Life and Death

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is a horizontal fall."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is Nothingness's search for Something."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?"


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"One does not learn how to die by killing others."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The hardest thing in life is to learn which bridge to cross and which to burn."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In life you need either inspiration or desperation."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He is dead... because we have forgotten him."

Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card "Ender's Game"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away [...] A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him."

Plato
Plato "Phaedo"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Is there life before death? - that is the question!"


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Whatever is truly alive must die. Look at the flowers; only plastic flowers never die."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The whole of life lies in the verb seeing."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is like a tree. Every branch ends the same, with its limbs outstretched, and its leaves opened up, trying to touch the light it will never reach."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 8)

"What is life without the radiance of love?"


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death is not the worst that can happen to men."

Plato
Plato "Laws"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships."


Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is a suicide mission."

Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card "Children of the Mind"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death is life's way of telling you you're fired."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Love is energy of life."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Live with your century; but do not be its creature."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The meaning of life is to go back to sleep and hope that tomorrow will be a better day."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When we can't dream any longer we die."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The life of the wolf is the death of the lamb."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is death's feast."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love makes us poets and the approach of death makes us philosophers."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?"


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God give me work, till my life shall end.
And life, till my work is done."

 Winifred Holtby`s epitaph
Winifred Holtby`s epitaph

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Death is not a period but a comma in the story of life."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand."

T. E. Lawrence
T. E. Lawrence "The Mint"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 8)