Quotations About / On: DYING

  • 1.
    '...My broer, met die gebroke hart en dowwe ogies...sy is die mooi blomme en groen bome langs die pad...nie die pad of die bestemming nie...'
    (...)
  • 2.
    "The king died and then the queen died" is a story. "The king died, and then queen died of grief" is a plot.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Aspects of the Novel, ch. 5 (1927).)
  • 3.
    'To die might be to live, if to die is to die.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, wisdom of the new ancients, July 2016.)
  • 4.
    '… met watter koue vernuf of toerusting word geklim, wie verskaf dit en hoe vergelyk jy die sum-total van `n akademiese of professionele prestasie met die waarde van `n lewe op aarde in `n land met die grootste gaping tussen ryk en arm? Wat wil ons teen die einde van die dag aan wie bewys met `n intimiderende titel op `n planeet waar die mees kwesbare lede van die wêreldbevolking se enigste voedselbron toenemend krimp weens faktore buite hulle beheer…? '
    (....)
  • 5.
    Ek hoop die lewe waarna jy strewe is die lewe wat nadat hulle jou van alles gestroop het, jy nog steeds die musiek gaan hoor...
    (...)
  • 6.
    We can't do anything.... They just die and die and die, and they keep coming and coming and coming.
    (Florence Parent, U.S. physician. New York Times, p. 1A (July 22, 1994). On the cholera epidemic among the Rwandan refugees.)
  • 7.
    For a courageous man cannot die dishonorably, a man who has attained the consulship cannot die before his time, a philosopher cannot die wretchedly.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. IV, 3.)
  • 8.
    "In your company a man could die," I said, "a man could die and you wouldn't even notice, there's no trace of friendship, a man could die in your company."
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Homo faberEin Bericht, Suhrkamp (1957). Homo Faber: A Report, p. 66, trans. by Michael Bullock (1977), Abelard-Schuman (1959). Walter Faber's drunken critique of modern U.S. society.)
  • 9.
    People are always dying in the Times who don't seem to die in other papers, and they die at greater length and maybe even with a little more grace.
    (James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. New Leader (New York, Jan. 7, 1963).)
  • 10.
    Better to die of love, then to never have died before.
    (Life)
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