Quotations About / On: DEATH
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).)
'Conformists will conform to death / And serious norms will norm to death / But storms will storm to death / Brilliance owns the rest...'
(- -Nathan Coppedge, snatch of a poem.)
Death, the most dreaded of all evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist.
(Epicurus (c. 341-271 B.C.), Greek philosopher. letter, Menoeceus 125, Epicurus Letters, Principal Doctrines, and Vatican Sayings, trans. by Russel M. Geer, Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1964).)
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.)
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.)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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).)