Life And Mortality Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 99 Quotes About Life And Mortality

#1. Will having a newborn distract from the time we have together?" she asked. "Don't you think saying goodbye to your child will make your death more painful?"

"Wouldn't it be great if it did?" I said. Lucy and I both felt that life wasn't about avoiding suffering. - Author: Paul Kalanithi
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#2. Mortality is the great rescuer, it finally takes you out of everything, and that makes life good.Read Carl Jung. It makes life richer because this is it; none of us know where we go and this is the fun of it. - Author: Anthony Hopkins
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#3. There are three things, and three things only, that can lift the pain of mortality and ease the ravages of life. These are wine, women and song. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#4. The greatest investment one can ever make is the investment into humanity, for an achievement based on positive influence into people's life can stand the test of time, survive through the mortality of men and resound endlessly through posterity - Author: Uzoma Ezeson
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#5. Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away. - Author: V.C. Andrews
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#6. I now inhabit a life I don't deserve, but we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon - Author: David Carr
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#7. There are a few things I've learned over the years. One is that time doesn't stop for anyone; hurdling forward and onward, unstoppable and catastrophic. - Author: Shawn Michael Severud
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#8. When we all part from this life and gather on the other side, the only thing each of us will have to share is his own story. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#9. By acknowledging my impermanence, I can consider if there is anything I can do now to help my loved ones who will be left behind cope with losing me and to facilitate healing. - Author: Lisa J. Shultz
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#10. Life itself is the axiom of the empty set. It begins in zero and ends in zero. - Author: Hanya Yanagihara
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#11. Dear Miss Pomeroy, I am saddened by the things I do not know. There are hundreds--thousands--of books in the world and I will never be able to read all of them.
I am old.
Walter - Author: Barbara Wersba
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#12. Control never lasted. Eventually the illusion of time, the pull of gravity, and catastrophic events reminded everyone of their mortality and their utter insignificance in the great big world. Life was nothing more than one lone blink. Here today. Gone tomorrow. - Author: Jewel E. Ann
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#13. You realize that life is short and fragile; and when you are facing walls of water, you understand your own mortality can change and how quickly things could change. - Author: Larry Ellison
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#14. It's hard for me to believe that I will die. Because I'm bubbling in a frigid freshness. My life is going to be very long because each instant is. The impression is that I'm still to be born and I can't quite manage it. - Author: Clarice Lispector
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#15. We don't go to the ocean for anything as simple as happiness, do we? We
go there to feel alive. Like life, the ocean holds chance and change, grief and terror and beauty. It promises mortality, not peace. - Author: Eileen Wilks
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#16. The idea that all souls are mortal is the only notion surely terminating love and all its forms. - Author: Criss Jami
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#17. Oh, we are but soft and squishy bags of mortality rolling in a bin of sharp circumstance, leaking life until we collapse, flaccid, into our own despair. - Author: Christopher Moore
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#18. Embrace death, dance with it a while, and finally fall prey to it. - Author: Darren Shan
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#19. May you find what you are looking for and realize it is not the answer. - Author: Ahmed Mostafa
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#20. Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent. - Author: R.D. Laing
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#21. There's nothing serious in mortality;
All is but toys; renown, and grace, is dead;
The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
Is left this vault to brag of. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#22. All who live possess eternal life, and few would trade it for an immortal body, if they truly understood what it is to be alive. - Author: Audrey Auden
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#23. I am tired with my own life and the lives of those after me,
I am dying in my own death and the deaths of those after me. - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#24. God is not someone you meet when you die. His smiling face will be the first and the most familiar to greet you on the other side of mortality. You'll recognize Him and know in your heart of hearts that you're not entering a new sphere, but returning home to the place you've always belonged. - Author: Toni Sorenson
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#25. The young man till thirty, never feels practically that he is mortal. He knows it indeed, and, if need were, he could preach a homily on the fragility of life; but he brings it not home to himself, any more than in a hot June we can appropriate to our imagination the freezing days of December. - Author: Charles Lamb
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#26. How late it is to begin really to live just when life must end! How stupid to forget our mortality, and put off sensible plans to our fiftieth and sixtieth years, aiming to begin life from a point at which few have arrived! - Author: Seneca.
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#27. Stay smart and run. Sounds like a sweet life. - Author: James Dashner
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#28. May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality ... First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love. - Author: Thomas S. Monson
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#29. Mental agitations and eating cares are more injurious to health, and destructive of life, than is commonly imagined, and could their effects be collected, would make no inconsiderable figure in the bills of mortality. - Author: William Falconer
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#30. People sometimes find Buddhism pessimistic, saying there is too much talk about death. It's essential to understand that Buddhists don't contemplate death because they are morbid or depressed; they focus on death, mortality, and human frailty as a means of better understanding and appreciating life. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#31. You walk around feeling like a teenager and immortal your whole life, and suddenly there isn't much time left. - Author: Stieg Larsson
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#32. Our life's a moment and less than a moment, but even this mite nature has mockingly humored with some appearance of a longer span. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#33. You do become more aware of your mortality as you get older. When you're little, you jump on any wild horse. Then you get a little bit older and realize how fragile life is, and you're more careful. - Author: Jennifer Lawrence
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#34. As I've gotten older and seen people around me evolving and moving on with life, I just have a stronger sense of my own mortality and time itself becomes more precious. I don't want to spend this precious and limited time on things that don't necessarily bring me happiness. - Author: Justin Long
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#35. The origin behind myths and religion is human terror of annihilation. Human societies invented mythology and religion in order to militate against people's fear of living a mortal life. People fear time as a destroyer of human happiness, human beings, and human societies. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#36. Becoming a parent gives you access to a whole world of feeling. It gives you a much stronger sense of life and death: becoming a father made me realise my own mortality. - Author: Laurence Fox
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#37. The reality is, that no matter what you do in this life, it's coming to an end. Once you accept there's nothing that you can do about your own mortality, then you're now free. You have no control, so stop pretending you do. And just get on with living your life. Stop living in fear. - Author: Jeb Corliss
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#38. If love were human I would've set them on fire by now - a screaming blaze of smoke and flesh. I'd breathe in the blackness once more just to feel love's destruction, its mortality filling in the hollow of my ribcage without a heart. - Author: Piper Payne
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#39. As if Hollywood were the name of the enchanted forest where you loose yourself and find yourself, again; the wood that changes you; the wood where you go mad; the wood where the shadows life longer than you do. - Author: Angela Carter
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#40. Thine are these orbs of light and shade;
Thou madest Life in man and brute;
Thou madest Death; and lo, thy foot
Is on the skull which thou hast made. - Author: Alfred Tennyson
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#41. Your life is a sum of counted breaths.
With each breath that passes
a part of life is lost.
That which gives life brings death every moment nearer,
and your caravan is led by one
who will not jest with you. - Author: Abu'l-'Atahiya
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#42. But one mustn't underestimate the primal appeal - to lose one's self, lose it utterly. And in losing it be born to the principle of continuous life, outside the prison of mortality and time. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#43. [H]e found poetry more comforting than Scripture - and his ability to forge from his life a cogent, powerful tale of living with death. - Author: Paul Kalanithi
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#44. Past humanity is not only implicit in each new man born but is contained in him. Humanity is an ever-widening spiral and life is the beam that plays briefly on each succeeding ring. All humanity from its beginning to its end is already present but the beam has not yet played beyond you. - Author: Flann O'Brien
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#45. He put his ear to his own chest and listened to the heart. How could the pulse go on, beat after beat, for all of life? No machine could run that long without a stumble. Ask not if the beating cranks are going to jam, but when. - Author: Giulio Tononi
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#46. I've met some brave people in my life. And I've met some awfully stupid people. You're one of the rare ones that are both. - Author: James Dashner
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#47. But maybe life was like that: it held your death, waiting, and you had no choice but to walk toward it if you wanted a life. - Author: Michelle West
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#48. As you get older, subconsciously you start thinking about mortality and protecting your offspring. It opens up a whole new avenue of life experiences. - Author: Kevin Nealon
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#49. Mortality is one of the greatest gifts ever bestowed. After a long and fruitful life, we are able to rest. - Author: Nancy Straight
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#50. There is only one kind of life insurance, and that is pure protection based on a mortality table. All others are pure protection plus a cash value element that I call 'funny' banking. - Author: Venita VanCaspel
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#51. If you have had no tension in your life, never been screwed up by problems, your mortality well within your own grasp, and someone tells you that God so loved you that He gave His Son to die for you, nothing but good manners will keep you from being amused. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#52. We do our job and go. See? That is what Death is for. We work out all our little brains and all our little emotions, and then this lot begins afresh. Fresh and fresh! Perfectly simple. What's the trouble? - Author: H.G.Wells
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#53. Social environment in childhood affects achieved adult height, life chances, and ultimately mortality rates in adult life. ( ... ) ... social circumstances acting in childhood do have a persisting effect on adult disease rates, in addition to influences acting in adulthood. - Author: Michael Marmot
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#54. Simple was never that simple. Still, the self-questioning did take some time to reach him. And if there's anything worse than self-questioning coming too early in life, it's self-questioning coming too late. - Author: Philip Roth
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#55. And now let us love and take that which is given us, and be happy; for in the grave there is no love and no warmth, nor any touching of the lips. Nothing perchance, or perchance but bitter memories of what might have been. - Author: H. Rider Haggard
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#56. Anything that has to deal with our mortality is always going to be interesting to us. Life and death is always going to be something that draws our attention. - Author: Rosario Dawson
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#57. I had to ride my bike to and from their god damn plant way up north in the high-chemical crime district, and reachable only by riding on the shoulder of some major freeways. I could feel the years ticking off my life expectancy as the mile markers struggled by. - Author: Neal Stephenson
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#58. But if you hear the call to make your life about more than you and what you can contribute, you will have peace, not anxiety, when facing mortality. - Author: Jeff Goins
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#59. Human mortality linked to the human ability consciously to choose how to act by exhibiting free will, humility, hard work, kindness, and compassion provide exemplary opportunities to learn and develop self-discipline. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#60. Death is never an ending, death is a change;
Death is beautiful, for death is strange;
Death is one dream out of another flowing. - Author: Conrad Aiken
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#61. Life itself is brief, and that is what charges the day with such ridiculous beauty. - Author: Garrison Keillor
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#62. I used to think that eighty was a very old age. Now I am ninety. I do not think this any more. As long as you are able to admire and to love, you are young. - Author: Pablo Casals
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#63. Perhaps one has to have placed life in the center of one's worldview and valued it as much as I have in order to know that one may not keep it, but must yield it up. - Author: Georg Simmel
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#64. Krishna was once asked what was the most miraculous thing in all creation, and he replied, That a man should wake each morning and believe deep in his heart that he will live forever, even though he knows that he is doomed. - Author: Christopher Pike
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#65. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. Lady Macbeth - Author: William Shakespeare
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#66. I visit the orchards of God and look at the spheric product
And look at quintillions ripened, and look at quintillions green. - Author: Walt Whitman
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#67. Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human. But it comes with a costly price: the wound of mortality. Our existence is forever shadowed by the knowledge that we will grow, blossom, and, inevitably, diminish and die. - Author: Irvin D. Yalom
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#68. He'd learned something. Life was booby-trapped and there was no easy passage through. You had to jump from colour to colour, from happiness to happiness. And all those possible explosions in between. It could be all over any time. - Author: Rupert Thomson
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#69. Awareness of mortality exerts a unique power to focus the mind and heart on essentials. - Author: Columba Stewart
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#70. I think that not only do saints make poor role models, they are incapable in one sense of identifying radically with those of us who are mere mortals. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mortality says to us that here's a figure who got up every day of his life facing tremendous odds and yet overcame them. - Author: Michael Eric Dyson
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#71. Infant mortality and life expectancy are reasonable indicators of general well-being in a society. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#72. It is human nature to look away from illness. We don't enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality. That's why writing on the Internet has become a life-saver for me. My ability to think and write have not been affected. And on the Web, my real voice finds expression. - Author: Roger Ebert
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#73. My dad was an agent for Met Life. In the '50s, I remember the mortality rate was something like - you had - 58 was the average age. Then it was moved up to 62, and then 65, 68. - Author: Willard Scott
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#74. Focusing on the Lord and everlasting life can help us not only at Christmas, but through all the challenges of mortality. - Author: Russell M. Nelson
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#75. Yes, it will all end one day; but today is worth living. - Author: Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
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#76. My children have gone to Catholic school ... Part of their whole education is talking about the inner life and looking at your life, even though you're only 15 or 16 - thinking about your mortality, thinking about the value of your life, thinking about your obligations. - Author: Alice McDermott
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#77. The girl in the video is a reminder about how fragile our hold on sanity and health is and how much we are at the utter whim of our Brutus bodies, which will inevitably, on day, turn on us for good. I am a prisoner, as we all are. And with that realization comes an aching sense of vulnerability. - Author: Susannah Cahalan
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#78. Patience was part of his nature, and he accepted his lot as a short-lived mammal, scurrying in and out amid the roots of the giants. - Author: Ruth Ozeki
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#79. They live forever. But many of them are even more lonely and miserable than we are. Why do you think they bother with us? We teach them life's value. - Author: N.K. Jemisin
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#80. It is when we are confronted with ... poignant reminders of mortality that we become most aware of the strangeness and wonder of our brief life on Earth. - Author: Kathleen Basford
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#81. Even if their supplies of love are finite, they've figured out that life is, too, and they're no longer rationing. - Author: Julianna Baggott
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#82. While life is meant to test, challenge, and strengthen us, if we are attempting to negotiate the twists and turns and ups and downs of mortality alone, we're doing it all wrong. Mortality is a test, but it is an open book test. We have access not only to the divine text but to Him who authored it. - Author: Sheri L. Dew
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#83. This is to be mortal, And seek the things beyond mortality. - Author: George Gordon Byron
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#84. I think that by fearing death, you are actually fearing life because it is a part of life. People are born and people die. - Author: Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
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#85. Life is a battle, Sasha. All existence is in conflict. We fight the elements, we fight our consciences, we fight the limitations and eventual mortality of our bodies. All things happen by conflict, of one sort or another. - Author: Joel Shepherd
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#86. It is the way of mortals. They fling themselves at life and emerge broken. - Author: Patricia Briggs
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#87. Growing old is one of the ways the soul nudges itself into attention to the spiritual aspect of life. The body's changes teach us about fate, time, nature, mortality, and character. Aging forces us to decide what is important in life. - Author: Thomas Moore
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#88. Human life without death would be something other than human; consciousness of mortality gives rise to our deepest longings and greatest accomplishments. - LEON KASS, CHAIR OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON BIOETHICS, 2003 - Author: Ray Kurzweil
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#89. Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#90. I think mortality makes you live a fuller existence. When I was a kid I was scared of death, and maybe that's what made me desperate to get the most out of life. - Author: Dolph Lundgren
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#91. Life must go on, yes, but in the end - after the end - life was not important, just pictures on a screen, absorbing for as long as they lasted, causing us to weep and laugh, perhaps, but when the images are gone we step out blinking into the light. - Author: Stephen Volk
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#92. I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#93. Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten. - Author: H. Rider Haggard
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#94. An awareness of one's mortality can lead you to wake up and live an authentic, meaningful life. - Author: Bernie Siegel
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#95. The answer is simple: if you cannot find meaning inherent in life right now, as you live it in this visible world, the addition of an infinite amount more of the same isn't about to somehow make it any more meaningful! Add a whole string of zeroes to a zero and watch what happens. - Author: Robert M. Price
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#96. When you witness the end of a life up close day by day, you begin to understand time and mortality in profound ways. You see time's relativity, death's necessity. - Author: Alix Kates Shulman
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#97. Personally I don't endorse the notion of mortality. It's fine for other folk, but I disapprove of the concept for me and my loved ones. Seems unfair that we're not allowed to vote on the matter and not one of us is excused. Who made up that rule? - Kinsey Millhone - Author: Sue Grafton
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#98. What if the man could see Beauty Itself, pure, unalloyed, stripped of mortality, and all its pollution, stains, and vanities, unchanging, divine, ... the man becoming in that communion, the friend of God, himself immortal; ... would that be a life to disregard? - Author: Plato
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#99. As we go through life our relationship with our own mortality and our inevitable demise increases. - Author: Peter Morgan
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