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Life and Death

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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/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/cfxqwrve  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's not a question of happiness, it's a requirement. Consider the alternative.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/cqhmzryv  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is good when we think it's good. Life is bad when we don't think.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/k0lhuitd  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/eip3h9je  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/c3ydou6f  ·   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

tiny.ag/8ei71095  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To awake from death is to die in peace.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/zckhxjq9  ·   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

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

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

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/0ocbsd1l  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/wdjstbs9  ·   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

tiny.ag/esckebld  ·   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

tiny.ag/imy14xh7  ·   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

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

tiny.ag/goflcpah  ·   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

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/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/9whxy8s7  ·   Fair (549 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

Stephen Vincent Benét, in Life and Death