Death and Dying
“Someone has to die in order that the rest of should value life more. It’s contrast.”
“A little allegory of the soul – wherever it hides, God will find it.”
“Dying is something you have no control over. Why waste your life being afraid of it?”
"Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back."
“When a man sees his end, he wants to know there was some purpose to his life.”
“The sad ending is only because the author stops telling the story. But it still goes on. It's just untold.”
"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero."
“Michael O'Sullivan was my great friend. But I don't ever remember telling him that. The words that are spoken at a funeral are spoken too late for the man who is dead.”
“What's wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can't we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity and decency and, God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy, gentlemen. If we're going to fight a disease, let's fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”
“When someone you love dies, you don't lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time, like how the mail stops coming.”