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" Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth. "
" In western culture, we have ignored death. We're running the other way - everything is about life and youth. So, there's something resonant about walking around with our own death masks. Zombies are the visible embodiment of death staring at us with our own faces. "
" Diabetes can be successfully prevented and managed by a healthy lifestyle. When not managed, it can lead to severe organ damage and death. "
" With the notion of marriage - an exclusive, emotional, binding 'til death do you part' tie - becoming more and more an exception to the rule given a rise in cohabitation and high rates of divorce, why should the federal government be telling adults who love one another that they cannot get married simply because they happen to be gay? "
" For children preserve the fame of a man after his death. "
" Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death. "
Stevie Ray Vaughan
" The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic. "
" Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. "
" I'm quite British in the sense of not expressing my emotions much. I save it for my songs. If you ask about a death in the family, or a lover, I will not be emotional. I'd probably answer with a smile. Because that's what we British blokes do. "
" Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age. "
" You can't please everyone, and trying to is the kiss of death. I don't care about Wayne Newton's demographics. When I do, I'll know that it's time to quit. "
" Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. "
Henry Van Dyke
" Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. "
" Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws. "
" Human experience resembles the battered moon that tracks us in cycles of light and darkness, of life and death, now seeking out and now stealing away from the sun that gives it light and symbolizes eternity. "
" I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode. "
" Even today we raise our hand against our brother... We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death. "
" I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens. "
" Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die! "
" It's not morbid to talk about death. Most people don't worry about death, they worry about a bad death. "
" I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death? "
" Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. "
R. D. Laing
" All architects want to live beyond their deaths. "
" Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament. "
Paul de Man
" 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
" Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is. "
" There's nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom. "
" I believe everyone should have a good death. You know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. Because after all, tears are appropriate on a death bed. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop. "
" It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. "
" An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life. "
" Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California. "