Quotes and Sayings about Dying
"Just dying should not be a reason for taxes."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Dying, Reason, Taxes)
"This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: Dying, End, Man, Sun)
"All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy."
- Scott Alexander
(Related: Cheating, Dying, Evil, Losing, Mediocrity)
"I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Idea, Cooking, Curiosity, Guest, Understanding, World)
"Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Dying, Lying)
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Work, Dying, Immortality, Want)
"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Time, Dying, Man, Needs, Sleep, Wrong)
"Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Months, Physics, Summer)
"I'm no politician. I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Education, Nothing, World)
"It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough, that our boys are dying to serve no British interest but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men."
- John Amery
(Related: Men, Boys, Dying, Interest)
"Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Dying, Moon, Old, Will)
"I am dying, Egypt, dying."
- Marc Antony
"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Belief, Dying, Fate, Living)
"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)
"President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)
"Sleep - death without dying - living, but not life."
- Edwin Arnold
(Related: Death, Life, Dying, Living, Sleep)
"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Men, Truth, Dying)
"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)
"The act of dying is one of the acts of life."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Act, Dying)
"This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)
"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)
"The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Music, Work, Son, Community, Dying, Folk, Projects)
"As an actor, your life experience is just as important as studying."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Experience, Life, Actor)
"All is amiss. Love is dying, faith's defying, heart's denying."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Love, Faith, Heart, Dying)
"Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be."
- Lionel Barrymore
(Related: People, Dying, Hollywood, Will)
"I preached as never sure to preach again, And as a dying man to dying men."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: Men, Dying, Man)
"Many seventh graders I know in Illinois, as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Education, Quality, Children, Constitution, Nation, Pretty)
"Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Dying, Living)
"No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Business, Dying, Nothing, Regret)
"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways."
- Stephen Vincent Benet
(Related: Life, Day, Dying)
"The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Art, Wisdom, Truth, Dying, End)
"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Excellence, Mediocrity)
"The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying."
- John Berger
(Related: Dying, Past)
"I'm studying Kabbalah, which is really the essence of Jewish spirituality."
- Sandra Bernhard
"The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Men, Dying, Post)
"Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: War, Dying, Eyes, Will)
"When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Jazz)
"Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Sex, Romance, Dying)
"Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic."
- Roy Blount, Jr.
(Related: Women, Learning, Literature)
"When I started studying for the arias it was like going into training for a heavyweight title fight."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Fight, Training)
"To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence I shall defend until my dying day."
- Rosa Bonheur
(Related: Sex, Ambition, Day, Dying, Independence)
"I watched children dying. That will be the image that will stay with me."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Children, Dying, Will)
"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)
"I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it - who were dying to be in it, whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do the work that was necessary."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Work, Talent, People, Dying)
"The comic page is dying; I didn't want to go with it."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Dying, Want)
"Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Now, Play, Pretty, Study)
"Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)
"We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Fear, Being, Dying)
"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Fear, Dying)
"Dying people often become childish."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: People, Dying)
"I don't want to say, 'This is where Im going to be in five years and Im going to get there no matter what.' I want to leave it open. I'm not a desperate actress dying to star in a B movie in a bikini."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: Dying, Open, Want, Years)
"I don't believe in dying. It's been done. I'm working on a new exit. Besides, I can't die now - I'm booked."
- George Burns
(Related: Dying, Now)
"Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings."
- Robert Burns
(Related: Dying, Opera)
"Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Circumstances, Dying)
"To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all."
- Samuel Butler
"People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Death, People, Dying)
"Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Men, Dying)
"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)
"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)
"That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music. We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn, which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, End, Problems, Style)
"Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Truth, Dying, Lying, Pain, Will, World)
"Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others."
- Michel De Certeau
(Related: Work, Dying, Man)
"Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Consciousness, Psychology)
"Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Science, Computer, Consciousness, Mathematics, Physics)
"Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology, where people are studying the relationship of consciousness to neural and cognitive processes without really trying to reduce it to those processes."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Work, People, Consciousness, Now, Psychology, Trying)
"Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Books, Learning, Reading, World)
"I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late '70s and early '80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I'll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Country, Will, Years)
"I'm kind of like a samurai. They say if you want to be a samurai, you can't be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch, you get your head cut off. I'm not afraid of losing this business."
- Yvon Chouinard
(Related: Business, Dying, Losing, Want)
"To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Dying, Fame, Want)
"The conscience of the dying belies their life."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Life, Conscience, Dying)
"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)
"My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Age, Father, Complexity, Programming, School)
"As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Music, Sports, Example, Schools, State)
"But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Life, Girls)
"I'm real excited about being on CBS and hosting this show. I have been studying all of the great CBS shows. I think I'm prepared, so if you're ready, let's have the first item up for bids."
- Ray Combs
(Related: Being, First)
"I wanna survive an avalanche. I wanna be one of those people a dog finds buried under a ton of snow, almost dying of starvation."
- Tre Cool
(Related: People, Dying, Snow, Starvation)
"Conscious thought is the tidying up at the end."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Thought, End)
"I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Work, Hope, Dying, Mediocrity, Now, Public, Reason, Right)
"Six months after that, I left Taiwan, first for Hong Kong and then for mainland China, where I spent another three months studying still more Chinese and generally kicking around the country."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Country, First, Months)
"I really connect with those moments of doing missionary work down there and just seeing the people that are dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Work, People, Disease, Dying, Hunger, Moments)
"So not only can you not imagine dying, you can't really imagine existence before you were born."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Dying, Existence)
"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 spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa."
- John Dalton
(Related: Discipline, Day, Fiction, University, Want, Writing, Years)
"You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it's upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don't like old women. We don't honor age in our society, and we certainly don't honor it in Hollywood."
- Tyne Daly
(Related: Age, Society, Women, People, Purpose, Dying, Hair, Hollywood, Honor, Old, Will)
"My uncle's dying wish - he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair."
- Rodney Dangerfield
"With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying."
- Bette Davis
"This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Age, Dying, First, Kids, Obesity, Parents)
"It was quite a ride and very conflicting for me, too - to be nominated for an Oscar, to be straight and healthy, and to be getting all these accolades while these people around me were suffering and dying from AIDS."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: People, Dying, Suffering)
"Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me."
- James Dean
(Related: Character, Actor, Animals, Cows, Help)
"If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America."
- Ron Dellums
(Related: Truth, People, America, Dying, Killing, Losing)
"There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Love, Life, Dying, Living, Questions, Spirit, Value, Worth)
"When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world."
- Bruce Dern
(Related: Actor, Dying, Right, World)
"I'm always studying and I've been doing it for a long time now."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Time, Now)
"I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Children, Dying, Want)
"Dying is a wild night and a new road."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Dying, Night, Road)
"I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft."
- Janice Dickinson
"And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next - when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Time, Music, Dying, Houses, Nothing, Opera, Orchestras, Unity)
"Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Learning, Suffering)
"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)
"Fashion is entertainment. That's why these top models are so fascinating to kids. They're dying to know about Naomi and Christy, or whoever we've declared the new one this afternoon."
- Carrie Donovan
(Related: Dying, Entertainment, Fashion, Kids)
"I know as I'm taking my dying breath, the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Action, Dying, Will)
"The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Wisdom, Dying, Living)
"I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Character, Children, First, Parents)
"For a person who is dying only eternity counts."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Dying, Eternity)
"If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Love, Science, Society, School)
"While I was at college studying design I decided to paint. I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest."
- John Dyer
(Related: Design, College, Rain)
"He not busy being born is busy dying."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Being, Dying)
"If I was still at school, I'd be looking at Britney Spears and dying to be her."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Dying, School)
"The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis."
- Leon Edel
(Related: Age, Life, Building, Dying, Mind, Old)
"Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It's a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation. I'm also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Acting, College, Drama, Interest, School, Theater)
"The art of living well and the art of dying well are one."
(Related: Art, Dying, Living)
"Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it's a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie."
- Mike Epps
(Related: People, Acting, Dying, Friends, Now, Reason, Struggle)
"I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game. I have always been a serious student of umpiring. I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Success, Rules)
"I'd rather be dead than dying."
- Stephen Evans
"I was dying but suddenly had a second chance at living."
- Shelley Fabares
(Related: Chance, Dying, Living)
"It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood. We're all dying to win an Oscar."
- Jerry Della Femina
(Related: Dying, Hollywood)
"A closed mind is a dying mind."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Dying, Mind)
"The novel is always pop art, and the novel is always dying. That's the only way it stays alive. It does really die. I've been thinking about that a lot."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Art, Dying, Thinking)
"It is not death, but dying, which is terrible."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Death, Dying)
"A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats. I'm talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Being, Democrats, Dying, Eyes, Media, Opposition, Party, Talking)
"I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it's a group of people I'm dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Work, People, Circumstances, Desire, Dying, Job, Options)
"If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace."
- Hamilton Fish
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Country, Dying, Living, Worth)
"Dying should not be a taxable event."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
"Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Life, Education, Dying)
"I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Men, Time, America, Constitution, Country, Dying, Man)
"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)
"I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: War, Consequences, Hate, Lies)
"The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell."
- John W. Foster
(Related: Dying, Hell, Pride)
"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing."
- Redd Foxx
(Related: Health, Dying, Hospitals, Lying, Nothing)
"You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving."
- Anatole France
(Related: Love, Work, Running, Study)
"The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Consulting, Direction, Dying, Leading, President, Waiting, Wrong)
"I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time."
- David Friedman
(Related: Time, War, Horses, Old, Singing, Thinking)
"How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me."
- William Gaddis
(Related: Books, Boredom, Dying, Writers)
"Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Marriage, Society, Idea, Dying, Europe)
"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)
"Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying."
- Christian Furchtegott Gellert
(Related: Dying, Will)
"Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps."
- Elizabeth George
(Related: Art, Wisdom, Talent, Encouraging, America, Dying, Footsteps, Necessity, Writers, Writing)
"As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Anger, Despair, Dying, Feeling)
"So while I was studying, I rode my Trials bike, then I moved to roadracing."
- Sete Gibernau
"You know, I said I have this problem that I need to more carefully read Akron's text because it's too much, too much fantasy, and so I am busy with other stuff - it's funny, it's nice to hear that someone is studying that carefully and now I know a little bit more about that."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Funny, Fantasy, Now)
"When every piece of furniture and your underwear are taken by the bank, when you lose your house in Florida, in New York, in Amsterdam and L.A., when your wife is dying and your son abandons you, you don't feel very good."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Wife, Son, Dying)
"The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Life, Dying)
"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 am dying from the treatment of too many physicians."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Dying, Physicians, Treatment)
"I am dying with the help of too many physicians."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Dying, Help, Physicians)
"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)
"Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Family, People, Dying)
"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)
"Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were an invaluable experiential training for dying."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Dying, Training)
"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)
"I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me, dying off very gradually one by one. And here was a plague that cut them off so early."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Age, Dying, Friends, Old)
"Oh yeah, I mean every fighter has got be dedicated, learn how to sacrifice, know what the devotion is all about, make sure you're paying attention and studying your art."
- Marvin Hagler
(Related: Art, Sacrifice, Attention, Devotion)
"First we attacked the Russian soldiers with our gases, and then when we saw the poor fellows lying there, dying slowly, we tried to make breathing easier for them by using our own life-saving devices on them."
- Otto Hahn
(Related: Life, Dying, First, Lying, Poor, Soldiers)
"I started studying music at the age of five and a half. My older sister was taking piano lessons. When her teacher left our apartment, I would get up on the piano bench and start picking out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons."
- Marvin Hamlisch
(Related: Age, Music, Sister)
"If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Dying, Party)
"People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that's not true. You're always better off living."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: People, Dying, Living, Suffering)
"There are many dying children out there whose last wish is to meet me."
- David Hasselhoff
(Related: Children, Dying)
"Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?"
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Boredom, Dying, Sense)
"They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: War, Country, Dying, Nothing, Old, Reason, Will)
"Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes, but when captured and escape is not possible, giving up short of dying and making the best you can of the new situation is also good for your genes."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Dying, Fighting, Giving, Relatives)
"No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Being, Blame, Dying, Fault, Misfortune, World)
"Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office, being told his wife is dying. Then we see him walking the streets, and the story is told in flashback."
- Arthur Hiller
(Related: Wife, Being, Dying, Film, Office, Walking)
"So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Dying, Smoking, Suicide)
"The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying."
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: God, Dying, Earth, May, Question, Sense)
"One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Successful, Being, Dying)
"Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Cities, Detail, Dying)
"If I were dying my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Faith, Dying, End, Words)
"It was irritating to have one's physical shortcomings pointed out quite so plainly twice in one evening, once by a beautiful girl and once by a dying badger."
- Tom Holt
(Related: Dying, Evening)
"The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for."
- Henry Home
(Related: Friend, Difficulty, Dying, Worth)
"The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for."
(Related: Friend, Difficulty, Dying, Worth)
"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)
"The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
"The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: Men, Time, War, Americans, Dying, Fighting, Hate, Law, Mind, Sense, Study, World)
"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Autumn, Dying, Gain)
"I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Art, Artist, Navy, Reading, Sea, Writing)
"But it wasn't just a technical approach towards the piano, studying the music for this film was also a way of approaching the soul of the film, because the film is really about the soul of Schubert and the soul of Bach."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Music, Soul, Film)
"Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Criticism, Now, Understanding)
"Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying... Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Diet, Work, People, Growth, Dying, Environment, Healing)
"The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's."
- Dean Inge
(Related: People, Mind, Philosophy)
"I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Science, Thought, Career)
"The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in?"
- Alice James
(Related: Difficulty, Dying, Fun)
"I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying."
- Derek Jarman
(Related: Death, Dying)
"The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Philosophy, Understanding)
"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)
"Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield."
- St. Jerome
(Related: War, Being, Dying, Friends)
"I realized immediately that this was a terribly important discovery, but I didn't realize how important it would be until we had spent a lot of time in the laboratory studying it."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Time, Discovery)
"I think I definitely got scared by the second or third time a doctor told me I was dying."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Time, Dying)
"There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Art, Happiness, Man, Misery, Nothing)
"It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Time, Act, Dying, Importance, Man)
"As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy."
- Harry Johnston
(Related: Dying, Trouble, Winter)
"I felt good full figured. Morbidly obese I was unhealthy and dying."
- Star Jones
"Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience."
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Experience, Love, Art, Dying, Fact)
"There are 38,000 people dying of hunger each day and most are children. And, being a celebrity, I communicate about it as much as I can."
- Raul Julia
(Related: People, Being, Celebrity, Children, Day, Dying, Hunger)
"That was my aspiration, so I was there in a seminary with just boys who were studying to be priests. Pretty rigorous schooling; we never got home, we stayed there all year."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Home, Boys, Pretty)
"I'm not afraid of turning 80 and I have lots of things to do. I don't have time for dying."
- Ingvar Kamprad
(Related: Time, Dying)
"The kind of doctor I want is one who when he's not examining me is home studying medicine."
- George S. Kaufman
(Related: Home, Medicine, Want)
"I've been dying to play."
- Johnny Kelly
(Related: Dying, Play)
"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)
"No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: America, Battle, Dying, Fighting, Race)
"When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Music, Time, Day)
"But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Dying, First, Play)
"The team that is going to win is the one that does its homework the best by studying its opponents."
- Imran Khan
"I was just studying with my father, a very difficult task for me since he was a great, great Qawwali singer."
- Nusrat F. A. Khan
"People who think dying is the worst thing don't know a thing about life."
- Sue Monk Kidd
(Related: Life, People, Dying)
"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Birth, Dying, Enjoyment, Giving, Labor, Man, Struggle, Woman)
"The writers I respect the most had an undying commitment to a vision."
- Jewel Kilcher
(Related: Vision, Commitment, Respect, Writers)
"He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?"
- Stephen King
(Related: Dying, Old, Saying)
"Get busy living, or get busy dying."
- Stephen King
(Related: Dying, Living)
"I am dying of hunger."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Dying, Hunger)
"My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did. And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Goal, Famous, Theater)
"With Guard and Reserve units, you can end up with a lot of people from one part of the country dying in one day, and that gets people's attention."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: People, Attention, Country, Day, Dying, End)
"There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training, but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Americans, Dying, Training, Violence)
"Studying is something I really love doing, and I just hope to have enough money for tuition."
- Alexandra Kosteniuk
(Related: Love, Money, Hope)
"Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush, where they were dying from bad water, malaria and malnutrition."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Dying, Water)
"Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, Strength, Body, Dying, Silence, Will, Words)
"Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Dying, Earth, End)
"I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, People, Care, Dying, End, Help, Talk, Want)
"That was my childhood. I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating for hours in the morning and hours in the evening, and going once a day to beg for food."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Food, Childhood, Day, Evening)
"Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Books, Dying, Prayer, Service, Shakespeare)
"At Cardozo, study of law is part of a larger culture. You can get a law degree and make a good living, but it is best that you do that having studied the discipline for its own inherent merit, because you love studying."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Love, Discipline, Culture, Law, Living, Merit, Study)
"I don't mind dying if I have to, but I'm damned if I want to pay for the guarantee. I'm sorry."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Dying, Mind, Want)
"I've played almost every lead character from Henry VI to Othello. I'm dying to tackle Richard III sometime."
- Ted Lange
(Related: Character, Dying)
"I have always felt the basis of everything in life is sexual, and I will maintain that to my dying day."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Life, Day, Dying, Will)
"You know, I don't mind dying. The thing that pisses me off is that I won't get to be an old man. I was looking forward to that."
- Robert Lansing
(Related: Dying, Man, Mind, Old)
"What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly?"
- William Law
(Related: Day, Man, Night, Silly)
"When I was younger and studying acting, I never ever saw myself in the sitcom world; it was drama that really turned me on and still does."
- Matt LeBlanc
(Related: Acting, Drama, World)
"By the time I was 12 or 13, I was studying biochemistry textbooks."
- Joshua Lederberg
"I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Americans, Dying, Gold, Nation, Population, Risk, Years)
"Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Death, Dying, Living)
"I never stopped studying Buddhism. In the past few years, in between movies, I do a retreat."
- Jet Li
(Related: Movies, Buddhism, Past, Years)
"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)
"When I was younger I was completely without money - when I was studying in Budapest, when I was a refugee."
- Gyorgy Ligeti
"Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn't occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Thought, Denmark, Growing up, Prejudice)
"I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Nature, War, Monument, World, World war)
"I don't mind dying, I'll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first."
- Astrid Lindgren
(Related: Dying, First, Mind, Now, Right)
"You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up. He was at his peak then. He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in, and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor."
- Alan Lomax
"I thought about dying whenever I got bad news about other people."
- Jonah Lomu
(Related: Thought, People, Dying, News)
"NASA space scientists have been studying giraffe skin so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Scientists, Skin, Space)
"Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Dying, Man)
"I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that. I was into books and studying real hard."
- Cheryl Lynn
(Related: Time, Talent, Books)
"I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: People, Questions, Talking, Traveling, World, Years)
"A terrible thing about getting oldish is that your friends start dying, and in the last ten years I have lost seven or eight of my closest."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Dying, Friends, Years)
"There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Work, Family, Money, Actors, Dying, Famous, Reason, Want)
"Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Dying, Existence, Living)
"The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Power, Time, Dying, Earth, Running)
"You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination."
(Related: Imagination, Astronomy, Doubt, Necessity, Physics, Providence, Reality, Will, World)
"The techniques I developed for studying turbulence, like weather, also apply to the stock market."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
"I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Architecture, College)
"A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Dying, Man)
"Living is what scares me. Dying is easy."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Dying, Living)
"I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Education, Discipline, Habit, Privilege, Study, Want)
"Irishmen are not reserved, and the company appeared dying to be intimately acquainted."
- William Hamilton Maxwell
(Related: Company, Dying)
"If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul."
- Roger McGough
(Related: Poetry, Father, Soul, People, Performance, Children, Comedy, Dying, Reading, Talking, Want)
"I have great luck. I'm used to people dying and going away. Not used to it exactly - but I expect it. Like, whenever people go off on a trip, I save their phone messages because I think they might die."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: People, Dying, Luck)
"I always want to learn but I am sure on my dying day I will feel like I left something in the bucket."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Day, Dying, Want, Will)
"At this time, my work on the SPS power supplies had just come to an end; I joined a study group on the pp project and an experimental team studying cooling in a small ring (ICE)."
- Simon van der Meer
(Related: Power, Work, Time, End, Project, Study)
"Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Men, Dying, Poor, Trouble, Will)
"That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Time, Movies, Music, Focus, Fun, Listening, Practice)
"The world is the mirror of myself dying."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Dying, World)
"I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Dying, Want)
"Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for - worth dying for."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Dying, Fighting, Land, World, Worth)
"I had, early in life, a love for staging, but it is fast dying out. Nine hours over a rough road are enough to root out the most passionate love of that kind."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Love, Life, Dying, Road)
"Gracious dying is a huge, macabre and expensive joke on the American public."
- Jessica Mitford
(Related: American, Dying, Public)
"Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod?"
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Act, Dying, Fish, Rivers)
"They don't actually see the real world, where 95% of the people with HIV are not treated and are dying. And even though we have some blue sky now in our country, the sky could become cloudy again very soon."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: People, Country, Dying, Now, Sky, World)
"It is not death, it is dying that alarms me."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Death, Dying)
"What happens is that the system builds many inferior blood vessels in the eye to take the place of the vessels that are dying. And those blood vessels are not up to the task. And they bleed. They hemorrhage and they cover the eye inside with blood."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Blood, Dying, Eye)
"In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices, and in narration and embodying the voice, making the poem sound like a real person talking."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Sound, Talking, Voice)
"I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying."
- William De Morgan
(Related: Being, Dying, Fame, Immortality, Want)
"When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration."
- Van Morrison
"Influenza is a serious disease. Kids die of influenza, both in Japan and the United States, and if you give a drug to people who are at risk of dying, there will be people who die who got the drug,... There is no signal the drug is doing it as opposed to the disease."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: People, Disease, Dying, Kids, Risk, states, United, Will)
"That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Existence, Exploration, Possibilities, Stars)
"I'm dying always."
- Jessye Norman
"I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: History, Sports, Football, Girls, School, University)
"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)
"I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other as this Writ of Assistance is."
- James Otis
(Related: God, Day, Dying, Slavery, Villainy, Will)
"She had been dying so long that I had almost come to regard her as immortal."
- Thomas Nelson Page
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
- George S. Patton
(Related: War, Country, Dumb, Dying, Poor)
"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable."
- George S. Patton
"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)
"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Life, Day, Dying, Right, Want)
"Humanity could only have survived and flourished if it held social and personal values that transcended the urges of the individual, embodying selfish desires - and these stem from the sense of a transcendent good."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Values, Humanity, Sense)
"He that lives to live forever, never fears dying."
- William Penn
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring."
- S. J. Perelman
(Related: Love, Dying)
"It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Chance, Children)
"The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us."
- Kenneth L. Pike
"Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call."
- Sylvia Plath
(Related: Art, Dying, Hell)
"The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Work, Idea, Dying)
"They realized I was alive again, even though I was playing an old, dying sop."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Dying, Old)
"With tens of thousands of patients dying every year from preventable medical errors, it is imperative that we embrace available technologies and drastically improve the way medical records are handled and processed."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Medical, Dying, Errors)
"I like acting for now. But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut. I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!"
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Acting, Dying, Now, Space, Want)
"I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Love, Hate, Learning)
"It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: People, Affection, Dying)
"I think about dying. I've come to realize we all die alone in one way or another."
- Richard Pryor
"I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!"
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Education, English, Importance, Literature, Reading, Years)
"I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Movies, Enthusiasm, Acting, Career, Job)
"The real thing is, you should be seeing these plays in the Theatre. That's what they were written for. That's where the enjoyment is. Studying them is no enjoyment whatsoever."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Enjoyment, Theatre)
"Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Men, War, Women, Career, Choice, Circumstances, Dying, End, Military, Service, Sight)
"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)
"Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, Democracy, Dying, Man, Worth)
"The reason we have not gone to newspapers is because its a slow growth industry and I think they are dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers in 10 years. I read newspapers every day. I even read Murdoch's Wall Street Journal."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Growth, Day, Dying, Newspapers, Reason, Will, Years)
"The newspaper is dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers and its one business I'd never be in."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Business, Dying, Newspapers, Will)
"Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates."
- Mordecai Richler
(Related: Time, Dying, Frustration, Writing)
"I had been interested in Indian music and I actually started studying Tableaus before I met him."
- Terry Riley
"My son Wesley has just turned 13. He was 12 during the recording of this record and he is quite a drummer already and has been studying drums since he was four, but he's also very interested in African percussion and studies percussion."
- Lee Ritenour
(Related: Son, African)
"It's a technical, fairly difficult job that has no particular political connotations, so I doubt there are any big campaign contributors dying to be on the Fed. And remember, it doesn't pay very well, certainly by Republican standards."
- Alice Rivlin
(Related: Doubt, Dying, Job, Republican)
"There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for."
- Tom Robbins
(Related: Dying, Killing, Living, Nothing, Worth)
"When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny."
- Mo Rocca
(Related: Funny, War, People, Dying, Focus, Protest)
"The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream."
- Elihu Root
"And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying."
- Christina Rossetti
"Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when."
- Philip Roth
"There's nothing glorious in dying. Anyone can do it."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Dying, Nothing)
"Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life, and I think they cannot understand its terms, but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Life, Culture, Dying, Quarrel)
"Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people's tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Family, Work, People, Race)
"Nonetheless, much has been learned by studying the statistical differences between the various human races."
- J. Philippe Rushton
"Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Country, Dying, Killing, Talk)
"When people stop dying, they want to create wealth."
- Josh Ruxin
(Related: People, Wealth, Dying, Want)
"I think about dying a lot, every time I fall asleep on a train or a plane I expect to wake up to a crash!"
- Lee Ryan
(Related: Time, Dying)
"The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job."
- William Sanderson
(Related: Love, Sports, Work, Delusion, Job, World)
"Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?"
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Home, Women, Body, Children, Dying, Iraq, Kids)
"Dying is only one thing to be sad over... Living unhappily is something else."
- Morrie Schwartz
(Related: Dying, Living)
"We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Dying, Loneliness)
"I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: History, Love, Destruction)
"People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord."
- Michael Scott
(Related: People, Opportunity, Dying)
"I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice, theory, humanities. And nowadays, music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Education, Music, Time, Being, Community, Dying, Theory, Voice)
"Veteran performers are dying off, and new acts simply aren't emerging on the national scene."
- Brian Setzer
"It had rained on some vivid green ferns in Maine and it was quite beautiful. I was moving the camera slightly and studying the ground glass. Looking at those 20 square inches, trying to find out just what were the right elements to include."
- John Sexton
(Related: Right, Trying)
"I really believe that studying organization, even in the form of studying detective story organization, is very, very valuable for a playwright, a budding playwright."
- Peter Shaffer
"Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Dying, Merit)
"I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Heart, Blood, Constitution, Dying, Fools, Man)
"I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very exclusive country club in Dayton, Ohio. And I saw how the other half lived, if you will."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Country, Old, Will, Years)
"I didn't mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Science, Mind, Pretty)
"I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck. I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who, you know, should be in a library studying for their finals."
- Gene Simmons
"When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Music, People, Choices)
"But I said wait a minute, I'm going to get a computer, I can do this as well as anybody else. So I did some studying so I knew what kind of boards to get to put a PC together. But there was a guy sitting there with Apple. I said, 'what's that?' and he goes, 'Apple with 128k, it's all built into the box,' and I bought it. That was my first computer."
(Related: Computer, First)
"Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Humor, God, Christian, Cheerfulness, Dying, Poor, Resignation, Will)
"I can't think of anything off the top of my head that seems more important than something designed to raise money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying."
- Elliott Smith
(Related: Money, Dying)
"The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: God, Marriage, Forbidden, Reading, Respect, Word)
"I could see myself in a white nurse's uniform, working unnoticed for many years and at last dying, unknown, unmarried and unsung."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Dying, Years)
"I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: Dying, Friends)
"Why should I be worried about dying? It's not going to happen in my lifetime!"
- Raymond Smullyan
"Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death."
(Related: Death, People, Dying, Philosophy, Right)
"Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?"
(Related: Dying, Gain)
"Stage performing is a dying art form."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Art, Dying)
"It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Death, Thought, Action, Dying, Pleasure, World)
"I don't think the public is dying to see me necessarily be funny all the time."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Funny, Time, Dying, Public)
"My biggest nightmare is I'm driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: 'Please help me.' And the people say: 'Hey, you look like...' And I'm dying while they're wondering whether I'm Barbra Streisand."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Home, People, Driving, Dying, Help)
"Doesn't anyone here think this sounds like a vision of hell? While we are all competing or dying, when will there be time for sex or music or books? Stop the world, I want to get off."
- Howard Stringer
(Related: Music, Time, Sex, Vision, Books, Dying, Hell, Want, Will, World)
"Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible."
- Jane Grey Swisshelm
"The novel is about five students of classics who are studying with a classics professor, and they take the ideas of the things that they're learning from him a bit too seriously, with terrible consequences."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Ideas, Consequences, Learning, Students)
"Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Dying, Humility, Man, School, Silence, Spirit)
"Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace."
- Frederick W. Taylor
(Related: Time, Work)
"When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Trust, Lie, Dying, Prayer)
"Authority forgets a dying king."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Authority, Dying)
"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Work, Dying, Lonely, Poor)
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Dying, Light)
"American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over in three days or less, or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution."
- Evan Thomas
(Related: War, American, Boys, Congress, Dying, News, Resolution)
"We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Idea, Discontent, Dying, Earth, Future, Present, Worry)
"It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Slang, Today)
"There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying."
- John Thorn
"Openness about death has led to greater care about all aspects of dying."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Death, Care, Dying)
"The best care on earth cannot prevent us all dying in the end."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Care, Dying, Earth, End)
"My mother begged doctors to end her life. She was beyond the physical ability to swallow enough of the weak morphine pills she had around her. When she knew she was dying I promised to make sure she could go at a time of her choosing, but it was impossible. I couldn't help."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Time, Life, Mother, Ability, Doctors, Dying, End, Help)
"Most people come to fear not death itself, but the many terrible ways of dying."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Dying)
"I was in school studying civil engineering. A guy approached me on the street and said that I had a interesting look-very exotic. He told me I should try to be in the industry."
- Thuy Trang
(Related: Engineering, School)
"It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Thought, Dying, May, Question, Resolution, Results, Temptation, Years)
"The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Time, Quality, Purpose, Interest)
"It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Dying, Quitting, Smoking)
"I've always enjoyed studying the small clues that indicate a particular class level."
- Anne Tyler
"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Change, Dying, Nothing, Will)
"I'm dying to get back in front of the cameras. I miss it like crazy."
- Holly Valance
"Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?"
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Boredom, Dying, Risk, Starvation, World)
"It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Money, Poor)
"I was studying American politicians who were searching - allegedly - for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Home, American, Politicians)
"It hurts, it hurts... Im dying, I'm dying."
- Herve Villechaize
"Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Life, Anthropology, Existence)
"I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz with my own technique of improvisation, walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff, which I created for myself."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Jazz, Walking)
"I bet the worst part about dying is the part where your whole life passes before you."
- Jane Wagner
(Related: Life, Dying)
"We are a studying nation. Scholarship from science is important to the whole world and those people need to be able to be safe and secure in what they do."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Science, People, Nation, World)
"Because these kids get away from their parents, and they binge drink until they are sick. Dozens of them are going to the hospital, and some of them dying. This is a problem, a big problem that needs to be addressed, and we need accurate information."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Dying, Information, Kids, Needs, Parents)
"I was studying acting, going to UCLA, selling real estate on the weekends."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Selling, Acting)
"Well I started studying to help me with these commercial auditions and I just loved it."
- Sela Ward
"Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Care, Dying)
"It has now become a very common sentiment, that there is some deep and radical wrong somewhere, and that legislators have proved themselves incapable of discovering, or, of remedying it."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Deep, Legislators, Now, Radical, Sentiment, Wrong)
"In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Dying, Quotation, Vice, World)
"It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: God, Dying, Independence, Living, Now, Sentiment)
"I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn't have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure."
- Brian Welch
(Related: Money, Daughter, Career, Dying, Now, Right)
"One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying."
- Morris West
(Related: Acceptance, Conflict, Court, Darkness, Doubt, Dying, Existence, Living, Needs, Pain, Will)
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Food, Dying, Want)
"Alas, I am dying beyond my means."
- Oscar Wilde
"A person starts dying when they stop dreaming."
- Brian Williams
"It's funny how it usually works out that I end up dying. It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it."
- Owen Wilson
(Related: Funny, Time, Dying, End)
"I was studying acting in New York, and wasn't being hired by anyone to do anything other than to work in an Oriental rug warehouse."
- Thomas Wilson
(Related: Work, Acting, Being)
"The main thing is that I've been studying composition for the last four years. I'd say it's the life experience combined with the lessons that enabled me to go much further."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Experience, Life, Years)
"I play piano and guitar. Acoustic guitar. I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard. I could never play a lead to save my life."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Life, Guitar, Play)
"When you see people suffering and dying and hungry, this job gives you the ability to do something about it."
- Frank R. Wolf
(Related: People, Ability, Dying, Job, Suffering)
"In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Death, Lie, Heart, Darkness, Dying, Night, Sleep, United)
"Dying is easy; comedy is hard."
- Donald Wolfit
(Related: Comedy, Dying)
"I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that my country will gain her independence."
- David Wooster
(Related: Hope, Country, Dying, Independence, Gain, Persuasion, Will)
"I think most people see drawing as subservient to the subject, a sort of meditation, a studying, a searching observation, in my case, for its own sake."
- Peter Wright
(Related: People, Meditation, Observation)
"If I'm playing with Ozzy it's just a guitar thing. But with the vocals I feel like I'm studying for the SATs."
- Zakk Wylde
"I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit."
- Chuck Yeager
(Related: Fear, Dying, Flying, Machine)
"Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Hope, Dying, End, Man)
"I was teaching in one of the universities while the country was suffering from a severe famine. People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless. As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: People, Country, Dying, Famine, Hunger, Suffering, Teaching)
"I started studying shyness in adults in 1972. Shyness operates at so many different levels. Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in 1977."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Research, Shyness)