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Quotations About / On: DEATH

  • 11.
    To some extent I liken slavery to death.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Ulpianus, Digesta, L, 17.)
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  • 12.
    Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 13.
    You will have an affordable death.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Woyzeck, sc. XVII (1879). Even when it comes to dying, the poor have to budget.)
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  • 14.
    Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.
    (Georges Bataille (1897-1962), French novelist, critic. Eroticism, introduction (1957).)
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  • 15.
    Chinese do not repay friendship with death.
    (Joseph O'Donnell, and Clifford Sanforth. Ah Ling, Murder by Television, when he is accused of Perry's murder (1935). From an idea suggested by Clarence Hennecke and Carl Coolidge.)
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  • 16.
    All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
    (Philip Johnson (b. 1906), U.S. architect, historian. Quoted in Observer (London, December 27, 1987).)
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  • 17.
    Only death goes deeper than sex.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 18.
    Death is the most blessed dream.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Leonce and Lena, act II (1838).)
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  • 19.
    Wisdom knows when to return death's embrace.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 20.
    Birth was the death of him.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Speaker, in "A Piece of Monologue," one of the dramatic pieces in The Collected Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett, p. 265, Grove Press (1984).)
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