„He was the first, the only love her life, and in a nature like hers such passions take deep root and die-hard.“
— Louisa May Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase
Fonte: A Long Fatal Love Chase
„Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief, and I tried very hard to die, but I seemed to bear an enchanted life.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Fonte: The Great Gatsby
„Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion, too,
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Lyrics, Imagine (1971 album)
— Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967
„Live Free or Die Hard may work better for an audience that doesn't know much about the series is than it will for Die Hard die hards, who will be wondering who that impersonator is and what he did with the real John McClane. The original Die Hard came out of nowhere to blitz the 1988 summer box office. The fourth installment arrives with a weight of expectations that Atlas would have trouble shouldering and, when the dust settles in September, it's unlikely that Live Free or Die Hard will be one of this year's big success stories.“
— James Berardinelli American film critic 1967
Review http://www.reelviews.net/php_review_template.php?identifier=310 of Live Free or Die Hard (2007).
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— Cecil Day Lewis English poet 1904 - 1972
Birthday Poem for Thomas Hardy (1949)
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
I believed from my first attack that I should not survive it — my breath cannot last long.
The first sentence here is sometimes presented as being his last statement before dying, but they are reported as part of the fuller statement, and as being said in the afternoon prior to his death in Life of Washington (1859) by Washington Irving, and his actual last words are stated to have been those reported by Tobias Lear below.
„Perhaps it is fortunate that most heroes who die for their people cannot come back to see what the people do with that hard-bought life and freedom.“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Fonte: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, To Green Angel Tower (1993), Part 1, Chapter 20, “Travelers and Messengers” (p. 639).
„It is so hard for us little human beings to accept this deal that we get. It's really crazy, isn't it? We get to live, then we have to die. What we put into every moment is all we have… What spirit human beings have! It is a pretty cheesy deal—all the pleasures of life, and then death.“
— Gilda Radner American comedian 1946 - 1989
It's Always Something (1989), pg. 87 (2009 edition)
„We are not meant to die merely in order to be dead. God could not want that for the creatures to whom He has given the breath of life. We die in order to live.“
— Elisabeth Elliot American missionary 1926 - 2015
Fonte: Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control
— John Irving, livro The World According to Garp
Fonte: The World According to Garp
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
"Nephelidia", line 16, from The Heptalogia (1880); Swinburne intended "Nephelidia" as a self-parody.
— Laura Nyro American musician and songwriter 1947 - 1997
"Been On A Train"