Sunday, May 01, 2005

Death Quotes

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.  ~Alice Walker I shall not die of a cold.  I shall die of having lived.  ~Willa Cather Death is a distant rumor to the young.  ~Andrew A. Rooney A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.  ~Thomas Mann There are so many little dyings that it doesn't matter which of them is death.  ~Kenneth PatchenIf man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery.  He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does.  In place of this we have death.  ~Charles Sanders Peirce Death, the sable smoke where vanishes the flame.  ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.  ~Seneca Years, following years, steal something every day; At last they steal us from ourselves away. ~Horace Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation.  For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.  ~Albert Einstein Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.  ~Socrates Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.  ~Attributed to George Carlin Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.  ~Erik H. Erikson Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  ~Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future.  It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.  ~Marcel Proust Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.  ~Tennessee Williams, "The Rose Tattoo" We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.  ~Madame de Stael From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.  ~Edvard Munch There's nothing certain in a man's life except this:  That he must lose it.  ~Aeschylus, Agamemnon Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.  ~Norman Cousins The death of someone we

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