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Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

All your sorrows have been wasted on you if you have not yet learned how to be wretched.

Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be.

Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it.

You can grieve all your life, but what's the point? You still have your life. Don't waste it.

Expect the unexpected, but most of all, expect the natural.

Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.

They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.

My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life.

Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath.

I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is.

Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.

Long after her death I felt her thoughts floating through mine.

The source of sorrows lies not in leaving life, but in leaving that which gives it meaning.

Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live.

One cannot get through life without pain... What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.

No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.

It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again.

Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature's way of healing a broken heart.

The only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground.

The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created.

The ones that love us never really leave us.

The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live.

Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.

When we are learning the world, we know things we cannot say how we know. When we are relearning the world in the aftermath of a loss, we feel things we had almost forgotten, old things, beneath the seat of reason.

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

Live how we can, yet die we must.

You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence.

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

It will stay in your head first, and then in your heart. Those places will always be reserved.

Because life is fragile and death inevitable, we must make the most of each day.

And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.

When a person is born we rejoice, and when they're married we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing has happened.

How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?

When death overtakes us, all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us.

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

When those you love die, the best you can do is honor their spirit for as long as you live.

You make a commitment that you're going to take whatever lesson that person or animal was trying to teach you, and you make it true in your own life.

It's a positive way to keep their spirit alive in the world, by keeping it alive in yourself.

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures who people the tree of your life and give it new branches.

To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches.

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.

Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.

It is as natural to die as it is to be born.

How strange that this sole thing that is certain and common to all, exercises almost no influence on men, and that they are the furthest from regarding themselves as the brotherhood of death!

It makes me happy to see that men do not want to think at all of the idea of death!

I would fain do something to make the idea of life to us to be more than friends in the sense of that sublime possibility.

And so we will believe in our even a hundred times more worthy of their attention.

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.

The only real ending is death. Everything else is a transition.

Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. Thinking about death clarifies your life.

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

Without birth and death, and without the perpetual transmutation of all the forms of life, the world would be static, rhythm-less, undancing, mummified.

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.

Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact we have no fear of death anymore, and we have no actual difficulty in our life.

When someone we love dies, we get so busy mourning what died that we ignore what didn't.

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.

End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Death is but a door, time is but a window.

No one here gets out alive.

I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another.

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

I want to be all used up when I die.

Death pays all debts.

When I shall die, let it be doing that I had designed.

We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening.

For some moments in life there are no words.

All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.

Give me liberty or give me death.

Life has more meaning in the face of death.

Death makes equal the high and low.

The hardest thing you overcome are the ones that give the most meaning.

The fear of death is the beginning of slavery.

Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters.

Though death be poor, it ends a mortal woe.

Death takes no bribes.

Death is never an apology.

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.

In my end is my beginning.

The phoenix must burn to emerge.

Everyone dies. But not everyone really lives.

The meaning of life is that it stops.

It's better to burn out than to fade away.

No art is possible without a dance with death.

Everyone dies but not everyone lives.

Life without an ideal is spiritual death.

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death.

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.

Even trees do not die without a groan.

Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.

Keep the prospect of death, exile, and all such apparent tragedies before you every day - especially death - and you will never have an abject thought, or desire anything to excess.

By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life.

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.

I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits.

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up - that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

Death? Be as proud as you want: bore me later, because Love is sovereign here. Life never ends. Joy comes in the morning. Glory hallelujah. And let it be so.

Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honour, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier.

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

Where is it I've read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he'd only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once.

Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are.

Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.

When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.

Birth and death are the most singular events we experience - and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility.

There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not today'.

Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light. But, if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity.

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Many people die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they are seventy-five.

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me - I quit.'

I saw few die of hunger of eating, a hundred thousand.

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

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.

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

Man always dies before he is fully born.

When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Call no man happy till he is dead.

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.

To himself everyone is immortal he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.

Everything that gets born dies.

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.

Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.

Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

All architects want to live beyond their deaths.

It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.

If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

Death's in the good-bye.

For me, habit is just a synonym for death.

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

Hell, madam, is to love no longer.

There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.

These births and deaths are changes in nature which we are mistaking for changes in us.

It is necessary to be strong in the face of death, because death is intrinsic to life. It is for this reason that I tell my students: aim to be the person at your father's funeral that everyone, in their grief and misery, can rely on. There's a worthy and noble ambition: strength in the face of adversity.

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

And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.

Do you see the gift that you had? Do you see how lucky you were?

There is no birth, there is no death; there is no coming, there is no going; there is no same, there is no different; there is no permanent self, there is no annihilation. We only think there is.

Everyone we cherish will, someday, get sick and die. If we do not practice the meditation on emptiness, when those things happen, we will be overwhelmed. Concentration on emptiness is a way of staying in touch with life as it is, but it has to be practiced, not just talked about.

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

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.

We must constantly remind ourselves that we are eternity, infinite, beyond birth and death.

Everyone wants to be foremost in this future-and yet death and the stillness of death are the only things certain and common to all in this future!

If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise-you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind.

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man's-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again.

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

Death is life's high meed.

Now, of all the benefits that virtue confers upon us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest, as the means that accommodates human life with a soft and easy tranquillity, and gives us a pure and pleasant taste of living, without which all other pleasure would be extinct.

We should always, as near as we can, be booted and spurred, and ready to go, and, above all things, take care, at that time, to have no business with any one but one's self. Why for so short a life tease ourselves with so many projects?

Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love...

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.

And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.

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

Death is a law, not a punishment.

He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn't yet lived.

Our culture's zeal for longevity reveals our incredible collective fear of death.

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.

Suppose that a god announced that you were going to die tomorrow or the day after. Unless you were a complete coward you wouldn't kick up a fuss about which day it was - what difference could it make? Now recognize that the difference between years from now and tomorrow is just as small.

Don't look down on death, but welcome it. It to is one of the things required by nature. Like youth and old age. Like growth and maturity. Like a new set of teeth, a beard, the first gray hair. Like sex and pregnancy and childbirth. Like all the other physical changes at each stage of life, our dissolutions is no different.

The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death.

Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it.

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

The more you transform your life from the material to the spiritual domain, the less you become afraid of death. A person who lives a truly spiritual life has no fear of death.

You know, what's so dreadful about dying is that you are completely on your own.

Not only are selves conditional but they die. Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?

Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.

I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death.

The typical human behaviour is to seek security and certainty. We fear death because it's the unknown and nobody can give us answers.

Death anxiety is greater in those who feel they have lived an unfulfilled life.

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel - you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more.

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.

Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death.

People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It's too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.

I think death is equally terrible for everyone. Young people, old people, the good, the bad; it's always the same. It's rather fair in its treatment. There's no such thing as a terrible death, that's why it's frightening.

Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable.

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.

Isn't it sad that so often it takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully?

You are facing death and danger and competition, but at any moment, you can decide to have a fearless mindset.

Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.

Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?

To fear death is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not. For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessings of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil.

I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world.

Whether or not there's an afterlife, screw it. Just live your life right here, right now before it's too late.

If we can prove an afterlife, then we have less pressure to make our physical life last forever.

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.

The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.

Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point.

You are dead - what am I speaking to?

There is no death. Only a change of worlds.

Death is the greatest illusion of all.

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.

The strongest intimidation, by the way, is the invention of a hereafter with a hell everlasting.

I don't like paradise, as they probably don't have obsessions there.

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, 'Did you bring joy?' The second was, 'Did you find joy?

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

Of course you don't die. Nobody dies. Death doesn't exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world.

There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it?

Endings are not always bad. Most times they're just beginnings in disguise.

Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.

I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.

I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written.

I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.

It is human to have your soul brought to a crisis you did not anticipate.

This aspect of reality, this weird scary aspect of life, can just wreck everything if you don't figure out at some point that it is what makes life so profound, meaningful, rich, complex, wild.

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Success is failure recycled. Life is death reborn.

The world would be dramatically better if everyone had to experience a near death event growing up. Everyone will instantly value their time more, and be happier.

Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death.

Take nothing for granted. Keep in mind that it can come at anytime. Even today.

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.

I despise wisdom and the blessings of this world. It is all worthless, fleeting, illusory, and deceptive, like a mirage.

You may be proud, wise, and fine, but death will wipe you off the face of the earth as though you were no more than mice burrowing under the floor, and your posterity, your history, your immortal geniuses will burn or freeze together with the earthly globe.

Death is the true inspiring genius, or the muse of philosophy... Indeed without death men would scarcely philosophize.

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and”in spite of True Romance magazines ” we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way.

I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable greyness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamour, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat, in a sickly atmosphere of tepid skepticism, without much belief in your own right, and still less in that of your adversary.

The harder the pain, the longer the path to recovery, the better the opportunity to learn.

Death: something like birth, a natural mystery, elements that split and recombine. Not an embarrassing thing. Not an offense to reason, or our nature.

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.

I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.

What is history? Its beginning is that of the centuries of systematic work devoted to the solution of the enigma of death, so that death itself may eventually be overcome. That is why people write symphonies, and why they discover mathematical infinity and electromagnetic waves.

For life be, after all, only a waitin' for somethin' else than what we're doin'; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.

Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.

Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is just a passing shadow of a cloud.

Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him.

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.

That's what literature is.

When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

Give place to others, as others have given place to you. Equality is the soul of equity. Who can complain of being comprehended in the same destiny, wherein all are involved?

It is the fate ” the genetic and neural fate ” of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.

Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived.

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Death is the tyrant of the imagination.

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.

Fling but a stone, the giant dies.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

Death is a fearful thing.

The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.

I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

The valiant never taste of death but once.

Biography lends to death a new terror.

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Death and life have their determined appointments riches and honors depend upon heaven.

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.

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.

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

If we don't know life, how can we know death?

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.

The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.

One death is a tragedy one million is a statistic.

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

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.

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.

The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.

Love, we say, is life but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent God, the all-great God, the Almighty God, the most powerful God, the giver of life God, the creator of death. I mean, we're hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.

Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.

Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.

It is vain for the coward to flee death follows close behind it is only by defying it that the brave escape.

A useless life is an early death.

Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.

Death is a commingling of eternity with time in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul when death is immanent what can you do?

We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.

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.

I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.

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

An unused life is an early death.

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.

Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.

Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt.

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.

There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.

I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama - then candidate Obama - going through Iowa making promises. The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I've seen, well, since the Kardashian wedding and the promise of 'til death do we part.

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee.

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.

There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.

Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.

Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.

The U.S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.

If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.

No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.

Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty... mine's putting in an express lane.

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

You must not fear death, my lads defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.

It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.

Marriage is the death of hope.

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

The goal of all life is death.

I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.

Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?

Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.

Belief is the death of intelligence.

Grumbling is the death of love.

Our life is made by the death of others.

Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.

As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.

Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.

Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.

Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.

There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

Our nature consists in motion complete rest is death.

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.

On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.

It is easy to go down into Hell night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task.

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

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

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

When life is victorious, there is birth when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.

To some extent I liken slavery to death.

Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.

For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!

Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truly die.

I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.

But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I've failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me.

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Death unites as well as separates it silences all paltry feeling.

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.

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.

Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning and life at that price is not worth living.

It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.

I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a 'peace conference,' you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.

My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.

I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.

Whether for life or death, do your own work well.

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.

It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.

Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.

Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.

Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.

The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.

Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better.

I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.

Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.

Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.

If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself.

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

I'm one of the slowest drivers on the road. I mosey along. If you're doing anything too fast, including living life too fast, that creates sudden death. If I have to be somewhere on time, I make sure I leave early enough.

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.

Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.

The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.

For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.

Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.

That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.

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.

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.

I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same.

People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.

Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.

Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.

Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.

We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.

A country that relies on aid? Death is better than that. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did.

Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child.

The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.

Divorce is probably as painful as death.

Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.

I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.

What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.

The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.

Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'.

I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.

Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.

A tragedy need not have blood and death it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.

The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.

There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.

As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death.

In every death, a busy world comes to an end.

Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.

Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.

For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.

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.

A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death.

The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.

To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.

For the wretched one night is like a thousand for someone faring well death is just one more night.

If what you do is being threatened as a profession, that could be scary. But that's the same reason why I walked out on stage many times after receiving death threats. I couldn't live without doing what I wanted to do. So at the same time I have to be willing to die for it.

Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can't do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.

I look at 'Death Proof' and realize I had too much time.

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.

A man who cannot be enticed by money or intimidated by the threat of jail or death has two of the strongest weapons that anyone has to offer.

The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.

I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.

The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.

My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.

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.

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.

Well, to the people who pray for me to not only have an agonising death, but then be reborn to have an agonising and horrible eternal life of torture, I say, 'Well, good on you. See you there.'

I have more than once in my time woken up feeling like death.

No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.

The fear of death comes from limited awareness.

I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?

Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.

All I want is a gentleman. I'm sick to bloody death of bastards.

Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California.

It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.

Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.

Death obsesses me, yes it does. I can't really understand why it doesn't obsess everyone - I think it does really, I'm just a little more out about it.

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.

It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.

Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.

I never really got on that well with Yoko anyway. Strangely enough, I only started to get to know her after John's death.

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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

I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.

An evil life is a kind of death.

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.

We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place.

Normality is death.

Birth was the death of him.

My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.

Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.

Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

Death is easier than a wretched life and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.

An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.

Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection the past then lives in your words and you are free.

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.

It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood - no more - to man, and love to a woman is life or death.

And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death of what you thought your life was, even if you find your life is better after. You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned.

Death is the veil which those who live call life They sleep, and it is lifted.

Death is an absolute marvel.

We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.

'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.

Nothing in life is promised except death.

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get.

Once you start doing only what you've already proven you can do, you're on the road to death.

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.

All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man no society will survive a shortage of women.

Death is softer by far than tyranny.

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.

Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.

McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done.

Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.

Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.

Rock and menopause do not mix. It is not good, it sucks and every day I fight it to the death, or, at the very least, not let it take me over.

Death was like love, a romantic escape.

We have abolished the death penalty for humans, so why should it continue for animals?

I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.

Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.

The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.

That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.

What is the value of sticking a microphone in a man's face right after he has learned of his wife's death?

The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.

I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don't think of suicide as an option, but as fun. It's an interesting idea that you can control how you go. It's this thing that's looming, and you can control it.

Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.

The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.

I'll keep peace at all cost, even if I choke to death on my tongue.

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.

Days will prove that the assassination policy will not finish the Hamas. Hamas leaders wish to be martyrs and are not scared of death. Jihad will continue and the resistance will continue until we have victory, or we will be martyrs.

Death is the great hope of all life the desire to expend itself to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.

Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don't like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

Long hair is an unpardonable offense which should be punishable by death.

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.

Life is a predicament which precedes death.

Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.

Death is inevitable, but Life - that's the tricky bit where things happen.

For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.

The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.

I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things: disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.

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.

O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.

Death comes in a flash, and that's the truth of it, the person's gone in less than 24 frames of film.

At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.

After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.

The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

Everybody is entertained to death.

Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death.

I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from.

The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.

I am not the born how can there be either birth or death for me?

The desire to die was my one and only concern to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.

Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown.

We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.

It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.

I'm possibly a very morbid person but I think about death a lot.

I grew up in the suburbs and basically associate the suburbs with cultural death.

Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.

You know Americans are obsessed with life and death and rebirth, that's the American Cycle. You know, awakening, tragic, horrible death and then Phoenix rising from the ashes. That's the American story, again and again.

I was fantasising about my own death, I started thinking what my funeral would be like and what music would be played, I was at that level of insanity.

Only in death will I relinquish my belts.

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.

Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.

I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.

There is something about poverty that smells like death.

As long as you don't make waves, ripples, life seems easy. But that's condemning yourself to impotence and death before you are dead.

If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.

If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.

The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.

There are only three events in a man's life birth, life, and death he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.

The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country.

I'm working myself to death.

Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.

Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don't know how.

People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.

Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes.

See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil... I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse therefore choose life.

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.

Death is with you all the time you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.

People think celebrities don't have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It's like you've traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country. They want you to tell about what you saw.

The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane.

When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction.

In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.

His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad.

But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.

To be honest, I'm scared to death of rollercoaster rides.

There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.

I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between.

All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay.

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.

I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened.

You don't have people chanting 'Death to America' in Israel.

As a kid, all I thought about was death. But you can't tell your parents that.

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.

The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against.

The earth is rocky and full of roots it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil.

I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia.

Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams.

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.

I'm sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there's a lot that can be achieved by putting a check in the right place and shutting up about it.

She looks like a warrior. I mean, Bellatrix does mean warrior. And she's also a bit of a fatale. She's the right hand of Voldemort, and the only woman death eater.

People think celebrities don't have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It's like you've traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country.

I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me.

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.

The most important thing to arrive on your deathbed satisfied and grateful is to first live your life fully.

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.

To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.

Each instant of life is a step toward death.

We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.

The approach of death certainly concentrates the mind.

Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness - perhaps unimaginative of me.

You always think that 70 is the end of the road: 'Somebody died when they were 73 good life'. You're closer to death, and you better make sure you don't waste too much of your time doing things you don't want to do. No point in saying things you don't believe in.

When I'm lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.

Science without conscience is the death of the soul.

Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.

So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil.

If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicised? I have values I inherited from my father. He helped many. Anyone, even a postman knocking on our door would get a glass of water and some sweets.

But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death.

For tis not in mere death that men die most.

The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, 'Let no one be called happy till his death' to which I would add, 'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.

I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God.

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.

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.

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.

Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.

It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one.

Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life.

I'm not afraid of death.

The distinctions of fine art bore me to death.

As a kid, all I thought about was death.

When I did 'Bumble-ardy,' I was so intensely aware of death. Eugene, my friend and partner, was dying here in the house when I did 'Bumble-ardy'. I did 'Bumble-ardy' to save myself. I did not want to die with him. I wanted to live, as any human being does.

When theater becomes a soothing middle-class thing, when it's packaged as the Night Out, then that's the death of it.

Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit.

I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry.

For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.

It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits.

I've always been scared to death of pain - afraid, even, to think of it.

Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status.

Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.

Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.

You can cry about death and very properly so, your own as well as anybody else's. But it's inevitable, so you'd better grapple with it and cope and be aware that not only is it inevitable, but it has always been inevitable, if you see what I mean.

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.

I'm very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What's most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever.

If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.

It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.

Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.

People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it's because you're sweating to death.

The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes.

We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past.

The sole equality on earth is death.

I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.

Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.

I feel like I don't watch that many shows with death.

Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body.

Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.

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.

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

I love this pedal to death. The only way you could keep me from playing one is by chopping off my legs!

Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly. Maybe I'm drawn to it as a story element.

Death, the final, triumphant lover.

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.

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

My brother was a great favorite with everybody, and his death cast a gloom upon the whole neighborhood.

I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there's none of that hopefully.

So for twelve miles I rode with Sherman, and we became fast friends. He asked me all manner of questions on the way, and I found that he knew my father well, and remembered his tragic death in Salt Creek Valley.

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.

When sudden death takes a president, opportunities for new beginnings flourish among the ambitious and the tensions among such people can be dramatic, as they were when President Kennedy was killed.

As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.

I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.

To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.

We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death.

There are certain people that are marked for death. I have my little list of those that treated me unfairly.

Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the penalty of death but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.

But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.

I'm in awe of people out there who deal with Alzheimer's, because they have to deal with death 10 times over, year after year.

Failure too is a form of death.

We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.

The thing about death is that it's honest.

I think the way we talk about cancer has really evolved. I remember the way my grandmother used to talk about it, like a death sentence, no-one would even mention the word.

I really enjoy theater. I just went to see 'Death of a Salesman,' and it knocked me on my ass.

I wish to be a martyr, and I don't fear death.

Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.

I looked Death right in the face.

I was extended secret service protection during my presidential run in 1984, when I received the most death threats ever made toward a candidate.

My mother was the sweetest lady who ever lived on this planet, but if you tried to tell her that Jesus wasn't a Christian, she would stomp you to death.

The disembodied spirit is immortal there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.

I'm more afraid of marriage than death.

Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.

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?

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.

Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.

I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.

Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.

I mean, death is a serious thing, certainly not to be sneezed at.

Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.

Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.

We are now operating a school system in America that's more segregated than at any time since the death of Martin Luther King.

In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.

The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.

Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly.

Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.

I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death.

Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.

Death Valley is really wide-open - it's bigger than Rhode Island - and it's less a part of California than an ungoverned territory, so there's lots of weird cops-and-robbers stuff going on.

Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death... but he's not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table.

To a billion people around the world surviving on just a dollar a day, the question of what to eat tonight is more about life and death than about recipes. The struggle of poor people around the globe weighs heavily on me, especially now that I am a mother, which is why I work with Oxfam.

I just finished my homework fast, I was bored to death. There wasn't 500 channels so there was a thing for a librarian to teach a kid like me about reading. I started reading early and I read all the time, because I love it.

I think Prince should open up a little more to other artists. Just because we love Prince. Especially the old stuff - we love him to death. But if he opened up he would be something to deal with. Imagine Kanye West producing a Prince track? It would be banoodles!

We march and fight, to death or on to victory. Our might is right, no traitors shall prevail. Our hearts are steeled against the fiery gates of hell. No shot or shell, can still our mighty song.

Everybody thinks I'm at death's door, but I'm not. There's nothing seriously wrong with me, and my heart is in 100 percent working order. Anything else you may hear is a damn lie!

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.

But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation.

There's really no such thing as the agony of dying. I'm quite sure that pain is shut off at the moment of death. You see, something happens when the body knows it's about to go. Peptide hormones are released by cells in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Endorphins. They attach themselves to the cells responsible for feeling pain.

So we mustn't lower our guard in any sense because of what has happened in terms of the death of Osama Bin Laden and we are certainly not doing that. The terror threat level here in the U.K. remains at severe and we're very conscious of the need to continue that.

If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.

Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death.

I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death.

People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite.

I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition.

I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it.

It is education that will arm us with the tools that will enable us to succeed and put a stop to the rising rates of preventable death.

Most of us harbour a significant amount of subconscious fear about death, and act out of this fear in our daily lives.

War is not the only arena where peace is done to death.

I am against the death penalty.

My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.

The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.

Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death.

To awake from death is to die in peace.

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.

When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words.

Should I perchance still feel after my death, I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead.

If death is in the room, it's pretty interesting. But I would also say that I'm interested in getting myself to believe that it's going to happen to me. I'm interested in it, because if you're not, you're nuts. It's really de facto what we're here to find out about.

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play.

Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death.

In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations - ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies - were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.

Less base the fear of death than fear of life.

Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.

I think one thing that kids who grow up on farms really have going for them is they have exposure to death and birth in a totally different way. I think it takes away a little bit of the mystery and a little bit of the fear, and I do wish I had that. And I wish I was able to grow my own food.

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream.

The death of anti-gay hate speech is no doubt being hastened by the head-spinning speed with which gays as a group - to say nothing of gay marriage - are becoming an unremarkable and even quite traditional parts of American life.

People on death row, the treatment of animals, women's right to choose. So much in America is based on religious fundamentalist Christianity. Grow up! This is the modern world!

It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God's mercy and Christ's merits but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband's arms, and to lie down with Him.

Fear not and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death.

I might be deceiving myself but I do not think that I do have an inordinate fear of death.

We see death constantly on film.

For a culture that has such a problem with death, we seem to deal with it in a quite bizarre way. We see people shot, killed and blown up, and we find it funny and sexy and all those things. But, the reality of it is that every day people die, and people are really sad and they grieve and they go through a really difficult process with it.

'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being the difference between sanity and insanity the meaning of life and death what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.

If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear.

The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.

To be immortal is commonplace except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.

Life and death have been lacking in my life.

Ultimately life is disease, death and oblivion. It's still better than high school.

My children are magical creatures and I love them to death.

Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.

But then I'm one of those guys that is still a bit afraid of the telephone, its implications for conversation. I still wonder if the jukebox might be the death of live music.

Perhaps we don't need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That's enough for me.

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.

In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can't even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn't have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke.

Early this morning, I signed my death warrant.

I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There's always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent.

I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.

Since I was a child, death is definitely something that I think about every day. But I think that everybody does. You try and avoid it, but it's such a big thing that you can't.

The difference between art about death and actual death is that one's a celebration and the other's a dull fact.

I was taught to confront things you can't avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you're trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don't last for ever makes them beautiful.

I wouldn't feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy - I'd be bored to death.

It's not life or death it's a game and at the end of the game there is going to be a winner and a loser.

Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.

Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.

I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?

In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal.

Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.

We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.

I think that obviously, there is a perverse attraction to a fundamentally changed world or the end of the world. There is a death wish, a perverse death wish. Not just for ourselves, not just for the movie 'Death Wish,' but for the end of all human life.

When you think about it, the end of the world is a little bit like death: We all know it's going to come eventually, and as we get older, we feel we see the signs more and more distinctly.

A friend said to me, 'Be glad for your troubles - they strengthen you.' Well, if that's the truth, I'm going to be so strong they'll have to beat me to death!

Emigration is no longer a solution it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open.

Feminists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I'd rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody.

There are hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings around the United States and in other countries, too. Wright lived into his 90s, and one of his most famous buildings, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, was completed just before his death. Wright buildings look like Wright buildings - that is their paradox.

Vets do what doctors used to - diagnose the injury or the condition, patch it up as best they can and remind you that these things happen and that in life we are also in the midst of death.

Somehow, knowing that Alzheimer's is coming mocks all one's aspirations - to tell stories, to think through certain issues as only a novel can do, to be recognised for one's accomplishments and hard work - in a way that old familiar death does not.

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.

I think when you're 10 years old, it's too much to see something with the threat of death in every episode. Kids are better left naive about certain things.

I love myself. Anything that has my name I'm tickled to death.

Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.

There is nothing glamorous about death.

My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.

Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.

The coward sneaks to death the brave live on.

Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.

The motif of death plays an important role the human psyche in connection with archetypal and karmic material.

The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual's way of being in the world.

If the heart stops for more than two minutes, you have massive brain death. There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero. That's how fragile our consciousness is.

The police came to me to say I had death threats and that I had to be careful!

I believe in the institution of marriage. Of course being a Mormon, we believe in eternity rather than just till death do us part. If you really try hard, if you make it work, it's blissful. But I also know a marriage that isn't working can be painful.

I couldn't have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother's death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation.

You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.

I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.

As far as my divorce goes, I love my family and I love my wife to death and I just don't know what tomorrow's going to bring.

I have had death threats from people with fixations.

Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.

People who are sick, or who have been sick, or have come close to death have a lot to say - and they want you to hear it.

Living with the immediacy of death helps you sort out your priorities in life. It helps you to live a less trivial life.

The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.

Bulls can do nothing to demand justice. They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It's up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting.

My faith isn't very churchy, it's a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.

More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren't guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong.

Why would you be afraid of death? It would be an inconvenience. I have a lot of undone things and it's bound to get in the way. But, no, it doesn't scare me at all.

We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.

I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death.

Of all the artists on Death Row, none of them went bankrupt.

Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death.

I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century.

For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.

The study of consciousness that can extend beyond the body is extremely important for the issue of survival, since it is this part of human personality that would be likely to survive death.

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death.

The knowledge of the realm of death makes it possible for the shaman to move freely back and forth and mediate these journeys for other people.

The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped.

Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity.

Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition.

If consciousness can function independently of the body during one's lifetime, it could be able to do the same after death.

Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.

A number of cases have been reported in which a dying individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know.

The drink? Yes, I've had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia.

Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.

I'm death obsessed. You know, I have death all over my house. I have a stuffed two headed sheep!

Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion.

Of course, we avoid death. To know something is inevitable is one thing. To accept, to truly feel it... that's different.

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.

What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg's importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!

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.

'American Horror' goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience - 'Flowers in the Attic' paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death.' It even has 'Go Ask Alice'-era urban legends.

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death.

When I die, don't let my death stop the resistance.

It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.

It's something I want to overcome. And my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.

Death by starvation is slow.

Libertarians know that a free country has nothing to fear from anyone coming in or going out - while a welfare state is scared to death of poor people coming in and rich people getting out.

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.

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.

In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death.

We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.

I had always loved John Ford's pictures. And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me.

Hitchcock had to fight to the death to make his movies.

After my mother's death, I had such difficulty relating to people.

The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death.

Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.

If Christ can die in a barn, I think the death of a human in a van is not so bad.

I hate to say this, but I'll repeat it: After death, all we know that you do is stink.

I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.

There's stuff I don't like to rehearse, really emotional things, I don't like to rehearse. You just beat it to death.

I'm trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities, and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.

Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that 'death panels' would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it's hard to beat Sarah Palin's ignorant nattering on the subject.

The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.

I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics.

I stay way from that area, and there's only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death.

My death will be caused by morphine, which I have deliberately taken with suicidal intent.

A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side.

The American people are not just being taxed to death they're being taxed after death. But, no one should have to sell the life's work of a parent or a loved one just to pay the federal government.

We worry about the seemingly ever-increasing number of natural catastrophes. Yet this is mainly a consequence of CNN - we see many more, but the number is roughly constant, and we manage to deal much better with them over time. Globally, the death rate from catastrophes has dropped about fifty-fold over the past century.

I am politically pro-choice, but personally pro-life. I have my faith but refuse to force it on the world at large - especially this world, so brutal and unjust. I cannot make these wrenching personal life and death decisions for others - nor do I believe they should be made by a church run by childless men.

And, in a funny way, each death is different and you mourn each death differently and each death brings back the death you mourned earlier and you get into a bit of a pile-up.

Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic.

I can't let my mother's death have been in vain. Democracy is the best revenge, and we will have it.

You should celebrate the end of a love affair as they celebrate death in New Orleans, with songs, laughter, dancing and a lot of wine.

Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.

We burned to death 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo - men, women and children. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?

It's normally the kiss of death to be identified as a rising star, or someone to watch.

Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations, and even death rays. But the X-ray specs don't fit on your face - they're big things that screen your luggage for guns. Space vacations are real, but they cost $20 million. We have death rays, but you have to be a triple Ph.D. to play with them.

They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?

He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.

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.

The first novel I wrote was a monster - clocking in at 180,000 words - but it died a death, a death it deserved. It was called 'The Gods First Make Mad.' It was a good title, but it was the only good thing about the book. I didn't let that put me off.

I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.

But for me, it is when a student has died. I find the death of a young person the most difficult and painful of times. To explain it to other young people, to see a bright future snuffed out, is just awful. I am haunted by those deaths.

Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions of this statement and death.

I'm watching the Weather Channel more than I've ever watched it. I'm scared to death it's going to rain.

Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished, as long as death doesn't lose its rights.

If you have fun, fine. It's not all life and death.

When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford, they are condemning good people to death.

People need jobs, people need happy and successful lives there should be marriage between one man and one woman, there should the value of person from conception until natural death.

It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.

I think life is sacred, whether it's abortion or the death penalty.

I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear friend, Dudley Moore.

Cause at the end of the day, honestly, at the end of the day when you're in your death bed and that's it, I think it's the relationships you've had and the people that you've touched and the people that have touched you that matter.

As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death.

I've accentuated the look over the years. As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death.

The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.

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.

If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death.

I think I might actually die of showing off. It'll be on my headstone - 'Cause of Death: Showing Off.'

I think to have the skill set and the ability to physically help others in matters of life and death must be incredibly empowering.

I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore.

To have been torn from the study would have been as death my time was entirely occupied with art.

When I was younger, I wasn't concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always 'lead' to something, which never leads to anything except death, where everything leads to. And then as I got older, and then I had my kids and everything, I began to appreciate a great Wednesday.

If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death.

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.

I like death. I'm a big fan of it.

It's certain that the death of an actor can be on a television screen playing the same thing every week.

In these dangerous times, where it seems the world is ripping apart at the seams, we can all learn how to survive from those who stare death squarely in the face every day, and we should reach out to each other and bond as a community, rather than hide from the terrors of life at the end of the millennium.

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.

Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.

Patrick Henry did not say, 'Give me absolutely safety or give me death.' America is supposed to be about freedom.

I just don't get death at all. Yes, it's there. But I don't get it.

There are some people who walk into a room and they oxygenate it, by their very being there's fresh air. Then there are those who come in with the smell of death and they suck the life out.

When we play 'Angel of Death', it's actually a 2 and half minutes sing 'til our party starts. That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end.

Lots of people there seemed to be in denial, in absolute denial, of death - everybody's pretending that death doesn't happen in L.A. if you do enough exercise and take enough wheatgrass and have your pill every day, you might not die.

On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel.

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.

It's funny, though, speaking of fathers and sons, because me and John Goodman played father and son, like, five or six years ago in the film 'Death Sentence,' and I got back with him again in 'Inside Llewyn Davis.'

You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable. I just think it's a rumor.

I rely on guns for protection in life. God does not say, 'This is la-la land.' God doesn't say, 'Welcome to Earth. Everything's perfect. There's no crime. There's no murder. There's no death.' The world is imperfect, and you have to be on guard.

I don't want to hear about my death.

The situation in the United States is becoming more dire for average ordinary Americans and the last thing we need to do is to spend money on death, destruction and war.

Death doesn't frighten me now I can think peacefully of ending a long life.

Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.

The illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that - rather than just think about it - it's crucial that you do today what you want to do.

The cult of the individual is killing us. I think Twitter signals the death of western civilisation, but people have been saying that since Demosthenes.

You realize that however much you don't think about death - or think that's for other people - you're just an organism living from day to day. I'm just grateful I'm here.

I think about death a lot, I really do, because I can't believe I won't exist. It's the ego isn't it? I feel that I should retreat into a better form of Zen Buddhism than this kind of ego-dominated thing. But I don't know, I mean, I want to come back as a tree but I suspect that it's just not going to happen, is it?

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.

If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is.

Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste.

My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.

Here's a thing about the death of your mother, or anyone else you love: You can't anticipate how you'll feel afterward. People will tell you a few may be close to right, none exactly right.

It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

I believe the death of Bobby Kennedy was in many ways the death of decency in America. I think it was the death of manners and formality, the death of poetry and the death of a dream.

When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview, tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you, 'This ain't going to last,' so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.

Most of the debate over the cultures of death and life is about process. The debate focuses on the technology available to determine how we prolong life and how and when we end it.

If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility.

Death is a very important part of life.

Depakote also has a really bad side effect, which is death.

I think that much of this was running in background as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion, although I certainly anticipated that I would not it smelled like death, not youth.

The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.

When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits.

As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.

I was in two episodes playing Christopher Reeve's character's emissary. They wanted to have my character announce Dr Swan's death, which I thought was exploitative.

Planning to play: that's what saving for retirement is today - and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death.

I'm not on the run from anything and I'm not at all clear about what I'm running towards. But as some great writer put it, I want to be certain that when I arrive at death, I'm totally exhausted.

So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died, I felt like I had lost a limb.

What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.

I start thinking about life after death. I've got to quit thinking about it because it's very deep. Very deep. Sometimes you start thinking about it, and you don't feel like you want to be alive, so I don't like to get all quiet.

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.

Dying is easy; it's living that's difficult.

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.

I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I'll be ready.

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

Death is nature's way of saying, Your table is ready.

Neither the sun, nor death can be looked at steadily.

The first breath is the beginning of death.

Death, for instance, is nothing terrible, but the terrible thing is the opinion that death is terrible.

Life isn't fair, nor should you expect it to be. No matter how well you prepare, shit will happen, often when you least expect it.

Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die - and find that there is no death.

In the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.

If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn't be filled?

If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.

The death of a beloved is an amputation.

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.

Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you.

You want to live - but do you know how to live? You are scared of dying - and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead?

The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death.

Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident.

Anything I've done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death.

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.

We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.

He who is not busy being born is busy dying.

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.

As soon as you'll realize it was a gift, you'll be free.

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue.

They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.

Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs.

You'll drift apart, it's true, but you'll be out in the open, part of everything alive again.

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a Ride!

What would life be worth if there were no death? Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.

Death never makes sense to our minds. Just let it go.

Death commences too early - almost before you're half-acquainted with life - you meet the other.

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?

Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That's why you need to think about what you'll accomplish while you're alive.

Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?

Death is a distant rumor to the young.

In the short term, you'll see a thunderstorm. Once the thunderstorm is over, you'll see flowers.

Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear.

Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.

If you're not ready to die for it, take the word freedom out of your vocabulary.

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

You needn't die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end.

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

Nothing is ever certain.

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.

I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.

Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.