Warning: This Post Will Make You Think About Death

I’ll be doing this one David Shields style, with selected quotes. (Shields, by the way, is the author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead)

Franz Kafka:

The meaning of life is that it stops.


From Exorcist III: Legion:

Kinderman: The whole world is
a homicide victim, Father.
Would a God who is good
invent something like death?
Plainly speaking, it’s a lousy idea.
Not popular.
Dyer: You’re blaming God.
Kinderman:  Who should I blame? Phil Rizzuto?
Dyer: You don’t want to live forever.
Kinderman: I do.
Dyer: You’d get bored.
Kinderman: I have hobbies.

Mark Twain:

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”

Steve Shives (Five Stupid Things About Death):

Ernest Hemingway:

Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.

Steve Jobs:

If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.

Homer Simpson:

Feel free to add your own in comments.

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