Quotations on Death

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I get scared to death when I see people who say they've found Jesus Christ, and they're out there, and I wonder, who's teaching them? Who's mentoring them?
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: Death, People, Christ, Teaching, Wonder)

Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
- Berenice Abbott
(Keywords: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
- Lucius Accius
(Keywords: Death, Life, Disgrace, Man)

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)

The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Death, People, Fear)

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

Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Death, People, Progress, Humanity)

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Death, People, Humanity)

Normality is death.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Death, Normality)

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Death, Children, Fame, Man)

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Death, Tyranny)

Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Death, Life)

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Death, Gods, Desire, Gifts)

I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Death, Fish, Friends)

Death can't be so bad if mom went through it. It makes it easier for the child to follow.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Death, Mom)

Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn.
- Anna Akhmatova
(Keywords: Death, Heart, Concern, Will, Woman)

The white sail of his soul has rounded the promontory - death.
- William Alexander
(Keywords: Death, Soul)

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)

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Death, Experience)

Marriage is the death of hope.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Death, Marriage, Hope)

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down .
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Death, Lying)

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

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Death, Want)

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

When I see someone who is starved, they don't look alert. They don't have boundless energy. If you're too skinny, it looks like you're near death.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Death, Energy)

God grants an easy death only to the just.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Keywords: Death, God)

Death is a very important part of life.
- GG Allin
(Keywords: Death, Life)

Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Death, Washington)

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)

As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.
- John Andre
(Keywords: Death, Life, Country, Disgrace)

The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable, like the death of a sentry at his post.
- Leonid Andreyev
(Keywords: Death, War, Loss, Post, Reason)

I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
- Roger Angell
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Death, Life, Saying)

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Death, Courage, Day, Man)

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.
- Michel Aoun
(Keywords: Death, Existence, Freedom)

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Death, Power, Heresy, Reason)

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Death, Life)

Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Death, Land, Law)

As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die... I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Death, People, Killing, Mind, Murder, Thinking)

Biography is one of the new terrors of death.
- John Arbuthnot
(Keywords: Death, Biography)

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Death, Living, Order)

Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Death, Life)

As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Death, People, Suffering, Trying, Waiting)

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Death, Cowardice, Suicide, Trouble)

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)

In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: Death, Virtue, Christian, Exercise, Man, Sin, Temptations, World)

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

Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Death, Friends)

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)



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