Life and Death

"Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark."

William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) last words before death
William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) last words before death

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties."

Sir James Jeans
Sir James Jeans "Mysterious Universe"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is perhaps most wisely regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings, and every day is a life in miniature."

Eugene O`Neill
Eugene O`Neill "Marco Millions"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors."

Eugene O`Neill
Eugene O`Neill "Lazarus Laughed"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."


Rating: 8.77 (Number of Voters: 13)

"Life is not fair, but life is not fair for everyone. That makes life fair."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or on being."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."


Rating: 9.29 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Every man dies; not every man really lives."

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Click if you know the author from the film "Braveheart"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity."

 from the
from the "Gladiator" movie

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is an echo. What you send out - you get back. What you give - you get."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is eternal, and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death cancels all engagments."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."

Logan Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith "Afterthoughts"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence and famine."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is one long process of getting tired."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Life of Reason"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."

Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov "Pale Fire"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are all serving a life-sentence in the dungeon of self."

Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly "Unquiet Grave"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death pay all debts."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The life of man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love stands opposed to death. It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death."

Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is God's novel. Let him write it."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The vintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust and that life is love, laughter, and work."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily. "


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection."

Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer "Studies in Pessimism"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is worth much more than gold."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life, moral or physical, is not a completed fact, but a continual process, depending for its movement upon two contrary forces, the force of resistance and that of expression."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"You live and learn. Or you don't live long."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)