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Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Omar N Bradley

I admired and valued Robin as a colleague and friend and as one of the greatest parliamentarians of our time. His wife Gaynor and his two sons are in our thoughts and prayers. [on the death of Robin Cook]
Gordon Brown

Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious.
Alan Minter

Only in Washington would death be considered a taxable event. [a cynical but perhaps fair assessment]
Mike Ferguson

'I've got a black woolen hat and it's got PERVERT written across the front of it. It's the name of the clothing label. And I was with my wife and my baby at the supermarket and I didn't think. I just put my hat on Clara's head, because it was cold. And the looks. I couldn't figure out why I was getting death looks. And then I realized my 10-month old baby's wearing a hat with the word pervert written on it and these people were like, 'There's Satan! There's Satan out with his kid!' And then I made a point of her wearing it every time we went there.'
Ewan McGregor

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
George Carlin

This CGI bullshit is the death knell of cinema. If I'd wanted all that computer game bullshit, I'd have stuck my dick in a Nintendo.
Quentin Tarantino

Melbourne is the kind of town that really makes you consider the question 'Is there life after death?'
Bette Midler

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat.
Orlando Gibbons

No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.
Hermann Broch

And death makes equal the high and low
John Heywood

In taking out an insurance policy one pays for it in dollars and cents, always at liberty to discontinue payments. If, however, woman's premium is a husband, she pays for it with her name, her privacy, her self-respect, her very life, 'until death doth part.'
Emma Goldman

We're trying to win but it's not life or death [on the Ryder Cup]
Darren Clarke

Birth was the death of him.
Samuel Beckett

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
Robert G Ingersoll

Death rides on every passing breeze,
He lurks in every flower
Reginald Heber

Nay, why should I fear Death,
Who gives us life, and in exchange takes breath?
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death. (Leviathan)
Thomas Hobbes

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Horace

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
Judy Garland

There are certain people that are marked for death. I have my little list of those that treated me unfairly.
Jennifer Lopez

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Ayn Rand

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
W B Yeats

On the death of Joan Crawford 'My mother told me never to speak badly of the dead. She's dead....Good'
Bette Davis

So little done, so much to do (on the day of his death)
Cecil Rhodes

It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood - no more - to man, and love to a woman is life or death.
Ella Wilcox

To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed [very cheerful!]
Jim Jones

[woman] 'You're an incredible lover' [Allen] 'I know - I practise a lot when I'm alone' from Love and Death
Woody Allen

Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less
William J Brennan

Death borders upon our birth; and our cradle stands in our grave
Joseph Hall

And death shall have no dominion
Dylan Thomas

'I guess that's why we're not shipping Windows 98 yet.'
- After a 'new and improved' Windows 98-running PC crashed leaving a 'Blue Screen Of Death' during a demonstration in front of about a thousand reporters and live on CNN
Bill Gates

The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy - invincible determination - a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton

It's about death as much as it is about life [on gardening]
Germaine Greer

We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.
Yitzhak Rabin

Slasher movies are fun. You watch yourself get chopped to pieces, yet you're still alive. You see the blood on the ax and think, Holy shit, this is sick, but you kind of get over your fear of death.
Tara Reid

There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death.
Fran Lebowitz

He would like to be remembered as a family man and we were all so proud of him. We are all devastated by what has happened [his wife Eileen after his sad and sudden death at a Scottish Premier League game]
Phil O'Donnell

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Lord Byron

Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.
Mary Baker Eddy

I was deeply saddened by the death of Pope John Paul II.

Quite apart from his role as a spiritual guide to more than a billion men, women and children, he was a tireless advocate of peace, a true pioneer in interfaith dialogue and a strong force for critical self-evaluation by the Church itself.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Kofi Annan

In our rampantly secular world, biography is now the only form of life after death
David Cannadine

Thirst of wealth no quiet knows,
But near the death-bed fierce grows.
Anne Finch

My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.
Horatio Nelson

Sting! I mean, come on - who doesn't love Sting? Even if you love Megadeath, you have respect for Sting. If you love Pokemon, you'll find out who Sting is someday.
Jenna Elfman

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
John Dewey

Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other.
Mahatma Gandhi

I don't really like the autumn. For me it is the beginning of winter and I hate the winter. White, the colour of death.
Simon Schama

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Marcus Aurelius



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