Quotations on Dying

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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
- Scott Alexander
(Keywords: Cheating, Dying, Evil, Losing, Mediocrity)

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Work, Dying, Immortality, Want)

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop
(Keywords: Time, Dying, Man, Needs, Sleep, Wrong)

It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough, that our boys are dying to serve no British interest but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Men, Boys, Dying, Interest)

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
- Joan of Arc
(Keywords: Life, Sacrifice, Belief, Dying, Fate, Living)

Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

Sleep - death without dying - living, but not life.
- Edwin Arnold
(Keywords: Death, Life, Dying, Living, Sleep)

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Death, Life, God, Thought, Friend, Dying, Old)

Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Music, Work, Son, Community, Dying, Folk, Projects)

Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be.
- Lionel Barrymore
(Keywords: People, Dying, Hollywood, Will)

I preached as never sure to preach again, And as a dying man to dying men.
- Richard Baxter
(Keywords: Men, Dying, Man)

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Life, Dying, Living)

No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
- Samuel Beckett
(Keywords: Business, Dying, Nothing, Regret)

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Art, Wisdom, Truth, Dying, End)

The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Men, Dying, Post)

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: War, Dying, Eyes, Will)

To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence I shall defend until my dying day.
- Rosa Bonheur
(Keywords: Sex, Ambition, Day, Dying, Independence)

I watched children dying. That will be the image that will stay with me.
- Ian Botham
(Keywords: Children, Dying, Will)

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)

There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.
- Elias Canetti
(Keywords: Death, Dying, Earth, Language, Today, Ugly)

If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.
- Eric Cantona
(Keywords: Death, Life, Dying, Football, Passion)

Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Truth, Dying, Lying, Pain, Will, World)

Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
- Michel De Certeau
(Keywords: Work, Dying, Man)

I'm kind of like a samurai. They say if you want to be a samurai, you can't be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch, you get your head cut off. I'm not afraid of losing this business.
- Yvon Chouinard
(Keywords: Business, Dying, Losing, Want)

I wanna survive an avalanche. I wanna be one of those people a dog finds buried under a ton of snow, almost dying of starvation.
- Tre Cool
(Keywords: People, Dying, Snow, Starvation)

I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding.
- Jackie Cooper
(Keywords: Work, Hope, Dying, Mediocrity, Now, Public, Reason, Right)

I really connect with those moments of doing missionary work down there and just seeing the people that are dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Work, People, Disease, Dying, Hunger, Moments)

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)

You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it's upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don't like old women. We don't honor age in our society, and we certainly don't honor it in Hollywood.
- Tyne Daly
(Keywords: Age, Society, Women, People, Purpose, Dying, Hair, Hollywood, Honor, Old, Will)

This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem.
- Judy Davis
(Keywords: Age, Dying, First, Kids, Obesity, Parents)

It was quite a ride and very conflicting for me, too - to be nominated for an Oscar, to be straight and healthy, and to be getting all these accolades while these people around me were suffering and dying from AIDS.
- Bruce Davison
(Keywords: People, Dying, Suffering)

If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America.
- Ron Dellums
(Keywords: Truth, People, America, Dying, Killing, Losing)

There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
- Johnny Depp
(Keywords: Love, Life, Dying, Living, Questions, Spirit, Value, Worth)

When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world.
- Bruce Dern
(Keywords: Actor, Dying, Right, World)

I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Children, Dying, Want)

And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next - when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away.
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Keywords: Time, Music, Dying, Houses, Nothing, Opera, Orchestras, Unity)

Smoking is the now the principal avoidable cause of premature death in Britain. It hits the worst off people hardest of all. Smoking is one of the principal causes of the health gap which leads to poorer people being ill more often and dying sooner.
- Frank Dobson
(Keywords: Death, Health, People, Being, Cause, Causes, Dying, Now, Smoking)

I know as I'm taking my dying breath, the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action.
- Illeana Douglas
(Keywords: Action, Dying, Will)

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
- Norman Douglas
(Keywords: Wisdom, Dying, Living)

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
- Leon Edel
(Keywords: Age, Life, Building, Dying, Mind, Old)

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
- Epicurus
(Keywords: Art, Dying, Living)

Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it's a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie.
- Mike Epps
(Keywords: People, Acting, Dying, Friends, Now, Reason, Struggle)

I was dying but suddenly had a second chance at living.
- Shelley Fabares
(Keywords: Chance, Dying, Living)

The novel is always pop art, and the novel is always dying. That's the only way it stays alive. It does really die. I've been thinking about that a lot.
- Leslie Fiedler
(Keywords: Art, Dying, Thinking)

A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats. I'm talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition.
- Howard Fineman
(Keywords: Being, Democrats, Dying, Eyes, Media, Opposition, Party, Talking)

I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it's a group of people I'm dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.
- Colin Firth
(Keywords: Work, People, Circumstances, Desire, Dying, Job, Options)

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.
- Hamilton Fish
(Keywords: Peace, Time, War, Country, Dying, Living, Worth)

I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution.
- Curt Flood
(Keywords: Men, Time, America, Constitution, Country, Dying, Man)

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