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Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/oqpn2fbc  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If death did not exist today it would be necessary to invent it.

Count Jean Baptiste Milhoud, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/3dnw6xyp  ·   Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/m3b4teek  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is the final wake-up call.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/dzxgn8lw  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9exonkwl  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Growing old is not growing up.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/h3ssnixk  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/o7wo0x8t  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/jwdsgedx  ·   Fair (872 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. Everybody's crew.

Marshall McLuhan, (reprinted in the Hope Heart Health Newsletter), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/blmzpnir  ·   Fair (1122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death of a Salesman (paperback)

Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/an54x2gt  ·   Fair (966 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (hardcover)

"How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously.

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, in Food and Drink and Life and Death

tiny.ag/jjzf0pi4  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Ashley Montagu, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/e9ltnt7p  ·   Fair (761 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Ogden Nash, Versus, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/gw23usfp  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/gzh6qgv0  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difficulty in life is the choice.

George Moore, The Bending of the Bough, act IV, 1900, 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

tiny.ag/w9xyjy4p  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing endures but change.

Heraclitus, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/i5on8zyd  ·   Fair (815 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Catch-22 (paperback)

I'm gonna live forever, or die trying.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/bmtd51wv  ·   Fair (776 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Live to win, dare to fail.

James Hetfield, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/yio6tuyz  ·   Fair (986 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Deep Thoughts (paperback)

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.

Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts, in Life and Death