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"Most people think of death as the end, when in fact, death can be the beginning." - Gabrielle

"A being afire with life cannot foresee death; in fact, by each of his deeds he denies that death exists." - Marguerite Yourcenar

"Death is the last fact of which we can be certain." - Geraldine Jewsbury

"We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle." - Stokely Carmichael

"I believe we all must face the fact of death. It is both gift and curse." - Richard Lamm

"It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life." - John E. Hines

"It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life." - John Hines

"Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death." - Alexander Chase

"Life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact, we have no fear of death anymore, nor actual difficulty in our life." - Shunryu Suzuki

"All objective pleasure in the long run must bring pain, because of the fact of change or death." - Swami Vivekananda

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

"In fact, I would defend to the death their right to express a different point of view." - Martin Mcguinness

"To me, man means awareness of death. I am not saying become afraid of death; that is not awareness. Just be aware of the fact that death is coming nearer and nearer and you have to be prepared for it..." - Rajneesh

"You get rid of the fear of death by understanding that it is an integral fact of our existence. You do that through will and reason." - G Gordon Liddy

"The foundation of our religion is a basis of fact - the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge." - Simon Greenleaf

"Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death-ought to decide, indeed, to earn one's death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life." - James A Baldwin

"The monument of death will outlast the memory of the dead. The Pyramids do not tell the tale which was confided to them; the living fact commemorates itself." - Henry David Thoreau

"Death is a fact of life, no matter where you live. Taking care of the dying is a necessity everywhere. Those are not conditions exclusive to small towns." - Kent Haruf

"Death is present every day in our lives. It's not that I take pleasure in the morbid fascination of it, but it is a fact of life." - Jose Saramago

"In the New Testament outside the Gospels and the beginning of Acts, again and again, the fact of Jesus' resurrection is closely linked to our own ultimate resurrection, which isn't life after death - it's life after life after death." - N T Wright

"I fought, and therefore, believed in my victory. There is more to the fact that I didn't fear death and preferred a brave death instead of a life of an idiot." - Giordano Bruno

"In fact, all the additional knowledge gained by an irrationally constituted society may but enlarge and enhance the powers of death and destruction." - Paul A. Baran

"In fact, life itself is a contradiction if only because birth is the direct cause, in every single case, of death" - Gore Vidal

"You hear the word 'cancer,' and you think it is a death sentence. In fact, the shock is the biggest thing about a diagnosis of cancer." - Clare Balding

"It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it." - Elisabeth Kublerross

"It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"'American Graffiti' was unpleasant because of the fact that there was no money, no time, and I was compromising myself to death." - George Lucas

"I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century." - Andrew Greeley

"Death in Somalia seldom bothers to announce its arrival. In fact, death calls with the arrogance of a guest confident on receiving a warm welcome at any time, no question asked." - Nuruddin Farah

"Woman possesses the cosmic force of an element, an invincible force of destruction, like nature's. She is, in herself alone, all nature! Being the matrix of life, she is by that very fact the matrix of death - since it is from death that life is perpetually reborn, and since to annihilate death would be to kill life at its only fertile source." - Octave Mirbeau

"It is a fact that the Lord Jesus has already died for you. It is also a fact that you have already died with the Lord Jesus. If you do not believe in your death with Christ, you will not be able to receive the effectiveness of death with Him - freedom from sin." - Watchman Nee

"The fact that 'A Dirty Job' has comedy and supernatural horror in it, that both are woven in and out of it with a whimsical tone, despite the fact that it's about death, makes it hard to characterize with standard genre labels - but I have no problem with that. I'd call it a funny story about death, and leave it at that." - Christopher Moore

"The cruelty of death lies in the fact that it brings the real sorrow of the end, but not the end. The greatest cruelty of death: an apparent end causes a real sorrow. Our salvation is death, but not this one." - Franz Kafka

"The story depicts also the troubled part of the hero's life which precedes and leads up to his death; and an instantaneous death occurring by 'accident' in the midst of prosperity would not suffice for it. It is, in fact, essentially a tale of suffering and calamity conducting to death." - A. C. Bradley

"Especially for those of us living in the Western culture, death to a large extent is still a taboo subject. It's considered something dreadful that shouldn't be happening. It's usually denied. The fact of death is not faced. What we don't realize in Western culture is that death has a redemptive dimension." - Eckhart Tolle

"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

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

"The foundation of our belief is a basis of fact - the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge it was therefore impossible that they could have persisted in affirming the truths they have narrated, had not Jesus actually rose from the dead, and had they not known this fact as certainly as they knew any other fact." - Simon Greenleaf

"The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life. In a sense they took away the individual's own death, proving that henceforth nothing belonged to him and he belonged to no one. His death merely set a seal on the fact that he had never existed." - Hannah Arendt

"The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life. In a sense they took away the individual's own death, proving that henceforth nothing belonged to him and he belonged to no one. His death merely set a seal on the fact that he had never existed." - Hannah Arendt

"Though we face the facts of sex we are more reluctant than ever to face the fact of death or the crueler facts of life, either biological or social." - Joseph Wood Krutch

"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

"Paul believed, in fact, that Jesus had gone through death and out the other side. Jesus had gone into a new mode of physicality, for which there was no precedent and of which there was, as yet, no other example." - N T Wright

"How to measure a life's worth? The important thing, said Paloma one day, is not the fact of dying, it is what you are doing in the moment of your death." - Muriel Barbery

"There is one single fact, which one may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed." - Hannah More

"It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!" - Richard Jeni

"The essence of being human is that, in the brief moment we exist on this spinning planet, we can love some persons and some things, in spite of the fact that time and death will ultimately claim us all." - Rollo May

"It is very singular how the fact of a man's death often seems to give people a truer idea of his character, whether for good or evil, than they have ever possessed while he was living and acting among them." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The content of the dialogue with 'the Other' is a content that indicates that man's horizons are infinitely bright, that death is in fact, well, as Thomas Vaughn put it, 'the body is the placenta of the soul'" - Terence Mckenna

"Nobody knows, in fact, what death is, nor whether to man it is not perchance the greatest of all blessings; yet people fear it as if they surely knew it to be the worst of evils." - Socrates

"The illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that - rather than just think about it - it's crucial that you do today what you want to do." - Robin Gibb

"It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits." - Wendell Berry

"The fact that all of us die anyway (the rumor turns out to be true) is a mere detail in the celestial glow of imagination. The artist's eyes destroy death." - Herbert Gold

"Perhaps we don't need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That's enough for me." - Brad Pitt

"Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week." - Basil Hume

"The death rate is a fact; anything beyond this is an inference." - William Farr

"Life is indeed precious, and I believe the death penalty helps affirm this fact." - Ed Koch

"Yes, it's a well-known fact about you: you're like death, you take everything." - Milan Kundera

"Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well." - Alexander Smith

"That fact that Athens could condemn its noblest citizen to death did more than make a profound impression on him. It was to shape the course of his entire philosophic endeavor." - Jostein Gaarder

"It is by no means a fact that death is the worst of all evils; when it comes it is an alleviation to mortals who are worn out with sufferings." - Pietro Metastasio

"It is by no means a fact that death is the worst of all evils; when it comes it is an alleviation to mortals who are worn out with sufferings." - Metastasio

"You know what's funny to me? You know what's really funny to me? The fact that you've been calling Lita the walking kiss of death, but tonight.. the walking KOD beat the walking STD." - Chris Jericho

"So the first thing: become aware of death. Think about it, look at it, contemplate it. Do not be afraid, do not escape the fact. It is there and you cannot escape it! It has come into existence with you." - Rajneesh

"I think this country would be much better off if we did not have capital punishment.... We cannot ignore the fact that in recent years a disturbing number of inmates on death row have been exonerated." - John Paul Stevens

"Perhaps the bleakest fact of all is that the death penalty is imposed not only in a freakish and discriminatory manner, but also in some cases upon defendants who are actually innocent." - William J. Brennan

"We have to rethink how we're going to live on this earth - stop talking about the fact that we've got to have agriculture, we've got to have exports, because all that is the death of us." - Bill Mollison

"A lot of mythology arose after [Mahatma Gandhi] death. But the fact remains that he was an exceptional man, terribly intelligent, with tremendous intuition for people, and a great instinct for what was right." - Indira Gandhi

"USA Today reports that the number of death row executions this year has hit a 35-year low. They attribute that to DNA evidence clearing more people and the fact that Rick Perry has been on the road campaigning." - Jay Leno

"I did nothing to deserve God's love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God's family." - Steven Curtis Chapman

"Parenthood, like death, is an event for which it is nearly impossible to be prepared. It brings you into a new relationship with the fact of your own existence, a relationship in which one may be rendered helpless." - Rachel Cusk

"The times in my life when I've been my thinnest, I've been a walking psycho wreck. Forget the fact that I was basically starving myself; skinny was usually due to some kind of loss. Death. Rejection. Divorce." - Stephanie Klein

"I'm trying to engage issues of power and sexuality and money and life and death and power. Power is the most free-flowing element in society, maybe next to money, but in fact they both motor each other." - Barbara Kruger

"The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward." - Aberjhani

"The death of one god is the death of all." - Wallace Stevens

"Death has been the great leveler/ Of all honour, glory and name./ None can take anything with them/ To their tomb! Death! The sobering fact/ Of all our yearnings and longings!/ What does it profit a man ... / If he cannot take any of the things/ To his grave." - Kuruvilla Pandikattu

"'Death with dignity' is our society's expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life's last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature's ongoing rhythms." - Sherwin B Nuland

"Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have." - James Baldwin

"that darkest of syllables, death." - Mary McMullen

"The gloomy shade of death." - William Shakespeare

"Sleep: the stepchild of Death." - Nancy A. Collins

"I'm afraid of death, obviously." - June Diane Raphael

"In the jaws of death." - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

"I'm not afraid of death." - Maurice Sendak

"I don't encourage any act of murder nor do I glorify in anyone's death, but I do think that when the white public uses it's press to magnify the fact that there are lives of white hostages at stake, they don't say "hostages," every paper says "white hostages." They give me the impression that they attach more importance to a white hostage and a white death, than they do the death of a human being, despite the color of his skin." - Malcolm X

"Man feels and ponders death as though it were the end, when in fact death is merely the continuation of life. It is another life. You may not believe in the existence of the soul, yet you must acknowledge that your body will live on as green grass, as a cloud. For you are, after all, water and dust." - Janusz Korczak

"If a warrior is not unattached to life and death, he will be of no use whatsoever. The saying that "All abilities come from one mind" sounds as though it has to do with sentient matters, but it is in fact a matter of being unattached to life and death. With such non-attachment one can accomplish any feat." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"The Catholic understanding has been that the death penalty has been become, like, outdated because in industrialized countries. We have other ways of protecting societies from dangerous people without killing them. And in fact, it's important to remember that much of the world has done away with the death penalty." - Shane Claiborne

"Religion provides the only story that is fundamentally consoling in the face of the worst possible experiences - the death of a parent, for instance. In fact, many religions take away the problem entirely, because their adherents ostensibly believe that they're going to be reunited with everyone they love, and death is an illusion." - Sam Harris

"The fatal futility of Fact." - Henry James

"Fear of death is worse than death itself..." - Gosho Aoyama

"The fear of death is worse than death." - Robert Burton

"Parting is worse than death; it is death of love!" - John Dryden

"I don't think victory over death... is anything so superficial as a person fulfilling their normal span of life. It can be twofold; a victory over death by the man who faces it for himself without fear, and a victory by those who, loving him, know that death is but a little thing compared with the fact that he lived and was the kind of person he was." - Vera Brittain

"no study has brought out any solid evidence that the death penalty deters crime. In fact, Amnesty reports that 'the murder rate in states which use the death penalty is twice that of states which do not, according to FBI statistics." - Antoinette Bosco

"When you do not realize that you are one with the river, or one with the universe, you have fear. Whether it is separated into drops or not, water is water. Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact, we have no fear of death anymore." - Shunryu Suzuki

"I was taught to confront things you can't avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you're trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don't last for ever makes them beautiful." - Damien Hirst

"Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The man who has lived his life totally, intensely, passionately, without any fear - without any fear that has been created in you by the priests for centuries and centuries - if a person lives his life without any fear, authentically, spontaneously, death will not create any fear in him, not at all. In fact, death will come as a great rest. Death will come as the ultimate flowering of life. He will be able to enjoy death too; he will be able to celebrate death too." - Rajneesh

"Meditation upon death does not teach one how to die; it does not make the departure more easy, but ease is not what I seek. Beloved boy, so willful and brooding, your sacrifice will have enriched not my life but my death. ... Centuries as yet unborn within the dark womb of time would pass by thousands over that tomb without restoring life to him, but likewise without adding to his death, and without changing the fact that he had been." - Marguerite Yourcenar

"Death when to death a death by death hath given Then shall be op't the long shut gates of heaven." - Thomas Heywood

"I am part of the cycle, rebirth death, rebirth death, rebirth death." - George Harrison

"For life in the present there is no death. Death is not an event in life. It is not a fact in the world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"This is a great fact: strength is life; weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death." - Swami Vivekananda

"I knew there were no such things as death cooties. Unfortunately, that's an intellectual fact. And death cooties are an emotional reality." - Janet Evanovich

"I take it, therefore, to be a fact, that one's existence ends with death. I think it possible to show how this fact can be emotionally acceptable." - A.J. Ayer

"Fact: death too is in the egg. Fact: the body is dumb, the body is meat. And tomorrow the O.R. Only the summer was sweet." - Anne Sexton

"For watching death, and above all, after death; not death in battle, but death after battle, brings one to certain indifferences that are also a form of death." - Mary Butts

"Death is never an ending, death is a change; Death is beautiful, for death is strange; Death is one dream out of another flowing." - Conrad Aiken

"I think that the exactitude of the photograph has a sort of compelling nature based in its power to duplicate life. But to me the real power of photography is based in death: the fact that somehow it can enliven that which is not there in a kind of stultifying frightened way, because it seems to me that part of one's life is made up of a constant confrontation with one's own death." - Barbara Kruger

"We will in fact encourage them to commit more suicides. We have given them death and poison." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The marvel is that we did not all die of cold. As a matter of fact, only one of my party actually froze to death before he could be got back, but I am not able to tell how many have ended up in hospital. We were marooned in a frozen desert. There was not a sign of life on the horizon and a thousand signs of death." - Wilfred Owen

"The Soul is a fact, but it is not physical. ... Survivors of near-death experiences attest that some part of them apparently detaches from their physical bodies following the death of the body, but while that is proof of the soul for them, it does not prove it to us. The Soul is like divine music that only God can hear; it is the force of endless resurrection; the soul is like a fire that never goes out." - Caroline Myss

"Uncommon extension of the fear of death." - Ambrose Bierce

"To enter into the realm of contemplation, one must in a certain sense die: but this death is in fact the entrance into a higher life. It is a death for the sake of life, which leaves behind all that we can know or treasure as life, as thought, as experience as joy, as being. [Every form of intuition and experience] die to be born again on a higher level of life." - Thomas Merton

"It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death- ought to decide, indeed, to earn one's death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us." - James A Baldwin

"No tabloid will ever print the startling news that the mummified body of Jesus of Nazareth has been discovered in old Jerusalem. Christians have no carefully embalmed body enclosed in a glass case to worship. Thank God, we have an empty tomb. The glorious fact that the empty tomb proclaims to us is that life for us does not stop when death comes. Death is not a wall, but a door." - Peter Marshall

"Consistency is the death of good acting." - Michael Shurtleff

"My only fear of death is reincarnation" - Tupac Shakur

"Security is a kind of death." - Tennessee Williams

"Hurry is the death of Prayer." - Samuel Chadwick

"Death is the gate of life." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"Debate is the death of conversation." - Emil Ludwig

"Death strips all men of dignity." - Tobsha Learner

"Opinion is the death of knowledge." - Jennifer Stone

"Misogyny is the death of the heart." - Jennifer Stone

"Death is nature's way of killing you." - Bill Maher

"Death Makes Angels of us all." - Jim Morrison

"It was autumn, the springtime of death." - Tom Robbins

"Comparison is the death of joy." - Mark Twain

"Fear of death is worse than dying." - Friedrich Schiller

"didacticism is the death of art ..." - Alice Dunbar Nelson

"Every call of Christ leads into death." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Death is the cure of all diseases." - Thomas Browne

"Debate is the death of conversation." - Kitty O'Neill Collins

"Death is the tyrant of the imagination." - Barry Cornwall

"Competition is the death of art." - Dana Gould

"You cannot experience the death of anybody" - U.G. Krishnamurti

"Infidelity, like death, admits of no degrees." - Delphine De Girardin

"Just death, kind umpire of men's miseries." - William Shakespeare

"Love of life at times requires death" - Nick Gordon

"Death is only a byproduct of terrorism." - Dan Brown

"Death is the greatest form of love." - Charles Manson

"... in the midst of death life persists ..." - Mahatma Gandhi

"To retire is the beginning of death." - Pablo Casals

"Death takes away the commonplace of life." - Alexander Smith

"Why fear death? Be scared of living." - Laura Marling

"The price of freedom is death." - Malcolm X

"The first condition of immortality is death." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Knowledge is the death of research." - Walther Nernst



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