Quotations About / On: DEATH

  • 71.
    Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
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  • 72.
    Our detachments move us toward freedom and death.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 73.
    The field of doom bears death as its harvest.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 601.)
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  • 74.
    Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
    (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (b. 1926), Swiss-born-U.S. psychiatrist. On Death and Dying, ch. 9 (1969).)
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  • 75.
    Once one's up against it, the precise manner of one's death has obviously small importance.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), Algerian-born French journalist, writer. Meursault, in The Outsider, part 2, ch. 5, p. 112, trans. by Stuart Gilbert, Penguin Modern Classics (1965). Meursault's reflections upon his imminent death.)
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  • 76.
    Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 129 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
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  • 77.
    The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835). On the French Revolution of 1789.)
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  • 78.
    Death promises nothing—not even oblivion.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 79.
    It's a thing of violence, to whom death would be a merciful release.
    (Edward T. Lowe. Erle C. Kenton. Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney), House of Dracula, reasoning with Dr. Edelman, who wants to bring the Frankenstein monster back to life (1945).)
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  • 80.
    Birth was the death of him.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Speaker, in "A Piece of Monologue," one of the dramatic pieces in The Collected Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett, p. 265, Grove Press (1984).)
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