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Conservation is now a dead word.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
It takes a perverse determination to drain that instinctive curiosity away and make history seem just remote, dead and disconnected from our contemporary reality. Conversely, it just takes skilful storytelling to recharge that connection to make the past come alive in our present.
No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
Marquis de Sade
It's raining my soul, it's raining, but it's raining dead eyes.
When I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.
Monuments are for the living, not the dead.
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.
Let the living give thanks to our honored dead who have paid the ultimate sacrifice that the Constitution of the United States remains our guiding light.
Did you ever see the customers in health - food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half - dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.
The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
W. H. Auden
I like to stay busy, I like to stay focused, and I like to stay creative. Without being creative I'd be dead.
I'll only retire in the day I should be dead and they have me buried, and some idiot spell over my casket some stupid gospel stuff.
It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Books are alive, you see. They're not dead, they're alive.
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
John Greenleaf Whittier
The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
D. H. Lawrence
Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it - only then will we know what it is to be free.
When the last red man shall have perished from the earth and his memory among the white men shall have become a myth, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe. The white man will never be alone. Let him be just and deal kindly with my people, for the dead are not powerless.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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