Quotes and Sayings about Death



"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
(Related: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

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

"If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised."
- Will Adams
(Related: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

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

"Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Honor)

"When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Life, Censorship, Fact, Military, Press, Right, Struggle)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Death)

"The same characters that keep reappearing, bigger than life, find their own integrity in doing what they do the way they do it, even if it causes their own deaths."
- Robert Aldrich
(Related: Life, Causes, Integrity)

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

"Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Life, Death, Care, Cause, Reputation)

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

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

"I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Gold)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety."
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Related: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

"If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Time, Death, Successful, Books, Self, Silly, Writing)

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

"I am reconciled to my death, but I detest the mode."
- John Andre
(Related: Death)

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

"Of course the death of Geoffrey has caused a lot of trauma to me generally."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Death, End, Passion, Trying, Want)

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Death, Life)

"We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter."
- Julian Assange
(Related: History, War, Civilization)

"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
(Related: Death, Day, May, Remarkable)

"Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Death, Sound)

"To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Art, Time, Death, Study)

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Death, Fear, Beginning, Man)

"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
(Related: Death, Mind, Senses, Service)

"Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Death)

"Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Death)

"Death by starvation is slow."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Death, Starvation)

"Greetings and death to our enemies."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: Death, Enemies, Greetings)

"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Death, Men, Fear, Children)

"I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Death, Man)

"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
(Related: Faith, Death, Strength, Mind, Will, Years)

"We have 62 counties in New York State and each has its own system of death investigation."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Death, Investigation, State)

"I get involved if a problem comes up after the death has been investigated by the local authority."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Death, Authority)

"Arsenic sticks around and today it's easily found after death if somebody thinks of looking for it, because the problem with arsenic, it isn't looked for in the common tests for drugs."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Death, Drugs, Tests, Today)

"No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Death, Soul, English, Gentleman)

"As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Death, People)

"The sole equality on earth is death."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Death, Equality, Earth)

"It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Death, Ending, Play, Tragedy, Years)

"I think quite often a fate worse than death is life - for lots of people."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Death, Life, People, Fate)

"Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Death)

"Have an earnestness for death and you will have life."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Death, Life, Will)

"There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Hope, Possessions)

"I've been to MTV and all of that worldly stuff. It's death. It's meaningless."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Death)

"What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Fear, Children, Pleasure, Tomorrow)

"But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Death, Life, God, Being, Existence)

"Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Death, Feeling)

"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
(Related: Life, Death, Paradise, Reward, Right, Will)

"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Accidents, American, Disasters)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Mistake, Kings)

"The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Death, Cause, Fashion, Leading)

"What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Death)

"Art is man's distinctly human way of fighting death."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Art, Death, Fighting, Man)

"Eroticism is assenting to life even in death."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Death, Life)

"The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Death, Ending, Meaning)

"Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Death, Time, Deep, Difficulty, Living, Right)

"I'm pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is anybody that would mock someone on death row."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Death)

"Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

"Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: Death, Love, Fear, Man, Sleep)

"Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Death, Feeling, May)

"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)

"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Death, Life, Self)

"When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Death, Life, Action, Living, News, Word)

"Birth was the death of him."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Death)

"It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment!"
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Music, Death)

"Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Death)

"Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death."
- Lyman Beecher
(Related: Death, Lie, Will)

"When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Death, Absence)

"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
(Related: Death, Absence, Court)

"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
(Related: Death, Government, Winning, Fight, Military, Will)

"Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Death, Victory, Statistics)

"Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Death, Life, Loss, Possession, Shadow, Sun)

"I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Death, Drinking)

"A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Death, Family, Cure, Nothing, Remedies)

"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
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Death, Authority)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Bed, Cause, Day, End, Relationships)

"I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Death, Fighting, March, Project, Years)

"Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all."
- John Berger
(Related: Death, Time, Thought, Character)

"Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Death, Liberty)

"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
(Related: Death, Life)

"Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Death, Success, American, Word)

"There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Death, Peace, War, Disgrace, Prison)

"No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'."
- Danielle Berry
(Related: Time, Computer)

"Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Death, End)

"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
(Related: Death, Cause, Children, Deed, Difference, Israel)

"So for twelve miles I rode with Sherman, and we became fast friends. He asked me all manner of questions on the way, and I found that he knew my father well, and remembered his tragic death in Salt Creek Valley."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Death, Father, Friends, Questions)

"My brother was a great favorite with everybody, and his death cast a gloom upon the whole neighborhood."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Death, Brother, Favorite)

"For me, habit is just a synonym for death."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Death, Habit)

"I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Death)

"I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death."
- David Blaine
(Related: Death, Life, Fear)

"Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death."
- William Blake
(Related: Art, Death, Science, Life)

"Indeed the three prophecies about the death of individual art are, in their different ways, those of Hegel, Marx, and Freud. I don't see any way of getting beyond those prophecies."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Art, Death)

"Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Death, Movies, Family, Life)

"Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness."
- Ronald Blythe
(Related: Death, Life, People, Strength, May, Needs, Now, Weakness)

"Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Death, Will)

"Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Death, Life)

"And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Death)

"A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain. And how much pain a man can endure."
- David Boehm
(Related: Death, Man, Pain)

"Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat."
- H. G. Bohn
(Related: Death, Reason, Violence, Voice)

"We never stop reading, although every book comes to an end, just as we never stop living, although death is certain."
- Roberto Bolano
(Related: Death, End, Living, Reading)

"O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast."
- Anne Boleyn
(Related: Death, Quiet, Rest)

"Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Death, Day, Will)

"Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Death, Kings)

"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Death, Nothing)

"It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Death, Cause, Martyr)

"You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Death, Fear, Enemy)

"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
(Related: Death, Policy, Act, Force, Tax, Law, Now, Will, Years)

"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
(Related: Death, Economy, Tax, Now, Order)

"The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Family, Dream, Wealth, American, Tax, Generations)

"The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Causes, Tax, Leading)

"In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Death, Danger)

"We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Death, Country, Man)

"I've had death threats, if you can imagine."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Men, Death, Accidents, Crisis)

"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
(Related: Death, Man)

"Life and death have been lacking in my life."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Death, Life)

"Films and gramophone records, music, books and buildings show clearly how vigorously a man's life and work go on after his "death," whether we feel it or not, whether we are aware of the individual names or not. There is no such thing as death according to our view!"
- Martin Bormann
(Related: Death, Life, Work, Music, Books, Man, Names)

"So we had life, death, illness, everything - every emotional involvement we had, we experienced. And I think that made what we had to do on stage, stronger. We got very much involved in what we were doing."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Death, Life, Illness)

"With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral."
- James Bovard
(Related: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

"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
(Related: Death, People, American, Day, Interest, Kids, Legislation)

"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
(Related: Death, Accomplishments, Interest, Sense)

"A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Death, Calamity, Leading, Man, May, Now, Tragedy)

"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
(Related: Death, Children, Job)

"In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Death, Character, Suffering, Tragedy)

"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Death, Bravery)

"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
(Related: Death, Funny, People, Children, Effort, Parents)

"I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Men, Work, Death, Actor, Boredom, Career, Will, Years)

"Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Death, Life, Fear)

"Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Death, Life)

"The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets... They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Death, Life, People, Consequences, Decisions, Difference)

"Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Age, Death, Talent, Middle age)

"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
(Related: Death, Purpose, Pain, Punishment)

"Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Death, Future, Mind, Past)

"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
(Related: Death, Wife, People, Holiday, Public)

"We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we've never really felt while making records."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Death, Energy, Play, Songs)

"I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Death, Draft, First, Years)

"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness."
- Hermann Broch
(Related: Death, Soul, Impression)

"It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Church, Earth, Light, Universe)

"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
(Related: Death, Mother, Autobiography, Events, Revolution)

"But death's acquisitive instincts will win."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Will)

"Death and I are head to head in a total collision, pure and mutual distaste."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death)

"God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: God, Death, Disease)

"I feel monotony and death to be almost the same."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Causes, Hate, Horror, Negotiation, Reason, Want)

"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Life, Death, Want, Will)

"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Death, Chance)

"Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Death, Power, Life)

"Death is the cure for all diseases."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Death, Cure)

"We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Death, Cure, Labor)

"Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Life, Death, Living, Shadow, Shadows)

"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
(Related: Death)

"For tis not in mere death that men die most."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Death, Men)

"Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Death, Love, God, Smiles, Tears)

"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
(Related: Death, Health, People, Americans, Care)

"For the gay establishment, the death of right and wrong began when gaining civil rights ceased to be enough."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Death, Civil rights, Gay, Wrong)

"Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Death, Women, Cause, Leading)

"If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Affliction)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Being, Events, Man, Pain)

"The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Desire, Hatred, Passion)

"Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Events, Man)

"If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?"
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Body, Man, Spirit, Will)

"And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Death, Smiles)

"Death is the most blessed dream."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Death, Dream)

"The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Death, Freedom)

"The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Death, Life, Time, Blood)

"To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Death, Hope)

"Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Death, Life, Hope, Idealism)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Life, Road)

"Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death."
- Buddha
(Related: Death, Health, Life, State, Suffering)

"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely."
- Buddha
(Related: Death)

"Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: Death, Health, Life, Heart, Help, Mind)

"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
(Related: Death, Eyes, Man, Months, Order)

"Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Life, Death, Smile, Tears)

"We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Beginnings, Illness, Killing)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Advertising, Misleading)

"Death, only, renders hope futile."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Death, Hope)

"One death to a man is a serious thing: a dozen neutralize one another."
- Richard Francis Burton
(Related: Death, Man)

"Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Death, Society, Help)

"Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Death, Humor, Life, Film, Sense, Taste)

"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Death, Love, Time, Challenge, Now, Right, Waste)

"Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Death, Sabbath, Songs)

"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
(Related: Death, End, Man, Mind, State, Words)

"If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Success, Being)

"If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Life)

"Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Mercy, Will)

"Death is only a larger kind of going abroad."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death)

"There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Man, Nothing)

"Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Life, Men, Father, Losing)

"The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, History, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Weakness, World)

"Put no inscription over the grave, except the date of my birth and my death; and, wherever I am buried, let the funeral be perfectly private, with as few persons attending, and as little show and expense as possible."
- Isaac Butt
(Related: Death, Grave)

"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
(Related: Death, Disease, Glamour, Horror, Smoking, Sophistication)

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Death, Life, People, Opportunity, Security, Thinking)

"Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Men, Death, Sleep)

"My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!"
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Dating, Death, Dad, Inspiration, Years)

"Boss, life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble."
- Michael Cacoyannis
(Related: Death, Life, Boss, Trouble)

"Which death is preferably to every other? "The unexpected"."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Death)

"I love the name of honor, more than I fear death."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Death, Love, Fear, Honor, Name)

"Cowards die many times before their actual deaths."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Cowards)

"There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: Death, Funny, Being)

"People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Death, People, Dying)

"Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Death, Survival, Personality)

"I wait for death and journalists."
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Death)

"Death doesn't frighten me; now I can think peacefully of ending a long life."
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Death, Life, Ending, Now)

"The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus."
- Ken Calvert
(Related: Death, Harm, Measure, Woman)

"What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death?"
- James Cameron
(Related: Death, Talk)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Cause, Friends, Motive, Necessity)

"My death will be caused by morphine, which I have deliberately taken with suicidal intent."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Death, Will)

"And it sends an important message to me, because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying Republicans don't trust me. They do trust me, in landslide proportions, and they're proving it tonight. We're going to bury that for good."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Death, Trust, Republicans, Saying)

"Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Men, Arguments, Seriousness, Sincerity)

"We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Habit, Body, Living, Race, Thinking)

"After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Nothing, Promotion, Risk)

"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
(Related: Death, Crime, Law, Man, State, Trying)

"There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Peace, Heart, Will)

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

"He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Death)

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

"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
(Related: Death, God, Fear, May)

"It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God's mercy and Christ's merits; but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away; and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband's arms, and to lie down with Him."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Death, Lie, God, HusbChrist, Eternity, Mercy, Now)

"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."
- George Carlin
(Related: Death, Idea, Church, Separation, State)

"Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time."
- George Carlin
(Related: Death, Time)

"At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom."
- George Carlin
(Related: Death, Party)

"To politicize a man's tragic death is about as low as you can go, isn't it?"
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Death, Man)

"Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Death, Men, Life, Accident, Day, Evil, Judgment, Justice)

"We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Death, Fact, Struggle)

"Why would you be afraid of death? It would be an inconvenience. I have a lot of undone things and it's bound to get in the way. But, no, it doesn't scare me at all."
- David Carradine
(Related: Death)

"You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable. I just think it's a rumor."
- David Carradine
(Related: Death, Rumor)

"It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?"
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Death, Dreams, Risk, Surrender)

"For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Death, Hair)

"For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Death, Hair)

"Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Death, Life, Nothing)

"I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Death, Being, Kids)

"Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart."
- Phoebe Cary
(Related: Age, Death, Soul, Heart, Living)

"I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Death, Cause, Causes, Excess, First, Indigestion, May)

"Should I perchance still feel after my death, I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Death, Lie, Doubt)

"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
(Related: Death, Love, Father, Man, Word)

"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Death, Future, Revolution, Past, Struggle)

"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
(Related: Time, Death, Will)

"Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Death, Living, Sickness, Sleep)

"As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?"
- Chanakya
(Related: Death, Soul, Control, Body)

"Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Death, Guilt)

"We have to keep in mind that it's not just about the numbers of people who died; it's also the manner which many of these victims met their deaths."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Mind, Numbers, Victims)

"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
(Related: Death, People)

"I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too!"
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Death, Questions, Songs, Weather)

"Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Death, Travel, Fact, Immortality, Illusion, Lovers)

"You don't send a man to his death because you want a hero."
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Related: Death, Man, Want)

"I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia."
- Cher
(Related: Death, Pet, Being, Paranoia, Poor, Will)

"Yes, we get death threats every week... from the Muslims."
- Jack Chick
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Change, Death, Being, Expression, Sickness, Spirit, Victims)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Religion, Life)

"See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil... I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Day, Evil)

"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
(Related: Death, Policy, Destruction, Foreign policy, Innocence, Results)

"It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change."
- Colley Cibber
(Related: Change, Death, Time, Thoughts)

"To some extent I liken slavery to death."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Death, Slavery)

"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 Tullius Cicero
(Related: Death, Being, State)

"The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Death, Concern, Desire)

"Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Death, Life)

"In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers."
- Alan Clark
(Related: Death, Life, Day, End)

"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
(Related: Death, Work, Mother, Appreciation, Familiarity, Medicine, Study, Tragedy)

"Almost every time I am in a lectureship on a college campus, young people will say, If there is a God and if he is a loving and merciful God, how do you explain the problems of suffering and death and all the tragedies that happen to people?"
- John Clayton
(Related: Death, Time, God, People, College, Problems, Suffering, Will)

"You want a story? Read 'Gone With the Wind'. These aren't stories. They're joke books. The whole thing of a beginning, a middle and an end has been done to death."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Death, Beginning, Books, End, Want, Wind)

"I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from."
- John Cleese
(Related: Death, Encouraging, Actor, Television)

"If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Death, Faith, Life, Humanity, Intimacy, Right, Years)

"The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom."
- Montgomery Clift
(Related: Death, Negative)

"There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Education, People, Policy, Abstinence, Pressure, Support, Talk, Will)

"Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Death, Actor, Celebrity)

"If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Peace, Death, Soul, Hope, Dying)

"Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Business, Death, Growth, Community, Confidence, Tax, Investment, Jobs, Will)

"I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Life, Death, America, states, Today, Value)

"It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Death, Faith, Life, Fear, Faces)

"To live without risk for me would be tantamount to death."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Death, Risk)

"Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Day, Walking)

"The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Day, Walking)

"You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Bees, Day, Will)

"After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Reading, Writer)

"Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Concern, Opium, Racing)

"Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Trying)

"For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Death, People, Musicians, Nothing, Play, Years)

"I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Death, Awards)

"A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Death, Destruction, Man, Mankind, May, Nation, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Son, Heart, Hope, Healing, Loss, Tragedy, Will)

"Debate is the death of conversation."
- Kitty O'Neill Collins
(Related: Death, Conversation, Debate)

"Early this morning, I signed my death warrant."
- Michael Collins
(Related: Death)

"Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Death, Time, Cure, Freedom, Medicine)

"If we don't know life, how can we know death?"
- Confucius
(Related: Death, Life)

"Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven."
- Confucius
(Related: Death, Life, Heaven)

"Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death."
- Peter Conrad
(Related: Death, Faith, Wisdom, First, Losing)

"When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites."
- John Conyers
(Related: Play)

"In every death, a busy world comes to an end."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Death, End, World)

"Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Death, Life)

"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
(Related: Death, Kiss, People, Being, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Thought, Investigation, President)

"He who does not fear death cares naught for threats."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death, Fear)

"To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death, Country, Fate)

"Each instant of life is a step toward death."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death, Life)

"He who fears not death fears not a threat."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death)

"Death is the tyrant of the imagination."
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Death, Imagination)

"There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction."
- John Cory
(Related: Death, War, Morality, Destruction, Privilege)

"We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Death, Idols, Want)

"The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Death, Life, Men, Awareness, Feeling, Glory, Man, Pain, Tragedy)

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Death, Life, Loss)

"The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Death, Time, End, Trade)

"Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair."
- William Cowper
(Related: Love, Death, Hope, Absence, Despair)

"No, I did a film called 'Death and the Compass' as well."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Film)

"Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Success, Women, America, Cancer)

"I'm what you call a deathbed Catholic."
- Broderick Crawford
"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."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Death, Enemy)

"You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Life, Death, People, Dying, Emotion, Longing, Singing, Song, Traveling)

"I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Death, Kiss, First, Lust, Woman, World)

"More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: People, Abuse, May, Nation)

"It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Death, American, Civil rights, Journey, Unemployment, Violence, Workers)

"I am against the death penalty."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Death)

"When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it."
- John Cusack
(Related: Politics, Death, Truth, Aesthetics, Extreme, Fascism)

"Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane."
- John Cusack
(Related: Death, Business, Law)

"In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death."
- Bao Dai
(Related: Death, Life, History)

"The news of any politician's death should be listed under "Public Improvements.""
- Frank Dane
(Related: Death, News)

"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
(Related: Death, Character, Christianity, First)

"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
(Related: Death, Heart, May, Nothing, Order, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Life, Death)

"As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."
- Leonardo DaVinci
(Related: Death, Life, Day, Sleep)

"The campaign against the death penalty has been - while a powerful campaign, its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils, a relatively small number of people."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Death, People)

"We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Death, Freedom, Road)

"Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Death, America, Slavery)

"The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Death, Kids, Songs, Want)

"When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Death, Music, Destruction, Flowers, Want)

"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
(Related: Death, Work, People)

"For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Death, Guests, May)

"To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Death, Mistakes)

"Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Faith, Death, God, Earth, Philosophy)

"If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man."
- James Dean
(Related: Life, Death, Man)

"Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant. I am glad he is now on trial for crimes against humanity. But, opposition to a dictator is not the measure I use when deciding whether to send our men and women in uniform off to war and possible death."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Death, Men, War, Women, Humanity, Measure, Now, Opposition)

"A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Death, Life, Idea, Eternity, Now, Pain, Will)

"My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Peace, Decision, Victory, May, Party, Regret, Will)

"You know, I think everything I do cinematically for the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan. But I love him to death. He's like my best friend and my big brother."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Life, Love, Death, Brother, Friend, Rest, Will)

"My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes."
- Thomas Dewey
(Related: Death, Decision, Taxes)

"If I ever went, I'd want to go peacefully in my sleep. I wouldn't want to plan my own death."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Death, Sleep, Want)

"I definitely know that I play the part, however big or small, in the deaths of at least two people, Chris Farley and Phil Hartmann."
- Andy Dick
(Related: People, Play)

"Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Love, Death, Life, Creation)

"Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Death, Immortality)

"People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Death, People, Virtue, Feet, Hate, Praise, World)

"Grumbling is the death of love."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Death, Love)

"People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don't take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Death, Life, Politics, Work, People, Nothing, Problems, Talk, World)

"I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Death, Want)

"Saddam's fate should be in the hands of his country men. They were the major victims of his brutal reign and should decide his life, death, or permanent imprisonment. Personally, I would lock him away forever."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Death, Life, Men, Country, Fate, Imprisonment, Victims)

"Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour - let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing."
- Austin Dobson
(Related: Delight, Night, Sense)

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

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
- John Donne
(Related: Death, Man, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Art, Death, Poor)

"In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Death, Conquest, Fiction)

"Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Death, Love, Men, Martyrs, Worship)

"What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg's importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!"
- Rita Dove
(Related: Death, Importance, Twilight, Years)

"When I get to my deathbed, I don't want to take my last breath and say, Well, how glorious. I've left the world my acting credits. I won't even think that."
- Lesley-Anne Down
(Related: Acting, Want, World)

"Believe me, if a man doesn't know death, he doesn't know life."
- William A. Drake
(Related: Life, Death, Man)

"To know that one has never really tried - that is the only death."
- Marie Dressler
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, First, Lady, Makeup, News)

"Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where."
- John Dryden
(Related: Death, Fear, Nothing)

"People think celebrities don't have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It's like you've traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country. They want you to tell about what you saw."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Death, People, Celebrity, Country, Land, Sickness, Want, Worry)

"The panic attacks - I still have them. They started when I was around 8. They always have to do with my death."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Death)

"It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live."
- Alexander Dumas
(Related: Death, Order)

"Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth, a license at marriage, and a bill at death."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Death, Government, Marriage)

"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
(Related: Death, Family, Tax, Income, Investment, Jobs, Result)

"Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Death, Medical, Research)

"You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster. The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Death, Purpose, Effort, Talk)

"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
(Related: Death)

"When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Death, Words)

"Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Death)

"My mom is this liberal, feminist, Mormon powerhouse. I just love her to death."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Death, Love, Mom, Liberal, Mormon)

"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
(Related: Death, Day, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Science, Day, Job)

"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
(Related: Death, Lady)

"I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way."
- Isabelle Eberhardt
(Related: Death, Want)

"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
(Related: Death, Feelings, Heart, Mankind, Now, Poems)

"Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Death, Sin, Will)

"There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Death, Science, War, Day, Force, Machine, Man, Order, Spring, Will)

"I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Death, Open, Television)

"We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Death, Grave, Heaven, May)

"Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Death, Heaven, Parting)

"Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Death, Appetite, End, Forbidden, May)

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Death, Fear, Accident, Risk)

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Death, Growth)

"There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Death, Life, Tragedy)

"When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity."
- George Eliot
(Related: Death, Tenderness)

"When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity."
- George Eliot
(Related: Death, Tenderness)

"Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet."
- George Eliot
(Related: Death, Life, Music, Pain)

"In every parting there is an image of death."
- George Eliot
(Related: Death, Parting)

"I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Death, Thought)

"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
(Related: Experience, Death, Earth, Will)

"Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, May, Nothing, Nothingness)

"There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Country, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Death, England, Harm, Hate)

"Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Death, War, Enemies, states)

"Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright."
- Alice Thomas Ellis
(Related: Death, Past, Will)

"Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Death, Life, Pain)

"Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough. He's in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he's made the decision to kill."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Decision, Afghanistan, American, Choice, Man, Now, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Rain, Weather)

"Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Death, Monument, Sun)

"Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Death, Fear)

"I have had death threats from people with fixations."
- Enya
(Related: Death, People)

"It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death."
- Epictetus
(Related: Death, Fear, Pain)

"It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls."
- Epicurus
(Related: Death, Men, Security)

"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
(Related: Death, Concern)

"I love Richard Pryor. I love him to death."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Death, Love)

"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
(Related: Age, Death, Time, Life, People, Childhood, Children, Living, Old)

"I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on."
- Louise Erdrich
(Related: Death, Talking, Word)

"Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death."
- Erik H. Erikson
(Related: Death, Life, Fear, Children, Integrity, Will)

"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
(Related: Love, Death, Passion)

"And when you really think about the 9-11 event, the horrific attack on our land here in America and the death of three thousand of out loved ones, it was a defining moment."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Death, America, Land)

"Death is the welcome cessation of idiocy."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: Death)

"There is only one dream I can guarantee... my death."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: Death, Dream)

"Treat Death as it treats us: with utter indifference."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: Death, Indifference)

"Well when I made my first record I thought it would be a good joke to have me on one side, have the lable say John Fahey on one side, and this guy Blind Joe Death on the other side."
- John Fahey
(Related: Death, Thought, Blind, First)

"He who doesn't fear death dies only once."
- Giovanni Falcone
(Related: Death, Fear)

"I don't want to hear about my death."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Death, Want)

"People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear."
- Dan Farmer
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Computer, Security, Talk, Want)

"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
(Related: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

"What he has done for women is final: he gave to their service the best powers of his mind and the best years of his life. His death consecrates the gift: it can never lessen its value."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Death, Women, Life, Mind, Service, Value, Years)

"Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Defeat, Writer, Writing)

"Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Death, Being, Old, Struggle)

"Only in Washington would death be considered a taxable event."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Death, Washington)

"Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Death, Absurdity)

"It is not death, but dying, which is terrible."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Death, Dying)

"Most of the debate over the cultures of death and life is about process. The debate focuses on the technology available to determine how we prolong life and how and when we end it."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Death, Life, Technology, Debate, End)

"The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Death, Faith, Church, Debt, Measure, Rest)

"When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Death, Life, Hope, Disgrace, Duty)

"Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?"
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Death)

"First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Death, Management, First, Reform)

"Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony."
- Elizabeth Fishel
(Related: Death, Harmony)

"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
(Related: War, Death, Crime, Humanity, states, United)

"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
(Related: Death, Money, Work, Tax, Hard work, Inheritance, Years)

"You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face."
- Ian Fleming
(Related: Death)

"Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Death, Man)

"Death and the dice level all distinctions."
- Samuel Foote
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Success, Public)

"I play Hopkins' daughter. Brad Pitt plays Death. He's a very-good looking Death. With him, dying isn't so bad."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Death, Daughter, Dying, Play)

"Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Death, Idea, Man)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Nothing, Nothingness)

"The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Food, Facts, Sleep)

"To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death."
- Garrett Fort
(Related: Death, Man)

"An answer is always a form of death."
- John Fowles
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Love, Darkness, Infinite, Light, Ocean)

"I can't beleive I'm here to tell the tale, this was my first brush with death, and God must have been looking after us and obviously, it wasn't our time."
- Samantha Fox
(Related: Time, Death, God, First)

"Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow."
- Veronica Franco
(Related: Women, Truth, Death, Act, Cowardice, Example, Fight, First, Will)

"In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Death, People, Heart, Confusion, Misery)

"I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Peace, Death, Confusion, Misery, Will)

"We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences - they mourned the death of my wife with me - but we were hopeful that the children would return."
- Otto Frank
(Related: Death, Wife, Children)

"Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Death, Certainty, Nothing, Taxes, World)

"I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Death, Constitution, Sleep)

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Death, Nothing, Taxes, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Challenge, Ocean, Open, Reality, Worth)

"The goal of all life is death."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Death, Life, Goal)

"Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life."
- Charles Frohman
(Related: Life, Death, Fear, Adventure)

"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Death, Animals, Man)

"Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Death, May, Understanding)

"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
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"At that time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and I believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Russia and Germany to fight each other to the death."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"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
(Related: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

"When you're in the battlefield, survival is all there is. Death is the only great emotion."
- Samuel Fuller
(Related: Death, Survival, Emotion)

"In defence, I have cultivated a death wish."
- Billy Fury
(Related: Death)

"Love has no age, no limit; and no death."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Death, Love, Age)

"If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Death, Thought, Fear, Action, Dying, Violence, Will)

"Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Death, Lust, Martyr)

"Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Death, Faith, Religion, Fear, Religious, Want)

"I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Death)

"Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Death, Life, Drugs)

"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
(Related: Death, Food, Heart, Country, Hunger)

"We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Death, Time, Dreams, Imagination, Illusion, Reality)

"The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Death, Agreement, Hell)

"The drink? Yes, I've had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Death, Life, Kids)

"An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Death, Life, Existence)

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

"It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world."
- Melinda Gates
(Related: Causes, Leading, World)

"It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Death, Sacrifice, Heroism, Humanity, Ruin)

"When a man lies he murders some part of the world. These are the pale deaths men miscall their lives."
- Paul Gerhardt
(Related: Men, Lies, Man, World)

"You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Death, Jazz)

"If the heart stops for more than two minutes, you have massive brain death. There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero. That's how fragile our consciousness is."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Death, Heart, Consciousness, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Mystery, Now, Will)

"The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat."
- Orlando Gibbons
(Related: Death, Living)

"If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Death, Survival)

"Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Death, People, Honor, Land)

"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Death, Life, Sea)

"Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Work, Death, People, Blood)

"Death is an incident producing clay. Use it, mold it, learn from it."
- John Gilling
(Related: Death)

"In this life and death case, I felt Mrs. Schiavo should receive the fullest due process from our legal system."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Death, Legal, Life)

"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
(Related: Death, Imagination, Life, Evil, World)

"It's my life and my death."
- Gary Gilmore
(Related: Death, Life)

"I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Life, Death, Order, Play)

"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
(Related: Death, People, African, Americans, Country, Population, Prison, Unemployment)

"An unused life is an early death."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Death, Life)

"A useless life is an early death."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Death, Life)

"Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Death, Time, Eternity, Man)

"Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all."
- William Goldman
(Related: Life, Death)

"To date or not to date that is the question. It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or not to be which deals with death."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Death, Deals, Question, Shakespeare)

"Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Death, Fame, Future, Illusion)

"Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?"
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Death, Fight, Tax, Projects, Tax cuts, Taxes, Vote)

"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
(Related: Death, People, America, Favorite, First, Song)

"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
(Related: Death, Friends, Years)

"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
(Related: Death, Idea, Control, Fun, Suicide)

"Taking a child to the toy store is the nearest thing to a death wish parents can have."
- Fred G. Gosman
(Related: Death, Parents)

"The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse."
- Mike Gravel
(Related: Dying, Right, Soldiers, Vietnam)

"I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Death, Life, Belief, Christianity, Fact)

"Failure too is a form of death."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Death, Failure)

"We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Life)

"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
(Related: Religion, Death, Knowledge, Fact, Miracles)

"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
(Related: Death, Society, Women, Man, Will)

"If you think about it, Washington's overwhelming power in the world is founded on death, the awesome arsenal for killing people."
- William Greider
(Related: Power, Death, People, Killing, Washington, World)

"God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty thanks for all your attention to me. Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more than death can now terrify me."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Death, God, Attention, Now)

"Although it hath pleased God to hasten my death by you, by whom my life should rather have been lengthened, yet can I patiently take it, that I yield God more hearty thanks for shortening my woeful days."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Death, Life, God, Yield)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Blood, Forgetfulness, Living, Suicide, Worth, Yield)

"Philosophy means nothing unless it is connected to birth, death, and the continuance of life. Anytime you are going to build a society that works, you have to begin from nature and the body."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Nature, Society, Death, Life, Body, Nothing, Philosophy)

"More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: War, People, American, End, Nixon, Promise, Vietnam, Want)

"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
(Related: Death, Reality)

"Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Experience, Time, Fear, Dying)

"For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Life, Certainty, Culture, Key, Meaning, Study, Understanding)

"The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual's way of being in the world."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Being, World)

"Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Possibility, Body, Consciousness)

"There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Difference, Dying, Leading, Practice, Preparation, Spiritual)

"The study of consciousness that can extend beyond the body is extremely important for the issue of survival, since it is this part of human personality that would be likely to survive death."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Survival, Body, Consciousness, Personality, Study)

"The motif of death plays an important role the human psyche in connection with archetypal and karmic material."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Connection)

"Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, End, Existence, Research, Understanding)

"Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Survival, Behavior, Consciousness, Karma, Reincarnation)

"If consciousness can function independently of the body during one's lifetime, it could be able to do the same after death."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Body, Consciousness)

"A number of cases have been reported in which a dying individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Vision, Dying)

"The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Science, Time, Events)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Knowledge)

"A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Time, Opportunity, Buddhism, Rebirth, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Death, Fear, Radical, Spirituality)

"Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing; they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Experience, Relatives, State, Visions, World)

"Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Positive, Consciousness, Evolution, Healing, Personality)

"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
(Related: Death, Battle, May)

"Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Death, Fear, Hope, Heaven)

"When it comes time to sit down and write the next book, you're deathly afraid that you're not up to the task. That was certainly the case with me after Snow Falling on Cedars."
- David Guterson
(Related: Time, Snow)

"The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: Death, Living)

"Love's stronger than fear and death."
- Steve Hackett
(Related: Death, Love, Fear)

"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
(Related: Death, Horror, Night, Sound)

"Chronic Lyme causes arthritis, heart problems, stroke - even death."
- Daryl Hall
(Related: Death, Heart, Causes, Problems)

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
- Evelyn Beatrice Hall
(Related: Death, Right, Will)

"Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave."
- Joseph Hall
(Related: Death, Grave)

"A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Age, Death, Dream, Youth)

"Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Death, Life, Goal, Body, Self)

"Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Death, Fulfillment, Road, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Answers, Questions)

"I'm death obsessed. You know, I have death all over my house. I have a stuffed two headed sheep!"
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Death)

"I love this pedal to death. The only way you could keep me from playing one is by chopping off my legs!"
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Love, Death)

"There are but two places where all go after death, white and black, rich and poor; those places are Heaven and Hell. Heaven is a place made for those, who are born again, and who love God, and it is a place where they will be happy for ever."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Love, Death, God, Heaven, Hell, Poor, Will)

"I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Death, Absence, Court)

"I had led a private life and wanted to die a private death."
- Jean Harris
(Related: Death, Life)

"Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing."
- Bret Harte
(Related: Death, Possibility, Existence, Man)

"Death just shouldn't be a taxable event."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Actions, Tax, Senate)

"With my support, the House of Representatives recently voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Family, Children, Tax, Support)

"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
(Related: Business, Family, Time, Death, Tax, Property, Taxes, Value, Will, Years)

"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
(Related: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

"Many cats are the death of the mouse."
- Kaspar Hauser
(Related: Death, Cats, Mouse)

"You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Death)

"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Death, Dream, May, Waking)

"Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Love, Heart, World)

"Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn."
- B. R. Hayden
(Related: Death, Love)

"The American people are not just being taxed to death; they're being taxed after death. But, no one should have to sell the life's work of a parent or a loved one just to pay the federal government."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Government, Work, Death, People, Life, American, Being)

"Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Death, Time, Country, Fight, Man)

"He never admitted anything, even on his deathbed. He was a deluded liar. If it weren't for my father, I don't think I would be so open. So that's a huge blessing."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Father, Open)

"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Death, Life, Anxiety, Will)

"Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Death, Sleep)

"Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Death, Sleep)

"Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Death, People, Communism, Envy, Hunger, Language)

"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
(Related: Death, End)

"There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Love, Death, Wife, People, End, Man, Suicide, Years)

"Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Death, Fear, Wealth)

"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
(Related: Art, Death, Performance, Artist, Danger, Honor)

"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
(Related: Life, Peace, Liberty, May, Slavery)

"I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Death, Liberty, May)

"Give me liberty or give me death."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Death, Liberty)

"People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure and isolation from friends and family."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Change, Death, Family, People, Friends, Isolation, Pressure, Thinking)

"Death will be a great relief. No more interviews."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Death, Will)

"Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you."
- Georg Hermes
(Related: Death, Life)

"Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men."
- Herodotus
(Related: Death, Men)

"Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death."
- Hesiod
(Related: Death, Giving)

"The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Death, Life, Love)

"The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Comfort, Fire, Liberty, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Death, Education, Truth, Growth, Values, Country, Museums, Numbers)

"There could have been more planning in New Orleans, but you look at all the devastation that happened there - have we gotten to 3,000 deaths yet? For that magnitude of a disaster, that's not all that bad."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Disaster, Planning)

"We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Life, Death)

"Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think they will be favoured like the thief on the cross; for we see on the other side, they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Death, Courage, May, Will)

"Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death."
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Death, Thought, People)

"The decision, therefore, lies here in the East; here must the Russian enemy, this people numbering two hundred million Russians, be destroyed on the battle field and person by person, and made to bleed to death ."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Death, People, Decision, Battle, Enemy, Lies)

"It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life."
- John E. Hines
(Related: Death, Life, Fact, Light)

"In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Death, Life, Decisions)

"Most songs are somewhere between love and death, and mine are no exception."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Love, Death, Songs)

"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
(Related: Death, Day, Nothing, Old, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Death, Power, Desire, Mankind)

"It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Death, Living, Praise)

"Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Death, War, Life, Corporate, Machines, Respect)

"I am not a proponent of the death penalty, but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us."
- Eric Holder
(Related: Death, Congress, Law, Will)

"We're actually doing something scripted that's totally, you know, we kind of know what's going on, however, we're having to live life and death as the art."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Art, Death, Life)

"Death is very often referred to as a good career move."
- Buddy Holly
(Related: Death, Career)

"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
(Related: Death, Character, Cause, Facts, Judges, Jury)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Success, Failure, Victory, Defeat)

"These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable."
- Winifred Holtby
(Related: War, Death, Future, Safety, Word, Youth)

"Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Death, Fear, Past, Present, Tyranny)

"Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Death, Life, Time)

"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
(Related: Death, Trust, Dying, Killing, Mind, Thinking)

"He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world."
- Horace
(Related: Death, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Time, Law)

"Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings."
- Horace
(Related: Death, Kings, Poor)

"Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings."
- Horace
(Related: Death, Kings, Man, Poor)

"Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Death, Nothing)

"To awake from death is to die in peace."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Death, Peace)

"Death is feared as birth is forgotten."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Death)

"Death is the final wake-up call."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Death)

"As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Death, Freedom, Heaven, Open)

"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
(Related: Death, Love, Religion, Soul, Drama, Harmony)

"Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Nature, Death, Marriage, Debt)

"Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Death, Faith, Love, Life, Hope)

"Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do."
- Richard Hughes
(Related: Age, Talent, Middle age)

"Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Death, Dreams, Life, Utopia)

"I'm scared to death to fly commercial... I have not flown commercial since 9/11."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Sympathy, Bible, Support)

"Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week."
- Basil C. Hume
(Related: Death, Fact, Sadness, Sorrow, Suffering, Will)

"Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence."
- David Hume
(Related: Death, Friend, Company, Influence, Nothing, Pleasure, Sorrow)

"From birth to death, anyone can fish. I just think it's fantastic to see old people going fishing with young people and teaching them things. I'm very, very critical."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Death, People, Fish, Fishing, Old, Teaching)

"A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Death)

"There is something about poverty that smells like death."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Death, Poverty)

"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Death, Apathy, Assassination, Democracy, Indifference, Will)

"A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Belief, Ambition, Frustration, Hell, Majority, Rumor)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Language, Respect, Talk, Thinking)

"At the moment of death I hope to be surprised."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Death, Hope)

"Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Death, Love, Friends, Grief, World)

"In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Love, Death, Hope, Listening, Night)

"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)

"We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Men, Courage, Thoughts)

"I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Life, Love)

"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
(Related: Society, Death, Fear, Living, Pain, Sadness, Vice)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Death, Causes, Eternity)

"You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: American, Words)

"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
(Related: Death, Time, Now)

"A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Death, Men, Deeds, Justice, Man, Reality)

"So finally I came up with a thing that felt really pure, and I'm Christian, so when I hear about death I have a lot of hope because I believe in Jesus and life after death, and John 3:16."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Death, Life, Hope, Christian)

"Death is better than slavery."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Death, Slavery)

"The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Death, Being, states, United)

"Life is a predicament which precedes death."
- Henry James
(Related: Death, Life)

"To me, it's the kiss of death when you start winking at the audience as an actor. I just never liked it. I don't like it when we do monologues, looking into the character."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Death, Kiss, Character, Actor)

"I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying."
- Derek Jarman
(Related: Death, Dying)

"A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal."
- William Jay
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Religion, Christian, Dying, May, Proof, Result, Want)

"Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Death, People, Day, Defeat, Open, Solution)

"People are scared to death and they're looking for something beyond themselves."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Death, People)

"No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet."
- Derrick Jensen
(Related: Death, History, Civilization, Poison)

"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
(Related: Death, Ideas, Evolution, Will)

"I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death."
- Elton John
(Related: Death, Love)

"I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Death, End, Now)

"I have been able to follow my death step by step and now my life goes gently to its end."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Death, Life, End, Now)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Act, Being, Conscience, Race, Salvation)

"All architects want to live beyond their deaths."
- Philip Johnson
(Related: Want)

"Disease generally begins that equality which death completes."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Death, Equality, Disease)

"Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Home, Death, Night, Will)

"I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection with my parents after their deaths."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Connection, Parents)

"If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Death, Life, Love, People)

"There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Now, Tomorrow)

"To lose a son under those circumstances - a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart."
- Brian Jones
(Related: Death, Son, Heart, Burden, Circumstances)

"To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed."
- Jim Jones
(Related: Death, Living)

"Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Death, Life)

"Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Death, Life, Purpose)

"In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Death, Crime, Sickness, Terrorism)

"I think we brothers realised his loss more and more as we grew older. We actually grew closer after his death."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Death, Brothers, Loss)

"He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Death, Enemies)

"If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Death, First, Friends)

"Life without Liberty is far worse than death."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Death, Life, Liberty)

"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
(Related: Death, Answers, Prison)

"Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Death, Measure, Merit, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Death, Possession)

"Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever."
- John Keats
(Related: Death, Land, Sea, Weakness)

"The only way to enjoy golf is to be a masochist. Go out and beat yourself to death."
- Howard Keel
(Related: Death, Golf)

"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Death, Difference)

"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
(Related: Death, Family, Causes, Tax, Income)

"I believe in the unconscious state of the mind in death."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Death, Mind, State, Unconscious)

"I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything, but dying is really the only chance we'll get to rest."
- Florynce R. Kennedy
(Related: Death, Bed, Chance, Dying, Rest)

"Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Death, Marriage, People, Emotions, May, Moments)

"Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Death, Love, Past)

"The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Death, Court, Execution, states, United)

"Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Death, Fear, End, Want)

"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
(Related: Death, Will)

"On the fortieth day after his death, we held the ceremony, and I performed for the very first time."
- Nusrat F. A. Khan
(Related: Time, Death, Ceremony, Day, First)

"I do not care so much for the death of my gunner, as for other passages of my voyage, for I have good friends in England that will bring me off for that."
- William Kidd
(Related: Death, Care, EnglFriends, Will)

"Depakote also has a really bad side effect, which is death."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Death, Effect)

"I was in two episodes playing Christopher Reeve's character's emissary. They wanted to have my character announce Dr Swan's death, which I thought was exploitative."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Death, Thought, Character)

"There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Death, Life, Enjoyment, Insects)

"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
(Related: Death, Light)

"When we play "Angel of Death", it's actually a 2 and half minutes sing 'til our party starts. That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end."
- Kerry King
(Related: End, Party, Play, Pretty, Song)

"But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration."
- Steve King
(Related: Death, People, Taxation)

"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Death, Men, Civilization, Nation, Spiritual)

"If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Death, Brothers, Nothing, Sisters, Spirit)

"If your best friend has stolen your girlfriend, it does become life and death."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Death, Life, Friend, Girlfriend)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Death, Humor, Attention, Being, Spirits)

"Of all the artists on Death Row, none of them went bankrupt."
- Suge Knight
(Related: Death, Artists)

"Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Death, Illusion, Nothing)

"Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Love, Death, Hope, World)

"What I fear is being in the presence of evil and doing nothing. I fear that more than death."
- Otilia De Koster
(Related: Death, Fear, Being, Evil, Nothing)

"The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Death, Performance, Interest, Losing, Risk, Will)

"We live in a country where people still get beaten to death because of their sexual orientation."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Death, People, Country)

"I saw a great many men die afterwards, some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Death, Men, First, Suffering)

"Privacy was in sufficient danger before TV appeared, and TV has given it its death blow."
- Louis Kronenberger
(Related: Death, Danger, Privacy)

"For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Values, Force, Spiritual, Study)

"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
(Related: Death, Being, Night, Sky)

"It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Body, Concern, End, Living, Spiritual, Worry)

"It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Society, Time, Fact)

"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
(Related: Death, Graduation, Balloons, Children, Sky)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Eating, Living, Meaning, Now)

"Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Death, Time, Importance, Meaning, Value)

"I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived."
- Harold Kushner
(Related: Death, Fear, Ending, Sleep, World)

"Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears; O life, no life, but lively form of death; Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs."
- Thomas Kyd
(Related: Death, Life, Eyes, Public, Tears, World, Wrongs)

"The death tax is unfair, inefficient, economically unsound and, frankly, immoral."
- Jon Kyl
(Related: Death, Tax)

"These are my friends, my family. It would be hell on earth to spend the rest of my life leading them into situations where some of them are going to get killed... but it would be worse watching someone well-meaning but incompetent or untrained double those deaths."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Life, Family, Earth, Friends, Hell, Leading, Rest)

"I'm working myself to death."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, People, Talk)

"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
(Related: Death, Taste, Want)

"We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the difference between us two."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Love, Death, Life, Difference)

"And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Death, Movies, Purpose, Tears, Want)

"Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Death, Madness, May, Potential)

"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Death, Fear, Order)

"I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Life, Death, Destiny, Earth, Safety)

"Sometimes I only succeed in beating myself to death."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Death, Succeed)

"Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Death, War, Belief, Future, Judgment, Mankind, Propaganda, Road, Shadow)

"At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Death, Life, Age, Loss)

"Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Death, Connection)

"It's not life or death it's a game and at the end of the game there is going to be a winner and a loser."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Death, Life, End)

"We shall not fight for the preservation of the enemy, which has laid waste with death and desolation the fields and hills of Ireland for 700 years."
- James Larkin
(Related: Death, Enemy, Fight, Ireland, Waste, Years)

"Death is no different whined at than withstood."
- Philip Larkin
(Related: Death)

"Should those whose actions lead to the death or injury of a child get a free pass?"
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Death, Actions, Injury)

"Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares."
- William Law
(Related: Death, Life, Christian, Separation)

"Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Death, Passion)

"Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Death, Creation, Existence, Horror, Mankind)

"The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Death, Consciousness)

"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
(Related: Death, Funny)

"When I'm on my deathbed, I'll hopefully be able to count more friends than parts that I had."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Friends)

"There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Death, Peace, Behavior, Nervousness)

"The first requisite for immortality is death."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Death, First, Immortality)

"Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death."
- Franz Lehar
(Related: Death, Time, Business, Now)

"Death ends a life, not a relationship."
- Jack Lemon
(Related: Death, Life)

"The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Death, Government, Action, Delay)

"I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Dreams, Life, Death, Expectations, Illness, Loss, Old, Separation, Years)

"Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Death, Dying, Living)

"My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Death, Father, Play, Writing)

"Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Father, Writer)

"Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Death, Desire, Evil, Man)

"Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Age, Death, Men, Fear, Desire, Evil, Man, Old, Sorrow)

"An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Women, American, Cancer, Will)

"The aims of life are the best defense against death."
- Primo Levi
(Related: Death, Life, Defense)

"Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear."
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Death, Fear, Defeat)

"They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear."
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Death, Fear, Defeat)

"At the same time, I've never been afraid of death or the concept of death."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Death, Time)

"But when I went to Hiroshima and began to study or just listen to people's descriptions of their work, it was quite clear they were talking about death all the time, about people dying all around them, about their own fear of death."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Death, Time, Work, People, Fear, Dying, Study, Talking)

"The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Death, Life, Work, Morality, Compromise, Nothing, President, Speech, Wrong)

"If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Death, Eye, Light)

"In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death."
- John Linder
(Related: Death, Successful, Progress, Being, Elections, Iraq, Years)

"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
(Related: Art, Death, Life, Action, Artist, Denial, Sculpture)

"Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Life, Death, Law, Nothing, Taxes)

"Death is not a word to fear, any more than birth is."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Death, Fear, Word)

"Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Death, Soul, Body, Existence)

"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
(Related: Death, Soul, Body)

"There are certain people that are marked for death. I have my little list of those that treated me unfairly."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Death, People)

"I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Death, Life, Sex, Terror, Violence, Visions)

"Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Death, Truth, Dawn, Light, Night, Waking)

"Eighty-six percent of the gun death of children under the age of 14 internationally is right here in the United States of America. It is madness."
- Nita Lowey
(Related: Age, Death, America, Children, Madness, Right, states, United)

"The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life."
- Lucan
(Related: Happiness, Life, Men, Death, Gods, May)

"This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Death, Fear, Desire)

"Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Death, Mother)

"Death, the final, triumphant lover."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Death)

"But I've found that to talk too much about movies is the kiss of death. If it happens then it happens, is all."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Movies, Death, Kiss, Talk)

"Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death - the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events."
- Thomas Lynch
(Related: Death, Love, Sex, Events, Grief)

"If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Death, Nervousness)

"A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Death, Successful, Will)

"It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Death, Life, Country, Man)

"I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Death, Time, Eye, Old)

"How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Death, Fear, Sunset)

"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
(Related: Life, Nature, Death, Nothing)

"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Animals, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Death, Church, Abuse, Exploitation)

"I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Death, Hope)

"Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought, and the death of the most noblest knights of the world; for through our love that we have loved together is my most noble lord slain."
- Thomas Malory
(Related: Death, Love, War, Man, World)

"Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status."
- David Mamet
(Related: Death, Peace, Public, Question)

"Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament."
- Paul de Man
(Related: Death, Name)

"Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Death, Sex, Day, Reality)

"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
(Related: Death, Freedom, Shadow, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Negative, Positive, Cancer, First, Paranoia, Word)

"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
(Related: Life, Death, Fear, Benevolence, Generosity, Liberality, Pride)

"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Love, Reason)

"For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Love, Thoughts, Goodness, Man)

"The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Life, Religious)

"All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Life, Disease, Expression, Interest)

"Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Death, Journey, Order)

"A couple of flop plays, a death in the family, and it could all collapse."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Death, Family)

"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
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Cause, Causes, Leading, Nation, Smoking)

"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
(Related: Death, American, Justice, Law, State, states)

"Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Death, Fire, Hatred, Pity, Prosperity, Treachery)

"An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Life, Death, Sacrifice, Appetite, Glory, Instinct, Self)

"If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it."
- Marcus Valerius Martial
(Related: Death, Fame)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Fool, Nothing, Promise)

"Death hath a thousand doors to let out life: I shall find one."
- Philip Massinger
(Related: Death)

"I'd been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Death, Society)

"It doesn't matter if you have a desperate heart when you have to sing about joy; it doesn't matter if you're scared to death when the lights go on."
- Mireille Mathieu
(Related: Death, Heart, Joy)

"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Death, Advice, Nothing)

"Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Death, Concern, Living)

"The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it."
- Brian May
(Related: Death, Wedding, March)

"Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death."
- Rollo May
(Related: Death, Creativity, Being, Childhood, Passion, Spontaneity, Youth)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, People, Being)

"I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Death)

"I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Death, Disease, Insanity)

"My mother was killed in a plane crash, so I hate travelling in planes. Death is so unexpected. I would actually rather stay at home and not go anywhere."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Death, Home, Mother, Hate)

"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
(Related: Death)

"But beyond the hysteria of phantom death panels, where is the abomination? Show me the provisions that will hurt consumers, because if you think a $110 billion a year tax break for working-class Americans to buy private health insurance is a government takeover, I welcome the debate."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Death, Government, Health, Americans, Debate, Tax, Hurt, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Reward, Talking)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Hope, Desire, Longing)

"Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Family, Cause, Energy, Wonder)

"In fact, I would defend to the death their right to express a different point of view."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Death, Fact, Right)

"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
(Related: Time, Death, Life, End, Saying, Want, Waste)

"For 200 years we've been conquering nature. Now we're beating it to death."
- Tom McMillan
(Related: Death, Nature, Now, Years)

"We burned to death 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo - men, women and children. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?"
- Robert McNamara
(Related: Death, Women, Thought, Children)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Dream, Death, Birth, Country, Freedom, Now)

"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
(Related: History, Death, Crime, England, Ireland, Law)

"Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Age, Death, Life, Man, Old)

"The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination."
- George Meredith
(Related: Death, Imagination, Love, Disaster)

"A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are."
- George Meredith
(Related: Act)

"Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Death, Life, Eyes, Light)

"If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Death, Life)

"Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Death, Love, Heaven, Man)

"The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: God, Death, Life, Christ, Freedom, Needs)

"The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Death, Life, Country)

"In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Death, Life, Defeat, Man)

"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
(Related: Death, History, Truth, Singing, Song)

"Psychiatry causes so much death."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Death, Causes, Psychiatry)

"Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity."
- John Milton
(Related: Death, Eternity, Key)

"I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear friend, Dudley Moore."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Death, Friend)

"Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash."
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Related: Death, Talk, Taxes, Want)

"Sure, there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."
- Alan Minter
(Related: Boxing)

"Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, People, Hate, Light, Old)

"AIDS does not inevitably lead to death, especially if you suppress the co-factors that support the disease. It is very important to tell this to people who are infected."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Death, People, Disease, Support)

"Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Death, People, Day, Saying)

"It is not death, it is dying that alarms me."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Death, Dying)

"Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Death)

"The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Death, Life)

"We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Death, Men)

"Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Death, Men)

"There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death."
- Charles Louis de Secondat Montes
(Related: Death, Man, Weeping)

"Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!"
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Death, May)

"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
(Related: Death, Love, Money, Anxiety, Joy)

"There is nothing glamorous about death."
- Roger Moore
(Related: Death, Nothing)

"It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Death, Life)

"Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Death, Life)

"All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Death)

"As long as you don't make waves, ripples, life seems easy. But that's condemning yourself to impotence and death before you are dead."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Death, Life)

"Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Death, Life, Mystery)

"Blood and death. That moves me."
- Ikue Mori
(Related: Death, Blood)

"Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death."
- Desmond Morris
(Related: Death, Life, Visit)

"We need to stop spending money on death, the war in Iraq and on enhancing the lives of the people in our own country."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Money, War, Death, People, Country, Iraq)

"The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Fear, Cinema, Lies)

"People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Life, People, Fear, Friend, Pain)

"Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Angels, Ravens)

"When I'm lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me."
- Steven Morrissey
(Related: Death, Life, Bed, Lying)

"Long hair is an unpardonable offense which should be punishable by death."
- Steven Morrissey
(Related: Death, Hair)

"Instead of thinking that's a nice tune, you start thinking is it the right pace, is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Death, Artists, Right, Thinking)

"I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Death, Happiness, God, Opportunity, Key, Learning)

"Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Life, Experience, Death, Fear, Elderly, Nothing)

"Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product."
- Louis Mumford
(Related: Death, War, Destruction, Misery, Starvation, Terror)

"Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Death, Life, Angels, Insanity, Sickness)

"Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Death, Work, Colors, Light)

"Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Death, Life, Angels, Disease, Insanity)

"But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Art, Death, Imagination, Fantasy, Pornography)

"Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death; and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Death, Difference, Healthcare, Information, Options, Play)

"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
(Related: Death, Experience, Cosmos, Emotion, Man, Zenith)

"Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death."
- Miyamoto Musashi
(Related: Death, Acceptance)

"Inactivity is death."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Death)

"Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Death, Life)

"Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Life, African, Community, Crisis, Events)

"I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?"
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Death)

"Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truly die."
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Death, People)

"Many injuries and deaths can be prevented through an understanding of the dangers of power lines, electrical appliances, extension cords, and lightning."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Power, Understanding)

"The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Death, People, American, Court, Justice, President)

"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
(Related: Death, Machines, Now)

"My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Death, Life, Character, Disgrace, Name)

"Death is not my best subject."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Death)

"That death was near, I suppose I believed, but I saw it only as a rest after the day's work."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: Death, Work, Day, Rest)

"Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: Death, Life, Contemplation, Help, Retirement)

"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
(Related: Death, Thoughts, Existence, First, Moments, Sleep)

"You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused."
- Eliot Ness
(Related: Death, Nerves, Nothing)

"Any art worthy of its name should address 'life', 'man', 'nature', 'death' and 'tragedy'."
- Barnett Newman
(Related: Art, Name)

"My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Death, Fear, Meaning)

"I'm Irish. I think about death all the time."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Death, Time, Irish)

"Rock and menopause do not mix. It is not good, it sucks and every day I fight it to the death, or, at the very least, not let it take me over."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Death, Day, Fight)

"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
(Related: Death, Experience, Sister, HusbChildren, Loss, Old, Years)

"Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Death, Life, Being, Living, Saying)

"The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death.""
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Death, Heart)

"The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Death, Sacrifice, Development, Conventionality, Gifts, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Experience, People, Tears, Trade, Words, World)

"People living deeply have no fear of death."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Living)

"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Love, Death, Blindness, Errors, Illness, Wounds)

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, Life, People, State, states)

"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, Error, Giving, Living, Losing, Suffering)

"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
(Related: Death, Home, Comedy, Day, Drama)

"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
(Related: Death, Peace, Idea, Promotion, Results)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Husbands, Reality, Strangers, Wives)

"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
(Related: Life, War, Death, Church, Deed, Disease, Poverty, Prayer)

"Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it."
- Claes Oldenburg
(Related: Death, Chicago, Elegance)

"Australia as a nation, as a set of cities and some regional centres, that project died a death and we didn't get it up, but I still think there's merit in that."
- Susan Oliver
(Related: Death, Cities, Merit, Nation, Project)

"In the mind of Bill Clinton, political considerations outweigh even life-and-death matters of great concern to his own law-enforcement officials, not to mention the nation."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Life, Concern, Law, Mind, Nation)

"The military's own report says that one-third of deaths and casualties could have been avoided if proper body armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war."
- John Olver
(Related: War, Body, Military)

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
(Related: Death)

"Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself."
- Eugene Ormandy
(Related: Death)

"If you do anything for too long, it starts to lack edge, to become too easy. Easy is the kiss of death."
- Julia Ormond
(Related: Death, Kiss)

"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
(Related: History, Death, Character, Office)

"Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Death, Children, Dying, Will)

"You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Change, Death, Life, Power, Tongue, Words, World)

"I mean, the death in the late eighties and early nineties really shook out a lot of hacks. The pond just sort of dried up for a lot of really bad comedians."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Death, Comedians)

"Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan."
- Ouida
(Related: Death, Christianity, Gay, Terror)

"An evil life is a kind of death."
- Ovid
(Related: Death, Life, Evil)

"Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay."
- Ovid
(Related: Death, Delay, Punishment)

"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow."
- Ovid
(Related: Death, Idea, Man, Right)

"For death begins with life's first breath And life begins at touch of death."
- John Oxenham
(Related: Death, Life, First)

"He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Death, War, Hell, Nation)

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Man, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)

"'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Business, Death, Heart, Conscience, Principles, Will)

"Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Change, Death, People, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Change, Death, Character)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Father, HusbDaughter, Meeting)

"Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Nature, Death, Body, Disease, Fight, Help)

"Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons."
- Alan Parker
(Related: Death)

"Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Death, Life, Heart, Day, Living, Man, Worth)

"The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Death, Soul, Brother, Body, Injustice, Miser, Poor)

"Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Death, Nature, Rest)

"The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Death, Charm, Fame)

"As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Men, Death, Fight, Ignorance, Misery, Order)

"Death does determine life."
- Pier P. Pasolini
(Related: Death, Life)

"Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Art, Death, Life)

"Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death."
- Floyd Patterson
(Related: Death, Fear)

"The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Death, Darkness, Dying, Evening, Twilight)

"Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Death, Immortality, Sleep, Youth)

"Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Death, Bizarre, Cause, Injury, Liberty, Risk, Sense)

"Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Death, War, Humanity, Pain, Question)

"I'm actually really opposed to the death penalty."
- Bill Paxton
(Related: Death)

"Thirdly, Death is nothing else but a change of a short and temporary for an unalterable and eternal condition."
- John Pearson
(Related: Change, Death, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Nothing, World)

"For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity."
- William Penn
(Related: Death, Time, Eternity)

"We put the Children to death... by throwing them overboard and shooting out their brains in the water."
- George Percy
(Related: Death, Children, Water)

"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
(Related: Death, Fantasy)

"Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it."
- Ellis Peters
(Related: Death, Cowards, Expectation, Heroes)

"When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life."
- Ralph Peters
(Related: Life, Death, Fiction, Reality, Writing)

"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
(Related: Death, Deals, Living, Questions, Trials, Value, World)

"It's thrilling. There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses. It's like a little microcosm of life is built into the short lives of these creatures."
- John Phillips
(Related: Death, Life, Victory, Frustration, Horses)

"We're loving something to death in a way, which Americans tend to do a lot."
- John Phillips
(Related: Death, Americans)

"I wouldn't mind at all coming back to earth after my death."
- Edith Piaf
(Related: Death, Earth, Mind)

"Death is the beginning of something."
- Edith Piaf
(Related: Death, Beginning)

"Death does not exist."
- Edith Piaf
(Related: Death)

"Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Death)

"The real problem today is the ineffective and inconsistent oversight of professional boxing, which has led to continuing scandals, controversies, unethical practices, and unnecessary injuries and deaths in the sport."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Boxing, Today)

"I was going to be a concert pianist, and when I was in high school, my parents were scared to death that I would focus too much on that too soon. And that I'd end up in some sort of dead end, and not fulfilling whatever potential they thought I had."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Death, Thought, End, Focus, Parents, Potential, School)

"If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Success, Death, Men, American, Defeat, Glory, Honor, Name)

"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
(Related: Death, Character, Luck, Man, Will, Writer)

"Death is not the worst that can happen to men."
- Plato
(Related: Death, Men)

"Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?"
- Plato
(Related: Death)

"No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death."
- Plato
(Related: Death, Life, Evil, Man)

"Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good."
- Plato
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Evil, May)

"Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Life, Men, Death, Delay, Mankind, Property, World, Youth)

"The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Death, Woman, World)

"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?"
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Death, Life)

"A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Men, Religion, Death, Argument, Charity, Christ, Crime)

"The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling."
- Paula Poundstone
(Related: Time, Death, Feeling, Sin, Taxes, Wages)

"The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power)."
- Dawn Powell
(Related: War, Love, Death, Comedy, Disease, Greed, Lust, Man, Tragedy, Vanity)

"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 Prachett
(Related: Death, Thought, Evil, Mankind, Prayer)

"All I want is a gentleman. I'm sick to bloody death of bastards."
- Katie Price
(Related: Death, Gentleman, Want)

"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
(Related: Death, Despair, Will, Wrong)

"Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Age, Death, Grave, Name, Tongue)

"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
(Related: Death, Dumb, Evolution, Nothing, Poor, Sensitivity, Terror, Tragedy)

"When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death."
- Dennis Quaid
(Related: Death, Identity)

"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
(Related: Death, Fear, Thoughts, Fantasy, Heroes)

"After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Death, Principles, Question, Religious)

"Science without conscience is the death of the soul."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Death, Science, Soul, Conscience)

"We do not celebrate the death of our enemies."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Death, Enemies)

"My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Death, Day, Eyes, Light, Purity)

"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
(Related: Death, Blood, Pleasure, Sadness, Tragedy)

"I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Death, God, Humanity)

"Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Death, Life)

"We're also the only country that has the Death Penalty. That's something to boast about, isn't it?"
- Tony Randall
(Related: Death, Country)

"The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Death, Son, God, Act, Existence, Quick, Radical, Words, Worth)

"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."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"They fail to recognize the broad biological principle that organic material is constantly being recycled. Everything has a time of being - a birth, a life span, and a death."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Death, Life, Time, Being)

"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
(Related: Death, Dying)

"I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty."
- Nancy Reagan
(Related: Death, People, Today)

"I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty."
- Nancy Reagan
(Related: Death, People, Today)

"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
(Related: Business, Death, Kiss, Obstacles)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Future, Loss)

"Because there is a larger awareness that transcends time and space, an awareness is available after death."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Death, Time, Awareness, Space)

"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
(Related: Death, Food, People, Right)

"We are all in a race for dear life: that is to say, we are fugitives from death."
- Theodor Reik
(Related: Death, Race)

"I don't sleep. I hate those little slices of death."
- Walter Reisch
(Related: Death, Hate, Sleep)

"The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Death, Men, Nation)

"It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death."
- Mary Renault
(Related: Death, Friend, Evil)

"I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid."
- Ruth Rendell
(Related: Death, Day)

"I was personally opposed to the death penalty, and yet I think I have probably asked for the death penalty more than most people in the United States."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Death, People, states, United)

"I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Death, Guilt, Vote)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Death, Film, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Mom, First, Hell, Nixon, Now, Republican)

"They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?"
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Death, Life, Famine, Order, Pain, Suicide, World)

"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
(Related: Death, People, Advertising, Day, Hair, Skin, Weight)

"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
(Related: Music, Death, People, Want)

"For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Death, Cancer, Cause, Example, Leading, states, United)

"Hope, insofar as it is hope of resurrection, is the living contradiction of what it proceeds from and what is placed under the sign of the Cross and death."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Death, Hope, Contradiction, Living)

"If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Death, Hope, Freedom)