„London Bridge is safe and soundNo matter what you keep repeatingNothing's gonna drag me downTo a death that's not worth cheating“

Baby Britain.
Lyrics, XO (1998)

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Elliott Smith
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„Unreal city,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.“

—  T.S. Eliot, livro The Waste Land

Fonte: The Waste Land (1922), Line 60 et seq.

This is a reference to Dante's Inferno, Canto III, lines 55-57

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„As W. C. Fields once said: a thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.“

—  Steven D. Levitt American economist 1967

Fonte: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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„Each time I fail to think about death, I have the impression of cheating, of deceiving someone in me.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, livro The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Fonte: The Trouble with Being Born

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„And what its worth, ask death-beds; they can tell.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Fonte: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night II, Line 51.

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„Someone said to me 'To you football is a matter of life or death!' and I said 'Listen, it's more important than that'.“

—  Bill Shankly Scottish footballer and manager 1913 - 1981

An interview on a Granada Television chat-show, hosted by Shelley Rohde on Wednesday 20th of May 1981

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„1090. Cheat me in the Price, but not in the Goods.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„Please keep your victory
But give me little death.“

—  St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982

"The Apocalypse Song"
Marry Me (2007)
Contexto: All your praying moments amount to just one breath.
Please keep your victory
But give me little death.

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„Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.“

—  Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863

Speaking to Captain John D. Imboden (24 July 1861), as quoted in Stonewall Jackson As Military Commander (2000) by John Selby, p. 25; sometimes quoted as "My religious beliefs teach me..."

„The truth of the matter is that death is a mystery to me. I have no opinion on the subject.“

—  Oscar Zeta Acosta, livro Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Fonte: Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo (1972), p. 30.

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„Gentlemen,
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for law is too slow. I'll ruin you.
Yours truly,
Cornelius Vanderbilt“

—  Cornelius Vanderbilt American businessman, philanthropist, and tycoon 1794 - 1877

Said to be the entirety of a letter to Charles Morgan and C. K. Garrison, quoted in an obituary, "Commodore Vanderbilt's Life" (5 January 1877) New York Times. Stiles, in The First Tycoon (2009) doubts this. He notes that there is no earlier source, that Vanderbilt was no stranger to the courts, and that he never otherwise closed letters with "yours truly."
Disputed

„There is no game in which you cannot cheat.“

—  Carlos Gershenson Mexican researcher 1978

Zire Notes (May 2004 - December 2006)

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