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Comment#  ·   Fair (881 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

Russell Banks, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.

John Barrymore, (dying words), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best thing about growing older is that it takes such a long time.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret to life is that there is no secret.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Unknown, (Indian proverb), in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Just because your doctor has a name for your condition doesn't mean he knows what it is.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a fatal, sexually transmitted disease.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like a raffle -- you must be present to win.

Unknown, in Life and Death

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