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" Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony. "
" Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away. "
" In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all. "
" The lessons I learned from my mother and her friends have guided me through death, birth, loss, love, failure, and achievement, on to a Fulbright scholarship and Harvard Business School. They taught me to believe that anything was possible. They have proven to be the strongest family values I could ever have imagined. "
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
" The death industry markets caskets and embalming under the rubric of helping bodies look 'natural,' but our current death customs are as natural as training majestic creatures like bears and elephants to dance in cute little outfits, or erecting replicas of the Eiffel Tower and Venetian canals in the middle of the harsh American desert. "
" The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation. "
" It's a consoling notion that death is a very tiny hole, and you need to make yourself very small to get through it. One obviously needs to lighten off, and a rucksack full of bricks or a mantelpiece full of trophies will certainly have to be abandoned - the sooner the better, I say. "
" Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak. "
" Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" If God is not sending earthquakes, destroying economies and inflicting pain upon human beings, what is God doing? God works through people, calling them to help their neighbors in need. God comforts His people, walking with them even 'through the valley of the shadow of death.' "
" The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living. "
W. H. Auden
" While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" When I was a child, I used to paint intently. The older I become, and the closer death approaches, the brighter my life gets day by day. "
" The destination is a happy life, an accomplished life that doesn't end with death but with eternal life. "
" Learning is not just a labour market or economic growth issue. It is an integral part of human development. We learn from birth to death. "
Alexander De Croo
" Our life is made by the death of others. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright. "
Alice Thomas Ellis
" Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity. "
" In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death. "
Alfred Russel Wallace
" I don't know why Alzheimer's was allowed to steal so much of my father before releasing him into the arms of death. But I know that at his last moment, when he opened his eyes, eyes that had not opened for many, many days, and looked at my mother, he showed us that neither disease nor death can conquer love. "
" There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake. "
" Most states in the union where the death penalty is theoretically on the books don't have executions. "
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
" Rather than writing about international events, I write about individual lives. There is elation and sadness, death and birth, love and jealousy, co-operation and betrayal. All the great emotional transactions that happen wherever people come together. "
" Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. "
" Disease generally begins that equality which death completes. "
" I believe in books that do not go to a ready-made public. I'm looking for readers I would like to make. To win them, to create readers rather than to give something that readers are expecting. That would bore me to death. "
" There are always those 'Gossip Girl' walk-and-talk scenes where you're walking and just talking about life and death. You're having a serious conversation, looking someone in the eye, but everywhere around you, it's literally a circus. "
" There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. "
" Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation. "
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
" When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. "
" The death penalty and the arguments it inspires don't only involve ethics, morals, and justice. There are bureaucratic and economic aspects to it as well. All these different aspects commingle in ways that convince me we should take whatever steps we can to abolish the death penalty. "