Life And Death quotes

  • We like to see death as an unfair conspiracy, and what we want is a magic practitioner, a combination of Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Life And Death #Magic #Want

  • Vous eprouves trop d'emotion, Hastings, It affects your hands and your wits. Is that a way to fold a coat? And regard what you have done to my pyjamas. If the hairwash breaks what will befall them?' 'Good heavens, Poirot,' I cried, 'this is a matter of life and death. What does it matter what happens to our clothes?' 'You have no sense of proportion Hastings. We cannot catch a train earlier than the time that it leaves, and to ruin one's clothes will not be the least helpful in preventing a murder.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Clothes #Hands #Life And Death

  • I enjoy every climb - maybe it's because it's a literal dance between life and death.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Life And Death #Between Life And Death #Enjoy

  • A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles. Structurally, there's no discernible difference. Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I be concerned?
    -- Alan Moore

    #Differences #Numbers #Life And Death

  • If anything happens to me, tell every woman I've ever gone with I was talking about her at the end. That way, they'll have to reevaluate me.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Talking #Life And Death #Way

  • We know the surrealist solution: concrete irrationality, objective risk. Poetry is the conquest, the only possible conquest, of the 'supreme position', 'a certain position of the mind from where life and death, the real and the imaginary, the past and the future... cease to be perceived in a contradictory sense.'
    -- Albert Camus

    #Real #Past #Life And Death

  • Metaphysical rebellion is a claim, motivated by the concept of a complete unity, against the suffering of life and death and a protest against the human condition both for its incompleteness, thanks to death, and its wastefulness, thanks to evil.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life And Death #Evil #Unity

  • There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies. At such moments one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable; life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only Being.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Moving #Destiny #Life And Death

  • Only when all conceptions of space and time, life and death, are exploded, when the grip of the past and fear of the future become merely conditions of one's past, only then can one live in the present fully.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Past #Space #Life And Death

  • Life and death and rebirth live within me.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Life And Death #Rebirth

  • Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.
    -- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

    #Life And Death #Transformation #Illusion

  • A poem's life and death dependeth still Not on the poet's wits, but reader's will.
    -- Alexander Brome

    #Life And Death #Poet #Wit

  • I've handed life and death back to the people who do the living and the dying.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #People #Life And Death #Dying

  • In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.
    -- Alfred Russel Wallace

    #Space #Life And Death #Solitude

  • A serious life means being fully aware of the alternatives, thinking about them with all the intensity one brings to bear on life-and-death questions, in full recognition that every choice is a great risk with necessary consequences that are hard to bear.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Mean #Thinking #Life And Death

  • The terrible thing about death is that it transforms life into destiny.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Destiny #Life And Death #Terrible

  • The enemy is at the gate. It is a question of life and death.
    -- Andrei Zhdanov

    #War #Life And Death #Enemy

  • The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Life And Death #Needs #Information

  • Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Life And Death #Literature #Matter

  • I do disapprove of the modern attitude that you can't do the simplest thing, like dying or being born, in your own house.
    -- Ann Bridge

    #Attitude #Life And Death #House

  • I respect everything in change and the solemn beauty of life and death... and therefore, while man is amidst the immense beauty of objective bodies, he must possess the capacity of self-perfection and must observe and represent his world with full confidence.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Men #Self #Life And Death

  • I'm trying to engage issues of power and sexuality and money and life and death and power. Power is the most free-flowing element in society, maybe next to money, but in fact they both motor each other.
    -- Barbara Kruger

    #Power #Issues #Life And Death

  • It takes a variety of strategies and initiatives to address this pandemic. It's about life and death and the survival of humanity.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Life And Death #Humanity #Survival

  • In the mind of Bill Clinton, political considerations outweigh even life-and-death matters of great concern to his own law-enforcement officials, not to mention the nation.
    -- Barbara Olson

    #Law #Life And Death #Political

  • My faith isn't very churchy, it's a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Life And Death #Moments #Intimate

  • If moral precepts alone could have reformed mankind, the mission of the Son of God into all the world would have been unnecessary. The perfect morality of the gospel rests upon the doctrine which, though often controverted has never been refuted: I mean the vicarious life and death of the Son of God.
    -- Benjamin Rush

    #Mean #Son #Life And Death

  • If you have fun, fine. It's not all life and death.
    -- Bill Parcells

    #Fun #Life And Death #Having Fun

  • Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.
    -- Bill Shankly

    #Soccer #Football #Life And Death

  • Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Jesus #Life And Death #Christ

  • My main interest right now is to expose the Jews. This is a lot bigger than me. They're not just persecuting me. This is not just my struggle, I'm not just doing this for myself... This is life and death for the world. These God-damn Jews have to be stopped. They're a menace to the whole world.
    -- Bobby Fischer

    #Struggle #Life And Death #World

  • Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.
    -- Bodhidharma

    #Life And Death #Suffering #Important

  • You won’t understand life and death until you’re ready to set aside any hope of understanding life and death and just live your life until you die.
    -- Brad Warner

    #Life And Death #Understanding #Live Your Life

  • Death and life are, for most of us, too complex to comprehend, but Alex Lemon can pretty casually, accurately, and marvelously correlate them to heavy metal and birthday cake.
    -- Brenda Shaughnessy

    #Cake #Life And Death #Alex

  • We are not cowed into timidity by death and life. Were we forced to rely on our own shabby resources we would be pitiful people in deed. But the awareness of Christ's present risenness persuades us that we are buoyed up and carried on by a life greater than our own.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #People #Life And Death #Would Be

  • Without fear I can acknowledge that the authentic Christian tension is not between life and death, but between life and life.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Christian #Life And Death #Tension

  • The true mission of feminism today is not to carp about the woes of affluent Western career women but to turn the spotlight on life-and-death issues affecting women in the Third World, particularly in rural areas where they have little protection against exploitation and injustice.
    -- Camille Paglia

    #Careers #Issues #Life And Death

  • For death and life, in ceaseless strife, Beat wild on this world's shore, And all our calm is in that balm— Not lost but gone before.
    -- Caroline Norton

    #Life And Death #Gone #World

  • First, the avid student must be aware that when the world was young it knew only seven things: water, life and death, salt, night, birds and the length of an hour.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Night #Avid #Life And Death

  • Whatever may be the mysteries of life and death, there is one mystery which the cross of Christ reveals to us, and that is the infinite and absolute goodness of God. Let all the rest remain a mystery so long as the mystery of the cross of Christ gives us faith for all the rest.
    -- Charles Kingsley

    #God #Long #Life And Death

  • My God, help me always resolutely to strive, and, through life and death, to force my way unto Thee.
    -- Christian Scriver

    #Life And Death #Way #Helping

  • The audience that storms the box-office of the theater to gain entrance to a sensational show is small and sleepy compared with the throng that crashes the courthouse door when something concerning real life and death is to be laid bare to the public.
    -- Clarence Darrow

    #Real #Doors #Life And Death

  • Whatever lives is granted breath But by the grace and sufferance of Death.
    -- Countee Cullen

    #Life And Death #Grace #Life Is

  • New studies show that 100% of all smokers die.
    -- Craig Reucassel

    #Life And Death #Study #Shows

  • I have studied many religions, many different persuasions of thought in Christian belief, and I have come, in this experience to this: the most important question in anyone's life is the question asked by poor Pilate in Matthew 27:22: 'What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?' No Other question in the whole sweep of human experience is as important as this. It is the choice between life and death, between meaningless existence and life abundant. What will you do with Christ? Accept Him and life, or reject Him and die? What else is there?
    -- Dale Evans

    #Christian #Jesus #Life And Death

  • In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.
    -- Damien Hirst

    #Art #Life And Death #Perfect

  • Life and death do not wait for legal action.
    -- Daphne du Maurier

    #Life And Death #Waiting #Action

  • A man who imagines that because he has a head full of knowledge that he is sufficient for these things had better start learning again. 'Who is sufficient for these things?' What are you doing? You are not simply imparting information, you are dealing with souls, you are dealing with pilgrims on the way to eternity, you are dealing with matters not only of life and death in this world, but with eternal destiny.
    -- David Lloyd-Jones

    #Destiny #Men #Life And Death

  • Stories always have held conflicts and contrasts, highs and lows, life and death situations. And there can be much suffering in stories, but now we say the artist doesn’t have to suffer to show suffering. You just have to understand the human condition, understand the suffering.
    -- David Lynch

    #Artist #Life And Death #Suffering

  • In film, life-and-death struggles make you sit up, lean forward a little bit. They amplify things happening, in smaller ways, in all of us. These things show up in relationships. They show up in struggles and bring them to a critical point.
    -- David Lynch

    #Struggle #Life And Death #Amplify

  • I make every movie and every scene like it could be my last. That's the only way I know how to make cinema that stands on its feet. I have to treat it like that. It has to be life and death stakes.
    -- David O. Russell

    #Feet #Life And Death #Cinema

  • As we learn to give thanks for all of life and death, for all of this given world of ours, we find a deep joy. It is the joy of trust, the joy of faith in the faithfulness at the heart of all things. It is the joy of gratefulness in touch with the fullness of life.
    -- David Steindl-Rast

    #Heart #Life And Death #Giving

  • In greatness, life and death merge.
    -- Dejan Stojanovic

    #Greatness #Life And Death

  • Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.
    -- Dogen

    #Buddhist #Opportunity #Life And Death

  • life's not a paragraph And death i think is no parenthesis
    -- e. e. cummings

    #Inspirational #Thinking #Life And Death

  • One can remain alive ... if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity interested in big things and happy in small ways.
    -- Edith Wharton

    #Life And Death #Intellectual #Curiosity

  • The best graphics are about the useful and important, about life and death, about the universe. Beautiful graphics do not traffic with the trivial.
    -- Edward Tufte

    #Beautiful #Life And Death #Important

  • The line between life and death is not thicker than an eyelid.
    -- Eiji Yoshikawa

    #Life And Death #Lines #Eyelids

  • Living does not undo life. Death does not, either. Life and death are not either-or.
    -- Eileen Wilks

    #Life And Death #Doe #Life Death

  • Could you understand the meaning of light if there were no darkness to point the contrast? Day and night, life and death, love and hatred; since none of these things can have any being at all apart from the existence of the other; only the indolence of human nature finds it so hard to pierce through to the other side.
    -- Elizabeth Goudge

    #Night #Light #Life And Death

  • Your path is your own, but you must walk side by side with others, with compassion and generosity as your beacons. If anything is required it is this: fearlessness in your examination of life and death; Willingness to continually grow; and openness to the possibility that the ordinary is extraordinary, and that your joys and your sorrows have meaning and mystery
    -- Elizabeth Lesser

    #Compassion #Generosity #Life And Death

  • Love is the crown that glorifies; the curse That brands and burdens; it is life and death. It is the great law of the universe; And nothing can exist without its breath.
    -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    #Love #Law #Life And Death

  • Death makes no sense except to people who have passionately loved life. How can one die without having something to part from? Detachment is a negation of both life and death. Whoever has overcome his fear of death has also triumphed over life. For life is nothing but another word for this fear.
    -- Emile M. Cioran

    #People #Life And Death #Overcoming

  • An easygoing person is probably more accessible to the realization of eternity--the endless flow of life and death--than one who takes his prospects and duties overseriously. It is the overserious who are truly frivolous.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Life And Death #Realization #Flow

  • Flying is hypnotic and all pilots are victims to the spell. Their world is like a magic island in which the factors of life and death assume their proper values. Thinking becomes clear because there are no earthly foibles or embellishments to confuse it.
    -- Ernest K. Gann

    #Thinking #Islands #Life And Death

  • That I should die next week, I would still be able to sit at my desk all week and study with perfect equanimity, for I know now that life and death make a meaningful whole.
    -- Etty Hillesum

    #Meaningful #Acceptance #Life And Death

  • Why was I born, if it wasn't forever?
    -- Eugene Ionesco

    #Life And Death #Forever #Born

  • It is better that we live ever so Miserably than die in glory.
    -- Euripides

    #Life And Death #Glory

  • I want to be a pretty corpse.
    -- Eva Braun

    #Life And Death #Want

  • The meaning of life is that it stops.
    -- Franz Kafka

    #Life #Death #Life And Death

  • I think its really important for your mental health to think about the big questions, to discuss them and open your mind, in order to prepare you for both life and death.
    -- Freddie Stroma

    #Thinking #Order #Life And Death

  • Christ's miracles were vivid manifestations to the senses that He is the Saviour of the body--and now as then the issues of life and death are in His hands--that our daily existence is a perpetual miracle. The extraordinary was simply a manifestation of God's power in the ordinary.
    -- Frederick William Robertson

    #Hands #Issues #Life And Death

  • What is Communism? Communism is the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat. What is the proletariat? The proletariat is that class in society which lives entirely from the sale of its labor and does not draw profit from any kind of capital; whose weal and woe, whose life and death, whose sole existence depends on the demand for labor....
    -- Friedrich Engels

    #Class #Life And Death #Doe

  • Radio is the death and life of Africa.
    -- George Ayittey

    #Life And Death #Radio

  • I think what's always been interesting to me than the science and the criminality with this job is what happens to your persona, your disposition, after day in and day out dealing with life and death.
    -- George Eads

    #Jobs #Thinking #Life And Death

  • A medical man likes to make psychological observations, and sometimes in the pursuit of such studies is too easily tempted into momentous prophecy which life and death easily set at nought.
    -- George Eliot

    #Men #Life And Death #Likes

  • Wars are times of intense technological transformation, because societies invest - sometimes with extensive borrowing - when and where matters of life and death are at stake.
    -- George Friedman

    #War #Life And Death #Matter

  • One wants to live, of course, indeed one only stays alive by virtue of the fear of death.
    -- George Orwell

    #Life And Death #Alive #Want

  • So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.
    -- George Orwell

    #Long #Life And Death #Humans

  • He drew the dagger and laid it on the table between them; a length of dragonbone and Valyrian steel, as sharp as the difference between right and wrong, between true and false, between life and death.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Differences #Life And Death #Steel

  • Under any religion, the preestablished impersonal code transcends the right of the individual to explore, experience, and marvel at the mysteries of his own life and death. Religions introduce us not to God but to slavery. They deprive us of our freedom to explore our own souls and to discover the endless and wondrous possibilities presented to us by an infinite universe. And most often the method of religions is fear, not love. They demand blind obedience and often obedience to dreadful dogma.
    -- Gerry Spence

    #Life And Death #Soul #Religion

  • Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into,under,far in between, through it, in it, and above.
    -- Gia Carangi

    #Pain #Mistake #Life And Death

  • The thought that really crushes us is the thought of the futility of life of which death is the visible manifestation.
    -- Giacomo Leopardi

    #Crush #Life And Death #Manifestation

  • It is so hard for us little human beings to accept this deal that we get. It's really crazy, isn't it? We get to live, then we have to die. ... What spirit human beings have! It is a pretty cheesy deal - all the pleasures of life, and then death.
    -- Gilda Radner

    #Crazy #Life And Death #Cheesy

  • What we put into every moment is all we have. You can drug yourself to death or you can smoke yourself to death or eat yourself to death, or you can do everything right and be healthy and then get hit by a car. Life is so great, such a neat thing, and yet all during it we have to face death, which can make you nuts and depressed.
    -- Gilda Radner

    #Nuts #Car #Life And Death

  • Life and death are not properly scientific concepts but rather political concepts, which as such acquire a political meaning precisely only through a decision.
    -- Giorgio Agamben

    #Life And Death #Decision #Political

  • Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don't know how.
    -- Gloria Swanson

    #Life And Death

  • If there is no destiny, there is no design. There's only life and death. My goal is to learn about life by living it, not by trying to figure out a cryptic plan that the Creator had in store for me.
    -- Greg Graffin

    #Destiny #Goal #Life And Death

  • When everything is at risk, good judgment, not haste, makes the difference between life and death. Panic is the enemy.
    -- Greg Iles

    #Differences #Life And Death #Risk

  • For preachers, clarity is a moral matter. It is not merely a question of rhetoric, but a matter of life and death.
    -- Haddon W. Robinson

    #Life And Death #Matter #Moral

  • But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation.
    -- Hans Urs von Balthasar

    #Issues #Life And Death #God Life

  • We love our dear ones deeply and miss them when they leave us. But we know that the bond of love is greater than death.
    -- Harold Klemp

    #Love Is #Life And Death #Missing

  • Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
    -- Harold MacMillan

    #Fear #Party #Life And Death

  • It is said that life and death are under the power of language.
    -- Helene Cixous

    #Life And Death #Language #Said

  • It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
    -- Henry Rollins

    #Relationship #Sad #Life And Death

  • Spending time in Calcutta [India] really did a number on me. The way life and death are almost the same thing, the way poverty is dealt with, the sheer number of dead bodies you see, it's all pretty overwhelming.
    -- Henry Rollins

    #Numbers #Life And Death #Poverty

  • Death is nothing at all; it does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room.
    -- Henry Scott Holland

    #Life And Death #Doe #Rooms

  • Am I incapable of living with the one sole guarantee, that I'm still here? Am I afraid of living because I fear death?
    -- Hildegard Knef

    #Life And Death #Guarantees #Fear Of Death

  • When I say history is a matter of life and death, I mean this: If you really don't know history, you are a victim of whatever the authorities tell you. You have no way of checking up on them. You have no way of deciding whether there is any truth in what they are saying.
    -- Howard Zinn

    #Mean #Life And Death #Matter

  • I'm very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What's most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever.
    -- Hugh Hefner

    #Dream #Life And Death #Childhood

  • Competitiveness always rests on the assumption of a life-and-death struggle.
    -- Hugh Nibley

    #Struggle #Life And Death #Assumption