Por Alvaro Valenzuela
2 octubre, 2015

En sus últimos suspiros también dejaron grandeza

No son sus mejores citas, ni las más inteligentes. Son las últimas palabras de estos famosos personajes antes de morir o al menos de las que hay registro. Algunas son muy curiosas, hay otras llenas de romanticismo y otras simplemente son una ironía del destino:

1. «Te amo mucho, mi querida castorcita»

#Sartre being all moody. #whysosadbro

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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) a Simone de Beauvoir, su esposa. Le dijo así porque en inglés castor se dice «beaver» que es similar al apellido de su mujer.


2. “Perdóneme señor. No lo hice con querer»

Maria Antonieta (1755-1793) después de pisarle el pie a su ejecutor antes de ponerse en la guillotina.


3. «Valerie»

#TSEliot #flaviorossi #midnightinparis #Paris6miamibeach

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T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), suspirando el nombre de su esposa.


4. «Eres maravillosa»

Happy birthday to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #sherlock #doyle #sirarthurconandoyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) a su esposa.


5. «Buenas noches mi gatita»

Hemingway having dinner with his cat. #Hemingway #cat #photography

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Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) a su esposa Mary, antes de suicidarse.


6. «¡Lo sabía! ¡Lo sabía! Nacido en la habitación de un hotel y, maldita sea, muerto en una la habitación de un hotel»

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953), en un hotel de Boston.


7. «Estoy aburrido de todo»

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


8. «Tengo que entrar, porque la niebla está aumentando»

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)


9. «Señor, ayuda a mi pobre alma»

At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon. An opiate vapor, dewy, dim, Exhales from out her golden rim, And, softly dripping, drop by drop, Upon the quiet mountain top, Steals drowsily and musically Into the universal valley. The rosemary nods upon the grave; The lily lolls upon the wave; Wrapping the fog about its breast, The ruin molders into rest; Looking like Lethe, see! the lake A conscious slumber seems to take, And would not, for the world, awake. All Beauty sleeps!- and lo! where lies Irene, with her Destinies! O, lady bright! can it be right- This window open to the night? The wanton airs, from the tree-top, Laughingly through the lattice drop- The bodiless airs, a wizard rout, Flit through thy chamber in and out, And wave the curtain canopy So fitfully- so fearfully- Above the closed and fringed lid 'Neath which thy slumb'ring soul lies hid, That, o'er the floor and down the wall, Like ghosts the shadows rise and fall! Oh, lady dear, hast thou no fear? Why and what art thou dreaming here? Sure thou art come O'er far-off seas, A wonder to these garden trees! Strange is thy pallor! strange thy dress, Strange, above all, thy length of tress, And this all solemn silentness! The lady sleeps! Oh, may her sleep, Which is enduring, so be deep! Heaven have her in its sacred keep! This chamber changed for one more holy, This bed for one more melancholy, I pray to God that she may lie For ever with unopened eye, While the pale sheeted ghosts go by! My love, she sleeps! Oh, may her sleep As it is lasting, so be deep! Soft may the worms about her creep! Far in the forest, dim and old, For her may some tall vault unfold- Some vault that oft has flung its black And winged panels fluttering back, Triumphant, o'er the crested palls, Of her grand family funerals- Some sepulchre, remote, alone, Against whose portal she hath thrown, In childhood, many an idle stone- Some tomb from out whose sounding door She ne'er shall force an echo more, Thrilling to think, poor child of sin! It was the dead who groaned within. • The Sleeper by #EdgarAllanPoe

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)


10. «Me dieron»

#johnlennon #yokoono #peace #peaceandlove #bohemian #boho #couple #freespirit #universe #warisover #johnandyoko

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John Lennon (1940-1980), luego de que le dispararan afuera de su apartamento en Nueva York.


11. «Beban por mí, beban a mi salud. Yo ya no puedo beber más»

Great Picasso piece in Spain by @art_srx #srx #picasso #urbanart #sprayart #spain #streetart #art #blackappleart

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)


12. «Volveremos en cinco minutos»

#paulwalker #seeyouagain #beutiful #handsome #like4like #follow4follow

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Paul Walker (1973-2013) a Jim Torp.


13. «Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow»

Steve Jobs (1955-2011) antes de perder su batalla contra el cáncer.


14. «La historia de mi vida es más rápida que un parpadeo. La historia del amor es hola y adiós, hasta que nos veamos de nuevo»

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), en una carta encontrada al lado de su cuerpo.


15. «Me duele terriblemente la cabeza»

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945). Murió poco después de un derrame cerebral.


16. «Más leche»

#MichaelJackson #KiNG

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Michael Jackson (1958-2009) a su doctor. Se refería a que quería más Propofol (anestesia).


17. «Voy al baño a leer»

In Fun in Acapulco from 1963. #ep #elvis #elvispresley #elvismovies

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Elvis Presley (1935-1977). Lo encontraron muerto en el baño.


18. «Ya sé, te hace sentir mal»

#maudeflanders

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Maude Flanders (1958-2000), de Los Simpsons, antes de que una camiseta la golpeara y la hiciera caer de una tribuna.


19. «Eso es obvio»

#JohnFitzgeraldKennedy #JohnFKennedy #JackKennedy

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John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) después que le dijeran que en Dallas era muy querido.


20. «Realmente no importa»

Lincoln Memorial #washington#washingtondc #lincolnmemorial#lincoln#abrahamlincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) le dijo a su esposa refiriéndose a que pasaba si la gente los veía tomados de la mano en el teatro donde le dispararon.


21. «Díganle a mi madre, díganle a mi madre, que morí por mi país… inútil, inútil»

Happy birthday, you sockdologizing ole mantrap! (Our American Cousin) #johnwilkesbooth #birthday

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John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865), después de ser abatido por la policía tras matar a Abraham Lincoln.


22. «Apague la luz»

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). Murió mientras dormía.


23. «El dinero no puede comprar vida»

#BOBMARLEY

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Bob Marley (1945-1981) a su hijo Ziggy Marley.


24. «Estoy muriendo»

Steve Irwin  «El cazador de cocodrilos» (1962-2006) a su camarógrafo que lo acompañaba.


25. «Creo que una vida vivida para la música es una existencia maravillosa, y yo dediqué mi vida a eso»

Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) a su representante.


26. «Te amo mamá»

My Queen #amywinehouse

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Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) a su madre por teléfono.


27. «Váyase, las últimas palabras son para los tontos que no dijeron suficiente»

#karlmarx #daskapital #anaconda #verlag #bettlektüre #politik #philosophie #ökonomie #kommunismus

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Karl Marx (1818-1883) a quién le preguntó por sus últimas palabras.


28. «Déjenme ir a la casa de mi padre»

Absolutamente todo! #juanpabloii #love

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Karol Józef Wojtyła (Juan Pablo II) (1920-2005)


29. «Si ella está de acuerdo póngale fin a esto»

#welcome #iniziamo #interpretazionedeisogni #sigmundfreud #passionichecrescono

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) antes de que su doctor le aplique la eutanasia.


30. «Me voy, la flaca se va. Evita se va a descansar»

#evaperon #evita #evitaperon #evaduarte #cristinafernandezdekirchner

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Evita Duarte de Perón (1919-1952) a sus enfermeros y doctores.


31. «Francia, el ejército, Josephine»

Napoleón Bonaparte (1769-1821) a su esposa.


32. «Morir es duro, pero no tengo miedo de irme. Está bien»

In addition to being the first month of autumn and all things pumpkin, October is also Family History Month. This month I plan to celebrate by sharing some of my favorite family history. When choosing where to start, I decided beginning with one of my most famous cousins seemed appropriate. George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S. president. He was also my 4th cousin, 8 generations removed. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia. George Washington could trace his family's presence in North America to his great-grandfather, John Washington, who migrated from England to America. John Washington came to live in America by accident. He was first mate on a small English ship that went aground in the Potomac River in 1656 or 1657. By the time the ship was repaired, he had decided to marry and settle in Virginia. He started with little money. Within 20 years he owned more than 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares), including the land that later became Mount Vernon. Lawrence Washington (1659-1698), the eldest son of John, was the grandfather of George Washington. George’s great grandfather John’s 1st cousin (also named John Washington) was my direct ancestor. The two were first cousins; their grandfather was Lawrence Washington. George’s ancestor John was the son of Rev. Lawrence Washington, the fifth son of Lawrence and wife Margaret Butler. My ancestor John was the son of John Washington, the oldest son of Lawrence Washington and Margaret Butler. My ancestor John was the first of my Washington lineage to arrive in the "Colonies". John arrived in Surry County, Virginia, from Barbados, as a merchant, and married Mary Flood. #familyhistory #familyhistorymonth #ancestry #genealogy #family #georgewashington

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George Washington (1732-1799) según su secretario.


33. «Finalmente voy a ver a Marilyn»

Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999) a Morris Engelberg refiriéndose a Marilyn Monroe.


34. «Kurt Russel»

#waltdisney#genius#movies#dream

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Walt Disney (1901-1966). Encontraron el nombre de este actor escrito junto a su lecho de muerto.


35. «Póngase sereno y apunte bien: va a matar a un hombre»

Ernesto «Ché» Guevara (1928-1967) antes de ser fusilado en Bolivia.


36. «Me estoy perdiendo»

Frank Sinatra (1915-1998). Antes de morir de un ataque al corazón.


37. «La tristeza durará para siempre»

This babe #VanGogh

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Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) a su hermano Theo en su lecho de muerte.


38. «Amigos aplaudan, la comedia se acabó»

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).


39. «He ofendido a dios y a la humanidad porque mi trabajo no alcanzó la calidad que pudo haber tenido»

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).


40. «O ese papel mural se va o me voy yo»

Living well is the best revenge, you know. #badassery

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).


41. «Por favor no me dejes. Por favor no me dejes»

TBT goes out to this guy, taken way too soon #chrisfarley #vandownbytheriver #tommyboy #legend

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Chris Farley (1964-1997), a una prostituta en su habitación.


42. «Ámense los unos a los otros»

the perfect profile #georgeharrison

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George Harrison (1943-2001), a su familia.

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