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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Carl Sandburg, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sanity is madness put to good use.

George Santayana, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Goodbye. I am leaving because I am bored.

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

David A. Schmaltz, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.

Aldous Huxley, in Life and Death

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 (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 (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten.

Doug Larson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.

Doug Larson, in Life and Death

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