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Quotations About / On: DEATH

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Aspects of the Novel, ch. 3 (1927).)
  • 33.
    Oh, you cold-blooded English. You'll be the death of me.
    (Norman Reilly Raine (1895-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Heinz Herald, and Geza Herczeg. Zola (Paul Muni), The Life of Emile Zola, to the innkeeper's daughter (Marcia Mae Jones) (1937).)
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  • 34.
    At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
    (Ivan Illich (b. 1926), Austrian-born U.S. theologian, author. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, November 20, 1988). In reply to a question on his beliefs about the afterlife.)
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  • 35.
    To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Horace, in Horace, act 2, sc. 3 (1641).)
  • 36.
    Death is an incident producing clay. Use it, mold it, learn from it.
    (John Gilling, British screenwriter. Dr. Knox (Peter Cushing), The Flesh and the Fiends, lecturing to a class of medical students (1960). Film is also known as Mania.)
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  • 37.
    I think it beats the heck out of life after death, that's for sure.
    (Martina Navratilova (b. 1956), U.S. tennis player; born and raised in Czechoslovakia. As quoted in People magazine, p. 116 (September 13, 1993). On how she envisioned life after tennis. A competitive player for twenty-one years, she was planning to retire.)
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  • 38.
    Old age is a tyrant that forbids us upon pain of death all the pleasures of youth.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 461 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 39.
    There dwell the children of the dark Night, the dread gods Sleep and Death.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 603.)
  • 40.
    He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.
    (Elias Canetti (b. 1905), Austrian novelist, philosopher. "1973," The Secret Heart of the Clock: Notes, Aphorisms, Fragments 1973-1985 (1991).)
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