„Death ends a life, not a relationship.“

—  Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Fonte: Tuesdays with Morrie (1997)

Última atualização 24 de Maio de 2020. História

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„Death is the end of life; ah, why
Should life all labour be?“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lotos-Eaters

Choric Song, st. 4
The Lotos-Eaters (1832)
Contexto: Death is the end of life; ah, why
Should life all labour be?
Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast,
And in a little while our lips are dumb.
Let us alone. What is it that will last?
All things are taken from us, and become
Portions and parcels of the dreadful past.
Let us alone. What pleasure can we have
To war with evil? Is there any peace
In ever climbing up the climbing wave?
All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave
In silence; ripen, fall and cease:
Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease.

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„All ends are temporary and all life is born from death.“

—  Christopher Pike American author Kevin Christopher McFadden 1954

Fonte: Evil Thirst

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„I believe there are ways whose ends are life instead of death.“

—  William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981

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„Presence of death standing by makes a sacrament of tenuous relationships.“

—  Nadine Gordimer South african Nobel-winning writer 1923 - 2014

Yonder Mark (ed.), The Quotable Gordimer, 2014.

„With a mind not diseased, a holy life is a life of hope; and at the end of it, death is a great act of hope.“

—  William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885

Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 328.

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„I know beginnings, I know endings too,
and life-in-death, and something else
I'd rather not recall just now.“

—  Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966

"This Cruel Age has deflected me..." (1944)
Fonte: The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

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„Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.“

—  Atul Gawande, livro Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Fonte: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End