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Italian renaissance painter, Leonardo da Vinci discredited himself before his artwork, “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”
Former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill unenthusiastically muttered, “I’m bored with it all”
New York Yankee and former husband of Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio happily exclaimed, “I finally get to see Marilyn” moments before his death.
Freshman Noelle Choueifati gushes,
“It’s cute but it’s kind of sad because it sounds like she didn’t love him as much as he loved her.”
Co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs exclaimed, “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” seconds before he passed.
Sophomore Hannah Rodriguez questions,
“I wonder what he meant by that! It makes me wonder what he was thinking at the time, it’s kind of like a cliff hanger.”
Queen of France, Marie Antoinette apologized to her executioner for stepping on his toes moments before she was killed, “Pardon me, sir, I meant not to do it.”
English novelist Jane Austen replied, “I want nothing but death.” after being asked by her sister what she wanted before she died.
American inventor and businessman, Thomas Edison exclaimed, “It’s very beautiful over there.” before he closed his eyes for the last time.
Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Dali asked, “Where is my clock?” moments before he died.
Post-Impressionist abstract painter and artist, Pablo Picasso requested, “Drink to me.” to the people at his bedside.
Actress, Ethel Barrymore asked, “Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I’m happy.” before her she shut her eyes for the last time.
Prominent Victorian English poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning responded, “Beautiful.” in response to when her husband asked her how she was feeling.