Something of glass about her, of dead water, Chills and holds us, Far more fatal than painted flesh or the lodestone of live hair, This despair of crystal brilliance.
Of the twenty or so civilizations known to modern Western historians, all except our own appear to be Dead or moribund, and, when we diagnose each case, in extremis or post mortem, we invariably find that the cause of death has been either War or Class or some combination of the two. To date, these two plagues have been deadly enough, in partnership, to kill off nineteen out of twenty representatives of this recently evolved species of human society; but, up to now, the deadliness of these scourges has had a saving limit.Arnold Joseph Toynbee
How true it is, that there isnothing Dead inthis Universe; that what we call Dead is only changed, its forces working in inverse order! 'The leaf that lies rotting in moist winds,'says one,'has still force; else how could it rot?'thomas carlyle
Don't worry. Your friends are Dead and you are going to join them.klaus barbie
Far from affording artists continuous inspiration, mass-media sources for art have become a Dead end. They have combined with the abstractness of institutional art teaching to produce a fine-arts culture given over to information and not experience. This faithfully echoes the drain of concreteness from modern existence— the reign of mere unassimilated data instead of events that gain meaning by being absorbed into the fabric of imaginative life.robert hughes
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the Dead.jesus christ
The objects that we have known in better days are the main props that sustain the weight of our affections, and give us strength to await our future lot. The future is like a Dead wall or a thick mist hiding all objects from our view; the past is alive and stirring with objects, bright or solemn, and of unfading interest.william hazlitt
They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the Dead unless it's good. He's Dead. Good!moms mabley
Give place: for the maid is not Dead, but sleepeth.jesus christ
We bury love, Forgetfulness grows over it like grass; That is a thing to weep for, not the Dead.alexander smith
I need not ask thee if that hand, now calmed, Has any Roman soldier mauled and knuckled, For thou wert Dead, and buried and embalmed, Ere Romulus and Remus had been suckled: Antiquity appears to have begun Long after that primeval race was run.horace smith
Enough! I'm taking that bird back with me, ALIVE... OR Dead!
Note: Said after being seriously wounded in a gunfight with Bub, who then stumbles across a horde of zombies that tear him apart. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
But it pleased God to visit us then with death daily, and with so general a disease that the living were scarce able to bury the Dead.william bradford
If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a Dead fish can go with the flow.jim hightower
In order to protect the physical hygiene and mental health of the living, we usually bury the Dead.josé saramago
Instead of the poems I had hoped for, there came only a shuddering blackness and ineffable loneliness; and I saw at last a fearful truth which no one had ever dared to breathe before the unwhisperable secret of secrets The fact that this city of stone and stridor is not a sentient perpetuation of Old New York as London is of Old London and Paris of Old Paris, but that it is in fact quite Dead, its sprawling body imperfectly embalmed and infested with queer animate things which have nothing to do with it as it was in life.h. p. lovecraft
Foreigners are sending messages to the planets. We are sending rice and cereals to our Dead fore-father through the Brahmins. It is a wise deed?periyar e. v. ramasamy
For us in Russia, communism is a Dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.aleksandr solzhenitsyn
All is but toys; renown and grace is Dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.william shakespeare
Our whole life can go on in observation of the laws of nature, if we gain dominion over our desires from the beginning and if we do not kill, by various means of a perverse art, the human offspring, born according to the designs of divine providence; for these women who, if order to hide their immorality, use abortive drugs which expel the child completely Dead, abort at the same time their own human feelings.
Now, there is a matter of business to attend to- [Puss: The frog king is Dead.] His name is- is... (Shrek: What's his name? WHAT'S HIS NAME?) IS-- (starts to cough up and passes out) His name is Arthur. (Shrek: Arthur?) I know...you'll do...what's right...
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