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Maybe I'll be 48 and die in the gutter in Paris.
We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
Why should I stop working? If I do, I'll die and it'll all be finished.
Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me.
I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die. You have an obligation to value it - not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits.
I think everything is going to be devastatingly sad - when the phone rings, I know somebody in my family's been hurt, somebody's going to die. I'm sure a therapist would go, 'That's not a good way to live,' but every time it's not that bad thing, I'm so thankful and appreciative.
If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die.
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
From the time we're born until we die, we're kept busy with artificial stuff that isn't important.
I would like, before I die, to see the changes I've always fought for being made. If not, my life will have been worth nothing.
Live and die in Aristotle's works.
I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it.
Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?
If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.
Ursula K. Le Guin
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.
I'm not interested in closure. Some people just have heart attacks and die, right? There's no closure.
But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all.
I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die.
I want to be able to experience everything. I want to experience being a husband, experience being a father, experience, maybe, hopefully, someday being a grandfather, and all those things. I want that experience. When I die, I want to be exhausted.
My idea of perfect happiness is a healthy family, peace between nations, and all the critics die.
A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.
I've never told anyone this. But I suffer from terrible stage fright. True. You can't tell though, can you? Unbelievable, the panic. I nearly die of fear before I go on stage. Something wicked. I can't eat a thing the day before a gig. It'd make me vomit.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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