„Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.“
„As Cæsar was at supper the discourse was of death,—which sort was the best. "That," said he, "which is unexpected."“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
— Theodosius Dobzhansky geneticist and evolutionary biologist 1900 - 1975
— Lindsey Graham United States Senator from South Carolina 1955
Commenting on Donald J. Trump's unpopularity among Hispanic American voters (6 May 2016)
„Tell us you lost 6 million. Historians, scholars, scientists, they went to some of the death camps. It wasn't 6 million, it wasn't 5 million, it wasn't 4 million, it wasn't even 3 million. Some of them say we'd be hard-pressed to get 1 1/2 million. Reports on the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis were bloated, exaggerated, probably fabricated.“
— Khalid Abdul Muhammad American activist 1948 - 2001
Speech in Brooklyn, New York (29 March 1994) quoted in Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present (2002) by Marvin Perry and Frederick Schweitzer
„In the end, death came uniformly to all, and all extracted as much satisfaction from their dying as this essentially graceless process could afford.“
— Jack Vance American mystery and speculative fiction writer 1916 - 2013
Chapter 1, section 1
„Buddhists and Christians contrive to agree about death
Making death their ideal basis for different ideals.
The Communists however disapprove of death
Except when practical.“
— William Empson English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984
"Ignorance of Death" (1940), line 3; cited from John Haffenden (ed.) The Complete Poems (London: Allen Lane, 2000) p. 78.
„My blessed California, you are so wise.
You render death abstract, efficient, clean.
Your afterlife is only real estate,
And in his kingdom Death must stay unseen.“
— Dana Gioia American writer 1950
"A California Requiem"
„Evolution discloses a meaning in death, although the meaning is like some of the berries that Darwin tasted in the Galapagos, "acid & Austere." There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. Even Drought bears fruit. Even death is a seed.“
— Jonathan Weiner American nonfiction writer 1953
Chapter 5, A Special Providence
„Was that what he wanted, what the grand scheme of Utopia 3 was designed for? It was a lot like death, only more tedious.“
— George Alec Effinger Novelist, short story writer 1947 - 2002
Chapter 2 “A New Mann” (p. 99).
— Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971
"Elon Musk's Plan To Colonize Mars Gives Us The Sci-Fi Future We Crave: Now let's see if he can make it reality." https://www.popsci.com/elon-musks-master-plan-for-colonizing-mars-gives-us-sci-fi-future-we-crave Popular Science magazine. (September 27, 2016)
„It was not the kind of surroundings in which any one with free will — if such a man existed — would have chosen to await death.“
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991
„For this honour, nobility, gentility, propriety, superfluity, etc. hath (without contradiction) been the father of hellish horrid pride, arrogance, haughtiness, loftiness, murder, malice, of all manner of wickedness and impiety. Yea, the cause of all the blood that ever hath been shed - from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of the last Levellers that were shot to death.“
— Abiezer Coppe English writer 1619 - 1672
„The death of John Pennington had left his widow in circumstances which were more straitened than ever, and the Park had receded even from her notepaper, where it had long been retained as a courtesy title on the principle that addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.“
— Saki British writer 1870 - 1916
„And with a drugstore wife, I was dealing, sold a bit of the white, I don't shake no hands 'cause death has no fans.“
— Richard Ashcroft English singer-songwriter 1971