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Quotes About Near Death

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David Searls
“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.”
David Searls

Terry Pratchett
“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.”
Terry Pratchett

Diana Gabaldon
“I know what it felt . . . like when I . . . thought you were dead, and-" A small gasp for breath, and her eyes locked on his. "And I wouldn't do that to you." Her bosom fell and her eyes closed.
It was a long moment before he could speak.
"Thank ye, Sassenach," he whispered, and held her small, cold hand between his own and watched her breathe until the moon rose.”
Diana Gabaldon, Written in My Own Heart's Blood

“One of the seats of emotion and memory in the brain is the amygdala, he explained. When something threatens your life, this area seems to kick into overdrive, recording every last detail of the experience. The more detailed the memory, the longer the moment seems to last. "This explains why we think that time speeds up when we grow older," Eagleman said--why childhood summers seem to go on forever, while old age slips by while we’re dozing. The more familiar the world becomes, the less information your brain writes down, and the more quickly time seems to pass.”
Burkhard Bilger

Richard Adams
“A magpie, seeing some light-colored object conspicuous on the empty slope, flew closer to look. but all that lay there was a splintered peg and a twisted length of wire.”
Richard Adams, Watership Down

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