„You live on - in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here… Death ends life, not a relationship.“
— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Origine: Tuesdays with Morrie
„Death is not the end. Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The soul is the guide.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
My Rose Petals (1971)
— Jeffrey Eugenides, libro Le vergini suicide
Origine: The Virgin Suicides
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lotos-Eaters
Choric Song, st. 4
The Lotos-Eaters (1832)
Contesto: Death is the end of life; ah, why
Should life all labour be?
Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast,
And in a little while our lips are dumb.
Let us alone. What is it that will last?
All things are taken from us, and become
Portions and parcels of the dreadful past.
Let us alone. What pleasure can we have
To war with evil? Is there any peace
In ever climbing up the climbing wave?
All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave
In silence; ripen, fall and cease:
Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease.
— Christopher Pike, Evil Thirst
Origine: Evil Thirst
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Inhale and Exhale (1936), Antranik and the Spirit of Armenia
„And what is death? It is the change in the living process of a particular body. Integration ends and disintegration sets in. (…) In death only the body dies. Life does not, consciousness does not, reality does not. And the life is never so alive as after death.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Origine: "I am That." P.12.
— Nadine Gordimer South african Nobel-winning writer 1923 - 2014
Yonder Mark (ed.), The Quotable Gordimer, 2014.
„With a mind not diseased, a holy life is a life of hope; and at the end of it, death is a great act of hope.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
„I will tell you what war is. War is a psychosis caused by an inability to see relationships. Our relationship with our fellowmen. Our relationship with our economic and historical situation. And above all our relationship to nothingness, to death.“
— John Fowles, libro The Magus
Origine: The Magus
— Leo Tolstoy, libro Guerra e pace
Origine: War and Peace
„Vanquished in life, his death
By beauty made amends:
The passing of his breath
Won his defeated ends.“
— Lionel Johnson English poet 1867 - 1902
By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross (1895)
— William Shakespeare, Riccardo III
Origine: Richard III
„There is no reason for amazement: surely one always knew that cultures decay, and life's end is death.“
— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
"The Purse-Seine" (1937)
„I know beginnings, I know endings too,
and life-in-death, and something else
I'd rather not recall just now.“
— Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
"This Cruel Age has deflected me..." (1944)
Origine: The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
— Atul Gawande, libro Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Origine: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End