I go to seek a Great Perhaps  

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"I go to seek a Great Perhaps", supposed last words of François Rabelais
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"I am going to seek a grand perhaps; draw the curtain, the farce is played" is a dictum by French writer François Rabelais, said to be his last words.

Original French:

"Je m'en vais chercher un grand peut-être; tirez le rideau, la farce est jouée"

There are diverging accounts of Rabelais' death and his last words. According to some, another famous last set of words was his will which said: "I have nothing, I owe a great deal, and the rest I leave to the poor."

Again in original French:

"Je n'ai rien vaillant, je dois beaucoup; je donne le reste aux pauvres."




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