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Life and Death

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tiny.ag/uys04zyz  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Kennedy.

Unknown, in Life and Death

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/9djxhqx6  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Earl Wilson, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/ilv3oim9  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.

Thornton Wilder, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/8tw9d5gh  ·   Fair (1013 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by E. Lechner

Either those curtains go or I do.

Oscar Wilde, (last words), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9exdprka  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

William Allen White, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/q2py4esl  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Let us so live that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain, in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/8vqphwcy  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mark van Essen

Mankind terminated, man what a break.

Mark van Essen, (from a lyric written for Bruce Springsteen), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/maz6ijau  ·   Fair (731 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Mysterious Stranger (paperback)

Life is but a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream.

Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/h8gckidt  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/cu6vdywe  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who learns and runs away, lives to learn another day.

Edward Lee Thorndike, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance