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Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live
-Henry Van Dyke
Death is not the greatest loss in life; the greatest loss is what dies inside while you’re still alive
If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again.
Poor Georgia O’Keeffe. Death didn’t soften the opinions of the art world toward her paintings.
In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character; there was nothing particularly new about this – death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor.
In an artwork you’re always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.
The foundation of our religion is a basis of fact – the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge.
It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation’s leading causes of preventable death, but it’s less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires.
On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.
The knowledge of the realm of death makes it possible for the shaman to move freely back and forth and mediate these journeys for other people.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
The great fear that hung over the business community in the 1970s was death by regulation, and the great goal of the conservative movement, as it rose to triumph in the 1980s, was to remove that threat – to keep OSHA, the EPA, and the FTC from choking off entrepreneurship with their infernal meddling in the marketplace.
I don’t want to get into the ‘who’s a hostage-taker’ discussion here, but what is the estate tax? It’s a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it’s really not a tax that soaks the rich, but it’s a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation.