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"Since PTSD is being exposed to death and the death of someone close, I felt really close to [the soldiers]." - Alice Winocour

"If there's a fire, I want to be there. Maybe because in being so close to death, I think I understand what it means to be truly alive." - Caroline Paul

"I like being close to the bats." - Don Mattingly

"The death of our close friends and relatives proves that how close the death is to us!" - Javad Alizadeh

"When I can't sleep, I always wrap something around my neck and close my eyes and imagine myself being strangled to death. Then I can fall asleep-it feels like sinking deep underwater" - Otsuichi

"I have always drawn strength from being close to home." - Arthur Ashe

"They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Would words shatter the immensity of life and death so close to one another?" - Susan Abulhawa

"Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Rejoice at the death and cry at the birth: New Orleans sticks close to the Scriptures." - Jelly Roll Morton

"...there is little that comes so close to death as fulfilled love." - Ivan Klíma

"When you have been close to death it makes you think about life." - Patrick Dixon

"I've come close to death more times than Elizabeth Taylor has said 'I do.'" - Mireya Mayor

"Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other." - Isabel Allende

"Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close." - William Wycherley

"Being close ain't good enough." - Chris Paul

"We are still too close to the birth of the universe to be certain about its death." - John Desmond Bernal

"I've gone from, you know, being too close to politicians, to being too close to entertainers, and people's father that I'm not." - Al Sharpton

"Rabbits live close to death and when death comes closer than usual, thinking about survival leaves little room for anything else." - Richard Adams

"Even the bold will fly when they see Death drawing in close enough to end their life." - Sophocles

"Even the bold will fly when they see Death drawing in close enough to end their life." - Sophocles

"Death is a door. When we close our eyes in this life, we will open our eyes to Jesus." - Anne Graham Lotz

"I've had various people close to me die, and I don't necessarily find the idea of death purely depressing." - Simon Mcburney

"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

"Every human being is under construction from conception to death." - Billy Graham

"Wilderness, to me, is a spiritual necessity. The mysterious spiritual experience of being close to natural restored my soul [after the death of his son]. My experience reinforced by dedication to use the art of photography as an inspiration for others to work together to save nature's places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations." - Clyde Butcher

"The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them." - Margaret Atwood

"Being physically close to extreme power causes one to experience a giddiness, an intoxication." - Maya Angelou

"But there is a difference between cozying up to power and being close to power." - Bono

"When a branch of mathematics ceases to interest any but the specialists, it is very near its death, or at any rate dangerously close to a paralysis, from which it can be rescued only by being plunged back into the vivifying source of the science." - Andre Weil

"We owe them [animals] a decent life and a decent death, and their lives should be as low-stress as possible. That's my job. I wish animals could have more than just a low-stress life and a quick, painless death. I wish animals could have a good life, too, with something useful to do. People were animals, too, once, and when we turned into human beings we gave something up. Being close to animals brings some of it back." - Temple Grandin

"When one is young, aspiring to play for the country, doing well, any hindrance, like injury or being out of form, can be frustrating and a cause of annoyance or even anger. But once you have a close encounter with death, you realise the real value of life." - Yuvraj Singh

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." - U Thant

"I've never heard of any president being so close to his people." - Ho Chi Minh

"I quite frequently don't look through the camera, which is very close to being blind." - William Eggleston

"For me writing is as close to being an engineer as possible." - Guy Kawasaki

"The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door." - Stendhal

"Being close to nature, in general, helps boost a child's attention span." - Richard Louv

"Obedience is a powerful spiritual medicine. It comes close to being a cure-all." - Boyd K. Packer

"There will never be anything more exciting or wonderful than being close to God." - Rick Joyner

"I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting." - Bob Balaban

"I am me, not by finding myself, but by being close to other people." - Linn Ullmann

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." - Frank Herbert

"We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost." - David R Brower

"You shouldn't get too close to the truth, because then maybe you stop being funny." - Bob Newhart

"Yes, I'm very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person." - Linda Cardellini

"Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable." - David Augsburger

"When Death doth close his tender dying eyes." - William Shakespeare

"The sudden hand of Death close up mine eye!" - William Shakespeare

"Being someone who had had a very difficult childhood, a very difficult adolescence - it had to do with not quite poverty, but close. It had to do with being brought up in a family where no one spoke English, no one could read or write English. It had to do with death and disease and lots of other things. I was a little prone to depression." - Sherwin B Nuland

"Only a philosopher's mind grows wings, since its memory always keeps it as close as possible to those realities by being close to which the gods are divine." - Plato

"If I'm a character, it's a biographical movie. My character is as close to me as possible. As close to being myself as possible. So my character, J. Cole, is very close to Jermaine Cole." - J Cole

"You see, it's actually very good that a human activity is performed very close to death, because that's where life is. Life is, at its most valuable and most full, very close to the boundary of life." - Philippe Petit

"Life and death were so unpredictable. So close to each other. We existed moment to moment, never knowing who would be the next to leave this world." - Richelle Mead

"People who are sick, or who have been sick, or have come close to death have a lot to say - and they want you to hear it." - Anna Deavere Smith

"The Church's challenge is staying close to the people, close to the people of the United States, not being a detached Church from the people but close to them, close, close, and this is something that the Church in the United States has understood and understood well." - Pope Francis

"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness." - Hermann Broch

"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness." - Hermann Broch

"The first thing I think of when I wake up is how close I am to death. But then it gets better during the day." - Doug Stanhope

"It hurts to be around life. People don't understand how close death is, right over their shoulders, around the block, at the end of a street. It's everywhere." - Jessica Sorensen

"California is now close to spending more on prisons than it does on higher education - surely the death warrant of a civilization." - Molly Ivins

"It [death] chokes you, gags you, but you have to pretend that you're doing just fine, not trembling with this fear because the end is close." - Ellen Hopkins

"It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape." - Voltaire

"After I was assaulted in Egypt, I learned fear. I've just never been so scared in my life. I've never been so close to death." - Lara Logan

"I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts." - Peabo Bryson

"Abortion occurs so frequently in my stories. Abortion sort of synthesizes both sex and death. To have sex and death placed as close to one another as possible is always a goal of mine." - Chuck Palahniuk

"The best thing is being really close. The worst thing is being really close." - Joel Madden

"On who the flies landed without being chased away by that person, was on her way to death - this was one of the unmistakeable signs. From that time on, I think, dates my obsession with flies. In times of peace, when we all lied still, I made sure to sneak close up to my mother, watching very carefully that no fly would land on her, - I waved my hat over her body, flies don't like wind and movement..." - Jeroen Brouwers

"Pay close attention to when you're being the real you & when you're trying to impress an invisible jury." - Derek Sivers

"I grew as close to Madonna as I've ever been to a woman without being romantically involved." - Nile Rodgers

"I like to play these unconventional characters, yes. They're close to the way I feel as a human being." - Ken Stott

"Israel desperately needs peace if it is to come anywhere close to being the 'light unto nations' of Jewish dreams." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"I don't use cages - I've been surrounded by 150 to 200 sharks, not once ever been close to being bitten." - Michael Muller

"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. Eventually within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia." - Frank Zappa

"The first thing I would like to tell you about death is that there is no bigger lie than death. And yet, death appears to be true. It not only appears to be true but also seems like the cardinal truth of life - it appears as if the whole of life is surrounded by death. Whether we forget about it, or become oblivious to it, everywhere death remains close to us. Death is even closer to us than our own shadow." - Rajneesh

"Those of us who have seen violent death up close, who have seen what high-powered bullets can do to living human tissue, have a horror of inflicting that nightmarish, never forgotten damage on a fellow human being. Perhaps the only more terrifying prospect is that such a fate should befall us or our loved ones. This is why we, a representative cross-section of America's population, keep deadly weapons for personal defense." - Massad Ayoob

"Democracy is itself, a religious faith. For some it comes close to being the only formal religion they have." - E B White

"A fly was very close to being called a land, cause that's what they do half the time." - Mitch Hedberg

"Even being close to L.A., I was always inspired by old movies and Marilyn Monroe and the glamour of Hollywood." - Gwen Stefani

"A fly was very close to being called a land, because that's what it does half the time." - Mitch Hedberg

"I had a very lovely childhood, and, being an only child, I'm very close to my mom and my dad." - Luke Evans

"Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali, but he wasn't Ali." - Dick Schaap

"To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee." - William H. Walton

"I'm probably the furthest from being romantic that you've ever seen; I'm not even close to being romantic in any way until I have to be." - Brian Mcknight

"The Divine was beyond description, beyond knowing, beyond comprehension. To say that the Divine was Creation divided by Destruction was as close as one could come to definition. But the puny of soul, the dull of wit, weren't content with that. They wanted to hang a face on the Divine. They went so far as to attribute petty human emotions (anger, jealousy, etc) to it, not stopping to realize that if God were a being, even a supreme being, our prayers would have bored him to death long ago." - Tom Robbins

"Being alone can be good. It's easy to find peace alone. But sometimes, being alone is a king of death." - Dean Koontz

"Influence is exerted by every human being from the hour of birth to that of death." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"A grudge is like being stung to death by one bee." - William Walton

"From adolescence to death there is something very personal about being a Negro in America." - Jay Saunders Redding

"I'm tired and I'm sick to death of being without you." - Graham Greene

"Dancing with death meant being committed to killing, committed with your heart and soul." - Terry Goodkind

"I feel too much. It's like being drummed to death from within. You know?" - Julianna Baggott

"Influence is exerted by every human being from the hour of birth to that of death." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"The thought of being nothing after death is a burden insupportable to a virtuous man." - John Dryden

"On a charcoal kiln a vine keeps climbing, while being burned to death." - Soseki Natsume

"Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government." - Mary Baker Eddy

"Every human being is called to solidarity in a world battling between life and death" - Ignacio Ellacuria

"Being the leader means you have to make life or death decisions sometimes." - James Patterson

"Living in this modern toxic world, we are all slowly being poisoned to death." - Carrie Latet

"From adolescence to death there is something very personal about being a Negro in America." - J. Saunders Redding

"Watching 'The Sound of Music' is like being beaten to death by a Hallmark card." - Doug Mcclure

"Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks." - Eric Sevareid

"Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn." - Fulton J Sheen

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death." - Earl Wilson

"To complete a work is just like being present at the death of someone you love." - Claude Debussy

"The films that I've made with my company Irish DreamTime are close to my heart. 'The Greatest' being one of them, and 'Evelyn' being another." - Pierce Brosnan

"The thing you want to be able to do is to be well-liked when you retire. I know right now I'm not close to retiring, and I'm not close to being liked." - Kyle Busch

"We are left with nothing but death, the irreducible fact of our own mortality. Death after a long illness we can accept with resignation. Even accidental death we can ascribe to fate. But for a man to die of no apparent cause, for a man to die simply because he is a man, brings us so close to the invisible boundary between life and death that we no longer know which side we are on. Life becomes death, and it is as if this death has owned this life all along. Death without warning. Which is to say: life stops. And it can stop at any moment." - Paul Auster

"Death didn't bother me much. Strong Christian and all that. Method of death did. Being eaten alive. One of my top three ways not to go out." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Black is like the silence of the body after death, the close of life." - Wassily Kandinsky

"The true measure of a man is how he behaves when death is close." - Alma Katsu

"Know'st thou not any whom corrupting gold Will tempt unto a close exploit of death?" - William Shakespeare

"Very Fair, She Sleeps. Frame Frail, What a Death! Rose, Close, The Breeze Her Seized." - Comte de Resseguier

"Behind her Death Close following pace for pace, not mounted yet On his pale horse." - John Milton

"Suicide is a hasty unresolved death that slowly kills those close-by day by day." - Anthony Liccione

"As if when someone close to us dies, we momentarily trade places with them, in the moment right before. And as we get over it, we're really living their life in reverse, from death to life, from sickness to health." - David Levithan

"I think that any time a person comes face-to-face with their own mortality - close enough to Death that they can smell its breath - they have a choice: 1) Fall to pieces; 2) Reassemble yourself and keep walking." - Jim Goad

"Death to Israel! Death to Israel!" - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"...knowing that to be a librarian was to come as close as any human being can to sitting in the peak-seat of eternity's engine." - Stephen King

"Being able to laugh at a situation can help you hang on to your perspective. And there's an intimacy in laughter that nothing else can come close to." - Eric Mabius

"The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest." - Gustave Flaubert

"My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people." - Ziggy Marley

"This wasn't the first time that I'd come close to death, but it was the first time I'd been involved in this part of it, this strange, terrible saying goodbye to someone you've loved." - Madeleine L'Engle

"Come to the bridal-chamber, Death! Come to the mother's, when she feels, For the first time, her first-born's breath! Come when the blessed seals That close the pestilence are broke, And crowded cities wail its stroke!" - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"Come to the bridal-chamber, Death! Come to the mother's, when she feels, For the first time, her first-born's breath! Come when the blessed seals That close the pestilence are broke, And crowded cities wail its stroke!" - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"My work has been essentially a dialogue with death, asking him, Why? Why? So only death can silence me. Only death can close my lips." - Eugene Ionesco

"It is much worse to be dead when we are alive/ Dead by the fear of death, when we are not yet dead!/ The incredible paradox of worrying to avoid death / Being the very cause of death!" - Kuruvilla Pandikattu

"The best of us being unfit to die, what an unexpressible absurdity to put the worst to death." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"I didn't start out thinking that I could ever make films. I started out being a film lover, loving films, and wanting to have a job that put me close to them and close to filmmakers and close to film sets." - Ava Duvernay

"It takes a while to get a movie together, and they dont start talking books until the movie is close to being finished." - Gregory Keyes

"Grief is the price we pay for being close to one another. If we want to avoid our grief, we simply avoid each other." - Thomas Lynch

"We need to give up what no longer works and find new ways of being that keeps us close to what matters." - Mark Nepo

"It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close." - Rachel Cohn

"Childbirth being one's most significant life passage, those close to us when we open to birth a baby will never be forgotten." - Robin Lim

"It's particularly hard to take being stabbed in the back close to home. There's always a feeling of betrayal when people of your own group oppose you." - Catharine Mackinnon

"When I'm writing a movie, it's usually pretty close to what the movie is going to be, which is just a luxury of being a writer-director." - J C Chandor

"It takes a while to get a movie together, and they don't start talking books until the movie is close to being finished." - Gregory Keyes

"A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by." - Barry Mann

"To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get." - David Small

"I enjoy the Web site a lot and I like being able to talk to my readers. I've always had a very close relationship with them." - Anne Rice

"When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get." - Nhat Hanh

"War is not two great armies meeting in the clash and frenzy of battle. War is a boy being carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been injured by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in filthy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorsa for the son she has given." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"War is not two great armies meeting in the clash and frenzy of battle. War is a boy being carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been injured by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in filthy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorsa for the son she has given." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death." - John Donne

"Christ used death to destroy death." - Matt Maher

"When vitality runs high, death takes men by surprise. But if they close their eyes to this possibility, what they gain in peace they lose in sensibility and significance." - Lewis Mumford

"Love. It's so close to hate, it's almost indistinguishable. But this is how it was for the two of them. Love and hate. Life and death. Joy and anguish." - Melissa De La Cruz

"I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death', and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark

"the very fact of the death of someone close to them aroused in all who heard about it, as always, a feeling of delight that he had died and they hadn't." - Leo Tolstoy



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