Claim: Item reproduces Clint Eastwood's remarks on his twilight years.
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, January 2014]
Let there be no doubt!
As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end.
There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn't any "more."
No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.
It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, "He was my friend, and I know where he stood."
So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please know this ...
I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!
Origins: Anyone who has viewed Clint Eastwood's infamous "empty chair" monologue at the 2012 Republican National Convention likely has no illusions that the Academy Award-winning actor/director is a fan of President
In typical urban legend-like fashion, the earliest appearances of this item (from September and October 2013) are simply postings of untitled and uncredited
Clint Eastwood did express some thoughts on pending mortality during a January 2011 interview:
"You're forced to think about death a lot at this age," he says, "because you've lost a lot of people. Let's put it this way, there wouldn't be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn't be anybody there. We'd struggle to raise a quorum. I picked up the paper the other day and another two were gone — people I'd grown up with.
"Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt. And I don't feel any different to how I did when I was 60 or 70. I felt good then, and I feel good now."
"The first time I voted I was in the army. It was during the Korean War and I voted Republican because it was Eisenhower and he was somewhat heroic to all of us from World
"I voted for McCain, not because he was a Republican, but because he had been through war (in Vietnam) and I thought he might understand the war in Iraq better than somebody who hadn't. I didn't agree with him on a lot of stuff.
"I loved the fact that Obama is multi-racial. I thought that was terrific, as my wife is the same racial