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"We think of death and loss as tragic twins, but in fact it is loss that hurts us." - Perry Brass

"Loss is loss. Doesn't take death to create it." - Ellen Hopkins

"For I say this is death and the sole death,- When a man's loss comes to him from his gain," - Robert Browning

"They (the government) are unfazed by any amount of travesty, loss, tragedy, death, and destruction." - Margaret Cho

"Rory's death is a tragic loss of a great musician and a very good friend..." - Rory Gallagher

"This is not a love story. It is my life, and as such, there is love, loss, war, death, and sacrifice. It's about things that needed to be done and choices made. I regret nothing." - Ann Aguirre

"Birth, not death, is the hard loss." - Louise Glu?ck

"Birth, not death, is the hard loss." - Louise Gluck

"Birth, not death, is the hard loss." - Louise Glu

"[My work] includes something about death, and about love, because the photos always have something to do with death. The photograph is like taxidermy. It is like the animals I use. They are posed in order to appear to be alive, but they are dead. Their time has passed. The photos have to do with time and loss, and conclusion." - Annette Messager

"The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss." - Erin Hunter

"When a rap song glorifies violence, death and sadness and loss is inflicted because of the violence." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Death is to be feared because of the pain and loss it inflicts through love, and for no other reason." - K.J. Parker

"Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun." - Hilaire Belloc

"A father's death is the most important event, the more heartbreaking and poignant loss in a man's life." - Sigmund Freud

"When you suffer a loss, there is before the death and after the death - those become your two existences and your two realities." - Sophia Bush

"I haven't cried since Mom died. I mean, after something like that, what's left to cry about, right? But I let myself cry now. Loss is loss. Doesn't take death to create it. (266)" - Ellen Hopkins

"We knew nothing of loss. Nobody has taught us about pain. Until that moment, death had just amounted to a scary sound." - Francesca Marciano

"I grieve for every death.'It breaks my heart to think about a family weeping over the loss of a loved one. I understand the anguish that some feel about the death that takes place." - George W Bush

"What people love about life is its miraculous beauty; what they hate about death is the loss and decay around it. Yet losing is not losing, and decay turns into beauty, as beauty turns back into decay. We are breathed in, breathed out. Therefore all you need is to understand the one breath that makes up the world." - Stephen Mitchell

"A world without pain, loss, betrayal, hate, death, loneliness? Impossible!" - Darren Shan

"Death is the loss of everything all at once." - Julie Salamon

"When you're young, the loss that you experience when you break up with somebody, that's the loss of a relationship. And the older you get, you actually lose people to death and you lose those relationships, too." - Cheryl Hines

"There really is only one ending to any story. Human life ends in death. Until then, it keeps going and gets complicated and there's loss. Everything involves loss; every relationship ends in one way or another." - Charlie Kaufman

"What else is there to write about than love and loss?" - Alice Hoffman

"Everything we've been taught about health, weight loss and aging is wrong." - Jorge Cruise

"I though about what death is, what a loss is. A sharp pain that lessens with time, but can never quite heal over. A scar. The idea occurred to me there on the site. Take a knife and cut open the earth, and with time the grass would heal it. As if you cut open the rock and polished it." - Maya Lin

"When you talk about "infertility" you're already using a land-based metaphor - a woman's body compared to property, to be considered fruitful or barren. And "estate" encompasses both legacy and landscape. Think of Emerson, referring to his son's death as "the loss of a beautiful estate."" - Monica Youn

"The big things in the average person's life are the romances that they have - and then the destruction and loss of them. Parents, siblings, children, the death of parents, family tension... these are monumental things. They struck me as being interesting to write about. I didn't have a very exotic life, but all this stuff happened to me." - Loudon Wainwright Iii

"My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy." - Judy Collins

"The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction - there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome." - Marco Tempest

"The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction - there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome." - Marco Tempest

"I've come to a much more controlled idea about death and loss, but I don't think it's possible to come to that much more controlled idea until you've gone through the crazy part . . . I don't mean that I'm controlled. I mean that I gave up the idea that I had control. That's the new control." - Joan Didion

"By the time of Andi Parhamovich death, I had already grown skeptical of the Iraq war. What her death made me realize was what the actual price was. Going through that kind of loss and seeing how devastating it was on her family and friends made me decide that I was only going to write about things that I really believed in. I'm not going to compromise on that." - Michael Hastings

"Fears are all psychological. Being afraid of death, loss of a loved one and disfigurement are all powered by your mind, and that's very powerful stuff." - John Carpenter

"Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden." - John Milton

"We trouble our life by thoughts about death, and our death by thoughts about life." - Michel De Montaigne

"I think we brothers realised his loss more and more as we grew older. We actually grew closer after his death." - Raj Kapoor

"Overweight and obesity is the second leading cause of death, killing 300,000 people a year, There is not a miracle pill that will lead to weight loss." - Richard Carmona

"Obamacare is not about health care. Obamacare is about the expansion of government and the total loss of freedom." - Rush Limbaugh

"All change is loss, and all loss must be mourned." - Harry Levinson

"It breaks my heart to think about a family weeping over the loss of a loved one. I understand the anguish that some feel about the death that takes place." - George P. Bush

"The more one loves, the heavier the meaning of death becomes, and the deeper the sense of loss. Love and death are not different things, they are the front and back of the same thing." - Otsuichi

"For I say this is death and the sole death,- When a man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest." - Robert Browning

"For I say, this is death and the sole death, When a man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest." - Robert Browning

"Calculating people are contemptable. The reason for this is that calculation deals with loss and gain, and the loss and gain mind never stops. Death is considered loss and life is considered gain. Thus, death is something that such a person does not care for, and he is contemptable. Furthermore, scholars and their like are men who with wit and speech hide their own true cowardice and greed. People often misjudge this." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death. You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother; how can young people deal with such tragedies?" - Andrew Shue

"The death of a famous person is different from the death of a loved one, whether it is Michael Jackson, Frank McCourt, or Walter Cronkite. We didn't know any of them personally, and yet, we experience a sense of loss." - Madeleine M Kunin

"You know, your first album is about really amazing things. Your first album is always about coming of age, first love, first loss, usually you suffer a first loss of someone that you love to death, even, you know, really big life lessons, things you learn from your parents' divorce or from the travels that you took." - Brandi Carlile

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies within us while we live." - Norman Cousins

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." - Norman Cousins

"This was another item about growing up: you encountered all the cliches of love and loss and heartbreak." - Sylvia Brownrigg

"My work has typically been about finding a means to express memory and commemoration for loss and grief." - John Regan

"I talk about things like how to lose without losing identity. All loss and grief feels like when you transition." - Paula White

"Any life he'd ever heard of, his own included, was burdened with emotions - love, loss, jobs, jealousy, money, death, pain. But if you were Jewish, always there was this extra one, the added pull at your endurance, the one more thing. There was that line in Thoreau about 'quiet desperation' - that was indeed true of most men. But for some men and women, for some fathers and mothers and children, the world still contrived that one extra test, endless and unrelenting." - Laura Z Hobson

"All our songs are about love, travel and death." - Jim Morrison

"In language that's lyrical and haunting, Cheryl Strayed writes about bliss and loss, about the kind of grace that startles and transforms us in ordinary moments." - Ursula Hegi

"What I learned from that loss, and also another loss that I'm going to talk about later, was that when you're there, it's not good enough to be there, when you're there, you better walk away with that ring." - Don Shula

"The death of Mrs. Lincoln was a serious loss to her husband and children. Abraham's sister Sarah was only eleven years old, and the tasks and cares of the little household were altogether too heavy for her years and experience." - John George Nicolay

"Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony" - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"The death of Dr. Hudson is a loss to the republick of letters." - William King (St Mary Hall)

"The loss of love is a terrible thing; They lie who say that death is worse." - Countee Cullen

"The loss of liberty to a generous mind is worse than death." - Alexander Hamilton

"I'm on [Antonin] Scalia's side 100 percent. His death was a tremendous loss." - Donald Trump

"The loss of love is a terrible thing; They lie who say that death is worse." - Countee Cullen

"It's not the loss of life that makes the death bitter - it's the obituaries." - Evan Esar

"Every farewell combines loss and new freedom." - Mason Cooley

"I'm sorry," Laila says, marveling at how every Afghan story is marked by death and loss and unimaginable grief. And yet, she sees, people find a way to survive, to go on." - Khaled Hosseini

"Following Michael Brown's death, I went to Ferguson and met with his parents. I stood with them as they tried to hold their heads high and deal with both their immense loss and the larger issues of police-community relations." - Al Sharpton

"Easter is not limited to the passion and death of Christ; it also includes the dismal tragedy of life unlived by the many, and all the loss of passion and truth that goes with it." - Michael Leunig

"Death and loss, they plague you. So do memories. Like the Mississippi's incessant slap against the levees, they creep up with deceptive sweetness before grabbing your heart and pulling it under." - Karen White

"The loss of sex polarity is part and parcel of the larger disintegration, the reflex of the soul's death, and coincident with the disappearance of great men, great deeds, great causes, great wars, etc." - Henry Miller

"Life is a weary interlude - Which doth short joys, long woes include: The world the stage, the prologue tears; The acts vain hopes and varied fears; The scene shuts up with loss of breath, And leaves no epilogue but death." - Henry King

"To lovers of the long and intricate history of language the disuse and final death of certain words is a matter of regret. Yet every age bears witness to the inevitableness of such loss." - Mary Ellen Chase

"Soul loss is regarded as the most serious diagnosis and the single greatest cause of premature death or serious illness by the traditionals, and it's not even mentioned in our Western medical textbooks." - Deepak Chopra

"Through good times and bad, American workers and their families have been able to rely on Social Security to provide guaranteed protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, disability, or death." - Sander Levin

"The loss of a loved one is by far the worst thing most people ever go through. Does anyone ever get over the death of someone close? Doubtful. The best anyone can do is come to terms with the loss, find peace and comfort, and maybe eventually inspiration in having known the loved one." - Randi Reisfeld

"Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life." - Eckhart Tolle

"There is something cathartic about having absolute loss articulated." - Robert Pinsky

"To say there had been a loss was ludicrous; one lost a shoe or a set of keys. You did not suffer the death of a child and say there was a loss. There was a catastrophe. A devastation. A hell." - Jodi Picoult

"The Rolling Stones suffered a great loss with the death of Ian Stewart, the man who had for so many years played piano quietly and silently with them on stage." - Andy Peebles

"Death is natural and necessary, but not just. It is a random force of nature; survival is equally accidental. Each loss is an occasion to remember that survival is a gift." - Harriet McBryde Johnson

"I think people can get a little weirded out by pain, suffering, and death. They don't know what to do so they end up saying things that are hurtful to people who have experienced loss." - Matt Chandler

"A society that feels life is the most precious thing [jars against] a society that prefers death over theft, over loss of pride, over inconvenience, and so much else." - Abigail Disney

"I began writing The Cold Song in the months following my fathers death, when I felt this sense of loss, disappearance, of being right in the middle of life and wondering: What now? How to proceed?" - Linn Ullmann

"What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. The dissolution of our time-bound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning." - Carl Jung

"And what shall we know of this life on earth after death? The dissolution of our timebound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning. Rather, does the little finger know itself a member of the hand." - Carl Jung

"I was trying to put myself in the situation of someone that was going through major loss. Losing someone to death or sickness, and having to go through life on your own afterwords." - Coeur de pirate

"I began writing 'The Cold Song' in the months following my father's death, when I felt this sense of loss, disappearance, of being right in the middle of life and wondering: 'What now? How to proceed?'" - Linn Ullmann

"And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death of what you thought your life was, even if you find your life is better after. You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned." - Lynn Redgrave

"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." - Annie Lennox

"War is not about flag-waving and patriotism. War is about killing and death." - Chris Hedges

"The difference between art about death and actual death is that one's a celebration and the other's a dull fact." - Damien Hirst

"It's about love and loss, it struck me as a meaningful and compelling story, and the shifts in reality offered up strong visual possibilities." - Michael Almereyda

"Every loss which we incur leaves behind it vexation in the memory, save the greatest loss of all, that is, death, which annihilates the memory, together with life." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death." - Orlando Bloom

"I think if you've suffered, if you've experienced loss, you're probably more open to understanding it and more comfortable talking about it and experiencing it." - Anderson Cooper

"I don't want it all to be pretty - it's a combination of loss and gain. Things are born, live and hang in limbo. That's what life's about..." - Cornelia Parker

"About, about, in reel and rout the death fires danced at night." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery." - Jon Krakauer

"I don't talk about my personal life, and I don't talk about death." - Richard Simmons

"Buddhists and Christians contrive to agree about death Making death their ideal basis for different ideals. The Communists however disapprove of death Except when practical." - William Empson

"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss." - Anonymous

"Loss is essential. Loss is part and parcel of that necessary calamity called life." - Rohinton Mistry

"a loss of sensibility follows a loss of innocence, at once a penalty and a compensation." - Dodie Smith

"Memory is the sense of loss, and loss pulls us after it." - Marilynne Robinson

"Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it." - Siri Hustvedt

"The sweetness that all longed for night and day. Some tragedy might be idly guessed at-loss or illness. She had the luminosity of those about to die." - Shirley Hazzard

"Rejection, though-it could make the loss of someone you weren't even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending." - Deb Caletti

"I realized that this story [Shelter] is all about family, family loss, and how it influences you day to day life." - Paul Bettany

"However light-hearted you try to be about it, the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it, is quite a trauma." - Julian Clary

"Experts said public companies worry about the loss of customer confidence and the legal liability to shareholders or security vendors when they report flaws." - Barton Gellman

"This Dewdrop World is a beautiful, courageous, intimate film about love and loss. It may also be the deepest meditation on climate change that I've ever seen." - Jeff Goodell

"I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally." - Nancy Pelosi

"I am concerned about ageism and the loss of beauty - the perception that as you grow older, you 'lose your looks,' which I think is diabolical." - Erin O'Connor

"I am concerned about ageism and the loss of beauty - the perception that as you grow older, you 'lose your looks,' which I think is diabolical." - Erin Oconnor

"Think about death. You do not know how much time remains to you. And remember that if you do not become different, everything will be repeated again, all foolish blunders, all silly mistakes, all loss of time and opportunity - everything will be repeated with the exception of the chance you had this time, because chance never comes in the same form.You will have to look for your chance next time. And in order to do this, you will have to remember many things, and how will you remember then if you do not remember anything now?" - P.D. Ouspensky

"Death is for a long time. Those of shallow thought say that it is forever. There is, at least, a long night of it. There is the forgetfulness and the loss of identity. The spirit, even as the body, is unstrung and burst and scattered. One goes down to death, and it leaves a mark on one forever." - R. A. Lafferty

"The relativism which is not willing to speak about truth but only about 'what is true for me' is an evasion of the serious business of living. It is the mark of a tragic loss of nerve in our contemporary culture. It is a preliminary symptom of death." - Lesslie Newbigin

"The relativism which is not willing to speak about truth but only about "what is true for me" is an evasion of the serious business of living. It is the mark of a tragic loss of nerve in our contemporary culture. It is a preliminary symptom of death." - Lesslie Newbigin

"The relativism which is not willing to speak about truth but only about 'what is true for me' is an evasion of the serious business of living. It is the mark of a tragic loss of nerve in our contemporary culture. It is a preliminary symptom of death." - Lesslie Newbigin

"I loved Rushmore. I loved the script. I mean, that is what drew me to it, just the actual piece of literature the script is. But I never thought in a million years that anyone would see it or respond to it. It was an absolute joy that it was so loved and continues to be. The same with The Sixth Sense. I thought, "No one's going to watch this. Bruce Willis hasn't got a gun. There's no shagging. Lovely story, sweet and profound about loss and death, but no one's going to watch this."" - Olivia Williams

"[In] death at least there would be one profit; it would no longer be necessary to eat, to drink, to pay taxes, or to [offend] others; and as a man lies in his grave not one year, but hundreds and thousands of years, the profit was enormous. The life of man was, in short, a loss, and only his death a profit." - Anton Chekhov

"You do not want a war. You have known violence, you have suffered loss, but you have seen nothing of war. War is not just the business of death; it is the anti-thesis of life. Hope, tortured and flayed, reason, dismembered, grinning at its limbs in its lap. Decency, raped to death... You will be a murderer and more." - Joss Whedon

"We do not know what awaits each of us after death, but we know that we will die. Clearly, it must be possible to live ethically-with a genuine concern for the happiness of other sentient beings-without presuming to know things about which we are patently ignorant. Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person you will pass in the street today, is going to die. Living long enough, each will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?" - Sam Harris

"When great loss happens - deaths close to you or your own approaching death - this is an opportunity for stepping completely out of identification with form and realizing the essence of who you are, or that the essence of anyone who is suffering or dying is beyond death." - Eckhart Tolle

"In comparison with 2006, the death rate has decreased by two times, and it is the lowest since the formation of the army. But we can not say this is a good result, because even one death is a loss for us." - Mikael Harutyunyan

"The thing about death is that it's honest. I go to things that have a core of honesty about them and there's nothing more honest than death." - Laura Linney

"War is primarily not about victory or defeat but about death and the infliction of death. It represents the total failure of the human spirit." - Robert Fisk

"Jesus had over death and we don't have to worry about death. We don't have to worry about where our loved ones are going if they know Jesus." - Colton Dixon

"The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable, like the death of a sentry at his post." - Leonid Andreyev

"Life is tough and brimming with loss, and the most we can do about it is to glimpse ourselves clear now and then, and find out what we feel about familiar scenes and recurring faces this time around." - Roger Angell

"I never mind the accusations of domesticity, as long as people recognise that all of us, even the luckiest, will live lives in which we have our hearts broken, suffer the loss of loved ones, worry ourselves half to death about our kids." - Nick Hornby

"Death is a great tragedy...a profound loss...I don't accept it...I think people are kidding themselves when they say they are comfortable with death." - Ray Kurzweil

"Death is a great tragedy...a profound loss...I do' accept it...I think people are kidding themselves when they say they are comfortable with death." - Ray Kurzweil

"I know one or two things about fanaticism and death, and I reject them." - Amos Oz

"I've never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I've only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up." - Taylor Swift

"Every three weeks before an election the TV ads expressing great concern about our trade policy and the loss of jobs to China and other low-wage countries. And then it's forgotten about the day after the election." - Bernie Sanders

"There are only two things to write about: life and death." - Edward Albee

"The greatest dramas in the world are all about sex, violence and death." - Ray Winstone

"Zen has no secrets other than seriously thinking about life and death." - Takeda Shingen

"I've learned to accept birth and death . . . but sometimes I still worry about what lies between." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"I think that nothing teaches you more about life than death and dying." - Patti Davis

"The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime." - Bobby Scott

"I don't like being 50 and I don't like thinking about death." - Howard Stern

"There is nothing ugly about death; but man, out of his fear, has made even the word, death ugly and unutterable. People don't like to talk about it. They won't even listen to the word death." - Rajneesh

"when people go away, or when we leave the places we love, or something we treasure goes out of our life - I have always noticed that before it happens - this leaving, this parting - when we think about it beforehand we are overwhelmed with sadness at the loss to come. ... the most unbearable sense of loss, the worst homesickness of all, so I have found, is this loss and sickness we feel beforehand, before we ever leave home." - Nan Fairbrother

"Desire for gain and fear of loss burn like fire." - Dorothy Norman

"Honesty is reached through the doorway of grief and loss." - David Whyte



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