->''"Remember this always, son of the north: a [[ProudWarriorRace Nord]] is judged not by the manner in which he lived, but the manner in which he died."''
-->--'''A Dream of Sovngarde''', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

->''"Now ''that's'' an exit."''
-->-- '''Marc Antony''', ''Series/{{Rome}}''

->''"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''

->''"Franchise/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''

->''The exhausted Barrier Trio struck one final [[SuperSentaiStance Barrier Pose]]!\\
It was spectacular.''

->'' '''"WITNESS ME!"''' ''
-->--'''Any War Boy about to attempt one of these,''' ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''

->''[[MyNameIsInigoMontoya I am Ganner]]. This threshold is ''mine''. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, [[MookChivalry one at a time]] or [[ZergRush all in a rush]]. I don't give a damn. [[YouShallNotPass None shall pass]].''
-->--'''Ganner Rhysode''' before his LastStand, ''Literature/NewJediOrder''

->'''Nazi vampire''': How valiant of you, Sir Penwood. Defending your post down to the last man.
->'''Sir Penwood''': Ah, but that's where I must rebuke you. Because where you see one man, I see four.
->'''Nazi vampire''': See four...? *Shots of C-4 clusters around the room, before panning to Penwood with a detonator.*
->'''Sir Penwood''': When you get to Hell, tell 'em Penwood sent you. And then apologize on my behalf for the inconvenience.

->Though great sacrifice, we have made sure that those who live near the [[ThirstyDesert Empty Quarter]] know, and I mean truly ''know'' that magic exists. Our elders regularly go to the populated edges of the Rub al-Khali and perform great works - [[TheLastDance sometimes at the cost of their lives]] - just to show the ignorant that it can be done. But their martyrdom has succeeded where your [[{{Masquerade}} much-vaunted subtlety]] has failed: [[HomeFieldAdvantage within those great expanses]], we still have the power to [[MagicCarpet make carpets fly]], to [[BlowYouAway command the raging sandstorm]], and, as is our privilege, to command the fractious ''[[OurGeniesAreDifferent djinn]].''
-->--''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - Lost Paths''

->''You know, your father was captain of a starship [[YouAreInCommandNow for 12 minutes]]. He saved 800 lives, including your mother's and yours.''
-->--'''Christopher Pike''', to James T. Kirk, ''Film/StarTrek''

->''No! Wait, yes. [[FaceDeathWithDignity This will be so ra-]]''
-->--'''King Radical''', ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDoctorMcNinja'' [[note]]after becoming a vampire and getting [[HolyHandGrenade the Pope thrown at him]].[[/note]]

->''What is the terror of death?\\
That we die with our work incomplete\\
What is the joy of life?\\
To die knowing our task is done''
-->--'''Common Saying of the [[SpaceMarines Adeptus Astartes]],''' TabletopGame/Warhammer40000

->''You even know who Crispus Attucks was? A free black man. The first to die for what became America. He could've acted scared when those Brits showed up, blended in, in the crowd, but he stood up! [[InspirationalMartyr He paid with his life... but he started something.]]''
-->-- '''LukeCage2016''', during his WorldOfCardboardSpeech.