Quotations About / On: DYING

  • 21.
    Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.
    (Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Quoted in Observer (London, March 13, 1955).)
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  • 22.
    Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.
    (Thomas Appleton (1812-1884), U.S. author. Quoted in The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, ch. 6, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1858). The saying also found its way into Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 3 (1891) and A Woman of No Importance, act 1 (1893).)
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  • 23.
    How sweet to die after one's enemies.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Cleopatra, in Rodogune, act 5, sc. 1 (1644).)
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  • 24.
    Whom the gods love dies young.
    (Menander (c. 342-c. 291 B.C.), Greek playwright. The Double Deceiver, fragment 25, Menandri Reliquiae Selectae, ed. F.H. Sandbach (1990).)
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  • 25.
    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.)
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  • 26.
    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).)
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  • 27.
    The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying.
    (T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. "Ash-Wednesday," pt. 6 (1930).)
  • 28.
    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.)
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  • 29.
    Dying people often become childish.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).)
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  • 30.
    In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (May 14, 1991).)
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