„If I wanted death, Edward would give it to me. Because we both understand that it isn't death that we fear. It's living.“

—  Laurell K. Hamilton, livro Obsidian Butterfly

Fonte: Obsidian Butterfly

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„Until we know that death is equal to life, we live in fear.“

—  Byron Katie American spiritual writer 1942

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„In every hedge and ditch both day and night
We fear our death, of every leafe affright.“

—  Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590

Second Week, First Day, Part iii. Compare: "The sense of death is most in apprehension; And the poor beetle, that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies", William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act iii. Sc. 1.
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„The bedrock of doubt is the total nothingness of death. Death is a leveler, not because everybody dies, but because nobody understands what death means.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

Fonte: "Quotes", The Great Code: The Bible and Literature (1982), Chapter 8, p. 230

„Don't fear death, fear the un-lived life“

—  Natalie Babbitt, livro Tuck Everlasting

Variante: dont be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life.
Fonte: Tuck Everlasting

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„We all need to give our lives a sense of significance, of a meaning that lives on after our deaths“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963

2010s, Interview with Joshua Stanton (August 2017)
Contexto: If Kim Jong Un is Chosun, as the slogan goes, then his decline in popularity must be the state’s too? But it doesn’t work that way. We all need to give our lives a sense of significance, of a meaning that lives on after our deaths. The North Koreans get that from their nationalism, which is one with their patriotism. If they lose that, what do they have?

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„I only fear the death of others. For me, true death is that of the people I love“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

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„Oh! Death would take so much from us, how should we not fear?“

—  Ivor Gurney English composer and poet 1890 - 1937

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Contexto: But we of the rich plain of sweet airs and pure,
Oh! Death would take so much from us, how should we not fear?

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„Because I want to make a good death.“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014

To a question posed to him “Why do you practise yoga? at the end of his lecture in Bristol quoted in: Silvia Prescott My teacher, Mr Iyengar: a former pupil remembers the yoga master http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/22/my-teacher-bks-iyengar-yoga, The Guardian, 22 August 2014

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