hồ Chí Minh's last known written words, in a farewell statement to the Communist Party.
When I put my hands out this way, then stay for the sign.
~ Charles I of England instructing his executioner before being beheaded.
난 괜찮아. (Translated: I'm fine.)
~ Park Chung-hee, after being shot by Kim Jae-gyu. He died almost immediately afterward.
We are the first victims of American fascism!
~ Ethel Rosenberg
We are innocent. That is the whole truth. To forsake this truth is to pay too high a price even for the priceless gift of life. For life thus purchased we could not live out in dignity.
~ Julius Rosenberg
No thank you.
~ Michael Bruce Ross, when asked if he had any last words, before being executed.
Don’t go away. I don’t want to be alone. I can’t stand being alone.
~ Arnold Rothstein, said to his wife Carolyn as he tried to raise himself he fell back and into unconsciousness. Rothstein would not regain consciousness and died the following morning.
That's enough, Prince! I'll talk! I'll talk!
~ Samuel Doe while being tortured by Prince Johnson. Johnson would kill Doe shortly afterwards.
I haven't got you a present, but all I have is my life. I will give it to you, my darling. When you are ready, come to me. I will be waiting for you.
~ Fred West, addressing his wife Rosemary West in his suicide note.
~ Lisa Montgomery after being asked if she had any last words.
I'm sorry. That's the only words that I can say that completely capture how I feel now and how I felt that day.
~ Brandon Bernard.
I ask God to forgive all those who plotted and schemed against me and planted false evidence. I did not commit this crime.
~ Alfred Bourgeois.
I would like to say I am innocent. I did not order the murders.
~ Dustin Higgs.
No, I'm okay. Love you.
~ Corey Johnson.
Damnation seize my Soul if I give you Quarters, or take any from you!
~ Blackbeard's alleged last words before being overwhelmed and killed by British naval forces.
Oh man, I'm not [unconscious]... Something's wrong.
~ Clayton Lockett.
Goodbye, Sach!
~ Annie Walters
Я не знаю (Translated: I don't know.)
~ Ignacy Hryniewiecki to the police while dying of his injuries.
Let's do it then.
~ Eric Harris during the Columbine High School massacre.
Reb ya ready?
~ Dylan Klebold to Eric during the Columbine High School massacre.
I think I'm gonna make it.
~ Richard Loeb after being stabbed ninety times by another inmate.
Die Welt ist nur ein Fassorgan, das der Herr, Gott, selbst dreht. Wir müssen alle zu der Melodie tanzen, die bereits auf der Trommel ist. (Translated: The world is just a barrel organ that the Lord God turns himself. We all have to dance to the tune which is already on the drum.)
~ Reinhard Heydrich while on his deathbed.
Oh fuck!
~ Christopher Harper-Mercer after being shot by police and before shooting himself in the head.
Nothing can stop us!
~ Ashli Babbitt
Masiruna hu bina' mustaqbal 'afdal libiladina, mustaqbal aman li'atfalnaa. Ealayna 'an namnahahum shyyana 'afdal mimaa warithnah. (Translated: Our destiny is to build a better future for our countries, a safe future for our children. We have to give them something better than what we inherited.)
~ Hafez al-Assad
Trăiască Republica Socialistă România, liberă și independentă! (Translated: Long live the Socialist Republic of Romania, free and independent!)
~ Nicolae Ceaușescu
I told you I did it! I told you I did! I killed him! I killed him and I don't know why I did it!
~ Brynn Hartman before shooting herself.
The Lord Jesus Christ be with me. I am at peace. Hate is going on in this world, and it has to stop. One second of hate will cause a lifetime of pain. Even though I lie on this gurney, seconds away from my death, I am at total peace. I'm still a proud American, Texas loud, Texas proud. God bless America. God bless everyone. Let's do this damn thing.
~ Mark Anthony Stroman
He who flung the stars into the heavens above created the oceans, mountains, eagles and doves, none greater than thee. Oh Lord, none greater than thee.
~ Danny Rolling singing a gospel song of his own composition before his execution.
Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!
~ John Marion Grant
I'll see y'all later. Bye. Go ahead, please.
~ John Battaglia's last words before being executed by lethal injection.
I just want you to know from the bottom of my heart that I am truly sorry. I mean it. I'm not saying it.
~ Timothy Gribble before being executed by lethal injection.