„Mundies die awfully easily, don't they?"
"Isabelle, you know it's bad luck to talk about death in a sickroom.“

—  Cassandra Clare, livro City of Bones

Fonte: City of Bones

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„If you don't know what Ad Reinhardt's) paintings are about, you don't know what painting is about [after Reinhardt's death in 1967].“

—  Frank Stella American artist 1936

Quote of 1967; as quoted in Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990
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„It's funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That is a good thing! In other countries people don't line up for food: the rich get the food and the poor starve to death.“

—  Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941

As quoted in "When Bernie Sanders Thought Castro and the Sandinistas Could Teach America a Lesson" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/28/when-bernie-sanders-thought-castro-and-the-sandinistas-could-teach-america-a-lesson.html by Michael Moynihan, The Daily Beast (28 February 2016)
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„It is terrible bad luck. Owls are often augurs of death, Mr. Flattery. There is no surer sign.“

—  Sean Russell author 1952

“Not even the cessation of breathing?” the viscount asked, but neither Tristam nor Beacham laughed.
Fonte: World Without End (1995), Chapter 39 (p. 557)

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„I wasn't particularly afraid of death itself. As Shakespeare said, die this year and you don't have to die the next.“

—  Haruki Murakami, livro Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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„Good luck is just bad luck with its hair combed.“

—  Stephen King American author 1947

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Everything's Eventual (2002), "Luckey Quarter"

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„If you are anxious about death, then you don't have a sense of the oneness of things—you feel that after death, you will be no more.“

—  Sidney Poitier American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat 1927

"Oprah Talks to Sidney Poitier", http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Oprah-Interviews-Sidney-Poitier/1 O Magazine, October 2000

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„Broken oaths are bad luck eggs.”
That was so weird, I did not know what to say. So I said, “Eggs?“

—  John C. Wright, livro Orphans of Chaos

“They hatch bad luck.”
Fonte: Orphans of Chaos (2005), Chapter 5, “To Walk with Owls” Section 3 (p. 86)

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„Let the mantle of worldly enjoyments hang loose about you, that it may be easily dropped when death comes to carry you into another world.“

—  Thomas Boston Scottish church leader, theologian and philosopher 1676 - 1732

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 207.
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