„Everything is sad and ridiculous in old age. Even the fear of death.“
"En la vejez todo es triste y ridículo: hasta el miedo a la muerte."
Diario de la Guerra del Cerdo, 1969.
En la vejez todo es triste y ridículo: hasta la muerte.
Citas de sus libros, Diario de la guerra del cerdo (1969)
Variante: "En la vejez todo es triste y ridículo: hasta el miedo a la muerte."
„Death has most awful lessons! It is sad,
Aye, strange, to see even the aged die;
But about youth there is a confidence
In life, that makes it terrible.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The London Literary Gazette, 1824
— Oscar Wilde, livro Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young
Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young (1894)
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified
„Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe,
Old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.“
— Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer 1862 - 1937
Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road" http://www.bartleby.com/142/82., 12, Leaves of Grass (1855)
— David Gemmell, Fall of Kings
Fonte: Fall of Kings
„It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.“
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
Conclusion, p. 539
The Coming of Age (1970)
— A.J.P. Taylor Historian 1906 - 1990
An Old Man's Diary ( 1984) p. 39
— Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963
Diary of an Unknown (1988)
„Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.“
— Frances Moore Lappé activist against world hunger 1944
O Magazine, May 2004
— Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord French diplomat 1754 - 1838
Vous ne jouez donc pas le whist, monsieur? Hélas! quelle triste vieilesse vous vous préparez!
Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 90.
— Stephen King, livro Doutor Sono
Variante: FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.
Fonte: Doctor Sleep
„Turn thy thoughts now to the consideration of thy life, thy life as a child, as a youth, thy manhood, thy old age, for in these also every change was a death. Is this anything to fear?“
— Marcus Aurelius, livro Meditações
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book IX
„Everything has to be at once for six-month-old puppies, six-year-old children, and reformers of any age.“
— H. Beam Piper American science fiction writer 1904 - 1964
A Slave is a Slave (1962)
Contexto: Oh, he won't think of it in those terms. He'll be preventing me from sabotaging the Emancipation. He doesn't want to wait three generations; he wants to free them at once. Everything has to be at once for six-month-old puppies, six-year-old children, and reformers of any age.
„Tell mother that however dogs and samovars might behave themselves, winter comes after summer, old age after youth, and misfortune follows happiness (or the other way around). A person can not be healthy and cheerful throughout life. Losses lie waiting and man can not safeguard against death, even if he be Alexander of Macedonia. One must be prepared for anything and consider everything to be inevitably essential, as sad as that may be.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letter to his sister Maria Pavlovna Chekhov (November 13, 1898)