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Life and Death

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tiny.ag/sdvpkq9f  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/c4bqu3ci  ·   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

tiny.ag/i5on8zyd  ·   Fair (815 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Catch-22 (paperback)

I'm gonna live forever, or die trying.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/w9xyjy4p  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing endures but change.

Heraclitus, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/bmtd51wv  ·   Fair (776 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Live to win, dare to fail.

James Hetfield, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ucas5skv  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/mdhzlnil  ·   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

tiny.ag/5mrm7cdg  ·   Fair (3018 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Greek Way (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/rnxbf2ho  ·   Fair (512 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

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

Jack Handey, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/yio6tuyz  ·   Fair (986 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Deep Thoughts (paperback)

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

Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/buksmgyy  ·   Fair (709 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Forrest Gump (VHS (NTSC widescreen))

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

Winston Groom, Forrest Gump, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/leqwvn5o  ·   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

tiny.ag/ktc0xjw3  ·   Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/txsowiaz  ·   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

tiny.ag/9fqb7lqw  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Paul Gauguin, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/4ru9egbz  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

R. Geis, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/nd8c4s7a  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Kahlil Gibran, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/5x9cvfxv  ·   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

tiny.ag/pmtdvq0j  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of life is, but rather recognize that it is he who is asked.

Viktor Frankl, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/x1quz7jt  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Millions long for immortality but do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz, in Life and Death