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Death Becomes Them
"Since it's everyone's final destination, perhaps we should see what some of the famous and infamous among us have had to say about death."
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Ever ready with a one-liner, Josef Stalin is famous for saying,
"A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a ______."
matter of no importance
specialty of mine
An immortal playwright's words: "Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
George Bernard Shaw
Which WWII statesman said: "I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Charles de Gaulle
Complete this quotation from Tennessee Williams: "Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably _____ operation."
This quote is from the author of "Living, Loving and Learning". "Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?".
Dr. Phil McGraw
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I _______ it." --Mark Twain
refused to pay for
had been waiting for
"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so at the moment after death."
This author's psychological horror stories, among them "Young Goodman Brown", have probably caused a great many troubled dreams.
Edgar Allan Poe
Guy de Maupassant
"I am become Death, shatterer of worlds."
J. Robert Oppenheimer
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." This quote can be found attributed to both author Matthew Arnold (from his "Requiescat"), and which noted science fiction genius?
Arthur C. Clarke
Who or what is the source of this quote?
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."
Barney the Dinosaur
The Bible, Corinthians
Pope Pius XII
Did you read these lines while you were growing up? Who is the subject?
"(She) could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come."
Charlotte the Spider
This author won the Nobel Prize for Literature and wrote India's national anthem, too. His quote is:
"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."
Mohandas K. Gandhi
In William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", who says, "For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come"?
Laertes, after killing Hamlet
Ophelia, before committing suicide
Hamlet, in his soliloquy
Hamlet's father's ghost, about his own death
Here's some useful advice from the author of "Of Human Bondage".
"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it."
Who penned this quote?
W. Somerset Maugham
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
My favorite: who said, "Sex and death: two things that happen once in my lifetime. But at least after death, you aren't nauseous."?
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Compiled Jun 28 12