It is foolish to be afraid of death. JUST
THINK!! No more repaired tires on the body vehicle, no more patchwork living.
Do not take thought for your persons or your properties, but first and chiefly to care
about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that the virtue is not given by
money, but that from vitue come money and every other good of man, public as well as
private... The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding
unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.
Death row is a state of mind.
--Doris Ann Foster
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by
a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on
the right person's brow.
Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of
Death borders upon our birth, and our
cradle stands in the grave. Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
It's a phony issue. To pretend the death
penalty is going to end crime in the United States is to fool people, to promote public
--Rudolph W. Giuliani (R), former U.S. Attorney of New York, former mayor of New York City
For life in the present there is no death.
Death is not an event in life. It is not a fact in the world.
I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of
little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his
conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
--Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death
they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could
continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring
joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"
Without an understanding of myth or
religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation,
death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem
--Marion Woodman Canadian analyst, writer
To infinite, ever present Love, all is
Love, and there is no error, no sin sickness, nor death.
--Mary Baker Eddy
I only remember two kisses - the first and
the last. The first, with my love and the last, with death. The first brought happiness
and the last relief!
I would rather live and love where death is
king than have eternal life where love is not
--Robert G. Ingersoll
It is not "anti-choice" and
"pro-choice" it is "pro-life" and "pro-death".
Born free, taxed to death.
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Of
the two, taxes happen annually.
The only people helped by the death tax are
lawyers, accountants, and IRS agents.
--Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colorado
No taxation without respiration.
--Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colorado, on repeal of the death tax.
Anything I've ever done that ultimately was
worthwhile initially scared me to death.
Death Valley is neither dead nor a valley.
--Jerry Bunin, News Editor, Five Cities Times-Press-Recorder, April 6, 1988
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's
the transition that's troublesome.
Nothing makes a man more aware of his
capabilities and of his limitations than those moments when he must push aside all the
familiar defenses of ego and vanity, and accept reality by staring, with the fear that is
normal to a man in combat, into the face of Death.
--Major Robert S. Johnson, USAAF
Om Asatoma Sadgamaya
Tamasoma Jyoti Gamaya
Myrityoma Amritam Gamaya
From delusion lead me to Truth
From darkness lead me to Light
From death lead me to eternal life.
--Hindu prayer from the Sanskrit -
The valley we call Death, isn't really that
different from much of the rest of the desert West. It's just a little deeper, a little
hotter and a little drier. What sets it apart more than anything else is the mind's eye.
--Richard E. Lingenfelter
Dying seems less sad than having lived too
Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your
imagination, try to visualize a world without death! . . . Death is the essential
condition of life, not an evil.
--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I am become Death, shatterer of worlds.
--J. Robert Oppenheimer upon witnessing the explosion of the first atomic bomb
Men fear death, as children fear to go in
the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Even at our birth, death does but stand
aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether
that day or the next he will draw nigh.
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of
Our fear of death is like our fear that
summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and
our swelter of heat we say we have had our day
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
I said to Life, I would hear Death speak.
And Life raised her voice a little higher and said, You hear him now.
Birth and Death are the two noblest
expressions of bravery.
Desire is half of life, indifference is
half of death.
Fear not death, for the sooner we die the
longer we shall be immortal.
For what is it to die, But to stand in the
sun and melt into the wind? And when the Earth has claimed our limbs, Then we shall truly
A man is not completely born until he is
What we commonly call death does not
destroy the body, it only causes a separation of spirit and body.
Is death the last sleep? No--it is the last
and final awakening.
--Sir Walter Scott
Death is the most beautiful adventure in
For death is no more than a turning of us
over from time to eternity.
Life is eternal and love is immortal; And
death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
--Rossiter W. Raymond
To be idle is a short road to death and to
be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
--Buddha (B.C.E. 568-488)
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's
never any convenient time for any of them.
--Margaret Mitchell Gone with the wind
If you should die before me, ask if you
could bring a friend.
--Stone Temple Pilots
I have never killed a man, but I have read
many obituaries with great pleasure.
If man hasn't discovered something that he
will die for, he isn't fit to live.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
He is one of those people who would be
enormously improved by death.
Why do we kill people who are killing
people to show that killing people is wrong?
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a
nice letter saying I approved of it.
A person who chooses to die or to risk
death demonstrates that there are values, principles, maxims, that are more valuable to
him than is life itself. In short, he places his immortal self above his mortal self.
Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will
be the best you are.
--Henry David Thoreau
Born Free. . . . .Taxed to Death
Some men are alive simply because it is
against the law to kill them.
--Edward W. Howe
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths,
diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps
Learn as if you were going to live forever.
Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
I expose slavery in this country, because
to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light
of truth is death.
I know not what course others may take, but
as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born
of imagination, fed upon illusion and put to death by reality.
--Judy Garland (1922-1969) US actress, singer
I don't want to achieve immortality through
my work. I want to achieve it through not dying
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
We must love one another or die
--W.H. Auden poem - September 1, 1939
If you were going to die soon and had only
one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you
--Stephen Levine Poet, Author
A single death is a tragedy; a million
deaths is a statistic
One should die proudly when it is no longer
possible to live proudly.
We all labor against our own cure, for
death is the cure of all diseases.
When I look back on all these worries, I
remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of
trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
--Sir Winston Churchill
I believe that imagination is stronger than
knowledge, that myth is more potent that history. I believe that dreams are more powerful
than facts, that hope always triumphs over experience, that laughter is the only cure for
grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
--From the movie The Crow
One owes respect to the living; but to the
dead one owes nothing but the truth.
--Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet]
I don't believe people die from hard work.
They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers,
not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard
work is all about.
--A.L. Williams Businessman
If I think more about death than some other
people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.
Fear; if allowed free rein, would reduce
all of us to trembling shadows of men, for whom only death could bring release
--John M. Wilson
When the body sinks into death, the essence
of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only
those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never
known a man to think of himself when dying. Never.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A man's ethical behavior should be based
effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man
would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of
reward after death.
The mystery of love is greater than the
mystery of death.
There will always be death and taxes;
however, death doesn't get worse every year.
Nothing in life is certain except death and
the silence that guards the tomb does not
reveal God's secret in the obscurity of the coffin, and the rustling of the branches whose
roots suck the body's elements do not tell the mysteries of the grave, by the agonized
sighs of my heart announce to the living the drama which love, beauty, and death have
Will the Black Death return?
Dread of this horrible epidemic is a dim memory confined to history books. But
antibiotic-resistant plague is alive and well. and if it is used as a weapon, no one will
--Wendy Orent, discover.com
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
--William Wallace From the movie Braveheart
What we have done for ourselves alone dies
with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
The day which we fear as our last is but
the birthday of eternity.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is
putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
While we are mourning the loss of our
friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will
melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever.
The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be
sorrowful, if he is not
--Henry David Thoreau (upon the death of his brother)
Be of good cheer about death and know this
as a truth
--that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Each departed friend is a magnet that
attracts us to the next world.
--Jean Paul Richter
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may
--William Shakespeare Hamlet
I have died many a death in love, and yet,
had I not loved I would never have lived at all.
The great Easter truth is not that we are
to live newly after death
--that is not the great thing
--but that...we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever.
Death certificates in the US over represent
coronary heart disease as a cause of death by 24.3 per cent ...
--Lloyd-Jones DM, Martin DO, Larson MG, Levy D., "Accuracy of death certificates for
coding coronary heart disease as the cause of death." Ann Intern Med 1998; 129:
If Easter says anything to us today, it
says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. You can nail it to a
cross, wrap it in winding sheets and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise!
--Clarence W. Hall Reader's Digest_, 1957
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my
advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
--W. Somerset Maugham author
Death is well understood,it's life that
--Tony Follari Comedian
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
Death--- the last sleep? No the final awakening.
I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain.
Unto God, the Lord belong the issues of death.
Good men must die, but death can not kill their names
It is good to die before one has done anything deserving death.
There is a dignity in dying that doctors should not dare to deny.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
Do not seek death. Death will find you.
But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by
standing in awe of death.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid
and deeds left undone.
-Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author
God's finger touched him, and he slept.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-William Shakespeare / Macbeth, 1606
Lord, now lettest now thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.
For death begins with life's first breath
And life begins at touch of death
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death
Death-the last voyage, the longest and the best
Because I could not stop for death
He kindly stopped for me
The carriage held but just ourselves
Nothing you can lose by dying is half as precious as the
readiness to die,which is man's charter of nobility.
There is but one freedom,
To put oneself right with death.
After that everything is possible.
I cannot force you to believe in God.
Believing in God amounts to coming
to terms with death. When you have
accepted death, the problem of God
will be solved--and not the reverse.
-- Camus, Albert
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live you life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.
--Native American Proverb
Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
Knowledge by suffering entereth,
And life is perfected by death.
Elizabeth Barret Browning
If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound,
How beautiful beyond compare
Will paradise be found!
James Montgomery. 1771-1854.
Death came with friendly care;
The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.
Death cometh soon or late;
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods?
-Thomas B. Macaulay
There is no death! What seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
Whose portal we call Death.
-Henry W. Longfellow
In death a hero, as in life a friend!
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than anything I have ever done;
it is a far, far, better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
I am going to seek the great Perhaps
death si not the most tragic lost in life.
the most tragic lost is what dies inside of you while your still alive.
To the well-organised mind, death is but
the next great adventure.
A Lizard continues it's life into the
wilderness like a human into heaven. Our fate is entirely dependent on our life
Even in the desolate wilderness, stars can
This existence of ours is as transient as
autumn clouds.To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a
dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by,like a torrent down a
100 per cent of us die, and the percentage
cannot be increased.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live
our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Our Generation has had no Great war, no
Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
All God does is watch us and kill us when
we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
So tonight to shush you how about if I say
I have administrative bones to pick with God, Boo. I'll say God seems to have a kind of
laid-back management style I'm not crazy about. I'm pretty much anti-death. God looks by
all accounts to be pro-death. I'm not seeing how we can get together on this issue, he and
"You get what anyone gets - you get a
They say that "guns don't kill people,
people kill people." Well I think the gun helps. If you just stood there and yelled
BANG, I don't think you'd kill too many people.
Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is
past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called
"Living" is conquered at last.
You have conquered, and I yield. Yet,
henceforward, art thou also dead - - dead to the World, to Heaven, and to Hope! In me
didst thou exist - - and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly
thou hast murdered thyself.
If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the
roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture - that is immortality enough for me. And
as much as anyone deserves.
I hit him to get his attention. I shot him
to calm him down I killed him to reason with him.
We are afraid to live, but scared to die
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's
the transition that's troublesome.
"People, some good, some bad, but in
the long run we come out even."
I know one day I'll turn the corner and I
won't be ready for it.
The trouble with quotes about death is that 99.999 percent of them are made by people who
are still alive.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so
a life well spent brings happy death.
Perhaps passing through the gates of death
is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep
walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or
two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great
voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.
Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat.
And the wild regrets and the bloody sweats
None knew so well as I: That he who lives more lives than one, More deaths than one shall
Why was it that the more advanced a
civilization became in conquering sickness, the more expert it became in the destruction
of human life? Was there ever a golden age, anywhere, where science was advanced and men
were humane? Were the two incompatible some how?
Take death for example. A great deal of our
effort goes into avoiding it. We make extraordinary efforts to delay it and often consider
its intrusion a tragic event. Yet we'd find it hard to live without it. Death gives
meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless
if there were too much of it. If death were indefinitely put off, the human psyche would
end up, well, like the gambler in the "Twilight Zone" episode.
There is nothing which at once affects a
man so much and so little as his own death.
Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death?
Many an ancient lord's last words have
been, "You can't kill me because I've got magic aaargh."
what is death but a passage to life
In an artist's life, death is perhaps not
the most difficult thing.
Now, my good man,this is no time for making
Fate succumbs many a species: one alone
Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final
"...then laugh, leaning back in my arms, for life is not a paragraph, and death i
think is no parenthesis"
There's a hell of a universe next door;
God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled. ~Author
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" - a strange complaint to come from
the mouths of people who have had to live. ~Mark Twain
I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
~Jean Giraudoux, Amphitryon, 1929
There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year. ~Author
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know
nothing. ~Maurice Maeterlinck
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never
know that he is dead. ~Samuel Butler
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die
at any time. ~Mark Twain
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in
awe of death. ~David Sarnoff
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is
increased by tales, so is the other. ~Francis Bacon, "Of Death"
If you spend all your time worrying about dying, living isn't going to be much fun. ~From
the television show Roseanne
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. ~Henry Van Dyke
He who doesn't fear death dies only once. ~Giovanni Falcone
Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me.
The Carriage held but just ourselves
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
~Percival Arland Ussher
The idea is to die young as late as possible. ~Ashley Montagu
'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it. ~Lord Byron
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. ~Euripides
Boy, when you are dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has
sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a
goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday
and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you are dead? Nobody. ~J.D. Salinger
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
~Leonardo Da Vinci
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it
has fresh peaches in it. ~Alice Walker
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. ~Willa Cather
Death is a distant rumor to the young. ~Andrew A. Rooney
A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own. ~Thomas Mann
There are so many little dyings that it doesn't matter which of them is death. ~Kenneth
If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which
he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless
misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every
civilization does. In place of this we have death. ~Charles Sanders Peirce
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. ~Seneca
Years, following years, steal something every day;
At last they steal us from ourselves away.
Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For
they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. ~Albert Einstein
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. ~Socrates
Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. ~Rush
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear
death. ~Erik H. Erikson
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday
afternoon. ~Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that
hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any
connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this
afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance. ~Marcel Proust
Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while
it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation. ~Tennessee Williams, "The Rose
We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.
~Madame de Stael
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. ~Edvard
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we
live. ~Norman Cousins
The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some
purpose which we ought to re-examine. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong;
when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more
unassailable title than to his own life and person. ~Arthur Schopenhauer
People living deeply have no fear of death. ~Anaiïs Nin, Diary, 1967
To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free
choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in
the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he
who is leaving is still there. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Expeditions of an Untimely Man
Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on
the way in. ~George Bernard Shaw
I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile
back." ~From the movie Gladiator
I want a priest, a rabbi, and a Protestant clergyman. I want to hedge my bets. ~Wilson
No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear
it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well. ~Plato
For what is it to die,
But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?
~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet"
Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit." ~Bill Maher,
on Politically Incorrect, 1995
Suicide is... the sincerest form of criticism life gets. ~Wilfred Sheed, The Good Word,
God is growing bitter, He envies man his mortality. ~Jacques Rigaut, Pensées
Embalm, v.: To cheat vegetation by locking up the gases upon which it feeds. By embalming
their dead and thereby deranging the natural balance between animal and vegetable life,
the Egyptians made their once fertile and populous country barren and incapable of
supporting more than a meagre crew. The modern metallic burial casket is a step in the
same direction, and many a dead man who ought now to be ornamenting his neighbor's lawn as
a tree, or enriching his table as a bunch of radishes, is doomed to a long inutility. We
shall get him after awhile if we are spared, but in the meantime the violet and the rose
are languishing for a nibble at his glutaeus maximus. ~Ambrose Bierce
The goal of all life is death. ~Sigmund Freud
When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness.... No show, however good, could
conceivably be good forever.... I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for
it. ~H.L. Mencken
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of
death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and
mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless
indeed, and as beautiful as life. ~John Muir
Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life.
~Henry David Thoreau, 11 March 1842, letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson
Someday I'll be a weather-beaten skull resting on a grass pillow,
Serenaded by a stray bird or two.
Kings and commoners end up the same,
No more enduring than last night's dream.
Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the
corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax. ~Philip Dow
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn
I see flowers
from the cottage where I lie.
~Yaitsu's death poem, 1807
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death. ~Leonardo
On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero. ~Chuck
Palahniuk, Fight Club
God made death so we'd know when to stop. ~Steven Stiles
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it
is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. ~Stewart Alsop
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees. ~J.J. Furnas
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly. ~Elbert Hubbard
I intend to live forever. So far, so good. ~Steven Wright
I wouldn't mind dying - it's the business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out
of me. ~R. Geis
Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life
sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into
remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical
bills but you work hard for thirty five years and you pay it back and then one day you
have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the
streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into
rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then one day you
step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you
die. Maybe. ~Denis Leary
You can be a king or a street sweeper,
but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
~Robert Alton Harris
Death is life's way of telling you you're fired. ~Author Unknown