Quotations About / On: DEATH

  • 21.
    For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obsene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Illness As Metaphor, ch. 7 (1978).)
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  • 22.
    The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.
    (Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 24. Full name: Lucius Annaeus Seneca.)
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  • 23.
    'One-dimensional time is death. In two dimensions, nothing is supposed to die. Complex time is material time. With complex time, there is an emergent 'life' variable. Life discovers life, death discovers death. Otherwise we are dealing with the first dimension of time: and such a view is not materially complex. For in all of time, life must be immortal, whereas in one increment of time, there is no opportunity to die...Therefore, where life is said to die, we always find 'change'. Change is simply the second dimension of time... Since the first dimension is death, death is not justified. Either there is one dimension, or two, or infinite. The safest view is that time is change of some kind- -it consists of life for the changeless, and when it changes, it cannot be dead.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, August 2015)
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  • 24.
    Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
    (Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Bazarov, Fathers and Sons, ch. 27 (1862).)
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  • 25.
    There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death.
    (Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689-1755), French philosopher, lawyer. Persian Letters, no. 40 (1721), trans. by C.J. Betts (1973).)
  • 26.
    In every parting there is an image of death.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. First published in Blackwood's Magazine (1857). Amos Barton, ch. 10, Scenes of Clerical Life (1858).)
  • 27.
    The "will to truth"Mthat might be a concealed will to death.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 576, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, second edition, "Fifth Book: We Fearless Ones," section 344 (1887).)
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  • 28.
    Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
    (Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 4, l. 13 (23 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995).)
  • 29.
    Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others' death and dying the others' life.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Cosmic Fragments, no. 67 (c. 480 B.C.).)
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  • 30.
    Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 191, selection 5[1], number 31, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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