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Comment#  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Ursula K. LeGuin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (935 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Tom Lehrer, (from the album An Evening Wasted), in Life and Death

An Evening Wasted (audio CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Giacomo Leopardi, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To awake from death is to die in peace.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behaviour is our only hope for a pardon.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why ask why? If it's raining it just is.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Ed Howe, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.

Aldous Huxley, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we catch a glimpse of freedom, we wish to possess it; if we catch a glimpse of death, we want nothing to do with it. One we cannot have, the other we cannot avoid.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

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