Life is better than death

  • Boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up.  I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something.  Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery.  People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap.  Who wants flowers when you’re dead?  Nobody.  – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1945
  • While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.  –Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.  – Alice Walker
  • I shall not die of a cold.  I shall die of having lived.  – Willa Cather