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Life and Death

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tiny.ag/62i8fdwb  ·   Fair (333 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy, raggedy-assed old life. I love it. I never want to die.

Dennis Trudell, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/pmyrloxq  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Earth is the cradle of the mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.

Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/byptdb1g  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've been trying for some time to develop a life style that doesn't require my presence.

Gary Trudeau, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/h8gckidt  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/cu6vdywe  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who learns and runs away, lives to learn another day.

Edward Lee Thorndike, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pyc5i9je  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Ursula K. LeGuin, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/dtxsg5kf  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics.

Josef Stalin, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/zlo9d2aq  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

Socrates, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/prynfiw1  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is too important to take seriously.

Corky Siegel, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/vepzdy0d  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Giacomo Leopardi, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/np9hfjzk  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ev3fc9xo  ·   Fair (935 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An Evening Wasted (audio CD)

Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Tom Lehrer, (from the album An Evening Wasted), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/pgmtdaub  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

D. H. Lawrence, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/v5ziucpl  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Charles F. Kettering, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ozic8c3g  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is short. Live it up.

Nikita Khrushchev, (New York Times Magazine, August 3, 1958), in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/k6fhbfxn  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.

Doug Larson, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/dkcw9sko  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten.

Doug Larson, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/goflcpah  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

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

Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/qg76oj0x  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we catch a glimpse of freedom, we wish to possess it; if we catch a glimpse of death, we want nothing to do with it. One we cannot have, the other we cannot avoid.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death