...me and Oscar Wilde both.
I wasn't preoccupied with death until I saw that image, despite an enormous blister on my left heel. Now I am. I hope I say something memorable on my deathbed but I expect that, as usual, I'll think of it ten minutes too late.
Here are some other Great Things To Say With Your Dying Breath:
"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist. . . "
General John Sedgwick, Union Commander, d. 1864
Killed in battle during US Civil War.
(I apologise for being crass but this made me hoot with laughter. )
"Get my swan costume ready."
The immortal (but not for long) words of Anna Pavlova, of dying swan and gooey meringue desserts fame.
But I think THIS is the sort of thing I am likely to say,
terminal facility for understatement, rather like Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, writer, d. 1762
"It's all been very interesting."
Hasn't it just!