We understand death

  • Thou art not dead! Thou art the whole
    Of life that quickens in the sod. -Charles Hanson Towne
  • Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.   – Tennessee Williams, “The Rose Tattoo”
  • We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.  –Madame de Stael
  • From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.  – Edvard Munch
  • There’s nothing certain in a man’s life except this:  That he must lose it.  -Aeschylus, Agamemnon