— W.C. Fields actor 1880 - 1946
My Little Chickadee (1940)
— Sophie Kinsella, livro I've Got Your Number
Fonte: I've Got Your Number
„Death penalty, is would you call it and Oxymoron. Death is not a penalty. It's an escape. They treat me like a trophy, like they got me, their gonna kill me, and we won. They didn't win. In the crudest terms, 168 to 1.“
— Timothy McVeigh American army soldier, security guard, terrorist 1968 - 2001
Interview for American Terrorist (2001) by Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck
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
— Steven D. Levitt American economist 1967
Fonte: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
„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
— Edward Young, Night-Thoughts
Fonte: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night II, Line 51.
„And then, if you make it to bedtime, you feel the joy of cheating death out of one more day," she said. "Do you see?“
— Suzanne Collins, livro Gregor the Overlander
Fonte: Gregor the Overlander
„That house, whatever it was, was the embodiment of all the coldness in his mind. Harley said to himself: "Whatever has been done to me, I've been cheated. Someone has robbed me of something so thoroughly I don't even know what it is. It's been a cheat, a cheat.…"“
— Brian W. Aldiss, livro Outside
„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
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
— 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.
„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..."
— Oscar Zeta Acosta, livro Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Fonte: Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo (1972), p. 30.
„I love sleep because it is both pleasant and safe to use. Pleasant because one is in the best possible company and safe because sleep is the consummate protection against the unseemliness that is the invariable consequence of being awake. What you don't know won't hurt you. Sleep is death without the responsibility.“
— Fran Lebowitz, livro Metropolitan Life
"Why I Love Sleep" (p. 91).
Metropolitan Life (1978)
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for law is too slow. I'll ruin you.
— 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."
— Scott Lynch, livro Red Seas Under Red Skies
Fonte: Red Seas Under Red Skies