— Joan Baez American singer 1941
Daybreak http://books.google.com/books?id=Imte1JcsQ64C&q=%22You+don't+get+to+choose+how+you're+going+to+die+Or+when+You+can+only+decide+how+you're+going+to+live+Now%22&pg=PA135#v=onepage (1968)
Variant or paraphrase: You can't decide how you're going to die. Or when. What you can decide is how you're going to live now.
— Ben Folds American musician 1966
"Still Fighting It", Rockin' the Suburbs (2001).
Song lyrics, Solo
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— Don Henley American singer, lyricist, producer and drummer 1947
Song lyrics, I Can't Stand Still, 1982
— Shel Silverstein American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1930 - 1999
"A Boy Named Sue" (performed by Johnny Cash)
— Primo Levi, buch Collected Poems
"The Work" (1983)
Collected Poems (1984)
— Cornstalk Native American in the American Revolution 1720 - 1777
Speech at Point Pleasant, on his mission to warn the settlers that other Shawnee intended to attack them, just prior to his death (November 1777), as quoted in "Cornstalk, the Shawanee Chief" by Rev. William Henry Foote, in The Southern Literary Messenger Vol. 16, Issue 9, (September 1850) pp. 533-540 http://victorian.fortunecity.com/rothko/420/aniyuntikwalaski/cornstalk.html
Kontext: When I was a young man and went to war, I thought that might be the last time, and I would return no more. Now I am here among you; you may kill me if you please; I can die but once; and it is all one to me, now or another time.
— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Quelle: A Midsummer Night's Dream
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
"On the American Dead in Spain", New Masses (February 14, 1939)
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
Lyrics, Hail to the Thief (2003)
— W. H. Auden Anglo-American poet 1907 - 1973
Funeral Blues (1936)
— Dr. Seuss, buch Fox in Socks
Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
Quelle: Fox in Socks
„p>Long-haired preachers come out every night,
Try to tell you what's wrong and what's right;
But when asked how 'bout something to eat
They will answer with voices so sweet:You will eat, bye and bye,
In that glorious land above the sky;
Work and pray, live on hay,
You'll get pie in the sky when you die.</p“
— Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915
"The Preacher and the Slave" http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Preacher_and_the_Slave (1911)
— Amy Hempel Short story writer 1951
Quelle: The Collected Stories
„Well, I'm not talkin' bout locking down forever, baby.
That would be too demanding.
I'm just talkin' bout two lonely people
Who might reach a little understanding.
I'm not talkin' bout knocking out heaven
with whether we're wrong or we're right.
I'm not talkin' bout hooking up and hanging out,
I'm just talkin' bout tonight.“
— Toby Keith American country music singer and actor 1961
I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight, written with Scotty Emerick)
Song lyrics, Pull My Chain (2001)