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Life and Death

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tiny.ag/ymq69cki  ·   Fair (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/hwk0yobb  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/lewynsak  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.

Unknown, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/bzz5t4jw  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A Midsummer Night's Dream (paperback)

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/5udkeisb  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.

Paul Rudnick, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/akq8lupr  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/fbobxg1w  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

Carl Sandburg, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/i4m56pqh  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Goodbye. I am leaving because I am bored.

George Saunders, (dying words), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/dmbscgzj  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch.

David A. Schmaltz, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/4zhqdoip  ·   Fair (397 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare, Macbeth, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/hoegt9rs  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sanity is madness put to good use.

George Santayana, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/nwd35ukj  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul Richter, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/ozic8c3g  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is short. Live it up.

Nikita Khrushchev, (New York Times Magazine, August 3, 1958), in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/v5ziucpl  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Charles F. Kettering, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ol561nt2  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

Franklin P. Jones, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/fdrthlxv  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/2mafbkev  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Franklin P. Jones, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/1nxtc03g  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Danny Kaye, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hsueg1lg  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.

Aldous Huxley, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/qg76oj0x  ·   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