Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
An evil life is a kind of death.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Each instant of life is a step toward death.
I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams.
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
A useless life is an early death.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Death. The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.
Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
Health issues are often associated with our spiritual state.
If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.