Quotations About / On: DEATH
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'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).)
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.)
I experience the death around me
Education in war leads to death and destruction.
(The result of hatred and war.)
Illegal lust can lead you to early death.
'Even death, terror and sorrow, I assume, are all glaring signs of our ephemerality'
(Oladehinde Ibikunle. Culled from Song of a Bard)
Death is always there, just beneath the surface.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
To some extent I liken slavery to death.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Ulpianus, Digesta, L, 17.)