„He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.“

—  Joseph Heller, buch Catch-22

Quelle: Catch-22

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Joseph Heller1
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1923 - 1999

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„Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.“

—  Maria Mitchell American astronomer 1818 - 1889

The Book of Positive Quotations By John Cook, Leslie Ann Gibson (2nd ed. 2007), p. 283.
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„I was going to die and it was taking forever.“

—  Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974

Quelle: No One Belongs Here More Than You

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„A man should live forever, or die trying.“

—  Spider Robinson, buch Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (1977) "A voice is heard in Ramah"
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Variante: A person should live forever, or die trying.

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„I'd rather die terrified than live forever.“

—  Joey Comeau writer 1980

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„Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.“

—  Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Variant on aphorism "Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were to die tomorrow" pre-dating Gandhi, variously attributed to Isidore of Seville (c. 560 – 636), in FPA Book of Quotations (1952) by Franklin Pierce Adams, to Edmund Rich (1175–1240) in American Journal of Education (1877), or to Alain de Lille in Samuel Smiles's Duty https://books.google.com/books?id=33UzAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA363&dq=live+die+tomorrow+learn+forever&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd3s_2m57MAhWFMGMKHe-sAl8Q6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=live%20die%20tomorrow%20learn%20forever&f=false (1881).
The 1995 book "The good boatman: a portrait of Gandhi," states that Gandhi subscribed "to the view that a man should live thinking he might die tomorrow but learn as if he would live forever."
In his 2010 Boyer lecture Glyn Davis (Professor of Political Science and Vice-Chancellor of Melbourne University) attributes the quote to Desiderius Erasmus. "He [Erasmus] reworked Pliny to urge 'live as if you are to die tomorrow, study as if you were to live forever'. Many students obey the first clause - the best heed both."
There is a similar quote by Johann Gottfried Herder: "Mensch, genieße dein Leben, als müssest morgen du weggehn; Schone dein Leben, als ob ewig du weiletest hier." ["Man, enjoy your life as if you were to depart tomorrow; spare your life as if you were to linger here forever."] (Zerstreute Blätter, 1785).
Disputed

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„Learn as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow.“

—  John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010

They Call Me Coach (1972)

„I'm going to get that bloody bastard if I die in the attempt.“

—  James Clavell, buch King Rat

Part 1, Ch. 1, Lt. Grey, First line of the story.
King Rat (1962)

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„Wars might come and go, but the seven o'clock news lives forever.“

—  Lewis H. Lapham American journalist 1935

Quelle: Money And Class In America (1989), Chapter 9, Coined Souls, p. 227

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„Believe in me and die forever.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Quelle: Fight Club

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„If when I die, I am still a dictator, I will certainly go down into the oblivion of all dictators. If, on the other hand, I succeed in establishing a truly stable foundation for a democratic government, I will live forever in every home in China.“

—  Chiang Kai-shek Chinese politician and military leader 1887 - 1975

Taiwan's Modernization: Americanization and Modernizing Confucian Manifestations, Wei-Bin Zhang, 2003, World Scientific, 2003, 177, 9814486132, 23 May 2021 https://books.google.com/books?id=J3BpDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA177,

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