“Open the second shutter so that more light may come in.”  (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – 1749-1832)

“Only one man understood me.  And he really didn’t understand me.”  (Georg Wilhelm Hegel – 1770-1831)

“Go on, get out!  Last words are for fools that haven’t said enough.” (Karl Marx – 1818-1883)

“Wait ’til I have finished my problem!” (Archimedes – 298-212 B.C.E.)

“Curtain!  Fast music! Lights!  Ready for the last finale! Great!  The show looks good. The show looks good.”  Florenz Zigfield – 1869-1932)

“How were the circus receipts in Madison Square Garden?” (P.T. Barnum – 1810-1891)

“Bring down the curtain, the farce is played out.”  Francois Rabelais (1494?-1553)

“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” (Leonardo da Vinci – 1452-1519)

“Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.  Now what?”  (William Saroyan – 1908-1981)

“Either that wallpaper goes or I do.”  (Oscar Wilde – 1854-1900)


For more information about issues related to death and dying, see my book: The Human Odyssey:  Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life. 

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