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A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
We're so terrified of death in Western culture that we have to make up a myth of an afterlife. I think there's something to be said for living your life very mindful of the fact that you're going to die because I think you carry yourself differently. It doesn't have to be this big, negative bummer.
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.
In America they really do mythologise people when they die.
Close to a billion people - one-eighth of the world's population - still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.
And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
Hunter S. Thompson
There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.
Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
P. J. O'Rourke
I want to die with my blue jeans on.
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
If you don't die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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