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" Divorce is probably as painful as death. "
" But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love. "
" Instead of playing something heavily, I play it lightly. Since people like to cast cyclically, once you've done one thing, people want to put you in that bag again. And since I want to work, I let it happen. "
" If the death of Osama Bin Laden brings any peace to those who lost loved ones on that awful day in September 2001, that is a great thing. It is more likely, however, just a painful reminder of what was lost. "
" The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends. "
" Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject. "
" It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. "
" For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death. "
" The very first thing you learn if you're a gentleman is that you never compare one woman to another. That's the way of all death. "
" Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. "
George Bernard Shaw
" I'm just quizzical about how things work and why things are. "
" The true Christian is called to be a soldier and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence and security. He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and doze along the way to heaven, like one traveling in an easy carriage. "
J. C. Ryle
" I believe in the Prince of Peace. I believe that War is Murder. I believe that armies and navies are at bottom the tinsel and braggadocio of oppression and wrong, and I believe that the wicked conquest of weaker and darker nations by nations whiter and stronger but foreshadows the death of that strength. "
W. E. B. Du Bois
" Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. "
" I'll never forget Hurricane Katrina - the mix of a natural and a man-made catastrophe that resulted in the death of over 1,500 of our neighbors. Millions of folks were marked by the tragedy. "
" All architects want to live beyond their deaths. "
" Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march. "
" All any artist can do is please themselves. "
" The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. "
Robert M. Hutchins
" Exercise? A Jew doesn't exercise. "
" Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. "
" I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! "
" I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love. "
" The death of my husband, coming immediately after the general knowledge of the discoveries with which his name is associated, was felt by the public, and especially by the scientific circles, to be a national misfortune. "
" If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. "
" I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so. "
" Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth. "
" L. Ram Saran Das was sentenced to death in 1915, and the sentence was later commuted to life transportation. Today myself, sitting in the condemned cell, I can let the readers know as authoritatively that the life-imprisonment is comparatively a far harder lot than that of death. "
" Mass incarceration and its never-ending human toll will be with us until we come to see that no crime justifies permanent civic death. "
James Forman, Jr.
" I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with. "
" A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor. "