Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
Birth was the death of him.
Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Only the idea of death makes a warrior sufficiently detached so that he is capable of abandoning himself to anything. He knows his death is stalking him and won't give him time to cling to anything so he tries, without craving, all of everything.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Death is our constant companion, and it is death that gives each person's life its true meaning.
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.
It is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr.
Yes, as my swift days near their goal, 'tis all that I implore: In life and death a chainless soul, with courage to endure.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously,as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
I am not for the death penalty and so making this film did not change my point of view. I think it made me more aware of how ineffective it is.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.