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Comment#  ·   Fair (237 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don't have the balls to live in the real world.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It doesn't take all kinds -- we just have all kinds.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.

Unknown, (bumper sticker), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Just because your doctor has a name for your condition doesn't mean he knows what it is.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a fatal, sexually transmitted disease.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like a raffle -- you must be present to win.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and then she has puppies.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Living on Earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the Sun.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Living your life is a task so difficult, it has never been attempted before.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (447 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Middle age is youth without levity. And old age without decay.

Daniel Defoe, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

Franklin P. Jones, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

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

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