„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
Zdroj: 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, kniha The Virgin Suicides
Zdroj: The Virgin Suicides
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lotos-Eaters
Choric Song, st. 4
The Lotos-Eaters (1832)
Kontext: 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 American author Kevin Christopher McFadden 1954
Zdroj: 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
Zdroj: "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
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 328.
„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, kniha The Magus
Zdroj: The Magus
— Leo Tolstoy, kniha War and Peace
Zdroj: War and Peace
— Atul Gawande, kniha Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Zdroj: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
„Death is a life of questions
that are being buried,
and one ends always
with doubt tangled in the lips.“
— Juan Antonio Villacañas Spanish poet, essayist and critic 1922 - 2001
“Epilogue”, from De-triumphant March (1960)
„What was the whole literature of supernatural horror but an essay to make death itself exciting?—wonder and strangeness to life’s very end.“
— Fritz Leiber, kniha Our Lady of Darkness
Zdroj: Our Lady of Darkness (1977), Chapter 27 (p. 166)
„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)