„It's better to burn out than to fade away.“

—  Neil Young

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„It's better to burn out than to fade away.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Quoted by Cobain in his suicide note, this is from the song My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) by Neil Young, from his album Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
Misattributed
Variante: It's better to burn out than fade away.

John Lennon photo

„It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Playboy interview (1980)
Contexto: It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out. I don't appreciate worship of dead Sid Vicious or of dead James Dean or of dead John Wayne. It's the same thing. Making Sid Vicious a hero, Jim Morrison — it's garbage to me. I worship the people who survive. Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo.

Neil Young photo

„My my, hey hey
Rock and roll is here to stay.
It's better to burn out
Than to fade away.
My my, hey hey.“

—  Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945

Hey Hey, My My, written with Jeff Blackburn; quoted by Kurt Cobain in his suicide note.
Song lyrics, Rust Never Sleeps (1978)

Amelia Earhart photo

„Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.“

—  Amelia Earhart American aviation pioneer and author 1897 - 1937

Chinese proverb, as quoted in The Homiletic Review, Vol. 90 (1925), p. 363
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Thomas Haynes Bayly photo

„Surely 't is better, when summer is over
To die when all fair things are fading away.“

—  Thomas Haynes Bayly English poet, songwriter, dramatist, and writer 1797 - 1839

I'd be a Butterfly, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.“

—  Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007

Statement to a TImes reporter in 1990, as quoted in "The wit and wisdom of Boris" in Guardian Unlimited (23 April 2007)
1990s

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James Joyce photo

„Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.“

—  James Joyce, livro The Dead

Dubliners (1914)
Variante: One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Fonte: "The Dead"

Douglas MacArthur photo

„Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. “

—  Douglas MacArthur U.S. Army general of the army, field marshal of the Army of the Philippines 1880 - 1964

Terry Pratchett photo

„It is better to give away the wool than the sheep.“

—  Stefano Guazzo Italian writer 1530 - 1593

Dell'Honore, p. 313.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 294.

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Dave Matthews photo

„Don't burn the day away.“

—  Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967

Pig
Before These Crowded Streets (1998)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow photo

„For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

St. 25.
Morituri Salutamus http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/longfellow/19229 (1875)
Fonte: The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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