Death And Sickness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "death-and-sickness" (showing 1-30 of 32)
Jonathan Harnisch
“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.”
Jonathan Harnisch, Freak

William Shakespeare
“Done to death by slanderous tongue”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We must be conscious of this; one day, the life we have, will be gone.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lorrie Moore
“Pulling through is what people do around here. There is a kind of bravery in their lives that isn’t bravery at all. It is automatic, unflinching, a mix of man and machine, consuming and unquestionable obligation meeting illness move for move in a giant even-steven game of chess – an unending round of something that looks like shadowboxing, though between love and death, which is the shadow? “Everyone admires us for our courage,” says one man. “They have no idea what they’re talking about.”

“Courage requires options,” the man adds.

“There are options,” says a woman with a thick suede headband. “You could give up. You could fall apart.”

“No you can’t. Nobody does. I’ve never seen it,” says the man. “Well, not really fall apart.”
Lorrie Moore, Birds of America

“Our existence comes with Death. And it comes with suffering, death alone is not enough and pleasure have consequences. wicked and fucked. love comes with hurting. And having means losing.”
Ira N. Barin

“Deep down a broken heart, all the sadness one can bear is misery.”
Auliq Ice

Barbara Blatner
“I could simply
kill you now,
get it over with,
who would
know the difference?
I could easily
kick you in, stove you
under, for all those times,
mean on gin,
you rammed words
into my belly. (p. 52)”
Barbara Blatner

Barbara Blatner
“oh.
she heard it
too-no waters
coursing, canyon
empty, sun
soundless-
and the beast
your life
nowhere
hiding (p. 103)”
Barbara Blatner, The Still Position: A Verse Memoir of My Mother's Death

Lee Smith
“People can act so nice, bringing you food and all, but in the end they are nothing but buzzards. Waiting to pick your bones.”
Lee Smith, On Agate Hill

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The dead only knows their world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you have few days to live your life, what will be your passion for last days?”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Barbara Blatner
“...gripping the
rim of the sink
you claw your
way to stand
and cling there,
quaking with
will, on
heron legs,
and still the hot
muck pours
out of you. (p. 27)”
Barbara Blatner, The Still Position: A Verse Memoir of My Mother's Death

Dougie Brimson
“He hated hospitals, hated them. The stench of Domestos and death seemed to linger in his nostrils and on his clothes for weeks, as if to remind him of something bad. It was even rare to find a tasty nurse these days. Most of the ones he'd seen this afternoon had been as ugly as sin.”
Dougie Brimson, Top Dog

“I felt a numb shock as I drove home anxious to get my chocolate flowers and wondering how my mother arranged to get them delivered to me at the exact time of her passing as promised. I arrived home to a note on my door to go to the neighbor on the right. I knocked at the door and the grouchy older man answered. Without saying a word, he went to his refrigerator, opened it and said, "I think these are for you."

He handed me the large bouquet of fruits all cut out like flowers and dipped in chocolate."It looks like chocolate flowers." he said with a grin, adding "I had a few, and they were great!"
I held my delivery. I opened the small envelope and read the card:

Dear Jori,

We appreciate you showing us homes and although it has been months, we thought of you and wanted to do something nice for you today. I hope you remember us.

The Johnsons

This was a previous client who was a pastor. He never knew I had a mother who had cancer nor did I ever mention the conversation about the chocolate flowers. It had been several months since I had heard from this couple who were considering purchasing a home. I called the client, whom I haven't spoken to in such a long time. I was confused and wanted to know what made them decide to send me chocolate flowers, and why that day, of all days? He said it was his wife's idea to do something nice for someone and they agreed it on it being me. Mrs. Johnson thought of the chocolate flowers.”
Jori Nunes, Chocolate Flowers

Molly Caldwell Crosby
“Nature had found the perfect place to hide the yellow fever virus. It seeded itself and grew in the blood, blooming yellow and running red.”
Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Life on earth is temporary.
May we pursue peace and live in harmony with one another.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“As we witness the death of departed souls, other people will observe our departure from the world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Albert Camus
“Foi então que tudo vacilou. O mar trouxe um sopro espesso e ardente. Pareceu-me que o céu se abria em toda a sua extensão, deixando chover fogo. Todo o meu ser se retesou e crispei a mão sobre o revólver. O gatilho cedeu, toquei o ventre polido da coronha e foi aí, no barulho ao mesmo tempo seco e ensurdecedor, que tudo começou. Sacudi o suor e o sol. Compreendi que destruíra o equilíbrio do dia, o silêncio excepcional de uma praia onde havia sido feliz. Então atirei quatro vezes ainda num corpo inerte em que as balas se enterravam sem que se desse por isso. E era como se desse quatro batidas secas na porta da desgraça.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest loss is the loss of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Alyssa B. Sheinmel
“Part of us did die. Literally - that tissue on your face, the part they removed. It died. And you can't recover from any kind of death without mourning it.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

Nikita Dudani
“When you loose someone untimely; all left is never ending guilt, fear, and pain.”
Nikita Dudani

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest loss is the lost of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Alyssa B. Sheinmel
“I never thought before how strange the notion of a transplant list is. The only list I've ever really given thought to were grocery lists and to-do lists, lists of homework assignments and list of clothes I wanted to buy before school started. I never thought there was such a thing as a list of names, people waiting for new faces. People waiting for someone else to die.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Death is a misery.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Carlos Fuentes
“Y luego el patecal ése, que no te pudo salvar con sus medicinas, aunque tú ni las necesitabas, pues de que te llaman ya ni quien te detenga.”
Carlos Fuentes, La región más transparente

Barry Eisler
“You see, cancer is simply nature's way of making you want to die.'

Tatsu.”
Barry Eisler, Extremis

Crystal Evans
“Sometimes I think it's recklessness but at other times the coincidence of it seems almost supernatural because here in the midst of success comes death”
Crystal Evans, Mama Brown's Family

“Life is for the living.”
Bea Weaver

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