A tragedy need not have blood and death it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.
There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits.
As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death.
I've always been scared to death of pain - afraid, even, to think of it.
In every death, a busy world comes to an end.
Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status.
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.
Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.