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Comment#  ·   Fair (344 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In our society, any man who doesn't cry at his mother's funeral is liable to be condemned to death.

Albert Camus, The Stranger, in Life and Death

The Stranger (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (151 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Elias Canetti, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, everything is a gag.

Charlie Chaplin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Maurice Chevalier, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never think of the future -- it will come soon enough.

Albert Einstein, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Ursula K. LeGuin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (935 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

An Evening Wasted (audio CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

John Lennon, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

Vincent T. Lombardi, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!

Timothy Luce, in Life and Death

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