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Life and Death

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tiny.ag/2mafbkev  ·   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

tiny.ag/1nxtc03g  ·   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

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/l3yahg9k  ·   Fair (743 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Health and Disease and Life and Death

tiny.ag/9whxy8s7  ·   Fair (549 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

Stephen Vincent Benét, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/hurfcg6j  ·   Fair (401 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Hector Berlioz, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/yvxqb7s2  ·   Fair (1183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not the opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed the same kind.

George Bernard, in Law and Politics and Life and Death

tiny.ag/v1gy9mza  ·   Fair (190 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's like déjà vu all over again.

Yogi Berra, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/osjwdfeg  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Life and Death and Men and Women

tiny.ag/wpy86lpb  ·   Fair (881 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

Russell Banks, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2rj0neai  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.

John Barrymore, (dying words), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/hl6bwuua  ·   Fair (426 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Alfred Adler, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/satycnrw  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Kehlog Albran, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/tuvabnig  ·   Fair (890 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.

Woody Allen, in Life and Death and Love and Hate

tiny.ag/znmoyas0  ·   Fair (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality by living forever.

Woody Allen, in Life and Death