->''"There's only one way for a professional soldier to die. That's from the last bullet of the last battle of the last war."''
-->-- '''George S. Patton''', ''Film/{{Patton}}''

->''Climb to the top of the world\\
And as you stand tall you will see\\
That when you fall\\
You will fall from a height most men have never reached.''
-->-- '''Music/TheProtomen''', "The Fall"

->''Shot down in a blaze of glory\\
Take me now but know the truth\\
'Cause I'm going down in a blaze of glory''
-->-- '''Music/BonJovi''', "Blaze of Glory"

->''In anger smites | the warder of earth,\\
Forth from their homes | must all men flee;\\
Nine paces fares | the son of Fjorgyn,\\
And, slain by the serpent, | fearless he sinks.''
-->-- ''[[Literature/PoeticEdda Voluspa]]'', stanza 56, describing Thor's defeat, and death by venom, of the serpent

->''"This is a cool way to die!"''
-->-- '''Fry''' being carried off by [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot a robot pterodactyl]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' [[note]][[SubvertedTrope He lives]][[/note]]

->''"You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place. [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles Now you just have to find it.]]"''
-->--'''Gold Roger''', setting off the entire plot of ''Manga/OnePiece'' at his execution.

->'''Tony:''' Definitely didn't picture my demise like this. I'd always figured going out like Cagney in "White Heat" - fiery explosion. Or Redford and Newman in "Butch Cassidy" - hail of bullets!
->'''Gibbs:''' Or Charlie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush."
->'''Tony:''' How did he die?
->'''Gibbs:''' Silently.
-->-- ''Series/{{NCIS}}''

->''"There is one way to never see your country come to ruin, and that is to die in the last ditch."''
-->-- '''King William III of England''' (the origin of the phrase "last-ditch")

->''"Once you decide that you're going to have the death of Spock, then how does that affect the other people? Why is it there? I got a lot of stick from a lot of people from the very beginning about the idea of killing Spock. Somebody said, "You can't kill him." And I said, "Sure you can; the only question is whether you do it well."''
-->-- '''Nicholas Meyer''', Director of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''

->''"TheFlash bursts into flames, which is pretty harsh, but don't pretend that isn't the most badass way to go out. When you get to heaven after dying by way of exploding from going too fast, you get a high-five from God."''
-->-- '''Website/{{Cracked}}''', "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19537_the-7-stupidest-attempts-to-reinvent-batman_p2.html The 7 Stupidest Attempts to Reinvent Batman]]"

->''"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis BEST. DEATH. EVAH!]]"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on Micky Rourke's death-by-tigers in ''Film/DoubleTeam''.

->''"The rise and fall of Tony Montana, and what a way to go out."''
-->-- '''Creator/JamesRolfe''' describing the final shoot-out in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''

->''"Get this: The [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Anti-Monitor]], the [[BigBad biggest bad guy of them all]], is ready to [[OmnicidalManiac blow up all of reality]]. So what does {{ComicBook/Supergirl}} do? She punches him. And punches him, and punches, and punches and punches and just ''wails'' on the guy until one lucky blast from the Anti-Monitor kills her. But her death had meaning. It had soul. It showed a character dying to save lives. She wasn't just some [[StuffedInTheFridge victim or shock death]]. She forced the heavily-injured Anti-Monitor to retreat... Bottom line, if a character's going to die, they'd better go out swingin'!"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', describing this trope (and inspiring this trope page)

->''"[[Creator/RaulJulia This is a man]] who knew he was dying and decided to make his own eulogy by [[Film/StreetFighter levitating 2 meters off the ground and firing lightning into Jean-Claude Van Damme]], just so that [[SoMyKidsCanWatch kids could watch.]] He was such a brilliant beacon of [[LargeHam intensity]] that he made a wish for children when '''he''' was the one who was dying, and the result still brightens the world today."''
-->-- '''{{Website/Cracked}}''', "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-best-moments-in-worst-movies-ever-made_p2/ The 4 Best Moments in the Worst Movies Ever Made]]"

->''"It was, just as Kinski had predicted, suicide. He should never have done it. It is widely held by those who knew him, and Kinski himself, that he never recovered from ''Film/{{Woyzeck}}.'' But what was the ultimate result? If you are the viewer of this film, Kinskiís portrayal shocks your feelings out of the vault of intellectualizing or passive observing. He forces you to feel with him, to align yourself with your buried emotions. He outs your sensitivity. Is this not something Christ-like? It is, for my money. Kinski is the pure cure for the 21st-century disease ó the numbness unto droning."''
-->--'''Cintra Wilson''' [[http://www.salon.com/2004/04/22/kinski_2/ on]] Creator/KlausKinski

->''"If you must die today, make your death worthy of legend."''
-->--'''Alesha, Who Smiles at Death''', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''