— Seth Grahame-Smith US fiction author 1976
Fonte: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
— Byron Katie American spiritual writer 1942
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (2002)
„How does he do it? Live. With the fear of death every day. I don't fear death as much as I fear the thought of living.“
— Julie Anne Peters American writer 1952
Fonte: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
— 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.
La Seconde Semaine (1584)
„We don't admit it to ourselves, not until the very moment of death, but in that moment, we see all life before us and we understand how we chose, every day of our lives, the manner of our death.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Fonte: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Red Prophet (1988), Chapter 17.
„He sought his former accustomed fear of death and did not find it. "Where is it? What death?" There was no fear because there was no death.
In place of death there was light.“
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Fonte: The Death of Ivan Ilych
„I want to break out — to leave this cycle of infection and death. I want to be taken in love: so taken that you and I, and death, and life, will be gathered inseparable, into the radiance of what we would become….“
— Thomas Pynchon, livro Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
„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
„Death isn't funny."
"Then why are there so many jokes about death? Jill, with us — us humans — death is so sad that we must laugh at it.“
— Robert A. Heinlein, livro Stranger in a Strange Land
Fonte: Stranger in a Strange Land
„In the end one cannot avoid the conclusion that AIDS unites certain human themes — homosexuality, sexual disease, and death — about which society actively resists enlightenment. These are things that we are unwilling to address or even think about. We don't want to understand them. We would rather fear them.“
— Martin Amis Welsh novelist 1949
"Making Sense of AIDS" (1985)
The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America (1986)
„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?
„We don't actually fear death, we fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace.“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
„My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning. I wanted my death to be something the people could relate to, a basis for further mobilization of the community.“
— Huey P. Newton, livro Revolutionary Suicide
Fonte: Revolutionary Suicide (1973), p. 190
— Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963
— Simone de Beauvoir, livro The Ethics of Ambiguity
Fonte: The Ethics of Ambiguity
— Ivor Gurney English composer and poet 1890 - 1937
From De Profundis
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?
— 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