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Life and Death

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tiny.ag/9xelzoym  ·   Fair (175 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think, and a docudrama with ugly actors for those who film docudramas.

Dr. Squid, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/pmqy9n03  ·   Fair (782 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.

Georges Courteline, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/j0xwttzq  ·   Fair (331 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

Jacques Cousteau, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/omnauuky  ·   Fair (151 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

Elias Canetti, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/kygnp58l  ·   Fair (334 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.

James Carse, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/o805qiwx  ·   Fair (141 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After I'm dead, I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Marcus Porcius Cato, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/nzeglr2h  ·   Fair (168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, everything is a gag.

Charlie Chaplin, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/fnthysbd  ·   Fair (318 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekhov, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/qdumwgvj  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.

Maurice Chevalier, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/uwjseqdv  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/0ocbsd1l  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why ask why? If it's raining it just is.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/wdjstbs9  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Ed Howe, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/esckebld  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/hsueg1lg  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.

Aldous Huxley, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/k0lhuitd  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/eip3h9je  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/c3ydou6f  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/8ei71095  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To awake from death is to die in peace.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/zckhxjq9  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behaviour is our only hope for a pardon.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/diamcwob  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes.

Charles Bukowski, in Life and Death