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What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn't sex but death.
Susan Sontag

If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
Jean De La Bruyere

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Pope John Paul II

Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
Sir Thomas Browne

Every one has before his eyes an end which he pursues till death; but for many that end is a feather which they blow before them in the air.
Robert Nicoll

Then there is my noble and biographical friend who has added a new terror to death. (Of Lord Campbell)
Sir Charles Wetherell

There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you - in places where winning means survival and defeat means death - and that man is John McCain
Sarah Palin

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valient never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare

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

For life is nearer every day to death
Phaedrus

It is, I think, good evidence of life after death (on the quality of debate in the House of Lords)
Donald Soper

Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.
William Henley

In the last couple of days before the deadline was extended I would have said it was in the death throes and time for the last rites. Now it is on life support with a bit of blinking going on [On Channel 4 racing]
John McCririck

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
Carl Sagan

We have lost a very important religious figure who dedicated his life to peace and justice for all. [on the death of Pope John Paul II]
Mahmoud Abbas

I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'
Maya Angelou

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
Thomas Mann

Death tugs at my ear and says: 'Live, I am coming'.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
Thornton Wilder

This is David expressing a personal view that many people will agree with but it isn't party policy [on David Davis' pro death-penalty stance]
John Major

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
Edna Ferber

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
Wilson Mizner

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics.
Seth Lloyd

A coward dies a thousand deaths... a soldier dies but once.
Tupac Shakur

Come, let us make love deathless (title of poem)
Herbert Trench

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
W H Auden

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. 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,
Signifying nothing.
Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 5
William Shakespeare

I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid.
Ruth Rendell

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Adlai Stevenson

There were some who said that a man at the point of death was more free than all others, because death breaks every bond, and over the dead the united world has no power
Francois De Salignac Fenelon

This is a terrible tragedy, not just for those who knew and cared for him, but also for political life in this country, which will be all the poorer. [on the death of Robin Cook]
David Blunkett

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

Don't be buffaloed by experts and elites. Experts often possess more data than judgment. Elites can become so inbred that they produce haemophiliacs who bleed to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world.
Colin Powell

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

Death and love are the two wings which bear man from earth to heaven
Michelangelo

'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

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
Henry Ward Beecher

How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.
Alan Clark

A sonnet is a moment's monument,- Memorial from the Soul's eternity To one dead deathless hour. (The House of Life)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow
Mark Twain

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

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

Though lovers be lost, love shall not.(Death shall have no dominion)
Dylan Thomas

Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death
Desmond Morris

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
John Donne

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing - a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
George Bernard Shaw

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

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



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