„Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.“
„The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life.“
— Hannah Arendt Jewish-American political theorist 1906 - 1975
Context: The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life. In a sense they took away the individual’s own death, proving that henceforth nothing belonged to him and he belonged to no one. His death merely set a seal on the fact that he had never existed. Part 3, Ch. 12, § 3.
„The difference between sex and death is, with death you can do it alone and nobody's going to make fun of you.“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
Also found in "Quotations According to Woody Allen" http://books.google.com/books?id=kd41AQAAIAAJ&q=%22quotations+according%22#search_anchor from the New York Times, 1 December 1975.
— Walter M. Miller, Jr. American fiction writer 1923 - 1996
Context: There is a difference between tragedy and blind brutal calamity. Tragedy has meaning, and there is dignity in it. Tragedy stands with its shoulders stiff and proud. But there is no meaning, no dignity, no fulfillment, in the death of a child. "The Will" (1953)
„"Who rules you, nomads? Do you answer to someone's will besides your own? Are you free to choose your own path, or will the Volturi decide how you will live?
"I came to witness. I stay to fight. The Volturi care nothing for the death of a child. They seek the death of our free will."“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Garrett, p. 719
„Science leads to great achievements, which, quite rightly, fill of joy those who seek the truth, but if pursued, teaches us that we must seek other sources of ultimate truth and find answers to existential questions about the meaning of life and the mystery of death.“
— Franco Bassani Italian physicist 1929 - 2008
Knowing the universe. For whom? at the XXVII edition of the “Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples”, Rimini meeting 2006, August 23, 2006.
„With Death at my side I seek new counsel for my life, and I see the better but I lay hold on the worse.“
— Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar and poet 1304 - 1374
Canzone 264, st. 8
„Someone's killed 100,000 people. We're almost going, "Well done! You killed 100,000 people? You must get up very early in the morning! I can't even get down the gym. Your diary must look odd: 'Get up in the morning, death, death, death, death, death, death, death – lunch – death, death, death – afternoon tea – death, death, death – quick shower …' "“
— Eddie Izzard British stand-up comedian, actor and writer 1962
„At which a diplomat from France replies: «The war? I can't find it too terrible! The death of one man: that is a catastrophe. One hundred thousand deaths: that is a statistic!»)“
— Kurt Tucholský German-Jewish journalist, satirist and writer 1890 - 1935
"Französischer Witz" (1932).