Last words in Isaac Asimov’s fiction Quotes

Short stories

  • “No, Mr Peyton. Don’t-”
    o Who: Albert Cornwell.
    o Source: The Singing Bell.
    o The words were said by him just before he was shot by Louis Peyton, who didn’t want to share a large loot.

  • “On the asteroid.”
    o Who: A silicony.
    o Source: The talking stone.

  • “”AC, is this the end? Can this chaos not be reversed into the Universe once more? Can that not be done?””
    o Who: The Man.
    o Source: The Last Question.
    o Said about the thermal death of the Universe by the last human mind, before it fused with AC.

  • “”I cannot face the responsibility involved in having invented graphitics.””
    o Who: Technician Myron Aub.
    o Source: The Feeling of Power.
    o Written in a note, just before he commited suicide. “Graphitics” refers to the (forgotten by then and reinvented by him) art of calculation on paper.

  • “”I alone””
    o Who: Dr Harg Tholan.
    o Source: Hostess.

  • “”I feel much better now””
    o Who: Hal Ross.
    o Source: Breeds there a man…?.

    The Foundation Series

  • “”You’re going to kill me.””
    o Who: Rikaine Delmarre.
    o Source: The Naked Sun.
    o The words were constantly repeated by a robot found in the scene of murder. The robot was not in working order due to being unable to prevent it.

  • “”I ask you, with all respect, to move away from your present position voluntarily.””
    o Who: R. Landaree.
    o Source: Robots and Empire.
    o After those words, she attempted to shoot R. Daneel Olivaw, but R. Giskard Reventlov deactivated her before she could press the blaster trigger.

  • “”Dishonoured, either way.””
    o Who: Sergeant Emmer Thalus.
    o Source: Prelude to Foundation.
    o Thalus said those words when ordered to shoot Hari Seldon. After that, he was shot for disobedience.

  • “”Say good-bye, Dr Venabili. All I have to do now is turn the device to full power and you will be history.””
    o Who: Tamwile Elar.
    o Source: Forward the Foundation.
    o Said to R. Dors Venabili. She killed him after those words, but died soon after.

  • “”You loved me and your love made me – human.””
    o Who: Dors Venabili.
    o Source: Forward the Foundation.
    o Said to Hari Seldon.

  • “”And yet I’ll get you! Soldiers! Shoot me down that devil. Blast him! Blast him!””
    o Who: Regent Wienis.
    o Source: Foundation.
    o Said to Salvor Hardin and the royal guards. After the latter didn’t obey, he attempted to shoot Hardin himself, and when the shot was reflected by a personal shield, shot himself.

  • “”You’ve killed the General!””
    o Who: Sergeant Mori Luk.
    o Source: Foundation and Empire.
    o Said upon seeing two people holding bel riose’s personal blaster. He charged at them, and was shot by that very weapon.

  • “”Play, monster!””
    o Who: Prince Dagobert.
    o Source: Foundation and Empire.
    o After thoose words, he was killed by a Visi-Sonor.

  • “”I can tell you.””
    o Who: Dr Ebling Mis.
    o Source: Foundation and Empire.
    o After those words, he was shot so that the secret of the Second Foundation’s location may die with him.

  • “”I must first be merciful to myself and my world, and to do that, you must die.””
    o Who: Sarton Bander.
    o Source: Foundation and Earth.
    o After saying that, Bander attempted to kill the three people in question, but was killed by Blissenobiarella.

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