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Diva305  (Level: 152.6 - Posts: 1655)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 11:02 PM


Top 10 Famous Last Words and Quotes

I like #7
7. George Harrison (1943-2001)
“Love one another.”

George Harrison was an English rock musician, singer-songwriter, and lead guitarist of The Beatles. He is often referred to as “the quiet Beatle” and credited with helping revolutionize rock music. George Harrison also embraced Indian culture and Hinduism in the mid 1960s and helped expand Western awareness of sitar music. He wrote many Beatles hits, including “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something,” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” In the late 1990s Harrison developed throat cancer and had an operation at the Mayo Clinic to remove a cancerous growth from one of his lungs. In July of 2001 he underwent radiotherapy for a brain tumor at a clinic in Switzerland. George Harrison passed away on November 29, 2001. His final words were recorded by his wife, simply “love one another.”

and 4

4. Bob Marley (1945-1981)
“Money can’t buy life.”

Bob Marley was the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers. Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music. He is credited with helping spread Jamaican music to a worldwide audience. In July 1977, while seeking treatment for an injury sustained during a friendly football match, Marley was found to have acral lentiginous melanoma, a form of malignant melanoma. He declined amputation of his toe and the melanoma eventually spread to his lungs and brain. Bob Marley died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami on the morning of May 11, 1981, at the age of 36. His final words were spoken to his son Ziggy. They were, “Money can’t buy life.” The compilation album, Legend (1984), released three years after Marley’s death, is reggae’s best-selling album and has sold 20 million copies worldwide.

Jerrys  (Level: 199.0 - Posts: 334)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 11:50 PM

Ah, but it missed my favorite:

"Keep your cotton pickin' hands off my gin!" - Eli Whitney

M48ortal  (Level: 261.8 - Posts: 3828)
Thu, 29th Apr '10 7:09 AM

My favorite didn't make the list, probably because some think it has been altered for dramatic effect. According to legend, General John Sedgwick, Union Commander in the U.S. Civil War, stood up during the Battle of Spotsylvania to survey the Confederate opposition. When warned about the accuracy of Confederate snipers, he allegedly replied,

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dis-."


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