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Famous Last Words

The often mysterious last words of the dying have long captured public attention. Are they merely final utterances? Or could they possibly hold a clue to the wonder that awaits us in the hereafter?

The often mysterious last words of the dying have long captured public attention. Are they merely final utterances? Or could they possibly hold a clue to the wonder that awaits us in the hereafter?

Take a look at these famous last words from notable authors, inventors and celebrities, and let us know what you think.

Guideposts: Henry Ward Beecher, preacher and abolitionist--Now comes the mystery.

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Guideposts: Steve Jobs, Apple CEO and co-founder--Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!

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Guideposts: Dorothy Day, social activist--Rise, clasp my hand, and come!

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Guideposts: Vladimir Nabokov, author and entomologist--A certain butterfly is already on the wing

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Guideposts: Inventer Thomas Alva Edison--It is very beautiful over there

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Guideposts: Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe--More light!

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Guideposts: Emily Dickinson, poet--I must go in, for the fog is rising

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Guideposts: Actor Rudolph Valentino--Don't pull down the blinds! I feel fine. I want the sunlight to greet me

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Guideposts: Blues singer Bessie Smith--I’m going, but I’m going in the name of the Lord.

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Guideposts: Joe Dimaggio--I'll finally get to see Marilyn

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Guideposts: Roger Ebert, film critic--This is all an elaborate hoax.

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Guideposts: Poet Maya Angelou--Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

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