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Last Words

The 4 Best Things You Can Do When A Loved One Is Dying

Laura Dixon | Posted 05.09.2017 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

Saying goodbye to a dying relative or friend -- what to talk about, when, and how -- doesn't come naturally to most adults. The irony: All these conversations ask of us, ultimately, is what people appreciate hearing at any time of life: words of candor, reassurance and love.

Are You Always In a Rush When You Part?

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 08.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

Couple of days back, I was traveling back from our factory which is about 25 miles away. It was raining excessively and zero visibility. Our car swerv...

8 Famous People And Their Haunting Last Words

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty

No one really knows what happens right before you die. Maybe you see your entire life flash before your eyes. Or maybe you just have some pretty profo...

Heartbreaking Illustrations Document The Last Words Of Unarmed Black Men

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

The recent shooting of Missouri teenager Michael Brown has revived a national conversation about race and police brutality, about "walking while black...

Dying Man's Touching Farewell Letter To Family And Friends

John P. Donnelly | Posted 09.27.2014 | Fifty
John P. Donnelly

I discovered too late that I really knew so little about so many deceased friends and colleagues, and only found out about some of their remarkable exploits and achievements when reading their obituaries.

12 Famous People Who Really Made The Most Out Of Their Last Words

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.30.2014 | Fifty

The deathbed can lead a person to mutter some pretty profound stuff -- or not. Here's a list of 13 alleged last words from 13 famous people. "I sho...

PHOTOS: Polar Explorer's Famous Last Words Spoken 100 Years Ago Today

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

By: Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/29/2012 02:14 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet On this day (March 29) 100 years ago, ...

The 9 Most Badass Last Words Ever Uttered (VIDEO) | Posted 03.11.2012 | Weird News

What will you say on your deathbed? Hopefully, you won't say, "I wish I had watched more television." On the other hand, you may want to take a ...

Famous Last Words: Writers' Final Words Before Death

Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

A writer's life revolves around always knowing what to say and how to say it. But in the face of death, you'd think fear, pain and pressure would trum...

Last Words of the Executed Author Robert K. Elder on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

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'It's A Long Time Since I Drank Champagne'

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Terry Breverton selects some of literature's most memorable farewells, from Samuel Johnson to James Joyce...

Last Words Of The Executed

Robert K. Elder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert K. Elder

Sometimes we remember nothing more than someone's last words.

George Carlin: The Last Words You Can't Say on Television

Tony Hendra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Hendra

Just shy of three months ago, George Carlin's "sortabiography" Last Words was published. Since then, not a single radio show, morning show, or late night talk show has offered a few minutes of airtime.

George Carlin: The Last Words of America's Greatest Comedian

Tony Hendra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tony Hendra

Calling George Carlin a "comedian" describes his work as inadequately as "painter" describes Francis Bacon or "guitarist" BB King. No one understood better that comedy at its best is a dark and beautiful art.

Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

It's foolish (and counter-productive) to constantly pursue pleasure as an end in itself. Happiness, they say, is a by-product of satisfying work.