Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
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.
Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
Humor was not important only for me, humor was important for this nation for centuries, to survive, you know.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space.
We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
An answer is always a form of death.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on.
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another personlives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do and crosswise to our purposes?For love to bridge these opposites through joy it must not eliminate or deny them.
An evil life is a kind of death.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.
I think being an actress is more how to cope with the fact that you can't do anything else than to express a talent. It's a way of being untalented for anything.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.