Sorry to break it to you, but we’re all gonna die someday. But when we go, we can only hope to go out like these famous historical figures, who managed to say something incredible, profound, or just generally awesome before they left us forever.


1. “Either this cerebral meningitis goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde

Via Wiki.uiowa.edu

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2. “I wish I had spent more time building snow forts and having fun with friends.” —John Quincy Adams

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3. “I am Poor Richard.” —Benjamin Franklin

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4. “Is it weird that I’m dying of drinking too much milk? Please tell me if so.” —Gerald Ford

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5. “Oh, wow. Oh, wow. Oh, wow. They make full-size Krackel bars now.” —Steve Jobs

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6. “Entourage is the story of a young actor from Queens who travels to L.A. to pursue Hollywood stardom and brings a few of his childhood friends along for the ride.” —Nelson Mandela

Via BET

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7. “See you in the morning.” —Louis Armstrong, to his trumpet

Via LA Times

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8. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky

Via Totalprosports.com

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9. “Unless we can re-sequence the plasma emitters, this whole thing’s gonna blow!” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

Via Ushistoryscene.com

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10. “Nothing really matters / Anyone can see. Nothing really matters / Nothing really matters / Nothing really matters to me / Any way the wind blows.” –The passengers of the Titanic, in unison

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