Quotations About / On: DYING

  • 31.
    Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Historic Murder," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
  • 32.
    To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
    (Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist. Man for Himself, ch. 4 (1947).)
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  • 33.
    Fear prophets ... and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
    (Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. Brother William, in "Seventh Day: Night (2)," The Name of the Rose (1980, trans. 1983).)
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  • 34.
    It is strange that they will make ado when a man's body is buried, but not when he thus really and tragically dies, or seems to die.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, December 29, 1847, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 146, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 35.
    En so kom daar tye in ons almal se lewens waar ons herinner word aan ons menslikheid, ons stoflikheid - tog 11 minute na `n kort begrafnis dwing die verbysterende spoed van die lewe ons weer terug op die snelweë van verwagtinge en eise wat nooit ons eie was nie, maar wat ook nou saam met `n klomp verwyte begrawe word - praat van `n Joyride!
    More quotations from: Dieter Ian Maree
  • 36.
    Liberation is in dying successfully. It is not so easy to die. That is why we return back again and again to the clutch of death which we call life. To die successfully, perfectly, completely is not to take a physical birth again.
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
  • 37.
    '...ek strooi stadig en suinig my laaste bietjie bruin-suiker in die vallei langs jou linker-wang, `n paar sagte korrels in die droë rivierbedding onder jou regter-oog en die soet geur van swart koffie tussen jou harde lippe wat angstig wag...'
    More quotations from: Dieter Ian Maree
  • 38.
    Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!
    (Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), Italian author, playwright. The Father, in Six Characters in Search of an Author, act 1 (1921).)
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  • 39.
    Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
    (Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. repr. In A View from the Diner's Club (1991). "Gods and Greens," Observer (London, August 27, 1989).)
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  • 40.
    Some women, when they kiss, blush, some call the cops, some swear, some bite, some laugh, some cry. Me? I die. Die. I die inside when you kiss me.
    (Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Cuddles (Dolores Dorn), Underworld U.S.A. (1961).)
    More quotations from: Samuel Fuller, kiss, women
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