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" The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living. "
W. H. Auden
" It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ. "
W. H. Auden
" True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things. "
" Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death. "
" Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. "
" Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die. "
" The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay. "
" Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms. "
" I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. "
" Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. "
W. H. Auden
" Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. "
Bryant H. McGill
" In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. "
" Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. "
" The idea is to die young as late as possible. "
" Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. "
" Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense. "
" The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. "
" You've gotta know what death is to know life! "
" The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living. "
" Everything about aging in my experience so far has been a plus. Except the death part! "
" Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. "
" Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. "
" As long as you think of your real self as the person you are, then of course you're going to be fearful of death. But what is a person? A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness. You know, the two-year-old dies before the three-year-old shows up, the three-year-old dies before the teenager shows up. "
" I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation. "
" Windmills are going to be the death of Scotland and even England if they don't do something about them. They are ruining the countryside. "
" No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. "
W. H. Auden
" When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism. "
Robert Green Ingersoll
" Black-marketeers are really knowing, intelligent, and ordinarily responsible people, and when they indulge in black-marketing, I think they ought to be very severely punished because they undermine the entire system of control and regulation of foodstuffs and essential commodities, and cause wholesale starvation and want and even death. "
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
" If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. "
" In Mexico, you're close to death all the time. "
Guillermo del Toro