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"But as my plastic surgeon used to say - If you gotta go, go with a smile!"

And turning gently to Enjolras, he said to him:
"Do you permit it?"
Enjolras pressed his hand with a smile.
This smile was not ended when the report resounded.
— The deaths of Enjolras and Grantaire, Les Misérables

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"I've lived my life by forever following the path that had been set for me. Thanks to the idiosyncrasies of humanity it was, at least, a life worth living for, and maybe even a life worth dying for...."

Ah, I've had enough. Yeah, that's all I really need. They gave me everything I could want. (chuckle) Thank you, and goodbye... my friends.

"Nu will forever be by your side, Ragna..."
Lambda, BlazBlue

TARDIS: There's one thing I always wanted to say… that I never got to say.
The Doctor: …goodbye…
TARDIS: No. Hello. Hello, Doctor. It's so very nice to meet you.
The Doctor: No, please… I don't want you to…
TARDIS: I love you…
Doctor Who, The Doctor's Wife

"My wrath..is finally... gone."
Asura, Asura's Wrath

No, it's alright this way. At least I got to know my mother before I died.
Hollyleaf, Warrior Cats: The Last Hope

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You've given me a good life. I love you all.
Brian Griffin, Family Guy

Anakin Skywalker: Now go, my son. Leave me.
Luke Skywalker: No, you're coming with me. I'll not leave you here, I've got to save you.
Anakin Skywalker: You already have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right.

"Lungs, heart may have stopped but the optic nerves were still sending messages to a brain which, those who should know tell us, does not immediately shut down. So we stared at each other at the end... Although there was no breath for speech, he now had a sort of wry wiseguy from the Bronx expression on his face which said clearly to me who knew all his expressions, 'So this is the big fucking deal everyone goes on about.'"
Gore Vidal, Point to Point Navigation

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"You were born crying when people around you smiled. Live so that you may die with a smile when people around you cry."
Swedish Idiom

"Genophage cured. Krogan free. New beginning...for all of us."
Mordin Solus, Mass Effect 3

"The wind...it is...blowing..."

"But I was happy. You always treated me well... Thank you. I... was always so happy! All because of you!"
The Going Merry, One Piece

"Live well, age well, and go bald well. And die after me. And... if you can, die smiling."
Isshin Kurosaki, Bleach

"Even if my life was worthless... I was still here. I lived."
Enjou Tomoe, The Garden of Sinners

Guess I was good for somethin' after all...
Stanley Pines, Gravity Falls

He was smiling in his final agonies, his mouth a mass of yellow and black like the half-chewed remains of wasps.

Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile still stays on
...
I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On with the show!
Freddie Mercury of Queen, "The Show Must Go On"

For life is quite absurd, and death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin, give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow
Eric Idle, Monty Python's Life of Brian, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"

Housemind would have smiled if it had ever possessed the proper apparatus, but the time for would-haves was done. The strands of its consciousness were coming apart, the fine awareness it had built was fading back to mere simulation, and it could feel itself going all the while, getting thinner, steam in sunlight, in the end nothing but a house after all.
It was content. It would make a fine ruin, it would cast excellent shade, it would come apart into stones and dust and sink into the world the kobolds would build, the world in which they had a chance. It had taught them to fly and they were already soaring, already making better use of the sky than it ever had.
The Fall And Rise Of The House Of The Wizard Malkuril, by Scott Lynch

A Haemonculus drifts across the battlefield with a macabre elegance, gifting those too slow to escape with one imaginatively painful death after another. Should he himself die, he does so with a leering grin etched upon his face, for he will soon be back to seek an inventive revenge.
Warhammer 40,000, Codex: Dark Eldar — 5th Edition

Oh...Nines...

I never quite realized...how beautiful this world is...I'm coming everyone, I'm coming!

I could see the viewscreen. I could see my best friend Cassie. Jake. Marco, funny Marco. Ax. Tobias.
He had morphed. He was his human self once more. He'd done that for me. And because he was crying. I understood. Humans cry, hawks don't.
"I love you," I said to the screen. And oh, god, how could so much regret and so much sweetness and so much sadness all be present in that single moment. I was already dead and missing my unlived life. I was already dead and Tobias was mourning.
I tried to smile. For him.
Rachel, Animorphs #54: The Beginning

"Hiya, Joker. If you're playin' this tape, you've probably figured out you've been had. Yeah, I left you some cash, but only ten million — which, knowing you, you've already blown. All the other stuff, money, jewels, and gold, it's all fake. See, I always hated your guts, and this was the perfect payback. By now, you're probably out of real money, the I.R.S. is after you, and you can't admit I fooled you, or you'll be the laughingstock of the underworld. The joke's on you, sucker! I got the last laugh after all!" (laughs, chokes, uses his oxygen mask, still cracks a smile)
"King" Barlow on his deathbed via Video Will, Batman: The Animated Series

"Don't worry, Mordecai and Rigby. I know you're sad, but I promise, this is a happy ending. Take care of each other. Goodbye."
Pops, Regular Show

"Put a bit of a smile on your face, Ned Kelly, and don't be lookin' like a man on the gallows."
Mrs. Kelly to Ned Kelly, Ned Kelly (1970)

I'm ... so happy.... I got to see you both.... one last time....
Shield Knight, Shovel Knight

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