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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. Dennis Prager
The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped. Stanislav Grof
You can't call it an adventure unless it's tinged with danger. The greatest danger in life, though, is not taking the adventure at all. To have the objective of a life of ease is death. I think we've all got to go after our own Everest. Brian Blessed
This country is being managed to death, being public related to death. Kurt Vonnegut
Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death. William Gurnall
I'm 64 years old and, yeah, I went through a transition in my life last year, with the death of my son, that woke me up to a lot of things. You know, I'm perfectly happy in my own little groove. Marching along, building my company, and you know, a happy person. Carl Paladino
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. George Saunders
When death comes, it is not enough to have been charitable; and it is not right to touch the body or lay it out for a couple of hours; for the soul should be given time to fight for itself, and to go up to judgment. Lady Gregory
The coward sneaks to death; the brave live on. George Sewell
I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life. Jean Giraudoux
A samurai should always be prepared for death - whether his own or someone else's. Stan Sakai
The choices Israelis face and the decisions they make, day in and day out, are literally the difference between life and death. In many ways, I liken their reactions to the way I felt while serving in Iraq. Pete Hegseth
What has become clear to many Americans is that the electoral system is bankrupt. As the political process becomes more privatized, outsourced, and overrun with money from corporations and billionaires, a wounded republic is on its death bed, gasping for life. Henry Giroux
Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country. Robert Hewison
Nothing seemed more important to me than to make the world aware of the senseless death and starvation in South Sudan. I wanted people to see through the eyes of the suffering so my photos might motivate the international community to act. Lynsey Addario
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay. Wendell Berry
I will give away at least half my wealth during my lifetime and after my death. In the meantime, I'll continue to grow my wealth as much as possible so that the amount I bequeath to charities and worthy causes can be as substantial as possible. John Caudwell
In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate. Elon Musk
A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death. Robert Benchley
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. Sun Tzu
I started Friends of Finn to raise money and awareness about the issue of puppy mills, which are illegal breeding facilities where animals are often bred to death and mistreated. It's a prevalent problem and a million dollar industry in the United States. Amanda Hearst
This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate. David Brooks
I have never dated. I have no experience. It's terrible, and I'm scared to death of it, too, at the same time. Bo Derek
The death of a 20-year-old woman is intuitively worse than that of a 2-month-old girl, even though the baby has had less life. The 20-year-old has a much more developed personality than the infant, and has drawn upon the investment of others to begin as-yet-unfulfilled projects. Ezekiel Emanuel
If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none. Mel Brooks
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. Judy Collins
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. Fidel Castro
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. Anthony Hopkins
I don't sit in the corner waiting for death: death has to pursue me. I'm going strong. I hope to reach 100 and ask for an extension, just like my grandmother did. Compay Segundo
I'm not denying that depression can be spiritually induced. Guilt from having wronged and hurt others can bring it on. A sense of having failed to live out the will of God can give rise to depression. Certainly the fear of death and what might follow can sap the joy out of life. Tony Campolo
For me, its like go ahead and eat. Live your life. I mean, I've just seen so much death, you know, as of late, being in my 40s, of people getting sick or, you know, whatever, that I just feel like, you know what? You never know with life. Eat. Enjoy yourself. Just try to be healthy and, you know, and watch it. Debi Mazar
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. Eugene Ionesco
Whether by a Mack truck or by heart failure or faulty lungs, death happens. But life isn't really just about avoiding death, is it? It's about living. Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
Seeing death is not as difficult as you might think. What's harder is to see people suffer. It's the people the dead left behind that get to you. Lara Logan
The eternal link between Lincoln's life and Passover - the fact that Lincoln's death, marked in the Hebrew calendar, coincides with Passover every year - is certainly fitting, and perhaps even part of the providence that Lincoln began to see in his own life and the life of his nation. Meir Soloveichik
Even though everybody's lives are different, in general we're all human beings, and we go through the same things: disappointments, the pleasures of life, life and death. That's always been a really big part of the show to me, making sure the audience feels connected, and that carries through to the album. Joan Jett
A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week. Evan Hunter
India made a big mistake by signing up to TRIPS. With a population of 1.3 billion, India can't afford a monopoly in healthcare. Monopolies lead to higher prices and we can't allow them in a country like India with so much poverty and misery. It was like signing our own death warrant. Yusuf Hamied
This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder. Josh Lucas
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. John Steinbeck
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women. Gro Harlem Brundtland
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism. Robert G. Ingersoll
My grandfather's death was really hard to deal with. Casey Eastham
When I was an adolescent in England, at school we had to read 'Death of a Salesman.' I remember feeling incredibly moved by the portrayal of these people and the idea with which Miller broached the whole subject of failure or failed systems, or the way that people are crushed by a system in which they find themselves. Simon McBurney
Loss doesn't feel redeemable. But for me one consoling aspect is the recognition that, in this at least, none of us is different from anyone else: We all lose loved ones; we all face our own death. Meghan O'Rourke
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. Miyamoto Musashi
One of the greatest gifts we can give people is the hope that their death is nothing to fear - you know, not that it has no fear in it, but the promise of scripture is that God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death. Max Lucado
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. Julianna Baggott
Death is simply a break in our linear stream of consciousness. Robert Lanza
Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement. Patricia Hill Collins
Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death. Stephen Ambrose
Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht
In Mexico you have death very close. That's true for all human beings because it's a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things. Gael Garcia Bernal
The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue. Salvatore Quasimodo
Sometimes I test myself saying, 'If I get a death sentence if I don't make this movie, would I still make this movie?' Hayao Miyazaki
When the Internet really first started to hit, people felt this would be the death blow: after suburbs and long commutes and television and the death of the family dinner, this would be the last straw that would totally break society. Alex Steffen
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Evelyn Beatrice Hall
In the event of the death of a current or former President, like the recent death of President Ronald Reagan, the flag should be flown at half-staff for thirty days from the day of the death. Michael K. Simpson
Big waves are a whole different ball game. You're riding a wave with an immense amount of speed and power, generally over 10 meters. On the face of the wave, obviously life and death thoughts start to happen. Kelly Slater
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death. Blaise Pascal
It's far easier to brush off death if the death in question seems impossible or improbable as a personal threat. Jennifer Armintrout
Emmys are wonderful and I'm thrilled to death that I have mine. But they're representative of a specific achievement, where this sort of thing is representative of how you've grown in your own industry. Dinah Shore
I like structuring verses, choruses, but sometimes the verses might be a tango and the choruses might be death metal. Daron Malakian
Anna Deavere Smith's new one-woman show bills itself as being about health care, but the truth is that 'Let Me Down Easy' is mostly about the grimmer subject of death and dying. Terry Teachout
The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation. Jennifer Dunn
Death is an absolute marvel. William Shatner
The American way of life, as I see it, is really the American way of death. Everything is determined by greed and the insatiable desire to be the richest and most powerful. And that desire is limitless. Lydia Lunch
The fundamental human truth underpinning 'Ox Mountain Death Song' is that men so very often turn into their fathers. The way that everything gets passed down. Kevin Barry
Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death. Taylor Caldwell
I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, 'Henry, have you made your peace with God?' Thoreau said, 'I didn't know we'd quarreled.' Stewart Udall
I love Richard Pryor. I love him to death. Mike Epps
I am death-fearing. I don't think I'm morbid. That seems to me a fear of death that goes beyond the rational. Whereas it seems to me to be entirely rational to fear death! Julian Barnes
Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death. Berenice Abbott
When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that. Duffy Daugherty
The slugs are ascending this steep city staircase that leads up to a huge Catholic church, essentially signifying their slow crawl towards death. The work reminds us of religion, mortality, natural decay, and the slow suffocation of commercialized societies. Florentijn Hofman
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared. Sun Tzu
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. John Keats
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead. Samuel Butler
Considering my specialization in architecture, I'm not surprised that the first graphic novel to thoroughly engage, not to say captivate, me is Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor's 'Batman: Death by Design.' Martin Filler
For me, drawing is a question of death and life. Every day I draw, I write, I do something. Marjane Satrapi
I think there are brilliant jokes to be made about abortion, and we should be able to talk about this in the way that we make jokes about death - you should be able to make jokes about everything. Caitlin Moran
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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! Bobby Darin
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. Giuseppe Garibaldi
If he is convicted, Dr. Kevorkian says he will die a martyr's death by going on a hunger strike. Bill Dedman
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. Kevin Smith
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. Jean Racine
When we deal with death, the pupils will always be fixed and dilated, which indicates that there is no longer brain activity or response. Ann Hood
Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Who is there that can adequately gauge the greatness of the humility, gentleness, self-surrender, revealed by the Lord of majesty in assuming human nature, in accepting the punishment of death, the shame of the cross? Saint Bernard
People are People still gets played to death on '80s stations. It was our first big break in America. It's not exactly my favorite song. Martin Gore
The thing is, I love a great death scene - no good actor doesn't. Sorry, any actor, I should say. Clark Gregg
TV networks are dying. The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows. Penn Jillette
If you think about it, Washington's overwhelming power in the world is founded on death, the awesome arsenal for killing people. William Greider
Not that I want the current president killed. I will, for the record and for the FBI agent assigned to read this and make sure I mean no harm, clearly state that while I am obsessed with death, I am against it. Sarah Vowell
If I learnt anything at all about terminal illness in my research, it's that the experience is different for everyone. I do believe that life becomes concentrated when it's boundaried and that death is the biggest boundary of all. Jenny Downham
Once the attacks occur, as we learned on Sept. 11, it is too late. It makes little sense to deprive ourselves of an important, and legal, means to detect and prevent terrorist attacks while we are still in the middle of a fight to the death with al Qaeda. John Yoo
Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself. Eugene Ormandy
The bottom line is that the death tax is a tax on the economy because it slows economic growth. Todd Tiahrt
Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor. Ernest Hemingway
You hear the word 'cancer,' and you think it is a death sentence. In fact, the shock is the biggest thing about a diagnosis of cancer. Clare Balding
I'm Irish. I think about death all the time. Jack Nicholson
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. Andrew Cuomo
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. George Eliot
The death penalty, I think, is a terrible scar on American justice, especially the concept of equal justice under law, but also of due process. And it goes state by state, and it's different in different states. Burke Marshall
When Princess Diana died, I couldn't understand why people were mourning her death in such an enormous, hysterical way when they didn't actually know her for real. Alison Jackson
People can be so neglectful of each other and of their own heritage - then death intrudes. Conversations we wish that we'd had earlier are had too late. Walter Kirn
Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. Havelock Ellis
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history, a war that would presage the slaughter of World War I's Western Front and the global carnage of the twentieth century. Drew Gilpin Faust
When I see someone who is starved, they don't look alert. They don't have boundless energy. If you're too skinny, it looks like you're near death. Kirstie Alley
Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs. Isaiah Berlin
My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it. First I was going to hell with Monroe, and now to Republican hell with Nixon. Tommy Rettig
I have seen and drawn dying, poisoned worlds. I published a book of drawings called 'Death of Wood' about one such world, on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and what was then still the German Democratic Republic. Gunter Grass
If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead. Scott Caan
When people tell you you're on the brink of death, you've got to dig pretty deep to get it together. Nile Rodgers
Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth, a license at marriage, and a bill at death. Jennifer Dunn
I had seen cancer at a more cellular level as a researcher. The first time I entered the cancer ward, my first instinct was to withdraw from what was going on - the complexity, the death. It was a very bleak time. Siddhartha Mukherjee
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. Peter Mullan
The very first thing you learn if you're a gentleman is that you never compare one woman to another. That's the way of all death. Patrick Macnee
Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom. Mahatma Gandhi
We increasingly live in societies based on the vocabulary of 'choice' and a denial of reality - a denial of massive inequality, social disparities, the irresponsible concentration of power in relatively few hands, and a growing machinery of social and civil death. Henry Giroux
The one thing I did know - because I've seen many, many of the road trip movies that everyone thinks about - is that death to a road trip movie happens when you spend too much time in the car. Ben Falcone
We do not celebrate the death of our enemies. Yitzhak Rabin
If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear. J. B. Priestley
Failure? Scared to death of it. Ryan Seacrest
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Tecumseh
I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation. Margaret Mahy
Her death contributed to my later interest in studying biochemistry, an interest that has not been fulfilled in the sense that my accomplishments remain more at the basic than the applied level. Paul D. Boyer
'Who Fears Death' addresses the push and pull in African culture that powerful women face when their culture has certain duties and beliefs that can stifle them. Nnedi Okorafor
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. Mark Twain
I was on a starvation diet to look like I was near death in a film... but I went at it with a plan, and I had a guide; a nutritionist kind of helped me with it. Anne Hathaway
Death is the operative device that sets us free in Christ - when we die, we truly live. Tullian Tchividjian
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. Lewis Thomas
Prior to my father's death, I was having a hard time committing to a career as an artist, but that's not because of who he was - it was because of who I am. It's true, though, that I felt I shouldn't compete with him, and that those feelings went away after he died. Kiki Smith
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. Carl Lewis
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. Albert Camus
'From Here to Eternity' happens to be fourteen-carat entertainment. The main trouble is that it is too entertaining for a film in which love affairs flounder, one sweet guy is beaten to death, and a man of high principles is mistaken for a saboteur and killed on a golf course. Manny Farber
I had a very turbulent and painful childhood, like many people. I left for college when I was 16 years old and up until that point I'd lived in five different family configurations. Each one ended or changed through a death or some terrible loss. Sharon Salzberg
People love to be listened to and represented, and they love it when they feel like you have some of the same problems that they do. Everybody deals with things like romantic difficulties in relationships and death and cancer and abuse. Jason Isbell
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill
Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature. Julia Ward Howe
It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony. Laurence Housman
They definitely mean to maintain that the process called death is a mere severence of soul and body, and that the soul is freed rather than injured thereby. Oliver Joseph Lodge
Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and - as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis - emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness. Annie Besant
Her death has had a huge effect on me. It felt like a big hole appeared on my left side - apparently your left side is your mother - which I thought could never be filled. Now I think what you have to do is fill it with yourself because your mother is part of you. I'm easing into that space, using it and being comforted by it. Imelda Staunton
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Mark Twain
If nothing else, there's comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering. Chuck Palahniuk
I was terribly wounded by my wife's death. J. G. Ballard
Rather than allow themselves to be separated from the love of Christ, they submitted cheerfully to every privation, to contumely and disgrace, and to death itself. John Strachan
An evil life is a kind of death. Ovid
Democracy is not theater - it determines life and death! Mimi Kennedy
The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it. Brian May
Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity. Deepak Chopra
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death. Dave Barry
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other. Miguel de Cervantes
For in the works of Robert Burns we see the whole cosmos of man's experience and emotion, from zenith to nadir, from birth until death. Len G. Murray
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? Friedrich Nietzsche
The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world. John Strachan
I'm in the theater because of two plays: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Death of a Salesman.' Mike Nichols
The definition of 'morbid' is an unhealthy preoccupation with death. Unfortunately, there's no word to mean the perfectly healthy preoccupation with death, which is what I have. Caitlin Doughty
It is possible to take something beautiful and lasting out of the heart-wrenching experience of seeing the animal you love move inexorably toward death. Jon Katz
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death. Desiderius Erasmus
Anyone who was alive during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century experienced something terrifyingly close to the widespread death and chaos of an apocalyptic event. Alan Huffman
Believe me, if a man doesn't know death, he doesn't know life. William A. Drake
I am not a 'defender' of the September 11 attacks, but simply pointing out that if U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. Ward Churchill
For the gay establishment, the death of right and wrong began when gaining civil rights ceased to be enough. Tammy Bruce
The death rate among Marines in Iraq has been more than double that of the other services. Jim Lehrer
It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living. Eric Hoffer
It's normally the kiss of death to be identified as a rising star, or someone to watch. George Osborne
I'm trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities, and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death. Jack Kevorkian
The sole equality on earth is death. Philip James Bailey
In man, the mechanical breathing is essential to life, and it is one of the old tests for death to see whether these movements have ceased completely. August Krogh
But I'm not pro death penalty. I - I'm just anti the notion that it is not a matter for democratic choice, that it has been taken away from the democratic choice of the people by a provision of the Constitution. Antonin Scalia
Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death. Karen Armstrong
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. Jean Anouilh
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I absolutely hate mowing the lawn. When I hear the mowers starting, I want to kill myself: it's the sound of death approaching. Hoovering's OK, but I never in my life wanted to have a lawn and certainly never wanted to mow one. Peter Capaldi
Death is the final wake-up call. Douglas Horton
The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the 'I,' under another form, continues the task of existence. Gerard De Nerval
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. Sun Tzu
Death is better than slavery. Harriet Ann Jacobs
I think that there are a lot of really beautiful Christmas carols, and then sometimes there are horrible renditions of them that are played to death in malls that make me sad. I try to avoid stores where they're playing bad versions of Christmas songs on repeat. Gillian Jacobs
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Mark Twain
The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. Louis Farrakhan
Working with the dying is like being a midwife for this great rite of passage of death. Just as a midwife helps a being take their first breath, you help a being take their last breath. Ram Dass
I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family's legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us. Kristin Armstrong
AIDS today is not a death sentence. It can be treated as a chronic illness, or a chronic disease. Yusuf Hamied
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. Jane Smiley
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. Wilbur Smith
Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes. Robert Bolt
Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death. Coco Chanel
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. Michelangelo
Apart from death and taxes, the one thing that's certain in this life is that I'll never be a fashion icon. Bruce Dickinson
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself. Bryant H. McGill
Death is something to savour, and I hope to savour mine. Stephane Hessel
Just like the poles of a magnet, some people are drawn to death and others are repulsed by it, but we all have to deal with it. James Hetfield
My sister is a mess. I love her to death, but she is a mess. RJ Mitte
When people talk about the death of the novel, they are speaking of the need for the birth of something different. Mohsin Hamid
I'd be bored to death if I spent all my time with other businesspeople, bankers and lawyers. Eli Broad
Death is the welcome cessation of idiocy. Stephen Evans
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. Liam Neeson
The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members. Martin O'Malley
Eroticism is assenting to life even in death. Georges Bataille
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. Morgan Freeman
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death. Aeschylus
We have all heard of the animal standing in doubt between two stacks of hay and starving to death, the like of which would never happen to Gen. Cass. Place stacks a thousand miles apart: he would stand stock still, midway between them, and eat them both at once; and the green grass along the line would be apt to suffer some, too, at the same time. Abraham Lincoln
When love becomes what Christianity is all about, we can make no sense of Jesus's death and resurrection. Stanley Hauerwas
I do not see how a people that can find in its conscience any excuse whatever for slowly burning to death a human being, or for tolerating such an act, can be entrusted with the salvation of a race. James Weldon Johnson
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. Theodore Bikel
When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is to put it to a violent death; I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion. George Etherege
The cycle of life is death, decomposition and regeneration, and a person who wants to stop killing animals is actually anti-life because it's only in death that life can be regenerated. Joel Salatin
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that. Bill Shankly
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help. Carter Burwell
Among all the vicissitudes of life, which vary in each individual's experience, there is one event which sooner or later comes to everyone - Death! Max Heindel
The death of my kid made me a stronger person. There's no end to what I'm willing to do. Carl Paladino
When it comes to jump-starting the intricate machinery of recollection, there's nothing more effective than the scent of approaching death. Gary Krist
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. Emma Thompson
The death tax causes one-third of all family-owned small businesses to liquidate after the death of the owner. It is also an unfair tax because the assets have already been taxed once at their income level. Ric Keller
You feel it in there, pacing your heart sometimes, and it has what's called a defibrillator. Should I suffer that arhythmia, it's generally sudden death. And the paddles that are internal shock you back and restore your rhythm to its normal and natural state. Victoria Gotti
The value of a story like 'Deadline' is kids get to look at death at the perfect distance. They can put the book down. They can experience the story, rub up against it, but it's not real life. Chris Crutcher
The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death. Ernest Renan
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior. Fran Lebowitz
But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way. Herbie Mann
Birth was the death of him. Samuel Beckett
I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it. Mercedes McCambridge
The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death - a tax on money that has already been taxed. Mike Fitzpatrick
Inactivity is death. Benito Mussolini
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. J. K. Rowling
I took a 19th-century Russian novel class in college and have been smitten with Russian literature ever since. Writers like Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Grossman, and Solzhenitsyn tackle the great questions of morality, politics, love, and death. Anthony Marra
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Joe Louis
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. Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate. John Nelson Darby
I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on. Louise Erdrich
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. Thomas Francis Meagher
This was the man, this Balaam, I say, was the man, who desired to die the death of the righteous, and that his last end might be like his; and this was the state of his mind when he pronounced these words. Joseph Butler
A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death. Vincent Bugliosi
If any reader has lost a loved one or is afraid of death, modern physics says: 'Be comforted, you and they shall live again.' Frank Tipler
An answer is always a form of death. John Fowles
My father had several strokes and heart attacks. I was with him when he died, and it was a horrible death. He had been a very articulate man, and to lose that, never to be able to speak properly and to be unable to move - he had always been a very vigorous man, so to be in a wheelchair and mumbling - was terrible. Ruth Rendell
You can't portray wartime Shanghai without writing about the Holocaust - about 25,000 Jews survived the Nazi death machine by taking refuge there. Nicole Mones
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. Isaac Asimov
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. Marcus Aurelius
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Jesus Christ
Whether for life or death, do your own work well. John Ruskin
Everything I do has the tinge of the finite, of my own demise. At some point you either accept death or you just keep pushing it back as you get older and older. I've accepted it. Robert Smith
I'll starve to death before I'll cook for myself. Megan Fox
When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is. Ayn Rand
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. Bob Dylan
Job was the greatest of all the children of the east, and his afflictions were well-nigh more than he could bear; but even if we imagined them wearing him to death, that would not make his story tragic. Andrew Coyle Bradley
If you're afraid of death, I would say, either fight for your life or come to grips with the fact you may not make it. And in doing that there shouldn't be bitterness. There should be a celebration. There should be an understanding of how lucky you are. That's how I feel. Robby Benson
At the solemn moment of death, every man, even when death is sudden, sees the whole of his past life marshalled before him, in its minutest details. For one short instant the personal becomes one with the individual and all-knowing ego. But this instant is enough to show to him the whole chain of causes which have been at work during his life. Annie Besant
Vulgar and common persons, as they carry nothing out of this world, so they leave nothing in it: they receive no eminency in their birth, they acquire none in their life, they have none when they die, they leave none at their death. John Pearson
If the 1992 and 2000 elections were any guide, third-party candidates are death on the mainstream parties with which they're most naturally aligned. Timothy Noah
Why do we take pleasure in gruesome death, neatly packaged as a puzzle to which we may find a satisfactory solution through clues - or if we are not clever enough, have it revealed by the all-powerful tale-teller at the end of the book? It is something to do with being reduced to, and comforted by, playing by the rules. A. S. Byatt
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. Lynn Redgrave
I think what's always been interesting to me than the science and the criminality with this job is what happens to your persona, your disposition, after day in and day out dealing with life and death. George Eads
I think life is sacred, whether it's abortion or the death penalty. Tim Kaine
All I want is a gentleman. I'm sick to bloody death of bastards. Katie Price
We've gone from a preponderance of acute and infectious disease as a source of premature death to chronic diseases, which are the preponderance of the burden of illness in most of the world. That puts a much higher premium on the prevention of chronic disease than ever in history. Harvey V. Fineberg
Everybody is entertained to death. Brian Eno
Life is a predicament which precedes death. Henry James
I was in a rock band; I was my own folk singer; I was in a death metal band for a very short time; I was in a cover band, a jazz band, a blues band. I was in a gospel choir. Kiesza
I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking themselves to death and not really being able to get any work and working in small, funky jazz clubs. Sonny Rollins
Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die! Luigi Pirandello
If you don't have imagination, you stop being human; animals don't have imagination; Alzheimer's is the death of imagination. Devdutt Pattanaik
I guess I don't believe that death is the end. Pam Dawber
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present. Sidney Hook
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. William Butler Yeats
We assume that we've come so far as compassionate citizens of the world if we do choose to read the news, yet the attitude towards life can be one where we put blinders on and forget that there are civil wars going on. It's easy to forget that there are so many people starving to death every single day. Anne Hathaway
A man must have something to grumble about; and if he can't complain that his wife harries him to death with her perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness. Anne Bronte
You can't please everyone, and trying to is the kiss of death. I don't care about Wayne Newton's demographics. When I do, I'll know that it's time to quit. Criss Angel
Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. Terry Pratchett
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. Ryan Gosling
I don't know if my work is a concerted effort to make kids sad! But life and death go hand in hand. It's our condition as human beings. Patricia Polacco
Are you not moved to tears and bitter compassion, when you behold the only Son of God seized by the most impious, dragged away, mocked, scourged, buffeted, spit upon, crowned with thorns, hung upon the infamous cross between two thieves, finally in such a horrible and execrable manner suffering death, for your salvation and that of the world? Peter Abelard
My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes. Thomas Dewey
Actors love to act all those death scenes. Colin Baker
We as Americans believe it's OK to kill people. We believe it's OK to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We think it's OK to invade a country where we think Osama Bin Laden is and he's in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill. And we have the death penalty; we sanction it. Michael Moore
Death doesn't frighten me, it bothers me. It bothers me for example that someone can be there tomorrow but me I am no longer there. What bothers me is no longer being alive, not being dead. Mario Monicelli
Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others. Leonardo da Vinci
If someone were to say that life at hard labor is as painful as death and therefore equally cruel, I should reply that, taking all the unhappy moments of perpetual slavery together, it is perhaps even more painful, but these moments are spread out over a lifetime, and capital punishment exercises all its power in an instant. Cesare Beccaria
I think I'm a survivor. I could have suffered at least 100 professional deaths. I could come up with a list of the 100 times I've come closest to death, from having pneumonia as a child to car crashes. Craig Venter
Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death. Gilbert Highet
There's a lot of hand-wringing going on about the death of journalism and particularly the death of investigative journalism. What I see is that there is more need than ever to have experienced information processors - people who can look through this mass of data. Heather Brooke
If Solomon counts the day of one's death better than the day of one's birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one's remarkable and happy days. John Aubrey
Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life. Eckhart Tolle
The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country. Dennis Miller
I admit that death is not just about you, it's also about the people who love you. Peter Greenaway
We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place. Douglas Coupland
I think of these things as obstacles rather than opportunities, because if they were opportunities it means I actually took the business of doing them seriously. To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death. Leon Redbone
Love has no age, no limit; and no death. John Galsworthy
At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life. Jessica Lange
As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death. Alexei Sayle
In this life and death case, I felt Mrs. Schiavo should receive the fullest due process from our legal system. Paul Gillmor
I can't let my mother's death have been in vain. Democracy is the best revenge, and we will have it. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death. Damien Hirst
Every religion implies that it treats the problem of being and nonbeing, life and death. Their languages are different, but they speak about the same things. Mircea Eliade
For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that. Sophocles
For tis not in mere death that men die most. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Obviously, at this age, I've lost people in my life. But with a parent, it's just different. I was very attached to my father and had this naive little-girl notion that he'd always be around. So I'm finding acceptance of my father's death is the hardest thing to accept. Carol Leifer
Radio is the death and life of Africa. George Ayittey
Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension of man's need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death. Robert Vaughn
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. Bjork
I don't fear death. I'm not obsessed with it the way everybody else seems to be. James Salter
I thank God that I can say on my death bed that I am a virtuous woman. Belle Boyd
I was actually under a lot of heaviness when I was younger. I thought of myself as an old soul. I was very obsessed with death. Basically, I didn't really have a youth - I sublimated all that into my identity and my music. Ariel Pink
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. Francoise Sagan
I have always been terrified of the death of my parents. I never knew if I could count on myself. I never knew if that would send me over the edge. Dan Pallotta
'Six Feet Under' was so much about life. Sure, it had a lot to do with death, but that's the fun - that now I became a dead person. Frances Conroy
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. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
It's torturous what my siblings put me through. I can take any Olympic final, I can fight in a world championship and fall behind and win in sudden death, but when it comes to my siblings, it's out of my control. There's not much I can do. Steven Lopez
This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case. Albert Claude
Death is the prerequisite to resurrection, the new life God intends. John Ortberg
Anorexia taught me to love life and to realise that starving yourself to death is a bloody waste of time. It's awful, and it hurts so many people around you. It's a terribly selfish thing to do. Celia Imrie
We are now operating a school system in America that's more segregated than at any time since the death of Martin Luther King. Jonathan Kozol
Sex and death, the magnetic poles of fiction, attract us children's writers no less than adult authors, but we have to be more leery of their pull. Mal Peet
Facing my own death brought an instant sense of clarity and purpose. Tom Shadyac
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases. Thomas Browne
It's good for actors to confront those things we have to act: panic, pain and death. Antony Sher
I've always been slightly preoccupied with death or whatever those kind of silly big questions people will tell you to not spend your time worrying about. Conor Oberst
Since I began writing my new 'Bad Company' story, anyone who's connected with '2000 AD' has probably heard the sad news of the death of Brett Ewins, penciller and vital component of the original 'Bad Company' team. Peter Milligan
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death. Pearl S. Buck
The land of Beulah lies beyond the valley of the shadow of death. Many Christians spend all their days in a continual bustle, doing good. They are too busy to find either the valley or Beulah. Virtues they have, but are full of the life and attractions of nature, and unacquainted with the paths of mortification and death. Adoniram Judson
All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay. Jeanne Moreau
There were also horror shows on the radio. Very terrifying and thrilling to me as a kid. They had all these creepy sound effects. They would come on at ten o'clock at night, and I just would scare myself to death. Jessica Hagedorn
No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good. Josh McDowell
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death. Thomas Hobbes
Give us detailed, testable, mechanistic accounts for the origin of life, the origin of the genetic code, the origin of ubiquitous bio macromolecules and assemblages like the ribosome, and the origin of molecular machines like the bacterial flagellum, and intelligent design will die a quick and painless death. William A. Dembski
Even if you haven't seen 'The Seventh Seal,' you've seen it. The influence is so vast and insidious, every image of a black-robed, white-faced Death is a rip or parody of 'The Seventh Seal.' Steve Erickson
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. Will Rogers
Because there is a larger awareness that transcends time and space, an awareness is available after death. Henry Reed
I think about death most of the day, every day. We can't escape death, and choosing to ignore it only makes it more scary. Caitlin Doughty
I look at 'Death Proof' and realize I had too much time. Quentin Tarantino
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape. Voltaire
At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene, grim and grimy. He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success. William Cameron Forbes
The web of life, love, suffering and death unites all beings. Alex Grey
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. Woody Allen
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. Johnny Cash
He that fears death loses the joys of life. Jan Hus
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were. Dwight D. Eisenhower
I found out about Jonathan Winters' death a day after it happened. That seems wrong. A talent like his should be more revered. The world knew about Kim Kardashian's divorce before she did. Gilbert Gottfried
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction. Joseph Rotblat
Infectious diseases have become less prominent as causes of death and disability in regions of improved sanitation and adequate supplies of antibiotics. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Society doesn't like to deal with death, but it is a natural part of living. Harmon Killebrew
I always say that death can be one of the greatest experiences ever. If you live each day of your life right, then you have nothing to fear. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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. Arthur Schopenhauer
I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot. James Spader
As one of the first editors at 'Outside' magazine in 1975, it was my contention that most American writing going back to James Fennimore Cooper and then through Twain up to Hemingway had been outdoor writing. At that time, adventure writing meant stuff like 'Saga' or 'Argosy.' 'Death Race with the Jungle Leper Army!' That kind of thing. Tim Cahill
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. Bear Grylls
I never really got on that well with Yoko anyway. Strangely enough, I only started to get to know her after John's death. Paul McCartney
As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to. Enid Bagnold
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death. Edna Ferber
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left? Jim Carrey
Illness and death are not optional. Patients have a right to determine how they approach them. Marcia Angell
In your teens and twenties, death doesn't exist. In your thirties, you glance down the road occasionally. But then in your forties, it becomes a full-time job looking the other way. John Niven
Death is very mysterious to us. One moment someone is there with us, and the next moment they're not. Katherine Paterson
I'd be interested in finding out if there is a light you walk into, and if you do meet people from your life and walk hand in hand with Jesus. I would hate for my death to be tragic: I'd like to be old when it happens. But hopefully a young death is unlikely. Brian Molko
Death doesn't frighten me; now I can think peacefully of ending a long life. Jeanne Calment
I think, in real life, when we're facing death - that is, when we come out on the other side of it, whether it's death of a friend or a family member - you come out on the other side of the mourning cherishing your life that much more. Tony DiTerlizzi
As peacemakers, we must resist all the powers of war and destruction and proclaim that peace is the divine gift offered to all who affirm life. Resistance means saying 'No' to all the forces of death, wherever they may be. Henri Nouwen
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. Jonathan Swift
Whether I'm writing a novel about a guy mourning the death of his father or whether I'm writing a show about people killing each other, you want to hear characters speak and be funny and witty. Jonathan Tropper
An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type. Stanislav Grof
Macro-trading requires a high degree of skill, focus and repetition. Life events, such as birth, divorce, death of a loved one and other emotional highs and lows are obstacles to success in this specific field of finance. Paul Tudor Jones
I'm gonna live till I die. Frank Sinatra
To awake from death is to die in peace. Douglas Horton
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. Laura Linney
I've been running from, and toward, death all my life, more aware of it than a person should be. Ridley Pearson
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. Leo Burnett
Sometimes I can tackle an issue -homelessness, tobacco litigation, insurance fraud, the death penalty - and wrap a good story around it. These are the best books, the ones with a story and a message. John Grisham
As a young surgeon in training at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital in the early '80s, my colleagues and I were inundated with an epidemic of young men with fevers, rashes, swollen lymph nodes and eventually death. Richard Carmona
To say the Internet is the death of books and movies is like saying someone invented a new, more efficient kind of cup and it heralds the death of coffee - a new improved form of carrying something, which is essentially what the Internet is, should be helpful to our business. Alison Owen
Boss, life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble. Michael Cacoyannis
I am more interested in how people interpret the phrase 'Elect The Dead' than what I may or may not have intended. I named the album after the track, which is a spiritual song about love, life and death and is the heaviest song on the album without having any heavy instruments. Serj Tankian
Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions of this statement and death. John Ralston Saul
Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product. Lewis Mumford
When my parents died, it became clear to me that there was an end in sight. Death was never a real thing to me. And then when that happened I realized I only have so many years left, if I'm lucky. Rick Baker
Disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, oil spills and radioactive fallout cause massive death of people, pigs, bats and birds. These disasters also impact the immune health of survivors. All harbor viruses. Paul Stamets
Henry M. Jackson, congressman and senator from 1941 until his death in 1983, achieved far greater renown than most legislators, ran for president in 1972 and 1976, and was for much of the 1970s and 1980s one of the most powerful men in America. Elliott Abrams
To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death. Pierre Corneille
Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all. Ken Kesey
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up? Chuck Palahniuk
The people, when they say 'Death to America!' - do you know what they are really saying? What they mean to say relates to the aggressive policies of the U.S. and intervention and meddling by the U.S. Hassan Rouhani
I think I might actually die of showing off. It'll be on my headstone - 'Cause of Death: Showing Off.' Jenny Eclair
Christians - whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever - have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That's what Christianity is. Patricia Heaton
I wouldn't mind at all coming back to earth after my death. Edith Piaf
With the death of bin Laden, it's finally time for Congress to bring back the pre-9-11 legal norm, before we decided it was okay to toss out our civil liberties if the 'bad guys' were scary enough. Aaron Swartz
My dad is an excellent grandfather. He loves kids. He loves to kiss them to death. Laila Ali
Pain is the mind. It's the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful - love them. I love them to death! Ram Dass
I have been here before as a spirit - this is just my physical body, it is just an overcoat. And at death, you will take the overcoat off. Glenn Hoddle
Some people hate funerals. I find them comforting. They hit the pause button on life and remind us that it has an end. Every eulogy reminds me to deepen my dash, that place on the tombstone between our birth and our death. Regina Brett
Both Othello and Iago seem a bit cracked. If you spend 15 years being responsible for death and destruction, that sense of suppressed horror is strong. Rory Kinnear
Even though we know the origin of diseases, panic sweeps. It's one thing that frightens us, because it's your health and your body - it's more like a tangible threat; it's not like a foreign enemy you can fight. That was really what was uppermost to many of us whilst making 'Black Death.' Kimberley Nixon
Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma. Mahavira
I think if 'The Narrow Road To The Deep North' is one of the high points of Japanese culture, then the experience of my father, who was a slave laborer on the Death Railway, represents one of its low points. Richard Flanagan
There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now. Angelina Jolie
I believe everyone should have a good death. You know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. Because after all, tears are appropriate on a death bed. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop. Terry Pratchett
We're also the only country that has the Death Penalty. That's something to boast about, isn't it? Tony Randall
I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore. Robert Smith
Doing interviews can sometimes mess up my head. It makes me feel dirty. It's frustrating how the press recycles a quote to death. Juliana Hatfield
Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold? Shirley Booth
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. Che Guevara
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly. Aeschylus
I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me. Alan Ladd
My mother's belief in spiritual healers grew stronger after our family went through a rough patch following my father's death. Sufi saint Karimullah Shah Kadri changed our lives, and all of us converted to Sufism. But it wasn't an instantaneous decision - it took us 10 years to convert. The change in religion was like washing away the past. A. R. Rahman
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. Germaine Greer
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted. Percy Bysshe Shelley
I would like to say how much I resent people who say of the Islamic Republic that this is our culture - as if women like to be stoned to death, or as if they like to be married at the age of nine. Azar Nafisi
Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Mary Baker Eddy
Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind's feelings, you'll survive. Richard Eberhart
Carloads of tourists would photograph the family mailbox, and there was weird mail, death threats. Henry Thomas
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. Henry Van Dyke
My fears are agitated to an extreme degree and the dread of death involves me in a stupor of chilling indisposition. John Clare
We die only once, and for such a long time. Moliere
I was extended secret service protection during my presidential run in 1984, when I received the most death threats ever made toward a candidate. Jesse Jackson
Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling. Honore de Balzac
Death is not the end; it is but one more step in a great forward march made possible by the redemption wrought by the Savior. This is the spirit of true science - constant and eternal seeking. Henry Eyring
If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised. William Adams
I think I want to talk about life from the point of view of death. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
'Biutiful' is not about death. It's about life. It's a hymn to life. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad. Samuel Butler
Death can really absorb a person. Lik most people, I would find it pleasant not to have to go, but you just accept that it's more or less inevitable. Graham Chapman
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. Luke Scott
I'm from Europe, and I was very aware that there are a lot of literature snobs - especially in Europe. As soon as something becomes a success, it has to be bad, and then they'll do everything they can to stab it to death. Anne Fortier
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. Tammy Bruce
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. Cynthia McKinney
I work with a group called Compassion & Choices in California. It's attempting to get death with dignity legalised in California, the idea being that so goes California, so goes the rest of the U.S., at least. Caitlin Doughty
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. Russell Crowe
Unfortunately, actions taken by the Senate ensured that relief from the death tax would only be temporary and that it would come back to life at the full rate again in 2011. Doc Hastings
I think the minute you mention death, people run for the hills - unless it's heavy metal. People do not like death. Rufus Wainwright
The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.' Friedrich Nietzsche
What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death? James Cameron
If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death. Paul Lynde
When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway. Paul Stanley
These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out. Emily Greene Balch
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death. Rosalind Russell
These movies are like my kids. I just love them to death. Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school. Barry Sonnenfeld
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate. Jack Kevorkian
Life will end in death and unhappiness, but we do it anyway. Hanya Yanagihara
As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death. Jean-Bertrand Aristide
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. Jesse Ventura
In cold weather states like Vermont, where the weather can get to 20 below zero, home heating assistance is critically important. In fact, it is a life and death issue. Bernie Sanders
Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious - and therefore immoral - I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. George Ryan
The only way to enjoy golf is to be a masochist. Go out and beat yourself to death. Howard Keel
Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes. Jessica Lange
It is true that raids and battles killed a tiny percentage of the numbers that die in modern warfare. But in tribal violence, the clashes are more frequent, the percentage of men in the population who fight is greater, and the rates of death per battle are higher. Steven Pinker
The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions. Georges Rouault
A certain death of an artist is overconfidence. Robin Trower
I don't talk about my personal life, and I don't talk about death. Richard Simmons
Well, we can't afford blindness anymore. There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death, and want to annihilate Western civilization. Tony Snow
Death is such a strange thing. One minute you're here and then just gone. You'd think there would be an anteroom, a place where you could be visited before you go. John Banville
The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death. Anderson Cooper
Death created the modern American union, not just by ensuring national survival, but by shaping enduring national structures and commitments. The work of death was Civil War America's most fundamental and most demanding undertaking. Drew Gilpin Faust
Some words having to do with the death of the people in the World Trade Center attack had been added, and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience. I struggled to get through the words; tears were streaming down my cheeks. Leonard Nimoy
Death calls ye to the crowd of common men. James Shirley
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. Dick Gregory
There's been a slow death in a way. On the positive side, there are films getting into the Academy Awards that wouldn't have, but on the negative side, financiers are now dominant and making all the decisions. I can't count the ways a director's vision is compromised. Lili Taylor
I've lost seven friends to smoking-related lung cancer. Each death was a long, agonizing experience. Tom Brokaw
But when it really happens I'm very fascinated, I'm waiting for the moment, because the moment where life abandons you and death steps in, that moment must be fantastic, no? Nastassja Kinski
Once you start doing only what you've already proven you can do, you're on the road to death. Jerry Seinfeld
I enjoy every climb - maybe it's because it's a literal dance between life and death. Alain Robert
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. Jean de La Fontaine
It's a consoling notion that death is a very tiny hole, and you need to make yourself very small to get through it. One obviously needs to lighten off, and a rucksack full of bricks or a mantelpiece full of trophies will certainly have to be abandoned - the sooner the better, I say. Michael Leunig
No, I did a film called 'Death and the Compass' as well. Alex Cox
The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes. Simon Cowell
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. Thomas Francis Meagher
If you want to survive Ebola, you need to be young. If you're in your late 30s, the death rate is about 80 percent, and if you're over 45, then the death rate goes up to about 90 percent. Richard Preston
I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity. Shekhar Kapur
My last vivid boyhood fright from books came when I was 15; I was visiting my uncle and aunt in Greenwich, and, emboldened by my success with 'The Waste Land,' I opened their copy of 'Ulysses.' The whiff of death off those remorseless, closely written pages overpowered me. So: back to soluble mysteries, and jokes that were not cosmic. John Updike
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. John Hodgman
Because death and illness are the most horrible things in life, of course that's where the most absurdly funny things are going to happen. Julia Sweeney
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. Emily Dickinson
Better be killed than frightened to death. Robert Smith Surtees
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us. Dag Hammarskjold
But the thing about bad guys is that they have the biggest bosomed blond, they have great clothes and cars, and get great death scenes. Eric Roberts
I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one. Doc Hastings
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. Ian Mckellen
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. Jane Smiley
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. Elizabeth I
Who wouldn't like to give up normal life? I mean, normal life, you know, is the second worst thing to death itself. I think normality is something that makes everything very static, and I try to make my days, my daily routines, as uneven and rich as possible. Vik Muniz
The North understand it better - they have told us for twenty years that their object was to pen up slavery within its present limits - surround it with a border of free States, and like the scorpion surrounded with fire, they will make it sting itself to death. Robert Toombs
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. Mary Schmich
The publishing industry stopped having new ideas out of respect for the untimely death of Ernest Hemingway in 1961 and has been doing everything the same way ever since. Adam Mansbach
Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic. Lorna Luft
I'm not sure yet what my higher mission is, but I have a feeling it might be great. Before, I thought my mission was death, but now my mission is life. Marianne Faithfull
Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it. Claes Oldenburg
Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death. Steven Patrick Morrissey
If you just do a Google search and type in 'smoking' or 'lung cancer', you will be barraged with never ending facts and numbers, like how one in every three Americans is affected by lung disease and how COPD is the third leading cause of death and if you get lung cancer the odds are 95% that you will die. Matthew Gray Gubler
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death. Charles de Montesquieu
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. Billy Graham
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. David Gerrold
Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan. Ouida
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being. Deepak Chopra
It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires. Ed Markey
I cannot belong to a nation which permits such barbarities as stoning to death and amputation - I don't care what religion it is. Wole Soyinka
Sometimes it seems the whole purpose of pets is to bring death into the house. John Updike
I think the amazing thing about gospel music is that not only does it lift up the death and resurrection of our Lord, which is consistent with the Gospel, but it is uniquely communicated depending upon the generation. T. D. Jakes
The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is not auto accidents or accidental drowning, but homicide. Larry Elder
Everybody believes that capital punishment is wrong, but when they look at certain cases, they're quick to say, 'Put them to death,' or scream 'capital punishment.' Jeff Lindsay
It is peoples' fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death is an extraordinary fantasy. Brian Perkins
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. Thomas Hobbes
I don't think anybody ever thought about the CIA meddling in internal affairs. The shock of the President's death called for an immediate investigation. It actually lay in the jurisdiction of Texas. John Sherman Cooper
It's been difficult for me to get my head around Diana's death or talk about it. After she died, things were difficult, very difficult. We all have our own traumas and get on with it. But when it's there in your face year in, year out, it's hard. Hasnat Khan
I feel about aging the way William Saroyan said he felt about death: Everybody has to do it, but I always believed an exception would be made in my case. Martha Beck
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. David Duchovny
We have 62 counties in New York State and each has its own system of death investigation. Michael Baden
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever. John Keats
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. William Cowper
I want to tell you what it was really like to think death is imminent, but I can't. It's a taste in your mouth. And an emptiness. Aaron Huey
Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence. Oliver Joseph Lodge
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. Brendan Behan
We are eternal beings. We lived as intelligent spirits before this mortal life. We are now living part of eternity. Our mortal birth was not the beginning; death, which faces all of us, is not the end. Ezra Taft Benson
If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death. Paul Ricoeur
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death. Edmund Spenser
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. Pope Benedict XVI
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. Gus Van Sant
It was very hard for all of us. It's still very hard. The anniversary of his death just passed, and every single one of his friends, still, after all these years... it's unbelievable. Eydie Gorme
Christians must share their faith in obedience to the Great Commission, because we are only seeing the fruit of sin this side of death. Ray Comfort
Death is a fearful thing. William Shakespeare
The horrific cases in Ferguson, in Staten Island with the death of Eric Garner, and all across the country serve as stark reminders that we must have a say in who polices us, and how that policing is done. We must, we must, let our voices be heard on Election Day. Al Sharpton
There's not a higher stake than someone having to face their own death. Bryce Dallas Howard
War is death. If we are to engage in war, then we should have to stare it straight in the face and call it by its rightful name. Aaron Huey
My childhood ambition was to be an Olympic swimmer like my aunt, but that died a quick death when I discovered other sports. I swam very competitively till I was 15, then I swam for fun until I was 18. But athletics remain a very big part of my life. Teddy Sears
My husband doesn't listen because his mother didn't make him listen. What am I going to do, beat him? I mean: firstborn of a southern family? Firstborn boy? Please. I mean, I love him to death, but is he going to take the garbage out? No. Carol Bartz
Death is softer by far than tyranny. Aeschylus
In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it. Ram Dass
I was badly mauled by people in New York State for being against the death penalty for 12 years. Mario Cuomo
And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart. Mary Shelley
I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived. Osama bin Laden
You cannot hear the name Martin Luther King, Jr., and not think of death. You might hear the words 'I have a dream,' but they will doubtlessly only serve to underscore an image of a simple motel balcony, a large man made small, a pool of blood. For as famous as he may have been in life, it is - and was - death that ultimately defined him. Michael Dyson
May the Lord our God prepare us for every event, then comes Life or Death - it is no great matter. Nathaniel Smith
I'm possibly a very morbid person but I think about death a lot. Daniel Radcliffe
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. Robert Fulghum
The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion. Samuel Butler
Death is present every day in our lives. It's not that I take pleasure in the morbid fascination of it, but it is a fact of life. Jose Saramago
Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem. Joseph Stalin
I was this kid, and I was scared to death of all these pros around me... My head would shake, and my hands would shake, and I discovered if I kept my head down and looked up, my head would not shake, so I started to do that when I could, when it was appropriate in a scene. Lauren Bacall
I support the death penalty. But I also think there has to be no margin for error. George Ryan
We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle. Stokely Carmichael
At the bottom, all wars are the same because they involve death and maiming and wounding, and grieving mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. Tim O'Brien
I pored over art books and absorbed the placidness of Monet's garden, the sparkling color of the Impressionists, the strength and solidity of Michelangelo's figures showing the titanic power of humans at one with God, Jan Vermeer's serene Dutch women bathed in gorgeous honey-colored light... My conviction grew that art was stronger than death. Susan Vreeland
The lessons I learned from my mother and her friends have guided me through death, birth, loss, love, failure, and achievement, on to a Fulbright scholarship and Harvard Business School. They taught me to believe that anything was possible. They have proven to be the strongest family values I could ever have imagined. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration. Steve King
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. George Fox
What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death. Zane Grey
Tony Scott was one of the best directors I've ever worked with, and I was devastated when I heard about his death. He was a great guy with great energy. But this is a difficult business, and people's lives are sometimes difficult. Christian Slater
As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander. John Andre
I think that many of my ideas are correct, but I'll bet you, before my death other discoveries will be made that will prompt me to alter various ideas I have about human evolution. Donald Johanson
My old man taught me a lot of stuff in his death that I don't even know if he would have been able to teach me had he been alive. And that was to never do stuff that can jeopardize the people you love and hurt them. Freddie Prinze, Jr.
I'm not afraid of death. Maurice Sendak
There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death. Charles de Montesquieu
I wonder about guys like Sean Hannity, Keith Olbermann and Mark Levin. They're on such a mission. I mean, I love Hannity and Levin to death, but on the radio they're insane. How can you keep that up? Don Imus
You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for! Marcus Valerius Martial
Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy. Liu Xiaobo
If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself. Eric Cantona
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. Omar N. Bradley
After the death of the sadistic dictator Gen. Sanni Abacha in 1998, Nigeria underwent a one-year transitional military administration headed by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, who uncharacteristically bowed out precisely on the promised date for military disengagement. Did the military truly disengage, however? No. Wole Soyinka
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. Gertrude Stein
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death. Arthur Schopenhauer
One lady wrote me and told me how she wants to see me get beat up and near death and that kind of stuff. George Eads
We do have trouble dealing with death, but it's the one thing that is guaranteed we are all going to have to do, and we are going to have to face it many times before we die ourselves. Katherine Paterson
I don't have any fear of death. I do, however, have an inordinate fear of becoming dependent on other people. To me, that's the severest test, not death. Huston Smith
We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth. Kim Elizabeth
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. Donald Rumsfeld
So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here. Harold Brodkey
Growing up, I was a huge fan of horror movies. There's nothing more fun than going into a movie with a smile because you know you're going to be scared to death. There's something thrilling about sitting there waiting for a scare to happen. Ashley Bell
I'm more afraid of marriage than death. Shakira
Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst. Alvar N. C. de Vaca
I know Charlie Kaufman really well, for instance. Charlie Kaufman starts a story, and he has no freaking idea where he's going. None. Zero. And he doesn't want to know, because there's a little bit of death in that. Stephen Gaghan
In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character; there was nothing particularly new about this - death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper. Terry Pratchett
The stance I took was there is no room for racial bias anywhere in sports. I believe that was basically all I said about it. Certainly I was cast as an abolitionist. Death threats came. Hate mail came. Barry Larkin
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you. Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death. Samuel Butler
Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death. Mike Myers
I look at my career as a body of work, not just Queens of the Stone Age records. I'm in Eagles of Death Metal, I'm in Them Crooked Vultures; I make records with other people. Josh Homme
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. Epicurus
The thing about death is that it's honest. Laura Linney
Well, life is dark, isn't it? Mostly, it's dreadful. At the same time, death is funny too. I mean, look at the fuss we make of it. Upamanyu Chatterjee
If I were God, I would just be up there scratching my head, thinking, 'What the hell am I supposed to do with this?' For everyone helping an old lady across the street, there's someone else bludgeoning a person to death. And sometimes they're the same. How can He separate us all out? Michael Shannon
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence. David Hume
Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things. David Lynch
I don't think an NC-17 rating is the kiss of death. Nor do I think that, in the hands of the right filmmakers, studios have a preconceived notion to pass on NC-17 material. Steve Tisch
On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare. Scott Turow
At the time of his death, John Kennedy had a national security establishment that was a writhing ball of snakes. Charlie Pierce
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. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
One of the things that's particularly nefarious about Ebola is that it continues to live in a dead person for some period of time after death. A person who's been dead for a day or two may still be seething with Ebola virus. David Quammen
Death is a fact of life, no matter where you live. Taking care of the dying is a necessity everywhere. Those are not conditions exclusive to small towns. Kent Haruf
Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it. James Stephens
Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock. Mike Huckabee
For 'Death Magnetic,' I used what I always use, which is my standard touring rack, which is filled with some Boogie stuff and a Marshall that I've had forever. Kirk Hammett
Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death. Peter Conrad
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. Robert Falcon Scott
Googling me, you talk about being depressed. First of all there's 18 websites that predict my early death. Artie Lange
The part that always shocked me was the inter-community violence among the chimps: the patrols and the vicious attacks on strangers that lead to death. It's an unfortunate parallel to human behavior - they have a dark side just as we do. We have less excuse, because we can deliberate, so I believe only we are capable of true calculated evil. Jane Goodall
Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer. William Hull
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. James F. Byrnes
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. Stanislav Grof
Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it. Ernest Hemingway
You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide. Vance Havner
To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death. Sammy Davis, Jr.
I know my generation - a lot of them, they're getting old now, and they want to think back fondly, they want to kid themselves. A lot of them think, 'Yeah, we were the best.' That's the kiss of death. That's non-growth. And also that's very bad for the world. Joni Mitchell
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death. Lucius Accius
Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row. Danny Glover
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. Amelia Barr
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. Anthony Hopkins
You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable. I just think it's a rumor. David Carradine
Death can't be so bad if mom went through it. It makes it easier for the child to follow. Danny Aiello
Doing what you do well is death. Your duty is to keep trying to do things that you don't do well, in the hope of learning. John Banville
Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. Saul Alinsky
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death. Charles de Secondat
Hell, madam, is to love no longer. Georges Bernanos
To all my soap fans out there, my horror fanatics, comedy lovers, I will tell you this: 'Death Valley' is an action-packed drama, comedic, horror TV series that has a non-stop adventure in each episode. It's like a huge pot of Texas gumbo. If you like all four of those genres, then you'll love this show. Texas Battle
You can't be scared of death. When that time comes, it comes. Sean Taylor
All the criticism and all of the praise, it doesn't - it's not worth the salt that goes on my bread, because TV is fickle. You can be loved one day and hated the next day. One day, you're getting an award. And the next day, you're getting a death threat. Nancy Grace
'Death of a Salesman' is a brilliant taxonomy of the spiritual atrophy of mid-twentieth-century white America. John Lahr
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Khalil Gibran
Humans are insane. We kill our own people, starve our own people, sell them, work them to death, beat them, don't give them affordable/free/good healthcare, and let them live in misery, while a few of us have - we have all we want. We are evil. Faith Hunter
Just after Kim Jong Il's death, the official news agency put out an article saying that under Kim Jong Il's rule, the people had been like naive children without a care in the world. Brian Reynolds Myers
This is a polarizing statement, as I have come to discover, but I am a Pats, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins fan from birth until death. Rachel Nichols
Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison. Jerry Garcia
I really don't over-theorize about design. I'd rather feel it than talk it to death. A lot happens as you unroll the design. Colleen Atwood
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. Fiona Shaw
Physically my brain is in great shape. My motor functions are fine, but I think going through the whole ordeal... coming pretty close to death, may have affected my priorities. Bill Berry
According to tarot historian Gertrude Moakley, the cards' fanciful images - from the Fool to Death - were inspired by the costumed figures who participated in carnival parades. Brendan I. Koerner
Thanks to presidential immunity and executive control of the Justice Department, there are no consequences to executive branch lawbreaking. And when it comes to presidential lawbreaking, the sitting president could literally strangle someone to death on national television and meet with no consequences. Ben Shapiro
My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night. Sophocles
Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons. Alan Parker
My theory is that the way you cope with the depths will ascertain the heights that you reach - they are intimately connected - and if you have a lust for life, you are also going to have a lust for death. Sebastian Horsley
At different points in my life, I had grappled with the idea of going into the priesthood - in high school or law school. Where it ends, I'm not quite sure. Perhaps it ends with death, grappling with one's spirituality. James McGreevey
At this time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Germany and Russia to fight each other to death. Klaus Fuchs
I'm not afraid of death at all. Raymond Moody
The goal of all life is death. Sigmund Freud
One of the wonderful things about this glorious holiday trip I'm on is that I'm in public with people. It hasn't been inclined... I don't know - something to do with the death of my wife. It's inclined to make me isolated. Jeremy Brett
Death belongs to the dying and those who love them. Sherwin B. Nuland
Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior. Stanislav Grof
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay. Ovid
If we don't know life, how can we know death? Confucius
Death is imposed only on creatures, not their creations, and has therefore always appeared in art in a broken form: as allegory. Theodor W. Adorno
Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living. Thomas Browne
It's easy to forget, given her scandal-tinged life and tragic death, how incredibly talented Whitney Houston was. She holds the world record as the most-awarded female act of all time, with over 415 major recognitions during her career. She is the only artist to chart seven consecutive number one songs. Charles Duhigg
Male privilege and entitlement are dying a very painful death; no one gives up power without a struggle. Gloria Allred
I've been to MTV and all of that worldly stuff. It's death. It's meaningless. Stephen Baldwin
I, Alexander B. Campbell, make this statement of the cause of my death to relieve the coroner of the necessity of an inquest, and also let my friends know the motive that led me to take my own life. Alex Campbell
You shall hear a good account of me or of my death. Charles Ferguson Smith
Death is a distant rumor to the young. Andy Rooney
I have a gorgeous coat that I found at a vintage fair - it's just so elegant. Unfortunately, it has a massive hole underneath the arm, as I think I may have worn it to death! Jessica Raine
Divorce is probably as painful as death. William Shatner
Birth, life, death is a cycle. And they're all beautiful, you celebrate all of them. Animals do grieve, but they move on. That's the lesson behind animals. Cesar Millan
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. George Bernard Shaw
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. Donald Cargill
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. Paul Kurtz
I'm interested in characters who should know better, who know they should give up, move on, accept life as it is, with all its constraints - life, death, time - but don't. Alice McDermott
Most of us believe that we possess some aspect of eternity that will insure some kind of survival beyond death. The only problem with those strategies is they forget that only God is eternal. We are finite. Stanley Hauerwas
The early years of my life were very, very traumatic. It was scary, because any child knew that death was sort of lurking around Europe as far as Jews were concerned. Felix Rohatyn
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. David Crockett
When I arrived in France aged 20, I marched against the death penalty, which was an unpopular thing to protest against at the time. Jane Birkin
I think death is just a transition to another state of consciousness. Val Kilmer
Meditation means keeping one mind. You must understand - what is life? What is death? If you keep one mind, there is no life, no death. Then if you die tomorrow, no problem; if you die in five minutes, no problem. Seung Sahn
I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire. Ignatius of Antioch
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. Tecumseh
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. Epictetus
Blood and death. That moves me. Ikue Mori
If there's a fire, I want to be there. Maybe because in being so close to death, I think I understand what it means to be truly alive. Caroline Paul
For me it was a lot harder to come to terms with the death of my grandfather than it was to come to terms with what's happened to the former Yugoslavia. Tea Obreht
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare
I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death. Ahmed Ben Bella
I always try to tell a good story, one with a compelling plot that will keep the pages turning. That is my first and primary goal. Sometimes I can tackle an issue-homelessness, tobacco litigation, insurance fraud, the death penalty-and wrap a good story around it. John Grisham
Death is a very important part of life. GG Allin
In the days when I used to tweet, I would encounter comments wishing death upon me. There were people who claimed they were sticking pins in my effigy because they couldn't stand me. There's some seriously disturbed people out there. Andie MacDowell
Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death. Orlando Bloom
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. Theresa May
At the same time, I've never been afraid of death or the concept of death. Alex Lifeson
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. Pearl S. Buck
While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos. Barack Obama
Death is not the worst that can happen to men. Plato
My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice. J. Tillman
Thirdly, Death is nothing else but a change of a short and temporary for an unalterable and eternal condition. John Pearson
To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed. Jim Jones
Death is like taking an intermission when you can't come back. I like living and being around. Grace Slick
I have four boys and one girl. My daughter is my only little girl and I just love her to death. I can't even fix my mouth to tell her 'no' for anything. Dwight Henry
If a character dies, you get to do a big, juicy death scene. But the flip side is you're out of the sequel, which is where the real money is. Denis Leary
Many people use the words 'death defying' or 'death wishing' when they talk about wire-walking. Many people have asked me: 'So do you have a death wish?' After doing a beautiful walk, I feel like punching them in the nose. It's indecent. I have a life wish. Philippe Petit
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. Isaac Bashevis Singer
After my mother's death, I had such difficulty relating to people. Jaron Lanier
The three touchstones that woke Buddha up - sickness, old age, and death - are a pretty good place to start when crafting a tragic tale. And if we need to get more specific: heartbreak, destruction, miscomprehension, natural disasters, betrayal, and the waste of human potential. Paul Di Filippo
I'm a farm boy. If we need five people to haul in hay, we don't take one and just work them to death. Lincoln Davis
Death in its natural state can be very beautiful. When you think about a body that's died of natural causes - family taking care of it - all of that is very beautiful. Caitlin Doughty
Most of us harbour a significant amount of subconscious fear about death, and act out of this fear in our daily lives. Christy Turlington
Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment. William J. Brennan, Jr.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. William Penn
In every parting there is an image of death. George Eliot
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. Henry Van Dyke
I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging. L. Neil Smith
My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I'm killing somebody. Steve Earle
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. Buddha
How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it! Hortense Odlum
The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime. Bobby Scott
Make a living will. Talk about it. Death is going to happen to everybody. Write it down. Even if you write it on a piece of paper at home and have your family witness it, you need to write it down. Michael Schiavo
The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living. Arlo Guthrie
I've been watching 'Game of Thrones,' and I can't wait for 'Bored to Death' to come back, it's one of my faves. Michelle Forbes
You don't send a man to his death because you want a hero. Paddy Chayefsky
When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home. Robert De Niro
I thought I had a clear picture of death, but now I know it's a mystery and it will always be a mystery, although it is something we all have in common: everybody knows that life ends with death. Beth Gibbons
Life and death. At some point we're gonna leave this world. Do I know when? Absolutely not. Terrell Owens
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. Gwyneth Paltrow
I don't believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit. Bob Marley
When you're in the battlefield, survival is all there is. Death is the only great emotion. Samuel Fuller
Being a celebrity doesn't have an iota of value when you're looking death in the eye. Hill Harper
Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death. Rupert Holmes
Buy a steak for a player on another club after the game, but don't even speak to him on the field. Get out there and beat them to death. Leo Durocher
It's absolutely clear that whatever cruel and unusual punishments may - may mean with regard to future things, such as death by injection or the electric chair, it's clear that - that the death penalty, in and of itself, is not considered cruel and unusual punishment. Antonin Scalia
But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death. Captain Beefheart
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. Jo Brand
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle. Edna Ferber
It's not morbid to talk about death. Most people don't worry about death, they worry about a bad death. Terry Pratchett
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death. Jean Anouilh
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak. Victor Hugo
My own death threats have declined considerably. Ian Mckellen
I have no fear of death. More important, I don't fear life. Steven Seagal
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. Jorge Luis Borges
Thinking you're a genius is death. John Jeremiah Sullivan
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. E. M. Forster
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. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The fact that 'A Dirty Job' has comedy and supernatural horror in it, that both are woven in and out of it with a whimsical tone, despite the fact that it's about death, makes it hard to characterize with standard genre labels - but I have no problem with that. I'd call it a funny story about death, and leave it at that. Christopher Moore
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary. Albert Camus
When one is young, aspiring to play for the country, doing well, any hindrance, like injury or being out of form, can be frustrating and a cause of annoyance or even anger. But once you have a close encounter with death, you realise the real value of life. Yuvraj Singh
Sometimes I take the watch, or I take the shoes, but usually the souvenir is to take the life you had with those directors, or the crew - the camera person, the lighting person. When you finish a film it's like a little death. You had a family for a bit, and you finish the movie and you probably will never see each other again. Jean Reno
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires. Wallace Stevens
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. Keith Richards
On the fortieth day after his death, we held the ceremony, and I performed for the very first time. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
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. Gloria Steinem
Only in death will I relinquish my belts. Manny Pacquiao
Human experience resembles the battered moon that tracks us in cycles of light and darkness, of life and death, now seeking out and now stealing away from the sun that gives it light and symbolizes eternity. Eugene Kennedy
To politicize a man's tragic death is about as low as you can go, isn't it? Tucker Carlson
Each instant of life is a step toward death. Pierre Corneille
Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown. Emile M. Cioran
Christians who believe in the Bible believe that it is their job to bring others the joy of salvation. Even if they're murdered, beaten to death, imprisoned - that's what you do for God. Daniel Everett
All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death. Jacques Lipchitz
I'm watching the Weather Channel more than I've ever watched it. I'm scared to death it's going to rain. John Elway
My first films were comedy, 'Murder By Death,' and 'The Cheap Detective.' But now they won't think of me as a comedian. Now, they think of me as a bad guy, and I can't do comedy. James Cromwell
I think that nothing teaches you more about life than death and dying. Patti Davis
A human being is still more likely to die of a bee sting, snake bite or, Lord knows, automobile accident than by shark attack. We do not execute the perpretrators of death by car. We should not butcher an animal for an inadvertent homicide. Peter Benchley
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. Joseph Stalin
At 99 and after a long stay in a nursing home, the death of legendary photographer Eve Arnold was hardly a surprise - though she may have been just a little annoyed to quit a few months short of 100. Beeban Kidron
I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry. Robert Benchley
I knew Marilyn over a two-year period. I met her first on a movie called 'Let's Make Love.' I photographed her at that time on and off through the time of her death. I was 22 years old and she was 34 or 35. Lawrence Schiller
I'm from the '60s, but no one has ever accused me of being a hippie. I never had much interest in the Woodstock crowd, which partied to change the world, while real people were starving to death in Africa. Lloyd Kaufman
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. Kate Atkinson
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not. Robert G. Ingersoll
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana
The true Christian is called to be a soldier and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence and security. He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and doze along the way to heaven, like one traveling in an easy carriage. J. C. Ryle
Death is something that happens to others, you think, until it happens to you. Roger Rosenblatt
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home. Samuel Johnson
I think everyone understands grief, the journey it takes us on, whether it's the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a disappointment. Some people don't deal with it, the power of it. Some do. Some feel the weight of it and it informs their choices. I've had to open up to grief in different contexts. Tori Amos
I don't want to hear about my death. Oriana Fallaci
I think it's really important for your mental health to think about the big questions, to discuss them and open your mind, in order to prepare you for both life and death. Freddie Stroma
There have been a lot of murders and suicides in my family; it's like the primary cause of death. I wonder if there's a certain energy that attracts that. Rose McGowan
I get asked, 'What do you miss most about being a pastor?' I think it's the intimacy, the incredible gift of intimacy. You go through death with somebody, with their families, and there's an intimacy that comes through that that is just incomparable. Eugene H. Peterson
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised. Ivan Illich
The death of Mrs. Lincoln was a serious loss to her husband and children. Abraham's sister Sarah was only eleven years old, and the tasks and cares of the little household were altogether too heavy for her years and experience. John George Nicolay
When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits. Allen Klein
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. Nigella Lawson
Our business is with life, not death. George Wald
I'm not sure I've learned anything new about life; but I've had to think harder about death and what comes after for other people. Tony Judt
My mother's songs are really turning out to be masterpieces. I have inherited this incredible legacy and am so fortunate to bathe in her sensibilities. It is tinged with tragedy. I'd much rather she was here in person, but there is still a positive force to come out of her death and that is having the gift of music that she gave. Rufus Wainwright
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy. Thomas Aquinas
At home, I watch fights and documentaries - that's it. If it's not about the birth and death of stars, 'Frozen Planet,' or someone getting punched in the face, I'm probably not watching it. Ronda Rousey
Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it's a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of. Emmylou Harris
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible. Henry Fielding
My food hero has to be Auguste Escoffier. And the villain? The man who's been most responsible for the death of food in my time is Ronald McDonald. He's always scared me, I think he's evil - he's a wolf in sheep's clothing. Him and the Hamburglar. Arthur Potts Dawson
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann
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. David Attenborough
I've had death threats, if you can imagine. Pat Boone
I adore life but I don't fear death. I just prefer to die as late as possible. Georges Simenon
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I was with my dad 20 years ago as he was dying. I was there at the moment of his death, and I kept wondering the whole while what it must feel like from his point of view to still be there thinking, hearing all that was going on as people came and went, and life continued all around him. Jill McCorkle
There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment. Stanislav Grof
The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death. Henry Miller
I'm actually really opposed to the death penalty. Bill Paxton
Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky. Solon
I play Hopkins' daughter. Brad Pitt plays Death. He's a very-good looking Death. With him, dying isn't so bad. Claire Forlani
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death. Mary Renault
There are a few images in 'Exorcist 3' that scared me - people crawling on ceilings, etc. - but nothing beats the original. Even the book scared me to death. Christine Elise
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do. Leo Tolstoy
The second Cocoon questions that and deals much more directly with the value of living in the real world with its trials and tribulations. I would say it's about that and not about aging or death. Daniel Petrie
We who were born were not witnesses to our birth: like death, it is something we are forever after trying to catch sight of. Rachel Cusk
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. Jean de la Bruyere
Some have suffered death to make it possible for us to have the scriptures today. Historically, the scriptures in the Bible were reserved for the clergy, with the reading of them by others being denounced. At times, laws even prohibited the public or private reading of them. L. Lionel Kendrick
Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It's how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment... all of that is expressed in culture. Wendell Pierce
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. Soren Kierkegaard
The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling. Paula Poundstone
The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma. Jef I. Richards
Any man's death diminishes us, but when an artist passes away, we lose not just an island but an entire archipelago. Michael Dirda
Corporeal death is not the whole story. Tom Stoppard
I never kissed my father until he was on his death bed. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave. Sextus Propertius
I was seized on the 8th of June, 1824, in consequence of the war with Bengal and, in company with Dr. Price, three Englishmen, one American, and one Greek, was thrown into the death prison at Ava, where we lay eleven months - nine months in three pairs and two months in five pairs of fetters. Adoniram Judson
The world says you gain your life by getting more and more and more and more, but Jesus says, 'No, that leads to death. You get it back by giving it away and when you give it away you get it back.' Philip Yancey
I've said this over and over, but I'll say it a million more times - I'm concerned more about the death of a bee than I am about terrorism. Because we're losing hives and bees by the millions because of such strong pesticides. Patti Smith
It more or less has the shape of a love song, but 'Crescent Moon' reflects more my longing for an ancient romantic context that includes wild animals, fire, danger of death, stellar navigation, and seasonal intuition. Frank Black
I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die. Jerry Garcia
I like things that are just about to go. Everything's leaving. Death is never far away from me. When you make something, death can't help but be in it. Gary Hume
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. Brooke Shields
For something to collapse, not all systems have to shut down. In most cases, just one system is enough. For example, the human body is a system of systems. If just one system, such as the cardiovascular system, shuts down, death follows. Robert Kiyosaki
The global economy is spluttering back into life. The Tories would have left it to choke to death. Alistair Darling
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them. E. W. Howe
Cable's on fire. Traditional broadcast TV's hearing a death knell. I sample as much television as possible. I like 'Homeland,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep.' Now reinvention's important. Darren Star
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. Napoleon Bonaparte
During the summer of 2009, the debate on health care reform was emotional and intense. At its best, it represented the free exchange of ideas that makes this country great. At its worst, it generated death threats and acts of violence. Chellie Pingree
I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears. Martin Short
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. Herodotus
The death tax should be completely and permanently repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy. Kit Bond
My father was an atheist, absent. He was a salesman; I was four years old when he told me that the end of life was death. Alejandro Jodorowsky
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. John Thorn
I did a production of Macbeth in the 1960s in which I had a swordfight in the final scene. But the blade fell off my sword just as I was stabbing the guy. I ended up having to hammer him to death. Alan Dale
My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled. Jean Racine
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. Robin Gibb
Michael Brown's tragic death has revealed a deep distrust between some in the Ferguson community and its police force. It also developed a need to develop and widely disseminate law enforcement best practices for responding to public demonstrations. Eric Holder
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. J. J. Abrams
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.' Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In soaps, people come back from the dead all the time, to the point where death is just a bus stop. Anthony Geary
Ageing's a difficult thing, moving closer to death, but it's okay. I've had a good time living, so I'm gonna have a good time dying. Nick Nolte
If we ignore our death, we end up just going around completely oblivious to why we do the things we do! Caitlin Doughty
Real heroes are those who face death for a principle - say, to save the lives of others - without any promise of reward. Alan Dershowitz
I was a witness to lots of death... Saving a human life was something really, really beautiful... no matter who they are. Not only Israeli people owe me their lives. I guarantee many terrorists, many Palestinian leaders, owe me their lives - or in other words, they owe my Lord their lives. Mosab Hassan Yousef
Ever since childhood, when I found out that the ultimate fate for all humans was death, sheer terror and morbid curiosity had been fighting for supremacy in my mind. Caitlin Doughty
I have never joined the Facebook world because, to be truthful, social media scares me to death. It is kind of crazy how huge that world is, so I have never joined Facebook, but I do have Instagram and Twitter. Bindi Irwin
I'm not afraid of death. What's to fear? Once you're dead, that's it. Nothing. I don't believe in heaven or hell. That's baloney. What matters is the here and now. Yes, I'm 88, and there are things I can't do: I can't run a race or climb Everest. But isn't life magnificent? Patrick Macnee
Acting has made me embrace my childhood. It's become some weird form of therapy. It's like I have a place where I can release all of these emotions. When I was playing Ira Hayes, I didn't have to think about the death of my parents directly. It's just there. I can blend it into Ira's character. I can use Ira's emotions as an outlet. Adam Beach
If chick-lit really is taking a commercial battering, I'd suggest it's because the marketing has been done to death. Covering everything in girlie pink and putting chocolate in the title may once have been a clever Pavlovian device but now makes readers feel a bit sick. Jojo Moyes
Even one heatstroke death is one too many because every death caused by leaving a child unattended in a hot car is 100 percent avoidable. Anthony Foxx
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. Horace Mann
People ask me if I have some kind of death wish, to keep saying the things I do. The answer is no: I would like to keep living. However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I say that no man can be greater than the man who bravely and heroically sacrifices his life for the good of others. No man can be greater than the one who meets death face to face, and yet will not shrink from what he believes to be his highest duty. Robert G. Ingersoll
Death was like love, a romantic escape. Brigitte Bardot
I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death. Casey Affleck
John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time. Maureen O'Hara
Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear. G. Gordon Liddy
I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end. Pope John XXIII
I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other. Harriet Tubman
Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light. Edvard Munch
We've enshrined the purity, sanctity, value, and importance of bringing children into the world, yet we don't discuss death. There used to be an enshrined period where mourning was a necessary part of going through the process of grieving; death wasn't considered morbid or antisocial. But that's totally gone. Cate Blanchett
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.' Christopher Hitchens
I like thinking about the fragility of the human flesh and our bodies - our decay and eventual death. David LaChapelle
It scared my mom to death when all my friends started driving. She always told me she wanted me to drive, but I think she kind of felt lucky that I didn't get my permit when all my friends did. I think that's been the hardest thing for her, watching me go out with my friends and literally drive away. Miranda Cosgrove
The prime minister found something hopeful in the man's eyes and manner. The 30 or so people who run this world analyze one another that way and then make decisions of life and death for us. Scary, but true. Hugh Sidey
I get involved if a problem comes up after the death has been investigated by the local authority. Michael Baden
But death's acquisitive instincts will win. Harold Brodkey
When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden. Robert Fisk
Homicide through gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African American males in the United States. If people look a certain way, they have a higher tendency of dying, of having their lives taken away. Ryan Coogler
The foundation of our religion is a basis of fact - the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge. Simon Greenleaf
Theater will always be a huge part of my life. The high I get from doing theater is not, quite honestly, matched by many things. I like the fact that when you step out on the stage, for that given night, for better or for worse, you are the master of the boards. I love it to death. Chris Pine
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. P. J. O'Rourke
The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray. David Byrne
We are all dwellers on this one small earth; we live one life, die one death; we have the same difficulties to contend with; we ought in common to fight the foes of ignorance and wrong. Charles Glover Barkla
It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism. Norman Tebbit
Obviously, there's a part of me that takes the world of violence and death very seriously. However, when it comes to protection, or when it comes to just the skill of shooting... I've gone to the range with sniper rifles and things like that. Angelina Jolie
Death is staring too long into the burning sun and the relief of entering a cool, dark room. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The leading cause of death for girls 15 to 19 worldwide is not accident or violence or disease; it is complications from pregnancy. Girls under 15 are up to five times as likely to die while having children than are women in their 20s, and their babies are more likely to die as well. Nancy Gibbs
At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food. People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death - which is, I suppose, the right way to do it. Oliver Reed
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind. John Bacon
I think there are a lot of things out there that are humorous that people don't realize until you actually show them what is going on. Saran Wrap for one thing. You know, you could pull enough of that out of the box and it will actually kill you. It will get a hold of you, stick to you, and choke you to death. Tim Conway
I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana. The CNN team couldn't get into makeup fast enough. Matt Drudge
The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S., one that too easily can lead to the exploitation, abuse and even death of immigrants. Roger Mahony
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts. Aeschylus
I'm an optimist, so I believe in some sort of life after death; I don't know what kind. Mike Dirnt
Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges. Russell M. Nelson
In some ways, it's better that Obama got elected than McCain. I'd rather be stabbed in the chest with an Obama steak knife than to have been slowly bled to death with McCain paper cuts. Say what you will, but Obama has brought about a patriotic and civic renaissance, the likes of which I have never seen. Brad Thor
According to the Burman system, there is no escape. According to the Christian system, there is. Jesus Christ has died in the place of sinners, has borne their sins; and now those who believe on Him, and become His disciples, are released from the punishment they deserve. At death, they are received into Heaven and are happy forever. Adoniram Judson
It's certain that the death of an actor can be on a television screen playing the same thing every week. Giancarlo Esposito
If you look in general at people who live in anarchy, they have quite high rates of death from either homicide or warfare or both. Anarchy is one of the main reasons for violence, and it may be the most important. Steven Pinker
Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety. Joe Moore
Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say. Jonathan Shapiro
The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. James Shirley
The poorer people and criminals of Mexico who are not very religious but not quite atheists, either, worship Saint Death. Karl Pilkington
If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy. Kit Bond
'Empire' deals with the black experience, the human experience, sibling rivalry, what it feels like to be ignored or doted upon by a parent, illness, death. There are so many things that I think the audience can identify with. Grace Gealey
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. Frederick Buechner
The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell. William Lloyd Garrison
I have my very own Oscar now to be with me until death us do part. Peter O'Toole
The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do. Bear Grylls
On the death of his brothers, my dad lied about his age and joined the army in 1918. He was in the trenches long enough to be gassed and contract the early stages of tuberculosis from which he would eventually die just before my birth. Michael Foreman
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. Hilaire Belloc
The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom. Georg Buchner
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. Charles Caleb Colton
Our hope in life beyond death is a hope made possible, not by some general sentimental belief in life after death, but by our participation in the life of Christ. Stanley Hauerwas
To tell you the truth, there are all these websites predicting my early death, and it's starting to work on me! Artie Lange
WWI is a romantic war, in all senses of the word. An entire generation of men and women left the comforts of Edwardian life to travel bravely, and sometimes even jauntily, to almost certain death. At the very least, any story or novel about WWI is about innocence shattered in the face of experience. Anita Shreve
The Caribbean is such an apocalyptic place, whether it's the decimation of the indigenous populations by the Europeans, whether it's the importation of slaves and their subsequent being worked to death by the millions in many ways, whether it's the immigrant processes which began for many people, new worlds ending their old ones. Junot Diaz
When Dickens arrives in the United States in November of 1867, he's already in questionable health. So by the end of the trip, he was really in failing condition, and really, he would never recover completely after this point, and you could sort of draw a straight line to his ultimate decline and death. Matthew Pearl
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. Alfred Nobel
My mother's death brought me to my knees. She was my hero, my role model, my very best friend. I spoke to her every single day of my life. I really tried hard when I grew up to make her proud of me. Maria Shriver
If you followed the media you'd think that everybody in Africa was starving to death, and that's not the case; so it's important to engage with the other Africa. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I'm not frightened about death. I don't know why, but I just feel that at a certain moment your switch is switched off, and that's it. And you can't do anything about it. Tony Benn
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Tecumseh
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. Julie Benz
They say the death of a parent puts you in time because that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death: you're next. I don't buy it. Bruce Jackson
It is not death, it is dying that alarms me. Michel de Montaigne
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free. Bill Hicks
Around 20 million premature and low-birth weight babies are born every year and are at high risk of death or disability because of hypothermia. Jane Chen
To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death. Garrett Fort
Being someone who had had a very difficult childhood, a very difficult adolescence - it had to do with not quite poverty, but close. It had to do with being brought up in a family where no one spoke English, no one could read or write English. It had to do with death and disease and lots of other things. I was a little prone to depression. Sherwin B. Nuland
I'm not a fan of people romanticizing their loved ones in death. Taya Kyle
There are always those 'Gossip Girl' walk-and-talk scenes where you're walking and just talking about life and death. You're having a serious conversation, looking someone in the eye, but everywhere around you, it's literally a circus. Chace Crawford
Only comedians can talk about death, life, God and Virgin Mary. If I was a tragic actor, I couldn't allow myself. But with this accent I can do it. I can talk with death in person because I am a clown. Yes. And I am proud to be a clown - very much. Roberto Benigni
Every soldier, every cop who's faced with a decision to make, a life or death, does the best he or she can. Peter T. King
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. Francis Bacon
We are all racing towards death. No matter how many great, intellectual conclusions we draw during our lives, we know they're all only man-made, like God. I begin to wonder where it all leads. What can you do, except do what you can do as best you know how. John Hurt
Death ends a life, not a relationship. Jack Lemmon
Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death. Curt Schilling
Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. Wilson Mizner
I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it. Roger Angell
Michael Jackson will always be my favorite pop musician; he was for years and years until his death, which was horrible to me. So I like pop culture. But to me, even if it's popular, there is a quality in the music you have to be able to appreciate. Michel Gondry
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering. Theodore Roosevelt
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does. Gerald Brenan
I love my wife to death. I mean my ex-wife. Stewart Rahr
I think when you think of death as being part of the life cycle and recognize that death is an inevitability for our species because the world has to be renewed with each death, then the hope becomes when it is renewed it will be renewed by people on whom I have had some influence for good. Sherwin B. Nuland
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. John Donne
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. Josh McDowell
I'm not afraid of death, but I resent it. I think it's unfair and irritating. Viggo Mortensen
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. David Ortiz
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. Horace
My fans are all pretty cool, you know; I've never really seen anybody fighting on Twitter, no death threats, no harsh language, no gay slurs, nothing like that. Drake Bell
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. Billy Corgan
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. Charlotte Bronte
When I first met Alan Parker, who directed 'Angel Heart,' he'd heard so many horror stories about me that he was literally scared to death of me. Right away, he sat me down and said, 'I'm very scared of you. I've heard you're a very bad boy.' Mickey Rourke
I am against the death penalty. Andrew Cuomo
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
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. Mario Puzo
Death just comes, not happiness. Because when you're trying to find happiness, you're trying to navigate a very, very murky minefield of distractions, of disappointments, of deceptions. That's why you have to work on happiness. Ian K. Smith
Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I'll do the best I can. Anne Bancroft
If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be. Kevin J. Anderson
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh. Marcus Aurelius
Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other. Isabel Allende
I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. Nancy Reagan
I think that we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death, unless they so imminently threaten immediate interference with the lawful and pressing purposes of the law that an immediate check is required to save the country. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
You know, when I sit in meetings and things are very tense and people take things extremely seriously and they invest a lot of their ego, I sometimes think to myself, 'Come on, you know, there's life and there's death and there is love.' And all of that ego business is nonsense compared to that. Christine Lagarde
Death is a false fear. When it is here, you won't be. When it's not, you are here. Michel Onfray
I've always been scared to death of pain - afraid, even, to think of it. Loretta Young
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! Patrick Henry
I have had to pay a price for leaving Islam and for speaking out. I have to pay for round-the-clock security because of the death threats against me. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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. Lee Iacocca
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. Boris Pasternak
When I die, don't let my death stop the resistance. Muqtada al Sadr
Openness about death has led to greater care about all aspects of dying. Polly Toynbee
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well. Eugene Ionesco
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. Nelson Mandela
The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest. Erskine Bowles
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one. Vladimir Nabokov
Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'. Julius Caesar
You've gotta know what death is to know life! Jack Kevorkian
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. Maurice Sendak
Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness. Kim Elizabeth
It's weird to think I have fans now, so I appreciate all of the people that follow and support me - and I love them to death. But yeah, when I start looking on Twitter, and I see, 'I want to name my kid after you,' I'm like, 'Whoa!' I'm a little surprised. Ryan Guzman
For me, habit is just a synonym for death. Juliette Binoche
In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime. Doc Hastings
For years I'd understood that publishing in paperback was the kiss of death. Christina Baker Kline
I almost always start with setting! I have to know the world before I know how to populate it. I have a tendency to play with doors - between life and death, human and monster, mundane and magic - and with 'ADSOM,' I knew I wanted to play with the physical doors between worlds. V. E. Schwab
I grew up in the suburbs and basically associate the suburbs with cultural death. Billy Corgan
The motif of death plays an important role the human psyche in connection with archetypal and karmic material. Stanislav Grof
How one deals with the death of a loved one is a highly personalized affair. Some people weep for days; others take a hike in the woods or count rosary beads. Douglas Brinkley
When I was 18, I couldn't wait to move away. I was like: 'If I ever have to come back here, I'll kill myself.' Glasgow seemed like failure and death to me back then, but not any more. Laura Fraser
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it. Charles Mackay
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off. Johnny Carson
My mother's death put me in touch with my most savage self. As I've grown up and come to terms with her death and accepted it, the pieces of her that I keep don't exist materially. Cheryl Strayed
I wanted to acknowledge that life goes on but that death goes on, too. A person who is dead is a long, long story. Elizabeth McCracken
It was at Inver Slane, to the north of Leinster, the sons of Gaedhal of the Shining Armour, the Very Gentle, that were called afterwards the Sons of the Gael, made their first attempt to land in Ireland to avenge Ith, one of their race that had come there one time and had met with his death. Lady Gregory
Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. Dag Hammarskjold
Temptation coaxes us toward sin, and sin leads to sickness and death, and ultimately confinement in the realm of the evil one. Frederica Mathewes-Green
The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration. Carol P. Christ
I have watched Muslims chant 'Death to America!' on the streets of Tehran, then privately beg me to help them get a visa to the United States. Reza Aslan
I couldn't love a movie much more than 'Dazed and Confused.' I would argue that 'Dazed and Confused: The Series' would have been very much like 'Freaks and Geeks.' And that died a painful death because it was too good. Rob Thomas
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. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I don't work Sunday any more... The Sabbath is a very reasonable idea. Otherwise, you work yourself to death. Alan Furst
Exile is like death. You cannot understand it until it happens to you. Golshifteh Farahani
I'll never forget Hurricane Katrina - the mix of a natural and a man-made catastrophe that resulted in the death of over 1,500 of our neighbors. Millions of folks were marked by the tragedy. Cedric Richmond
'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death. Marquis de Sade
Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that. Philip Kaufman
In 1965, I went to what was called the worst Bihar famine in India, and I saw starvation, death, people dying of hunger, for the first time. It changed my life. I came back home, told my mother, 'I'd like to live and work in a village.' Mother went into a coma. Bunker Roy
No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually. Billy Graham
Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle. Heinrich Heine
The death penalty issue is obviously a divisive one. But whether one is for or against, you can not deny the basic illogic - if we know the system is flawed, if we know there are innocent people on Death Row, then until the system is reformed, should we not abandon the death penalty to protect those who are innocent? Richard LaGravenese
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. Emily Mortimer
I am afraid of death, scared by it. I already don't know whether I exist or not. So dying really terrifies me. Stephen Rea
Drake's my little brother; I love him to death, and he's family-oriented. Birdman
Challenging orthodoxy is a death sentence in Washington. Stephen Kinzer
The rise or fall of Shanghai means the birth or death of the whole nation. Chiang Kai-shek
I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Derek Jarman
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament. Paul de Man
One-third of our people were dangerously ill, getting worse hourly, and we felt sure of meeting the same fate, with death as our only prospect, which in such a country was much worse yet. Alvar N. C. de Vaca
Twins are usually hailed with delight, because they swell the power of the family, though in some instances they are put to death. John Hanning Speke
I've thought a lot about how if something horrible happened, and if it were like 'The Road' situation, I've decided I don't want to survive past the death of society as we know it. Gillian Jacobs
I believe in the unconscious state of the mind in death. John Harvey Kellogg
When you are raised Catholic, there is one thing that you are confronted with at a young age, and that's death. You're confronted with all the big issues - and that sparks deep questions, like what the hell are we doing here, anyway? Martin Donovan