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Comment#  ·   Fair (872 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. Everybody's crew.

Marshall McLuhan, (reprinted in the Hope Heart Health Newsletter), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If death did not exist today it would be necessary to invent it.

Count Jean Baptiste Milhoud, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (1122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty

Death of a Salesman (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

Franklin P. Jones, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Franklin P. Jones, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Danny Kaye, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Paul Gauguin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

R. Geis, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I wouldn't mind dying -- it's that business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.

R. Geis, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.

Kahlil Gibran, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

Brendan Gill, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (2762 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (709 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get.

Winston Groom, Forrest Gump, in Life and Death

Forrest Gump (VHS (NTSC widescreen))

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.

M. Grundler, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (3018 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.

Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way, in Life and Death and War and Peace

The Greek Way (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (512 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

I hope life isn't a joke, because I don't get it.

Jack Handey, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (986 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.

Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts, in Life and Death

Deep Thoughts (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Life and Death

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