Quotes: death

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  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant agony of the world, and more, like slaves to poor humanity, labor for mortal good?
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    French writer 1900-1944
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    Are wars... anything but the means whereby a nation's problems are set, where creation is stimulated - there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
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    As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
  • Carol Ann Duffy
    Carol Ann Duffy
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    As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin, who was tall, taciturn and thin-on-top, and unlike him I laugh, nay, sneer, in the face of death. I will concede one point: we are both lesbian poets.
    Source: Interviewed in The Guardian, August 31, 2002. [1]
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid Bagnold
    British writer, playwright 1889-1981
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    As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
  • Beeban Kidron
    Beeban Kidron
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    At 99 and after a long stay in a nursing home, the death of legendary photographer Eve Arnold was hardly a surprise - though she may have been just a little annoyed to quit a few months short of 100.
  • Erwin W. Lutzer
    Erwin W. Lutzer
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    At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    At the end of true love is death, and only the love that ends in death is love.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    Baby this town rips the bones from your back It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap We gotta get out while we're young 'Cause tramps like us, baby, we were born to run.
    Source: Born to Run (1974)
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.