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" It's funny how most people love the dead, once you're dead, you're made for life. "
" There is one Physician, of flesh and of spirit, originate and unoriginate, God in man, true Life in death, son of Mary and son of God, first passible and then impassible: Jesus Christ our Lord. "
Ignatius of Antioch
" Death is the beginning of something. "
" I've realised darkness and light are inter-dependent, just as death is an enhancer of life. "
" The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. "
" Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead. "
" You can't call it an adventure unless it's tinged with danger. The greatest danger in life, though, is not taking the adventure at all. To have the objective of a life of ease is death. I think we've all got to go after our own Everest. "
" If someone were to say that life at hard labor is as painful as death and therefore equally cruel, I should reply that, taking all the unhappy moments of perpetual slavery together, it is perhaps even more painful, but these moments are spread out over a lifetime, and capital punishment exercises all its power in an instant. "
" Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'. "
" I found the experience of falling in love or being in love was a death: a death of everything. You kind of watch yourself die in a wonderful way, and you experience for the briefest moment - if you see yourself for a moment through their eyes - everything you believed about yourself gone. In a death-and-rebirth sense. "
" When I die, just keep playing the records. "
" My faith teaches that life is sacred. That's why I personally oppose the death penalty. But I take my oath of office seriously, and I'll enforce the death penalty... because it's the law. "
" You're trying to write about something that's sacred. You're trying to bring the seriousness of life and death to it, and you're trying to find a way to dramatize it, and you're trying to give language to it, which is inadequate. But it's important to try. "
" Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly. "
" Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction. "
" Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. "
" Physically my brain is in great shape. My motor functions are fine, but I think going through the whole ordeal... coming pretty close to death, may have affected my priorities. "
" 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. "
" As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking. "
" I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip. "
" I've become pretty philosophical about a lot of things, including death. It doesn't get to me. "
" Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. "
" We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality. "
" When I was younger, I wasn't concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always 'lead' to something, which never leads to anything except death, where everything leads to. And then as I got older, and then I had my kids and everything, I began to appreciate a great Wednesday. "
" Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection. "
" 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
" If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death. "
" No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good. "
" While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy. "
" We do not celebrate the death of our enemies. "