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.
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in 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.
An evil life is a kind of death.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
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.
Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
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.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
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.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Yes, as my swift days near their goal, 'tis all that I implore: In life and death a chainless soul, with courage to endure.
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
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.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of 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.