Quotations About / On:
Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible.
(Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884), U.S. journalist, author, crusader. Crusader and Feminist: Letters of Jane Grey Swisshelm 1858-1865, p. 10, ed. Arthur J. Larsen, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul (1934).
Editorial written after vigilante attack on her newspaper office.)
Men die and they are not happy.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).)
The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying.
(T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. "Ash-Wednesday," pt. 6 (1930).)
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
(J.M. (James Matthew) Barrie (1860-1937), British playwright. Peter, in Peter Pan, act 3 (performed 1904, published 1928).
Closing words of play.)
Dying people often become childish.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).)
In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
(Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (May 14, 1991).)
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
(Andrew Young (b. 1932), U.S. politician, diplomat. Playboy (Chicago, July 1977).)
A king should die on his feet.
(Louis XVIII (1755-1824), French king. Alleged remark on his deathbed.)
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Third or Fourth Day of Spring," Black Spring (1936).)
No young man ever thinks he shall die.
(William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Table Talk, "On the Fear of Death," (1821-1822).)