„Death makes no sense except to people who have passionately loved life. How can one die without having something to part from? Detachment is a negation of both life and death. Whoever has overcome his fear of death has also triumphed over life. For life is nothing but another word for this fear.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„My idea of painting was that those yellow squares, being put on the wall as delineating a virtual square or rectangle, were involving the wall itself within the piece and, in this sense, compared to what is usually a work of art, a painting, this piece was somehow reversing the usual terms of the esthetic proposition. Usually, you see the painting and you ignore the wall. Here you had the wall coming through the painting — and the painting itself, the painted pieces, become a standpoint to make the wall appear.“
— Robert Barry American artist 1936
Robert Barry (1980) in: Alexander Alberro (2003). Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity. Alberro noted: "Barry has since discussed the way in which this painting accented the structural support..."
— Erik H. Erikson American German-born psychoanalyst & essayist 1902 - 1994
Childhood and Society (1950), p. 269
— Virginia Woolf English writer 1882 - 1941
— Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
— Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
— Bertolt Brecht, Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays: Includes: In Search of Justice; Informer; Elephant Calf; Measures Taken; Exception and the Rule; Salzburg Dance of Death
Pelagea Vlasova in Scene 10
— Byron Katie American spiritual writer 1942
„The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Not by Twain, but from Edward Abbey's A Voice Crying In The Wilderness (1989).