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 Quoth the Raven nevermore

  Departing Remarks



"I wish I had drunk more champagne"

John Maynard Keynes, economist
(1883 - 1946)




John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946)

ned Kelly

"Such is life."

Ned Kelly

 "I must go in, the fog is rising." When offered a glass of water:"Oh, is that all it is?"

Emily Dickinson
 Emily Dickinson
 "Now comes the mystery." Henry Ward Beecher, Congregationalist preacher

 Lytton Strachey

 "If this is dying, then I don't think much of it"

Lytton Strachey

"John, don't let the akward squad fire over me!" Robert Burns


"Are you sure this damn thing's safe?" Poisoner William Palmer on the scaffold




"This is no time for making new enemies"

Voltaire (after being asked by a priest to renounce the Devil)


 Lord Palmerston

 "Die, my dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do"

Lord Palmerston   

"God will pardon me, it is his trade"

Heinrich Heine

 "Why fear death?
It is the most beautiful adventure in life"

Charles Frohman,
before drowning on RMS Lusitania
    " More Light " Goethe

      "Bugger Bognor"

King George V  

 King George V   

 Captain Lawrence Oates

"I am just going out and
may be some time"

Captain Lawrence Oates   


  " I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies"

Willian Pitt, the younger
 Willian Pitt, the younger


 "Crito, we owe a cock to Aesculapius;
please pay it and don't forget"


 "Woe is me, I think I am becoming a god"

Emperor Vespasian
 coin with head of Emperor Vespasian