Death is a distant rumor to the young

  • Death is a distant rumor to the young.  –Andrew A. Rooney
  • A man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own.  –Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
  • There are so many little dyings that it doesn’t matter which of them is death.  –Kenneth Patchen
  • If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery.  He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does.  In place of this we have death.  –Charles Sanders Peirce