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Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
- Aeschylus Agamemnon

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
- Woody Allen

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
- Woody Allen

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
- Woody Allen

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
- Woody Allen

Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Meditations

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
- Isaac Asimov

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
- Bertolt Brecht The Mother

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
- Johnny Carson

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

He not busy being born is busy dying.
- Bob Dylan

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
- Epicurus from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!
- Matt Frewer as Dr. Mike Stratford in "Doctor, Doctor"

For certain is death for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve.
- Bhagavad Gita

Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
- William Goldman "The Princess Bride"

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace Odes

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
- Wilson Mizner

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
- Plato Dialogues, Phaedo

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
- A. Sachs

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
- George Bernard Shaw

Death is not the worst; rather, in vain
To wish for death, and not to compass it.
- Sophocles Electra

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
- Publilius Syrus Maxims

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
- Publilius Syrus Moral Sayings

The report of my death was an exaggeration.
- Mark Twain

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde as he sipped champagne on his deathbed

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