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.
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
Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between Dead and alive, and it's the worst.Elizabeth Wurtzel
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
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
Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences.When the individual's behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a Dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. Time to "drop out," "turn on," and "tune in." This period of robotization is called the Kali Yuga, the Age of Strife and Empire...timothy leary
They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the Dead unless it's good. He's Dead. Good!moms mabley
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the Dead.jesus christ
Boys flying kites haul in their white winged birds; You can't do that way when you're flying words. "Careful with fire," is good advice we know "Careful with words," is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back Dead; But God Himself can't kill them when they're said.will carleton
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
The rolling stone rolls echoing from rock to rock; but the rolling stone is Dead. The moss is silent because the moss is alive.gilbert keith chesterton
Give place: for the maid is not Dead, but sleepeth.jesus christ
So the bastard's Dead? Too bad we didn't capture him alive!joseph stalin
Come, clear the way, then, clear the way: Blind creeds and kings have had their day. Break the Dead branches from the path; Our hope is in the aftermath Our hope is in heroic men, Star-led to build the world again. To this Event the ages ran: Make way for Brotherhood make way for Man.edwin markham
We bury love, Forgetfulness grows over it like grass; That is a thing to weep for, not the Dead.alexander smith
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the Dead.Aristotle
We're all Dead, blow it! BLOW IT!
Enough! I'm taking that bird back with me, ALIVE... OR Dead!
I have seen men march to the wars, and then I have watched their homeward tread, And they brought back bodies of living men, But their eyes were cold and Dead. So, Buddy, no matter what else the fame, No matter what else the prize, I want you to come back thru The Flame With the boy-look still in your eyes!