— Nick Cave Australian musician 1957
Song lyrics, Tender Prey (1988), Mercy
— Thomas Mann, kniha The Magic Mountain
Zdroj: The Magic Mountain (1924), Ch. 5
Kontext: Analysis as an instrument of enlightenment and civilization is good, in so far as it shatters absurd convictions, acts as a solvent upon natural prejudices, and undermines authority; good, in other words, in that it sets free, refines, humanizes, makes slaves ripe for freedom. But it is bad, very bad, in so far as it stands in the way of action, cannot shape the vital forces, maims life at its roots. Analysis can be a very unappetizing affair, as much so as death.
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
Speculation on motives and desires of politically active widows which caused public controversy, p. 103, quoted in "Coulter lambastes 9/11 widows in new book" at MSNBC (7 June 2006) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13186261/.
2006, Godless : The Church of Liberalism (2006)
Kontext: These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them. The whole nation was wounded, all our lives reduced. But they believed the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently denouncing Bush was an important part of their closure process. These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.
— Bertolt Brecht, The Mother
Pelagea Vlasova in Scene 10
The Mother (1930)
Varianta: Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Zdroj: Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays: Includes: In Search of Justice; Informer; Elephant Calf; Measures Taken; Exception and the Rule; Salzburg Dance of Death
— Katie MacAlister Author 1964
Zdroj: Zen and the Art of Vampires
„Neither of you have a need for children in your present personalities. You are almost finished with incarnations on the earth, so much so that the physical bodies will return completely and unfragmented upon your physical death. This is always the case in the final earth life. The physical property is left behind, no portion of it being carried on that plane through children.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
Session 9, Page 46
The Early Sessions: Sessions 1-42, 1997, The Early Sessions: Book 1
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Defeat of Death
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part XXIII - Death
Zdroj: Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives
— Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995
"Ultima Ratio Regum"
The Still Centre (1939)
Kontext: Consider his life which was valueless
In terms of employment, hotel ledgers, news files.
Consider. One bullet in ten thousand kills a man.
Ask. Was so much expenditure justified
On the death of one so young and so silly
Lying under the olive tree, O world, O death?
„Granted that I have the great wisdom to rid myself of the haunting dread of my own death, there remains the death of others and the death of so many feelings and so much sweetness. It is not the conception of truth that will change sorrow. Sorrow, like joy, is absolute.
And yet! The infinite grandeur of our misery becomes confused with glory and almost with happiness, with cold haughty happiness. Was it out of pride or joy that I began to smile when the first white streaks of dawn turned my lamp pale and I saw I was alone in the universe?“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
The Inferno (1917), Ch. XIV
— Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Zdroj: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
— Jhumpa Lahiri, kniha The Namesake
Zdroj: The Namesake
„The only truth that might seem instructive to him is not formal: it comes to life and unfolds in men. The absurd mind cannot so much expect ethical rules at the end of its reasoning as, rather, illustrations and the breath of human lives.“
— Albert Camus, kniha The Myth of Sisyphus
The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), The Absurd Man
Kontext: Time will prolong time, and life will serve life. In this field that is both limited and bulging with possibilities, everything to himself, except his lucidity, seems unforeseeable to him. What rule, then, could emanate from that unreasonable order? The only truth that might seem instructive to him is not formal: it comes to life and unfolds in men. The absurd mind cannot so much expect ethical rules at the end of its reasoning as, rather, illustrations and the breath of human lives.
— Christopher Pike American author Kevin Christopher McFadden 1954
Zdroj: Black Blood
— Ivor Gurney English composer and poet 1890 - 1937
From De Profundis
Kontext: But we of the rich plain of sweet airs and pure,
Oh! Death would take so much from us, how should we not fear?
— Arundhati Roy, kniha The God of Small Things
Zdroj: The God of Small Things
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Zdroj: Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays
— Medea Benjamin American political activist and author 1952
Twitter https://twitter.com/medeabenjamin/status/1275043766601203717 (22 June 2020)