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I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
Thomas B. Macaulay
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
H. G. Wells
My husband wanted to be cremated. I told him I'd scatter his ashes at Neiman Marcus - that way, I'd visit him every day.
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.
You can't lie down in the ashes of another person's life.
I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
You know Americans are obsessed with life and death and rebirth, that's the American Cycle. You know, awakening, tragic, horrible death and then Phoenix rising from the ashes. That's the American story, again and again.
I'm like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes.
A normal way that the American free market system has worked is that we have a process of unwinding. It's called bankruptcy. It doesn't mean, necessarily, that the industry is eclipsed or that it's gone. Often times, the phoenix rises out of the ashes.
Real victories are those that protect human life, not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.
King Hussein I
Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes, and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.
My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.
Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
Walter Savage Landor
People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes.
At the age of 12 I won the school prize for Best English Essay. The prize was a copy of Somerset Maugham's 'Introduction To Modern English And American Literature.' To this day I keep it on the shelf between my collection of Forester's works and the little urn that contains my mother's ashes.
My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland.
On 'Phoenix,' I talk about thoughts of suicide and my whole life. It's called 'Phoenix' because it's talking about dying - but when a phoenix dies, it's reborn from its own ashes. I related to that.
Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.
To us, the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground.
There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
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