Quotations on Death

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If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Death, People, Fear)

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Life, Death, Care, Cause, Reputation)

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Life, Death, Evening)

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Death, Successful, Books, Self, Silly, Writing)

To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Art, Time, Death, Study)

We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
- John Bacon
(Keywords: Faith, Death, Strength, Mind, Will, Years)

Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I'll do the best I can.
- Anne Bancroft
(Keywords: Life, Death, Paradise, Reward, Right, Will)

Art is man's distinctly human way of fighting death.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: Art, Death, Fighting, Man)

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Art, Death, Science, Life)

Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?
- Shirley Booth
(Keywords: Men, Death, Accidents, Crisis)

I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work.
- Benjamin Bratt
(Keywords: Men, Work, Death, Actor, Boredom, Career, Will, Years)

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan
(Keywords: Age, Death, Talent, Middle age)

Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
- Andre Breton
(Keywords: Life, Death, Future, Mind, Past)

God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction.
- Harold Brodkey
(Keywords: God, Death, Disease)

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Life, Death, Want, Will)

Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Life, Death, Living, Shadow, Shadows)

Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
- Julie Burchill
(Keywords: Life, Death, Smile, Tears)

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Men, Death, Sleep)

My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!
- Meg Cabot
(Keywords: Dating, Death, Dad, Inspiration, Years)

Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.
- Phoebe Cary
(Keywords: Age, Death, Soul, Heart, Living)

Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Keywords: Time, Death, Will)

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
- Deepak Chopra
(Keywords: Change, Death, Being, Expression, Sickness, Spirit, Victims)

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
- Colley Cibber
(Keywords: Change, Death, Time, Thoughts)

If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Peace, Death, Soul, Hope, Dying)

Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Business, Death, Growth, Community, Confidence, Tax, Investment, Jobs, Will)

I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Life, Death, America, states, Today, Value)

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
- William Cowper
(Keywords: Love, Death, Hope, Absence, Despair)

You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life.
- Jon Crosby
(Keywords: Life, Death, People, Dying, Emotion, Longing, Singing, Song, Traveling)

When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it.
- John Cusack
(Keywords: Politics, Death, Truth, Aesthetics, Extreme, Fascism)

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling.
- Dorothy Day
(Keywords: Faith, Death, God, Earth, Philosophy)

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.
- James Dean
(Keywords: Life, Death, Man)

You know, I think everything I do cinematically for the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan. But I love him to death. He's like my best friend and my big brother.
- Ted Demme
(Keywords: Life, Love, Death, Brother, Friend, Rest, Will)

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
- Emily Dickinson
(Keywords: Love, Death, Life, Creation)

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
- John Donne
(Keywords: Art, Death, Poor)

Believe me, if a man doesn't know death, he doesn't know life.
- William A. Drake
(Keywords: Life, Death, Man)

We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.
- Kim Elizabeth
(Keywords: Experience, Death, Earth, Will)

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Keywords: Age, Death, Time, Life, People, Childhood, Children, Living, Old)

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is to put it to a violent death; I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
- George Etherege
(Keywords: Love, Death, Passion)

The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden.
- Robert Fisk
(Keywords: War, Death, Crime, Humanity, states, United)

I can't beleive I'm here to tell the tale, this was my first brush with death, and God must have been looking after us and obviously, it wasn't our time.
- Samantha Fox
(Keywords: Time, Death, God, First)

Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow.
- Veronica Franco
(Keywords: Women, Truth, Death, Act, Cowardice, Example, Fight, First, Will)

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: Peace, Death, Confusion, Misery, Will)

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
- Charles Frohman
(Keywords: Life, Death, Fear, Adventure)

Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is.
- H. R. Giger
(Keywords: Work, Death, People, Blood)

I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
(Keywords: Life, Death, Order, Play)

The foundation of our religion is a basis of fact - the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: Religion, Death, Knowledge, Fact, Miracles)



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