Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Henrich Heine, the German essayist and Romantic poet is said to have joked on his deathbed:

“Of course he [God] will forgive me; that’s his job.”

Death-bed joke (1856), attributed as last words; quoted in French in The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious (1905) by Sigmund Freud, as translated by Joyce Crick (2003).

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