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Whats a good "death phrase" to use when you die?

Asked by ChaosCross (2340points) March 18th, 2010

Hey, I need some help thinking up cool and quotable things to say when I die. Like: “Finally my peace shall come” or “In the end I really was like everyone else” and other phrases to say in my few last breaths.

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HTDC's avatar

Well it was fun while it lasted.

eponymoushipster's avatar

“Oh geez, i’m totally gonna shit my pants.”

tamkli3's avatar

“I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts… doo doo de doo…” :D

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Luke, I am your father!


See you later!

PandoraBoxx's avatar

@tamkli, teeheeheee!

“I didn’t leave you any money.”

FutureMemory's avatar

“Life is so beautiful” – Don Corleone (as he lay dying).

Ansible1's avatar

I’ll see you in the next life

SeventhSense's avatar

Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827

Your_Majesty's avatar

“Please!,I don’t want to die…!,I don’t want to die…!”.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Thanks for the ride, fuckers! – that one’s definitely going to be one of mine.

elenuial's avatar

The upper classes in feudal Japan would recite a haiku upon their death. Some of them prepped ahead of time. Others would compose it spontaneously.

If poetry isn’t your thing, you could try Oscar Wilde’s approach:

“Either these curtains go, or I do!”

PhillyCheese's avatar

The million dollars is hidden under the….

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

I see a light… oops there it goes.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

“It was fun while it lasted. I’ll save a place in hell for you. Later, du——”

Either that, or… “Flexible Flyer.”

elenuial's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Conversely: Thanks for the fuck, riders?

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Live long and prosper

@Dr_Dredd I was totally gonna say that!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@elenuial Ha, if you are next to me and we’re both dying, we have to do this together.

elenuial's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Well, I’m not too big into planning my own demise (I plan to live forever, and my plan hasn’t been proven wrong yet), but on the off-chance we kick it together, it’s a deal. :)

FutureMemory's avatar


Bugabear's avatar

End of Line.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

Hey… is that an asteroid headed right f… ...

nope's avatar

I can’t believe nobody has said….“ROSEBUD!.........”

Bugabear's avatar

The cake is a lie!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Bugabear lol or…It was never in the Frizzer…

ragingloli's avatar

To Sto’Vo’Kor!

Pandora's avatar

I’m comming for ya ma!

This waiting is worse than the lines at disney land.

I guess its too late to give up smoking.

I need some bribe money for the guy at the gate.

This feels a lot like the hangover from hell. Guess no doubt where I’m going!

My mom always said asprin and vicks vapor rub worked for everything. She was wrong.

(If committing suicide a great line would be.) Oops I’m an idiot but extra time wasn’t going to cure that! :P

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I’ve lived well.

jazmina88's avatar

Yippee…let’s get this party rockin!!!

elenuial's avatar

“Hey, guys, watch this!”

Followed by my brother: “Aw, I can do that.”

(I have a brother, and we grew up in the South, so this is feasible.)

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

I see a light… It’s coming from… Richard Simmons…? HELP HELP HEL….

VohuManah's avatar

“Till death do us part. Oh, wait a second.”
“My life is a sitcom and the network executives just canceled it.”
“We’ll be right back after a word from our sponsors.”
“Hey Alex, pull my finger.”
“I can see the light; it’s enveloping me and…wait, Carol Channing?”

Ansible1's avatar

Be excellent to each other

Jeruba's avatar

Why don’t you do as those old Japanese sages used to do and write a poem that you can recite just before you die? Pack it with enigmatic expressions that enclose the wisdom of a lifetime like petals around the heart of a rose.

I hope you won’t be needing it for a long while. You can come by and see if we’re still around when the time gets near and try it out on us before you go live with it. So to speak.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@nope… you didn’t like “Flexible Flyer”? I never had a “Rosebud.”

lillycoyote's avatar

I swear, I’ll die first thing in the morning, I’ll get up an hour early, but if you don’t mind, I’m kind of in the middle of something now, o.k.? But if not first thing in the morning, certainly right after lunch, or possibly right after dinner, but then Lost is on and… well, absolutely by Friday, but right now, I’m busy.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I… hid… the money… in… the…

elenuial's avatar

@Jeruba I… already said that… but not as pretty.

eponymoushipster's avatar

“sorry for the hard on im about to pop.”

aprilsimnel's avatar

@eponymoushipster – I heard that happens, but only by hanging.

netgrrl's avatar

I told you I was sick.

netgrrl's avatar

Just let me tweet thi——

mrentropy's avatar

My road lies now in the great unknown
The world’s pain effects me never more.
Don’t eat the salmon pate!
It was the butler who done it.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@aprilsimnel great, now you know my plans…

Bronny's avatar

quick, bring the bong.

thriftymaid's avatar

It’s been real…...................

escapedone7's avatar

So long and thanks for all the fish.

I am also fond of an old criminal named Charles Birger who said his famous last words before being hanged at the gallows. “It’s a beautiful world.”

AstroChuck's avatar

“Oh my God! I forgot to tell you! No matter what, tomorrow you’ve got to…”

Bronny's avatar

your real father was actually….

Nullo's avatar

“Goodnight, Gracie.”

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

For my tribe it reads (in English)

Sh’ma Yis-ra-eil, A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, A-do-nai E-chad.

Ba-ruch sheim k’vod mal-chu-to l’o-lam va-ed.

V’a-hav-ta eit A-do-nai E-lo-he-cha,
B’chawl l’va-v’cha,
u-v’chawl naf-sh’cha,
u-v’chawl m’o-de-cha.
V’ha-yu ha-d’va-rim ha-ei-leh,
A-sher a-no-chi m’tsa-v’cha ha-yom, al l’va-ve-cha.
V’shi-nan-tam l’-va-ne-cha, v’di-bar-ta bam
b’shiv-t’cha b’vei-te-cha,
uv-lech-t’cha va-de-rech,
u-v’shawch-b’cha uv-ku-me-cha.
Uk-shar-tam l’ot al ya-de-cha,
v’ha-yu l’to-ta-fot bein ei-ne-cha.
Uch-tav-tam, al m’zu-zot bei-te-cha, u-vish-a-re-cha.

V’ha-ya, im sha-mo-a tish-m’u el mits-vo-tai
a-sher a-no-chi m’tsa-veh et-chem ha-yom
l’a-ha-va et A-do-nai E-lo-hei-chem
ul-awv-do b’chawl l’vav-chem, u-v’chawl naf-sh’chem,
V’na-ta-ti m’tar ar-ts’chem b’i-to, yo-reh u-mal-kosh,
v’a-saf-ta d’ga-ne-cha,
v’ti-ro-sh’cha v’yits-ha-re-cha.
V’na-ta-ti ei-sev b’sa-d’cha liv-hem-te-cha,
v’a-chal-ta v’sa-va-‘ta.
Hi-sha-m’ru la-chem pen yif-te l’vav-chem, v’sar-tem,
va-a-vad-tem E-lo-him a-chei-rim, v’hish-ta-cha-vi-tem la-hem.
V’cha-rah af A-do-nai ba-chem, v’a-tsar et ha-sha-ma-yim,
v’lo yi-h’yeh ma-tar, v’ha-a-da-ma lo ti-tein et y’vu-la,
va-a-vad-tem m’hei-ra mei-al ha-a-rets ha-to-va
a-sher A-do-nai no-tein la-chem.
V’sam-tem et d’vara ei-leh, al l’vav-chem v’al naf-sh’chem,
uk-shar-tem o-tam l’ot al yed-chem,
v’ha-yu l’to-ta-fot bein ei-nei-chem.
V’li-mad-tem o-tam et b’nei-chem, l’da-beir bam
b’shiv-t’cha b’vei-te-cha, uv-lech-t’cha va-de-rech
u-v’shawch-b’cha uv-ku-me-cha.
Uch-tav-tam, al m’zu-zot bei-te-cha, u-vish-a-re-cha.
L’ma-an yir-bu y’mei-chem, vi-mei v’nei-chem, al ha-a-da-ma
a-sher nish-ba A-do-nai la-a-vo-tei-chem, la-teit la-hem
ki-mei ha-sha-ma-yim al ha-a-rets.

Va-yo-meir A-do-nai el Mo-she lei-mor:
Da-beir el b’nei Yis-ra-eil, v’a-mar-ta a-lei-hem
v’a-su la-hem tsi-tsit, al kan-fei vig-dei-hem l’do-ro-tam,
v’na-t’nu al tsi-tsit ha-ka-naf p’til t’chei-let.
V’ha-ya la-chem l’tsi-tsit, ur-i-tem o-to
uz-char-tem et kawl mits-vot A-do-nai, va-a-si-tem o-tam,
v’lo ta-tu-ru a-cha-rei l’vav-chem,
v’a-cha-rei ei-nei-chem
a-sher a-tem zo-nim a-cha-rei-hem,
L’ma-an tiz-k’ru, va-a-si-tem et kawl mits-vo-tai
vi-h’yi-tem k’do-shim lei-lo-hei-chem.
A-ni A-do-nai E-lo-hei-chem,
a-sher ho-tsei-ti et-chem mei-e-rets Mits-ra-yim
li-h’yot la-chem lei-lo-him;
A-ni A-do-nai E-lo-hei-chem… Emet

It translates as:

Hear, O Israel, the L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is One.

Recite the following verse in an undertone:

Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever.

You shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be upon your heart. You shall teach them thoroughly to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road, when you lie down and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for a reminder between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.

And it will be, if you will diligently obey My commandments which I enjoin upon you this day, to love the L-rd your G-d and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, I will give rain for your land at the proper time, the early rain and the late rain, and you will gather in your grain, your wine and your oil. And I will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be sated. Take care lest your heart be lured away, and you turn astray and worship alien gods and bow down to them. For then the L-rd’s wrath will flare up against you, and He will close the heavens so that there will be no rain and the earth will not yield its produce, and you will swiftly perish from the good land which the L-rd gives you. Therefore, place these words of Mine upon your heart and upon your soul, and bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for a reminder between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, to speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road, when you lie down and when you rise. And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates – so that your days and the days of your children may be prolonged on the land which the L-rd swore to your fathers to give to them for as long as the heavens are above the earth.

The L-rd spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the children of Israel and tell them to make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to attach a thread of blue on the fringe of each corner. They shall be to you as tzizit, and you shall look upon them and remember all the commandments of the L-rd and fulfill them, and you will not follow after your heart and after your eyes by which you go astray – so that you may remember and fulfill all My commandments and be holy to your G-d. I am the L-rd your G-d who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your G-d; I, the L-rd, am your G-d. True.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

“Hey! Who turned all the lights on?!”

Nullo's avatar

That is an awful lot to say on your way out. I suppose that talking is a free action?

naivete's avatar

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt – Kurt Vonnegut

So it goes… – Kurt Vonnegut

ShiningToast's avatar

“Fly, you fools!”

Shecky_Johnson's avatar

“That’s no moon. It’s a space station”

Shecky_Johnson's avatar

@Ansible1 Rock on. That’s a fave of mine.

JeffVader's avatar

“I’ll be back!”

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

I can’t believe the monkey was trained to rip my heart out… No one ever suspects the monkey…

cockswain's avatar

I don’t know if this is true, but my dad once told me there was a military officer whose last words were: “Nonsense, they couldn’t shoot an elephant from this dist—.”

Dr_C's avatar

@Shecky_Johnson It’s too big to be a space station…

CyanoticWasp's avatar

If I could have @Dr_Lawrence‘s last words, I could get a few more days out of that. I’d need to schedule some more last meals, too, I think. Could work out.

If I’m ever on Death Row, I want a copy of that whole declaration. In Hebrew.

CMaz's avatar


Drawkward's avatar

This Q is a heck of a lot like one from recent memory.
“Wait, I….”

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

But I just must say [modded]...

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@JeanPaulSartre I like that…

“This person’s last words are in Editing. Please check out other last words in the meantime.”

CyanoticWasp's avatar

We can’t forget (but maybe we should):

“Let’s do it!”

Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 – January 17, 1977) was convicted of killing a motel mananger in Provo, Utah. He was also charged with the murder of a gas station employee the day before the motel murder, but was never convicted.

Gilmore was the first person legally executed in the United States since 1967, ending a 10 year lapse in U.S. executions.

There was always the Union general in the Civil War who said something to the effect of, “Sharpshooters! Hah! They couldn’t hit the broad side of a ba—”

And I’m sure there have been a few last words along the order of, “They’ll never take me alive!”

I don’t know why I’m thinking along these lines, because I’m not so active or dramatic. My own last word will probably be, “Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz”

elenuial's avatar

“Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Hahahahaahahahahahaha—urk!”

ZEPHYRA's avatar

“I can see clearly now the rain is gone, there are no obstacles in my way, gone are the dark clouds…............. over…...and….out….. .”

CyanoticWasp's avatar

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Dr_C's avatar

@elenuial +100 internets for the “Princess Bride” reference!

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

Wait wait… so you’re telling me back on the yoke makes us go up? That doesn’t make any sense, it’s the opposite on my computer… I’m sure it’s the other way aro…

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

In a pinch, the first few lines, will suffice. We are practical people!

SeventhSense's avatar

“Let’s do it!”
That’s rad. I’d love for those to be my last words on the electric chair.

Drawkward's avatar


mrentropy's avatar

I am a leaf on the wind; watch how I soar…

Allie's avatar

(Ok, that one was a special joke for another jelly.)

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Hey, ya’ll watch this!

jazmina88's avatar

Bye, bye ms. american pie. drove my chevy to the levy and the levy was dry. Those good ole boys were drinking whisky and rye singing this will be the day that I die.

Nullo's avatar

“That’s all, folks!”

CyanoticWasp's avatar

“Hmm… ‘Do Not Push This Button’. Heh heh heh… what’s the worst that could happen? Who cares if I push the but…”

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

The frizzer? What the hell is that? I won’t eat until I understand the frizzer!

SavoirFaire's avatar

Four and fifty years
I’ve hung the sky with stars.
Now I leap through—
What shattering!

—Dogen Zenji

(This was his death poem.)

Dr_Dredd's avatar

“Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam!”

(“Today is a good day to die” in Klingon.)

Dr_C's avatar

“I’ll be seeing you all again in a few seconds…”

SavoirFaire's avatar

Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo.
(I was not; I was; I am not; I do not care.)

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