Quotations About / On: DEATH

  • 1.
    I can only see death and more death, till we are black and swollen with death.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, June 2, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)
  • 2.
    You mustn't be afraid of death. When this ship sailed, death sailed on her.
    (Charles Larkworthy. Denison Clift. Anton Lorenzen (Bela Lugosi), Phantom Ship, talking to Mrs. Briggs about the series of shipboard deaths (1936).)
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  • 3.
    It is not death therefore that is burdensome, but the fear of death.
    (Ambrose (c. 333-397), Roman church father. De bono mortis, 8, 31.)
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  • 4.
    As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
    (Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 16 (1969).)
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  • 5.
    I scare him to death, I don't have to kill him to death.
    (Willis Cooper. Rowland V. Lee. Ygor (Bela Lugosi), Son of Frankenstein, to the council, at the inquiry into the murders (1938). Suggested by the story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.)
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  • 6.
    Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 4, Chatto & Windus (1991).)
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  • 7.
    Death's at the bottom of everything, Martins. Leave death to the professionals.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist, and Carol Reed. Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), in The Third Man (film) (1950).)
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  • 8.
    Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Helen Schlegel, in Howards End, ch. 27 (1927).)
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  • 9.
    Oh death, death, why do you never come to me thus summoned always day by day?
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 797.)
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  • 10.
    Death is always there, just beneath the surface.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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