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Life and Death

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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/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/nzeglr2h  ·   Fair (168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, everything is a gag.

Charlie Chaplin, 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/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/hfdoz0jf  ·   Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ymq69cki  ·   Fair (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/nwd35ukj  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul Richter, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/9kvgpvf0  ·   Fair (957 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Leonard Alan Reiss

Time stands still for no man.

Leonard Reiss, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/hvae0ia3  ·   Fair (995 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Leonard Alan Reiss

I have all the time in the world to worry about death when I am dead.

Leonard Reiss, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/e6lxgan0  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.

Herbert Prochnow, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/xw6wlcfo  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.

Ross Presser, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gw23usfp  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/rl8ocqtb  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

William Osler, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/zdy6kvq5  ·   Fair (697 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

I've never been this old in my entire life.

Rev. J. D. O'Neal, (sermon: "Redeeming the Time"), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ubucsjmk  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O'Casey, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/r1riepsv  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/oqpn2fbc  ·   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

tiny.ag/an54x2gt  ·   Fair (966 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (hardcover)

"How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously.

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, in Food and Drink and Life and Death

tiny.ag/blmzpnir  ·   Fair (1122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death of a Salesman (paperback)

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