„I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942
Context: I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first... I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. As quoted in "Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story'" by Ian Sample, in The Guardian (15 May 2011) http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/may/15/stephen-hawking-interview-there-is-no-heaven
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
„If I die in Atlanta my work shall then only begin, but I shall live, in the physical or spiritual to see the day of Africa’s glory.“
— Marcus Garvey, Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey
— George Burns American comedian, actor, and writer 1896 - 1996
— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
„Mad Matter: "Have I gone mad?"
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.“
— Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland: Based on the Motion Picture Directed by Tim Burton
— Martin Luther King, Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.