„… I started to die 36 hours before I was born, so dying was a way of life for me.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Hubert Selby Foto
Hubert Selby
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1928 - 2004

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Gabriel García Márquez Foto

„For you was I born, for you do I have life, for you will I die, for you am I now dying.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, buch Of Love and Other Demons

Quelle: Of Love and Other Demons

Rita Rudner Foto

„[One of my friends] was in labor for 36 hours. (I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.)“

—  Rita Rudner American comedian 1953

On childbirth
Essay 2, p. 7
Naked Beneath My Clothes (1992)

George S. Patton Foto

„So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945

Through A Glass, Darkly (1918)
Kontext: So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me. And I see not in my blindness
What the objects were I wrought,
But as God rules o'er our bickerings
It was through His will I fought. So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.

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William Boyd Foto

„I have to start my real life soon, before I die of boredom and frustration.“

—  William Boyd, buch Any Human Heart

Quelle: Any Human Heart

Jimi Hendrix Foto

„I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.“

—  Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970

If 6 Was 9
Song lyrics, Axis: Bold as Love (1967)
Quelle: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love

Hadewijch Foto

„And I was in such a state as I had been so many times before, so passionate and so terribly unnerved that I thought I should not satisfy my Lover and my Lover not fully gratify me, then I would have to desire while dying and die while desiring.“

—  Hadewijch 13th-century Dutch poet and mystic 1200 - 1260

Visions
Kontext: One Pentecost at dawn I had a vision. Matins were being sung in the church and I was there. And my heart and my veins and all my limbs trembled and shuddered with desire. And I was in such a state as I had been so many times before, so passionate and so terribly unnerved that I thought I should not satisfy my Lover and my Lover not fully gratify me, then I would have to desire while dying and die while desiring. At that time I was so terribly unnerved with passionate love and in such pain that I imagined all my limbs breaking one by one and all my veins were separately in tortuous pain. The state of desire in which I then was cannot be expressed by any words or any person that I know. And even that which I could say of it would be incomprehensible to all who hadn't confessed this love by means of acts of passion and who were not known by Love. This much I can say about it: I desired to consummate my Lover completely and to confess and to savour in the fullest extent--to fulfil his humanity blissfully with mine and to experience mine therein, and to be strong and perfect so that I in turn would satisfy him perfectly: to be purely and exclusively and completely virtuous in every virtue. And to that end I wished, inside me, that he would satisfy me with his Godhead in one spirit (1 Cor 6:17) and he shall be all he is without restraint. For above all gifts I could choose, I choose that I may give satisfaction in all great sufferings. For that is what it means to satisfy completely: to grow to being god with God. For it is suffering and pain, sorrow and being in great new grieving, and letting this all come and go without grief, and to taste nothing of it but sweet love and embraces and kisses. Thus I desired that God should be with me so that I should be fulfilled together with him.

Seneca the Younger Foto

„Before I became old I tried to live well; now that I am old, I shall try to die well; but dying well means dying gladly.“
Ante senectutem curavi ut bene viverem, in senectute ut bene moriar; bene autem mori est libenter mori.

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 v.Chr

Quelle: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXI: On meeting death cheerfully, Line 2.

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Ocean Vuong Foto

„I think that might not have been enough, were it not for me being my family ’s only hope. Because they were also dying, in a different way: financially, mentally. And I thought, I can’t die. Literally I can’t die.“

—  Ocean Vuong Vietnamese American poet, essayist and novelist 1988

On being surrounded by friends taken by the opioid epidemic and his quest to be the breadwinner for his family in “Ocean Vuong: ‘As a child I would ask: What’s napalm?’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/09/ocean-vuong-on-earth-we-are-briefly-gorgeous-interview in The Guardian (2019 Jun 9)

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Orson Scott Card Foto

„I don't mind dying before you do. In fact, I rather prefer it that way.“

—  Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951

Homecoming saga, Earthfall (1995)

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William Edmondstoune Aytoun Foto

„Give me but one hour of SCOTLAND,
Let me see it ere I die.“

—  William Edmondstoune Aytoun British writer and lawyer 1813 - 1865

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John Newton Foto

„Show me what I have to do,
Every hour my strength renew;
Let me live a life of faith,
Let me die Thy people's death.“

—  John Newton Anglican clergyman and hymn-writer 1725 - 1807

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 266.

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