It is vain for the coward to flee death follows close behind it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
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I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there's none of that hopefully.
- Jo Brand
It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
- Anna Akhmatova
Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.
- Mariah Carey
Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown.
- Emile M. Cioran
Death is with you all the time you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.
- Bell Hooks
It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.
- Charles de Gaulle
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
- Carl Sagan
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?