— Alfred Austin British writer and poet 1835 - 1913
„He asked three things of his men. That they fought, as he did, with a ruthless professionalism. That they stole only from the enemy and the dead unless they were starving. And that they never got drunk without his permission.“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe, p. 15
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
After hearing of John Sedgwick's death, as quoted in The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern May 7–12, 1864 https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0807121363 (1997), by Gordon C. Rhea, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, p. 95.
„That night when he went back to his hotel, he wept for his dead children and all the other castrated boys, for his own lost youth, for those who were young no longer and those who died young, for those who fought for Salvador Allende and those who were too scared to fight.“
— Roberto Bolaño Chilean author 1953 - 2003
Mauricio ('The Eye') Silva
„The living, he thought, should never be used to serve the purposes of the dead. But the dead—he glanced at Bruce, the empty shape beside him — should, if possible, serve the purposes of the living.
That, he reasoned, is the law of life.
And the dead, if they could feel, might feel better doing so.
The dead, Mike thought, who can still see, even if they can't understand: they are our camera.“
— Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982
Chapter 15 (p. 266)
— Alastair Reynolds British novelist and astronomer 1966
Galactic North (p. 366)
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary c... 1905 - 1980
„To himself every one is an immortal: he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Ignorance of Death
— Walt Kelly American cartoonist 1913 - 1973
A response to Time magazine's cover story of 8 April 1966, which asked, "Is God Dead?" This, in turn, came from Nietzsche's famous quote, "God is dead." It appears on page 96, the final panel in The Pogo Poop Book (1966).
— Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988
Context: He had seen Hyle shoot, and he had seen only one man he thought was as good... just one. He'd seen Con Vallian down in the Bald Knob country that time, and Con was quick. He was almighty quick at a time when a man was either quick or he was dead. Ch. 4; L'amour here, and in the title of the work, uses a double entendre, with reference to archaic use of "quick" to mean "living" and a famous idiom regarding the living and the dead which originated in William Tyndale's English translation of the New Testament (1526), 2 Timothy 4:1: "I testifie therfore before god and before the lorde Iesu Christ which shall iudge quicke and deed at his aperynge in his kyngdom."