„You are handed your job as the old king or queen dies… It is not a life sentence, but a life of service.“
— Margrethe II of Denmark Queen of Denmark 1940
Queenship, On Queenship, in an interview with the BBC during her Ruby Jubilee http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16537659 (13 January 2012).
„These 18-year-old youths [Russian conscripts in Grozny] died for Russia, and they died with a smile.“
— Pavel Grachev Soviet generals 1948 - 2012
Vladimir Boxer, " Between Heaven and Earth: Human Rights and Politics in the Chechen War https://web.archive.org/web/20071208080814/http://www.ciaonet.org/conf/jfk04/jfk04ac.html", The Caucasus and the Caspian: 1996–1998 Seminar Series (July 10, 1998).
„A death-blow is a life-blow to some
Who, till they died, did not alive become;
Who, had they lived, had died, but when
They died, vitality begun.“
— Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
Collected Poems (1993), Time and Eternity, p. 204
— Laurell K. Hamilton, buch Narcissus in Chains
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
The Tales of Alvin Maker, Alvin Journeyman (1995), Chapter 3.
„Being tiny has been difficult for me in a business that regarded physicality as the most important part of your life.“
— Estelle Getty actress 1923 - 2008
Estelle Getty, ‘Golden Girls’ Matriarch, Dies at 84, New York Times, July 23, 2008
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, buch The Monsters and the Critics
Context: The significance of a myth is not easily to be pinned on paper by analytical reasoning. It is at its best when it is presented by a poet who feels rather than makes explicit what his theme portends; who presents it incarnate in the world of history and geography, as our poet has done. Its defender is thus at a disadvantage: unless he is careful, and speaks in parables, he will kill what he is studying by vivisection, and he will be left with a formal or mechanical allegory, and what is more, probably with one that will not work. For myth is alive at once and in all its parts, and dies before it can be dissected. "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" (1936), p. 14
„It's true that old actors don't die, their parts get smaller. You're less likely to get the part, many parts, if you're playing people your age as opposed to people who are younger. There are fewer parts around.“
— Albert Finney English actor 1936 - 2019
Interview with Paul Fischer at Dark Horizons (2 December 2003).
„Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.“
— Dinah Shore American singer and actress 1916 - 1994
Quoted in Sy Safransky: Sunbeams: a book of quotations, (1990), Page 124 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=A5NiEt9h2AIC&pg=PA124&dq=%22Trouble+is+a+part+of+your+life,+and+if+you+don%27t+share+it,%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4IUxT6rKFMzfsgbC6tyVBA&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Trouble%20is%20a%20part%20of%20your%20life%2C%20and%20if%20you%20don%27t%20share%20it%2C%22&f=false