AGE AND DEATH
"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall
use my time."
-- Ian Fleming
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
-- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar
"I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher."
- Mark Twain, A Biography
"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never
get the urge to throw a snowball."
-- Doug Larson
"Being seventy is not a sin."
-- Golda Meir
"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not
less than the pleasures of youth."
-- W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up
"In my twenties, my pleasures tended to be physical. In my thirties,
my pleasures tended to be intellectual. I can't say which was more exquisite."
-- Steve Kangas
"You know you're old when the president is younger than you."
-- Steve Kangas, contemplating the day
"Death is not an event in life; we do not experience death."
-- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus logico-philosophicus
"It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that
-- Henry Fielding, Amelia
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work, I want to
achieve it through not dying"
-- Woody Allen
"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did --
in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming -- like the passengers in his
Famous last words
"Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the
-- Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, May 10, 1863
(He had been shot by his own men.)
"God bless. . . God damn."
-- James Thurber
"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow
such a conventional thing to happen to him."
-- John Barrymore
"I've never felt better."
-- Douglas Fairbanks
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire
off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness
at Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears
in rain. Time to die."
-- Rutger Hauer, playing android Roy Batty in the movie Blade Runner
"I am not the least afraid to die."
-- Charles Darwin
"Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored."
-- George Saunders
"Alas, I am dying beyond my means."
-- Oscar Wilde, sipping champagne on his deathbed
"Draw the curtain, the farce is ended."
-- Francois Rabelais
"How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries."
-- James French, electrocuted in Oklahoma, 1966
"Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel."
-- George Appel, electrocuted in New York, 1928
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