Top 1452 Dead Quotes of 2020

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“Its crazy: my name is Artist, and I dead can’t even paint.”

― A Boogie wit da Hoodie

“I like my subjects to be American, and not too dead, so I can interview people who knew them.”

― A. Scott Berg

“When I was 6 years old, I was in a rock band that was horrible called ‘Dead End.’ The name kind of described us. People liked us; we would go and perform at coffee houses and stuff.”

― Aaron Carter

“A lizard is a perfect pet for a model. They only need feeding once a fortnight. And I’m always travelling, so it’s perfect. If I had a dog, it would drop dead of starvation.”

― Abbey Lee Kershaw

“In the U.A.E. we were the least-regulated environment in the region, and over time we are seeing more and more regulation coming in. On the other hand, a central bank can overregulate and choke the economy, and then we will have a dead banking industry.”

― Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

“It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“At 140, 150, that’s when the car starts floating. At 160, that’s when you start seeing dead relatives. At 180, it’s, like, terrifying and exciting.”

― Adam Ferrara

“Any show that’s bringing in a young audience is doing a good thing, because that’s the only way that theater will continue to grow. All the other audience members are going to be dead soon!”

― Adam Pascal

“I used to be into the Grateful Dead, so I understand the Phish thing.”

― Adam Scott

“Absence is absence, you know? The loss of someone can be just as devastating if they’re alive as if they’re dead.”

― Adam Silvera

“I had a few stories and longer pieces published, but my first proper novel came in 2003, called ‘Dead I Well May Be.’”

― Adrian McKinty

“Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.”

― Aeschylus

“When I was about ten years old, I gave my teacher an April Fool’s sandwich, which had a dead goldfish in it.”

― Alan Alda

“I was a student in London in the ’70s, so CBGB really wasn’t on my radar at all. Obviously, I was aware of the emergence of the Police in England and as an art student, I was very aware of David Byrne, but I suppose my musical taste at that time certainly didn’t stretch towards the Dead Boys or the Ramones.”

― Alan Rickman

“If the Pluto mission was a cat, then it would’ve been dead long ago because they only get nine lives, and we’ve had significantly more than nine stoppages and odd twists and turns.”

― Alan Stern

“I’ll be writing records until I’m dead, whether people like it or not!”

― Alanis Morissette

“I’ll be writing records until I’m dead, whether people like it or not! I can’t not write; if I don’t, then I get really depressed. I’ll keep going, I promise!”

― Alanis Morissette

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

― Albert Einstein

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”

― Albert Einstein

“Very little is known about Hugh Glass as a real guy that existed 200 years ago, except that he was attacked by a bear, betrayed and left for dead, and has to survive in the winter. I said, ‘What really drives a human to survive those conditions?’”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“I hated Peter O’Toole. I wanted to kill that guy! When they said he was dead, I was happy. People said, ‘Poor Peter O’Toole.’ I was happy!”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Heath Ledger was supposed to put our album on what would have been a new record label. I still feel a little dead after losing him.”

― Alex Ebert

“The usual way of growing cotton is highly petrochemical-intensive, requiring 110 pounds of nitrogen fertilizer per acre. Some of the fertilizer is broken down by soil bacteria into nitrate, a toxic and highly soluble chemical that can leach into groundwater or get washed into lakes, creating oxygenless dead zones.”

― Alex Shoumatoff

“People might say paper is dead or dying, but actually, it’s not at all. It’s just more rarified. The choice to send paper has more meaning because of the fact that you don’t have to.”

― Alexa Hirschfeld

“I’m the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.”

― Alexander Haig

“We have always argued that attempts to isolate Belarus, like other countries, lead to a dead end. In this situation, everyone loses.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“When I’m dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.”

― Alexander McQueen

“The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they – and as taciturn.”

― Alexander Smith

“We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.”

― Alexander Smith

“We really teach ourselves. If you want to learn, you will always find someone to learn from, be they dead or alive, great or unknown. You learn from everything you see and hear around you – if you are willing to pay attention.”

― Alexander Volkov

“They will wrest ‘dull words’ from my cold dead hands.”

― Alexandra Petri

“Your past is something you cannot change. You can’t live it; it’s dead.”

― Alexandra Stoddard

“I think dead humans rising from their graves with little to no sense of who they were in their past lives to mindlessly roam the earth consigning others to the same fate would be a bit depressing.”

― Alfred Enoch

“A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.”

― Alfred Nobel

“A dead tree, cut into planks and read from one end to the other, is a kind of line graph, with dates down one side and height along the other, as if trees, like mathematicians, had found a way of turning time into form.”

― Alice Oswald

“One of the rules of Greek lament poetry is that it mustn’t mention the dead by name in case of invoking a ghost. Maybe the ‘Iliad,’ crowded with names, is more than a poem. Maybe it’s a dangerous piece of the brightness of both this world and the next.”

― Alice Oswald

“As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.”

― Allan Bloom

“Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history.”

― Allen Tate

“The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime.”

― Alma Gluck

“I didn’t know much about the ‘Walking Dead’ until after I booked the gig, and then I watched the first four seasons. I binge watched them in two weeks, and at that moment I realised, ‘Oh, this is a much bigger thing than I thought it was.’”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“I did watch the whole run of ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“I’m not a person who’s obsessed with scary movies or horror films or anything like that, so when I was watching the original ‘Walking Dead,’ I was kind of surprised at how into it I was getting.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“In the medium or long term we’ll all be dead. Let’s deal with the problems at hand.”

― Amado Boudou

“Democracy is dead in the Maldives.”

― Amal Clooney

“I want to be buried with a mobile phone, just in case I’m not dead.”

― Amanda Holden

“I love animals and they’re very easy to look after when they’re dead.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“I know when I used to chemically straighten mine, I did it because I wasn’t comfortable with my natural hair. I thought it was too poofy, too kinky. So for me, personally, when I started wearing it natural, it felt like I was blossoming because I was letting go of all the dead hair and all the parts of me that had rejected my natural state.”

― Amandla Stenberg

“Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“I came to my Marxist view as a result of having struggled as a nationalist and found certain dead ends theoretically and ideologically, as far as nationalism was concerned, and had to reach out for a communist ideology.”

― Amiri Baraka

“I think every actor would wish there is some challenge that is left. I would consider to be creatively dead if I were to say that I am satisfied now.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“To write what is not dead on the page, one has to be open to all kinds of disturbances and challenges and confusion.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I love sushi. But after too much of it, it just starts to taste like a dead animal that hasn’t been cooked.”

― Amy Lee

“Graphene is dead; long live graphene.”

― Andre Geim

“Only when manhood is dead – and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it – only then will we know what it is to be free.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“A lot of writing’s going down dead ends that don’t go anywhere.”

― Andrew Dominik

“It is also asserted that the election settled the matters of the war and the torture of prisoners. These are dead issues that no longer need be addressed.”

― Andrew Greeley

“Safe care saves lives and saves money. Adverse events like high levels of infection, blood clots or falls in hospital, emergency readmissions and pressure sores cost the NHS billions of pounds every year. There is a serious human cost, too, with patients ending up injured, or even dead. Most are avoidable with the right care.”

― Andrew Lansley

“People are always invading your personal space on set, especially on ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― Andrew Lincoln

“Not being dead is my version of partying. So far, so good.”

― Andrew W.K.

“There’s good movies and there’s bad movies. The genres are never dead, it’s just about how to apply them and articulate them and execute them – the story, the quality of the writing, the acting, the design elements, the directorial execution – all these things make it what it is.”

― Andy Garcia

“I’ve had a wonderful life. What people are going to write about me 10 years after I’m dead – who cares?”

― Andy Grove

“The debate between the cloud and on-premise is largely dead. The cloud has become mainstream.”

― Aneel Bhusri

“I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away. I now don’t. There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year or two down the line I’ll come back to.”

― Anish Kapoor

“I think I went to 67 ‘Grateful Dead’ shows. I’m the only ‘Deadhead’ who doesn’t know the precise number, and it’s totally humiliating.”

― Ann Coulter

“The Dead’s best venues were the outdoor concerts. I’ve been to a few, including one outside of Kansas City on the Fourth of July, but my fave was Shoreline Amphitheatre – a beautiful outdoor arena built on a landfill.”

― Ann Coulter

“Dead bodies do get a grayish blue/purple hue because blood pools in the capillaries and the body starts to decompose. It’s not smurf blue, but it’s not a pleasant shade.”

― Ann Hood

“The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.”

― Ann Landers

“The worst thing that you can do in terms of bringing a product up to the market is to be two days after someone else has brought a similar product to the international market-It’s dead.”

― Ann Macbeth

“One does not re-light a dead cigarette.”

― Anna Held

“The dead of midnight is the noon of thought.”

― Anna Letitia Barbauld

“I loved killing zombies in ‘Day of the Dead.’ I basically welcome anything that involves being dirty or bloody or shooting guns.”

― AnnaLynne McCord

“I remember when cable happened and everyone said broadcast was dead, and then satellite happened and everyone said cable was dead, and then DVDs happened and everyone said everything was over. Nothing was over. I’m very optimistic about the future.”

― Anne Sweeney

“The body is never more alive than when it is dead; but it is alive in its units, and dead in its totality; alive as a congeries, dead as an organism.”

― Annie Besant

“Science regards man as an aggregation of atoms temporarily united by a mysterious force called the life-principle. To the materialist, the only difference between a living and a dead body is that in the one case that force is active, in the other latent.”

― Annie Besant

“Not every conservative Christian is a dominionist, but to say a movement doesn’t exist, as some pundits and journalists have, without even being able to say what it is in an op-ed is just irresponsible… The big story is that the religious right isn’t dead.”

― Anthea Butler

“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“In soaps, people come back from the dead all the time, to the point where death is just a bus stop.”

― Anthony Geary

“The Day of the Dead is a joyful celebration when you can connect with and remember your ancestors.”

― Anthony Gonzalez

“I’ve been celebrating the Day of the Dead since I was 6 years old because my grandfather passed away back then. The Day of the Dead was just a wonderful and joyful celebration where I can be with him and connect with him again.”

― Anthony Gonzalez

“I’m not a huge fan of prequels and sequels and the cynical rush to make money on the back of books by other writers who are now dead.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“Those who live, live off the dead.”

― Antonin Artaud

“Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.”

― Antonin Artaud

“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means, today, not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.”

― Antonin Scalia

“I know you aren’t supposed to speak ill of the dead.”

― April Winchell

“I love Cronenberg so much, especially the films he was doing in the mid to late ’80s and early ’90s, like ‘Naked Lunch’ and ‘Dead Ringers’.”

― Ari Aster

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.”

― Aristotle

“You know, a statesman is a dead politician.”

― Arlen Specter

“The death of what’s dead is the birth of what’s living.”

― Arlo Guthrie

“There was absolutely no pressure from the family. It was my choice to pursue a career in music. I always wanted to do music, which has been close to heart. In fact, I was dead sure about it.”

― Armaan Malik

“History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don’t use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“Somehow, I had the feeling that I was responsible for Harry being dead. I remembered all the times that I wished he were dead, all the times I had dreamed of killing him. I got to thinking that maybe my wishing had finally killed him.”

― Arnold Rothstein

“Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.”

― Arthur Baer

“There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.”

― Arthur Honegger

“I am older than everyone I ever knew. All my dogs are dead. Half a dozen cats, parakeets… all gone.”

― Arthur Miller

“Voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function, cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights – that’s suppression by any light.”

― Artur Davis

“I woke up many mornings not knowing what I’d done the night before. I’m amazed I’m not dead.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“If I leave, reality will devour me. Then they will all really be dead.”

― Asne Seierstad

“The scientific method actually correctly uses the most direct evidence as the most reliable, because that’s the way you are least likely to get led astray into dead ends and to misunderstand your data.”

― Aubrey de Grey

“The dead govern the living.”

― Auguste Comte

“In reality, it si more fruitful to wound than to kill. While the dead man lies still, counting only one man less, the wounded man is a progressive drain upon his side.”

― B. H. Liddell Hart

“If I could go to dinner with one person, alive or dead, I think I would choose alive.”

― B. J. Novak

“No Hindu community, however low, will touch cow’s flesh. On the other hand, there is no community which is really an Untouchable community which has not something to do with the dead cow. Some eat her flesh, some remove the skin, some manufacture articles out of her skin and bones.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“Over the years, so many exceptions and amendments were made to China’s one-child policy that it was hard to pinpoint a moment to pronounce it dead.”

― Barbara Demick

“I’ve spent so many years talking about poverty and economic justice, I’m strongly tempted to get biblical. Jesus’ teachings are so radical; they’re just insanely generous and apocalyptic. Christians become more fascinated by the dead Jesus. They don’t like the living Jesus.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.”

― Barbara W. Tuchman

“Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.”

― Barbara W. Tuchman

“I’m an expert in baseball and I don’t even have a job. I’m an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I’m dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I’ve earned it.”

― Barry Bonds

“When I’m not a politician, I’ll be dead.”

― Barry Goldwater

“They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could do was crawl up those beaches. And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all. It’s unthinkable.”

― Barry Pepper

“If I ever woke up with a dead hooker in my hotel room, Matt would be the first person I’d call.”

― Ben Affleck

“The economist John Maynard Keynes said that in the long run, we are all dead. If he were around today he might say that, in the long run, we are all on Social Security and Medicare.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I adored ‘Drop the Dead Donkey.’ That show defined Channel 4 at the time; it was so inventive and off the leash.”

― Ben Miller

“A lot of people say the sitcom is dead. I think they’re right to some extent, in that the shows they’re putting out are all the same.”

― Ben Savage

“’The Walking Dead’ producers are really in touch, and appreciative, of their viewers.”

― Benedict Samuel

“Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“The old division of Left versus Right is dead. In the Internet age, it’s about citizens versus parliamentary relics.”

― Beppe Grillo

“We want to give you the roses when you’re dead. That’s how human beings think. I try not to think like a human.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“The bottom line is that when Senator Inhofe says, ‘Global warming is a hoax,’ he is just dead wrong, according to the vast majority of climate scientists.”

― Bernie Sanders

“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.”

― Bertrand Russell

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”

― Bette Davis

“I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.”

― Bette Davis

“I’m dead serious about my craft and just really serious about making music in itself. I take pride in making songs and albums where no two songs sound alike. That’s the challenge and that’s what it’s all about, to keep it original and fresh and funky.”

― Big Boi

“I’ve always loved New Orleans music. I always loved it when the Neville Brothers opened up for the Grateful Dead and the Dirty Dozen and all that.”

― Bill Kreutzmann

“I didn’t play after the Grateful Dead stopped playing. I didn’t touch anything for three or four months, and I just got pretty crazy.”

― Bill Kreutzmann

“Why should it matter to us when wrestlers are found dead in their beds or seen limping around on two fake hips? Why should it matter to us that there’s a list of modern wrestlers who died before the age of 50 – many of them famous – and that the list is more than 70 names long? Hey, there’s always another wave of guys on the way. Always.”

― Bill Simmons

“The soundtrack for ‘Hemlock Grove’ got me into all this goth folk gypsy music like the Dead Brothers.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“If I had rolled along with the strip’s popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now ‘grieving’ for ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ would be wishing me dead.”

― Bill Watterson

“Punk will never be dead to me. It’s my life. I can never just drop this lifestyle. It embodies me.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“Now that I’m older, a real source of interest is the ages of the dead, the number; the day is off to an optimistic start when the departed are all older than I.”

― Billy Collins

“I don’t want to be a dead hero.”

― Billy Corgan

“Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.”

― Billy Graham

“I wouldn’t be caught dead in red.”

― Billy Porter

“If I’m not authentic, I might as well as be dead.”

― Bishop Briggs

“I looked below and saw my people there, and all were well and happy except one, and he was lying like the dead – and that one was myself.”

― Black Elk

“A dead end can never be a one way street; you can always turn around and take another road.”

― Bo Bennett

“The 2011 riots in England, which left five dead and caused more than $300 million in property damage, were fueled by a generation of young Brits who grew up without ever hearing the word ‘No.’”

― Bob Barr

“True enough, Osama bin Laden is dead and other al-Qaeda leaders have joined him. But, the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi is a brutal reminder that radical Islamic terror groups have not disappeared and certainly are not dormant.”

― Bob Beauprez

“Now I know what a statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen.”

― Bob Edwards

“Let the living give thanks to our honored dead who have paid the ultimate sacrifice that the Constitution of the United States remains our guiding light.”

― Bob Latta

“You’re not dead at 85. You’re a long way from it. Go out and enjoy. You’ve earned it.”

― Bob Newhart

“There are thousands of very, very talented artists who will never be known, even after they are dead.”

― Bob Ross

“The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents.”

― Bob Schaffer

“The Grateful Dead played for three hours on a given night, plus sound check.”

― Bob Weir

“If I were on the field, I’d want the manager sticking up for me. Sometimes players are dead wrong, ranting and raving, but you stick up for them. They appreciate that.”

― Bobby Cox

“Listen, you ignorant hillbillies, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s dead. They’re dead, they’re dead, they’re dead. The South’s not risin’ again. The slaves have been emancipated.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It’s not a style that’s difficult to pick up. It’s purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.”

― Boz Scaggs

“I’ve always been that way where, if something doesn’t work out the first time, I won’t try to beat a dead horse.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“I think interactive television is doomed. It’s a dead end.”

― Brenda Laurel

“Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.”

― Brent Scowcroft

“Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.”

― Brian Clough

“Rock and roll and swing never quite mixed. Rock and roll came in and just blew everything out of the water. Big bands were dead.”

― Brian Setzer

“A film about my life? But I am not dead.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor.”

― Brittany Daniel

“I broke my neck, it’s a classic neck break from chin to chest. If I had been alone, I would probably be dead.”

― Brooke Burns

“’Evil Dead 1′ was never supposed to have a sequel.”

― Bruce Campbell

“What is perhaps more worthy of note than how many tsunami dead we’ve seen, however, is how many other recent dead we have not seen.”

― Bruce Jackson

“Television broadcasts have, in the main, been more suggestive, less specific, more distant in their images than the print press: often you knew that lump was a dead body only because a chattering reporter told you it was.”

― Bruce Jackson

“You can go from doing something quite silly to something dead serious in the blink of an eye, and if you’re making those connections with your audience then they’re going to go right along with it.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“Napolean is dead – but Beethoven lives.”

― Bruno Walter

“There are all kind of corners of the musical world that are deeply influenced by the Dead that one wouldn’t expect. Lee Ranaldo is a crazy Deadhead.”

― Bryce Dessner

“Working with Bob Weir directly, we learned how high the bar is for Dead music.”

― Bryce Dessner

“When we learned to play in bands, what we were covering was equal part the Velvet Underground and the Grateful Dead. That would defy the logic that somehow these things don’t fit in the same musical well.”

― Bryce Dessner

“Once they get their hooks into you, you’re a dead pigeon.”

― Bud Abbott

“Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain.”

― Buffalo Bill

“I’m not particularly interested in painting, per se. I’m interested in a painting that has that mysterious life to it. Anything that doesn’t partake of that magic is halfway dead – it returns to its physical elements, it’s just paint and canvas.”

― Caio Fonseca

“I’m fascinated with worlds where there’s a small population left, whether it’s a movie or these TV shows that fascinate me – ‘Falling Skies’ or ‘The Walking Dead’ – they are about survival and triumphing over difficult times. I just have a thing for ’em.”

― Cam Gigandet

“Audiences aren’t going to get rid of me. One thing I can say, with absolute certainty, is that my shows will still be performed when I’m dead, buried and forgotten. They’re going to absolutely outlive me, which is a wonderful thing to think about.”

― Cameron Mackintosh

“Feminism is dead. The movement is absolutely dead. The women’s movement tried to suppress dissident voices for way too long. There’s no room for dissent.”

― Camille Paglia

“The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies after they’re dead is the nasty things I’ve said about them.”

― Camille Paglia

“’Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid’ was my favorite of all the things I ever did, because it was like doing a Sunday crossword puzzle and beating it.”

― Carl Reiner

“A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.”

― Carl Sandburg

“I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago.”

― Carl Sandburg

“I wanted to know if the ‘Iliad’ in the original was as relevant and contemporary as it was in translation. I then started Latin. I had finally found something I enjoyed and was good at: dead languages!”

― Caroline Lawrence

“The dead can’t change, but you can.”

― Caroline Leavitt

“Music is the marriage of the feelings of the living to the wisdom of the dead.”

― Cass McCombs

“I have no idea what will become of my work in the future, the future folk will not be aware of our influence over them, as we are unaware of how our dead influence us.”

― Cass McCombs

“Rufus? He’s a grand kisser, and he’s dead sexy.”

― Catherine McCormack

“My desire is to continue to make the audience proud of what’s happening in the television world of ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― Chad Coleman

“I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.”

― Chaim Herzog

“Unfortunately, the back log for writing for ‘Walking Dead’ is pretty backed up! Usually, we wouldn’t see the scripts until the week before – or sometimes even the week of.”

― Chandler Riggs

“The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“I would have liked to have worked with Ralph Richardson and Paul Scofield, but they’re dead now.”

― Charles Dance

“I’d rather be dead and in heaven than afraid to do what I think is right.”

― Charles Evers

“I want to prove that Holst’s ‘The Planets’ can be as much of a sensory overload as a concert by the Grateful Dead, and just as exciting.”

― Charles Hazlewood

“I had the opportunity of making necropsies on patients dead from malignant fever and of studying the melanaemia, i.e., the formation of black pigment in the blood of patients affected by malaria.”

― Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

“The West is dead… you may lose a sweetheart but you won’t forget her.”

― Charles Marion Russell

“The thing that’s funny is that everyone thinks I’m dead.”

― Charles Nelson Reilly

“Luckily, I’m not a stand-up comedian, so I don’t get the fear of standing on stage in front of a dead audience: my humorous pieces have to make it past an editor before they get exposed to the public.”

― Charles Stross

“When Steven Spielberg thinks you’re the one, then I’ll do anything. If you want me to put a dead horse on my head, I’ll do it.”

― Charlotte Le Bon

“Eternity is not something that begins after you’re dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.”

― Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“My neighbors are quiet. I am not. I don’t know if they’re dead or alive.”

― Charo

“Oppression does not make for hearts as big as all outdoors. Oppression makes us big and small. Expressive and silenced. Deep and dead.”

― Cherrie Moraga

“Words do not pay for my dead people.”

― Chief Joseph

“If you give me fro-yo without mangoes, you’re dead to me. If you say that Hawaiian pizza is gross, we’re done.”

― Chloe Kim

“In the ’90s, guitar solos were dead.”

― Chris Daughtry

“Here in L.A., there are a lot of dead spots, and you have to drive to find energy, but all of India is so energetic.”

― Chris Kattan

“It’s not a problem taking out someone who wants your people dead. That’s not a problem at all.”

― Chris Kyle

“The pros really like all the new people playing poker because they love the dead money; but when the money wins they don’t like that very much at all.”

― Chris Moneymaker

“Fans write to us via our publisher and more than ever via the Internet, blogs and fan sites, and good writers should be actively seeking out that interaction. Gone are the days when writers are dead or hidden away in dusty attics; nowadays, you’ve got to get out there.”

― Chris Riddell

“Kai was always dead and gone. That was always the plan. That was the plan when I signed on for the role. That was the plan once I was talking to Julie when the role was coming to a close. It was always, ‘He dies and is actually gone.’”

― Chris Wood

“I don’t think that Michael Jackson died. He’s probably dead now, but I don’t think he died when they said he did. I think he wanted out of the game anyway, so he just disappeared.”

― Chrissie Hynde

“For myself, I believed that that 13th of March should see a fight to the finish, cost what it might! for if Bloemfontein was to be taken, it would only be over our dead bodies.”

― Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

“The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“I love Oscar Wilde, still the wittiest writer of anyone, dead or living.”

― Christopher Buckley

“If I were to win the Nobel Prize in Literature – which I think it’s fairly safe to say is not going to happen – I would still expect the headline on my obituary to read: ‘Christopher Buckley, son of William F. Buckley, Jr., is dead at 78.’”

― Christopher Buckley

“I love Dead Ringers. A democratic set, the work was taken seriously.”

― Christopher Eccleston

“To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead or excessively old!”

― Christopher Lee

“I used to throw on soundtracks, and orchestral stuff would be the only thing I could write to, maybe ‘Dead Can Dance’ or ‘Cocteau Twins’ or something. Mostly, it was movies scores that would kind of inspire me.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“You know, we’ve got to be responsible about our debt. We don’t want the United States to ever be a dead beat, and not be able to pay its bills, either to our soldiers who are fighting or to Social Security recipients.”

― Claire McCaskill

“Unlike earlier black-power movements that tried to fight or segregate for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.”

― Claudia Rankine

“In 2006, after 12 years being separated away from my family and then seven years knowing that they were dead and them thinking that we were dead, we reunited… in the most dramatic, American way possible. Live, on television.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“Must faith be exactly that, the willingness and ability to believe in the face of a lack of evidence? If one could find the evidence, would then the faith be dead?”

― Clifford D. Simak

“I’m a big fan of a lot of graphic novels – ‘Fables,’ ‘Y: The Last Man’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ which I like a lot more.”

― Cobie Smulders

“’The Living And The Dead’ is one of those scripts that you read and are instantly compelled and engaged by. It’s intelligent, chilling, and engrossing.”

― Colin Morgan

“There’s scary stuff in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’ There’s some really nasty skeletons and dead bodies.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“It’s a dead give away of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice.”

― Colleen McCullough

“I do dead Canadians. If he’s dead and he’s Canadian and he’s famous, I’ll be playing him at some point.”

― Colm Feore

“’Fear the Walking Dead,’ since its inception, has been a very inclusive show.”

― Colman Domingo

“When taking a photo, I tend to look for one of the following: depth, symmetry, color or contrast. All of those things catch my eye to the point where I stop dead in my tracks to capture whatever it is that I’ve seen.”

― Connor Franta

“I’ve got a guy in my office that works 24/7 to shut down websites that are putting ‘Dead Air’ on the net for free – ripping us off. The problem is many people are of the mindset that says, ‘If I can watch it for free, I’ll watch it.’”

― Corbin Bernsen

“I’m having way too much fun on ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― Corey Hawkins

“Over my dead body when I’m governor of Virginia are we ever going to take down the statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson or any hero of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

― Corey Stewart

“I will try to write books until I drop dead.”

― Cornelia Funke

“What makes the most money for this business? Dead rock stars.”

― Courtney Love

“Japan is dealing us a dead hand. For two years we have watched the Japanese drag their feet and we can’t let them continue to slam the door in our faces.”

― Craig L. Thomas

“I’ll never retire from working; I’ll keep my life interesting until I drop dead.”

― Cristina Saralegui

“Skipp and Spector’s ‘Books of the Dead’ were huge influences on me as a writer.”

― Cullen Bunn

“Sometimes a person has to be dead a while before people can appreciate what they did when they were alive.”

― Curtis Armstrong

“When I got hoarse, the manager would say, ‘Drink this. Joplin used to drink this,’ and I used to say, ‘Joplin? Joplin’s dead.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“I have lost stories and many starts of novels before. Not always as punishment for ‘telling,’ but more often as a result of something having gone cold and dead because of a hiatus. Telling, you see, is the same as a hiatus. It means you’re not doing it.”

― Cynthia Ozick

“There was a period… when I used to say, with as much ferocity as I could muster, ‘I hate Henry James, and I wish he was dead.’ Influence is perdition.”

― Cynthia Ozick

“I loved doing ‘Dead Like Me.’ That role was phenomenal to me.”

― Cynthia Stevenson

“The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.”

― Cyril Connolly

“My proposal to re-establish diplomatic relations – not necessarily friendly relations, but diplomatic relations – is a sensible, simple, and straightforward approach that will finally get us off dead center.”

― Cyrus Vance

“If a superhero knocks over a building, and there are 5,000 people in the building that we can presume are now dead, does it matter? Because they’re not people we know. But if one dog we like gets run over by a car, it’s the worst thing we’ve ever seen. I totally understand where that visceral reaction comes from. I have that same reaction.”

― D. B. Weiss

“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“I’ve been a fan since I was a kid of that sort of bump-in-the-night stuff. I don’t tend to go in too much for the slash-and-burn-’em or the walker kills on ‘The Walking Dead.’ That stuff’s not necessarily the stuff that frightens me or gets me going. It’s more the terror of waiting, the thriller aspects, that I find compelling.”

― Dallas Roberts

“’Dead Aid’ is about the inefficacy and the limitations of large-scale aid programs in creating economic growth and reducing poverty in Africa.”

― Dambisa Moyo

“Appointment viewing is dead, and I think it is going away.”

― Dana Brunetti

“Faith without works is dead just as a movement without works is also dead.”

― Dana Loesch

“The development process is not that simple… When I started working at Fox in ’92, the company had decided that dramas were dead: they weren’t viable businesses and because newsmagazines were so efficient to produce and financially so much more tolerable than a drama. So that year, our company developed very few dramas.”

― Dana Walden

“Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“You can give some kind of spark of life to a comic that a photograph doesn’t really have. A photograph, even if it’s connecting with you, it seems very dead on the page sometimes.”

― Daniel Clowes

“I still relate to my father very much. I mean, I talk to him in a certain way, as we do talk to the dead.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“The main difference is, in ‘Cold Case,’ the victim sometimes had been dead for decades – you didn’t have the advantage of being able to interview the victim. You had to piece together the circumstances surrounding the crime from witnesses and other evidence. ‘SVU’ is much more immediate in that you can talk to the victim.”

― Danny Pino

“If I eat, I can’t work. I’ll eat when I’m dead.”

― Daphne Guinness

“Normally, you should be dead if you have a retrospective.”

― Daphne Guinness

“If you don’t optimize for the consumer on the Internet, you’re dead.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“I think where Trump just has it dead wrong is this is a world of us versus them.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“Satire can always be found everywhere. A people without love for satire is a dead people.”

― Dario Fo

“’Invisible Man’ holds such an honored place in African-American literature that Ralph Ellison didn’t have to write anything else to break bread with the remembered dead. But he did try to go on, because if a writer has done one great thing, then the pressures to do another are intense.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“Reject what you don’t want. Get rid of dead wood.”

― Daryl Hall

“Jazz isn’t dead yet. It’s the underpinning of everything in this country. Whether it’s a Broadway show, or fusion, or right on through classical music, if it’s coming out of the U.S., it’s not going to survive unless it’s got some jazz influence.”

― Dave Brubeck

“Even if we are dead we help each other in some little way.”

― Dave Davies

“I’m insanely proud of every single one of my credits until the people who created the shows are dead.”

― Dave Finkel

“When I was growing up in the early ’70s and really getting into music, waiting outside the record store for that 45, waiting for a single from The Dead, The Clash, David Bowie, or T-Rex or something to be there. There was something about that that was so special.”

― Dave Gahan

“I make music to bring the dead to life for a couple minutes and then let it go.”

― Dave Sitek

“As an actor, you’ve worked very hard, and you’ve been doing this for 20-some years, and William Morris was never interested – or any studio, either – in your company or as an actor, and then ‘God’s Not Dead’ happens, and now everyone calls you.”

― David A. R. White

“I’d like to see the giant squid. Nobody has ever seen one. I could tell you people who have spent thousands and thousands of pounds trying to see giant squid. I mean, we know they exist because we have seen dead ones. But I have never seen a living one. Nor has anybody else.”

― David Attenborough

“Simon Critchley’s ‘The Book of Dead Philosophers’ – it’s a quick thumbnail sketches of philosophers through the ages.”

― David Benioff

“I went to Ithaca, found the Grateful Dead and my life was changed.”

― David Boreanaz

“Dreams are illusions, and we can’t let go of them because we would be dead.”

― David Copperfield

“My only rule: I never photographed the face of the dead, ever, out of respect for the families.”

― David Douglas Duncan

“You play a ‘lowdown dirty shame slow and lonesome, my mama dead, my papa across the sea I ain’t dead but I’m just supposed to be’ blues. You can take that same blues, make it uptempo, a shuffle blues, that’s what rock n’ roll did with it. So blues ain’t going nowhere. Ain’t goin’ nowhere.”

― David Edwards

“The trouble with dead people often begins with something called the Death Master File, which is kept by the Social Security Administration. Every day, new reports are added, provided by relatives, funeral homes, and the state agencies that issue official death certificates. The list contains 90 million reports.”

― David Fahrenthold

“Firemen have a culture of death. There are rituals, carefully constructed for the living, to process the dead.”

― David Grann

“Post-modernism is dead because it didn’t address human needs.”

― David Guterson

“Grunts on the line, where the enemy wants them dead, still goof off – even knowing that by letting their guard down they might die.”

― David Hackworth

“I walk like a duck: very straight up and down. Or like a penguin. It’s a dead giveaway that I’m a dancer.”

― David Hallberg

“When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.”

― David Hare

“Let’s be honest: nothing spoils ‘The Walking Dead’ quite like watching ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― David Harsanyi

“People thought I was dead. But I wasn’t. I was just directing ‘The A-Team.’”

― David Hemmings

“’You Must Remember This’, the podcast about ‘the secret and or forgotten history of Hollywood’s first century’, has a thread dedicated to Dead Blondes, which is a clue to where it’s coming from.”

― David Hepworth

“The big debate right now is if Saddam is alive or dead. He’s dead, then he’s alive, then dead, then alive. It’s just confusing. Today they showed videotape, and Saddam was speaking at his own funeral.”

― David Letterman

“The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you’re dead.”

― David Lynch

“I find the middle classes kind of boring. The middle class has kind of been beaten like a dead horse by fictional writers. It’s old news, and literature is supposed to bring new news, and for me, I feel I have to go as far out as I can to try and tell the kind of stories I want to tell.”

― David Means

“One of the things that’s particularly nefarious about Ebola is that it continues to live in a dead person for some period of time after death. A person who’s been dead for a day or two may still be seething with Ebola virus.”

― David Quammen

“I still see life entirely through its Darwinian prism. I keep trying to shake off the aftereffects of writing ‘The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead’, and I find I can’t.”

― David Shields

“At one point, I was seriously considering playing Huck Finn in a production in Northern Maine in the dead of winter.”

― David Walton

“Metrosexuality is dead. And good riddance to it.”

― David Zinczenko

“We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.”

― Davy Crockett

“I would rather be politically dead than hypocritically immortalized.”

― Davy Crockett

“I thought I never wanted to be on TV. I was dead wrong. I’m almost always dead wrong about the things I think I want, vs. when I just go with the flow, I’m always happy where I end up.”

― Dax Shepard

“When I tried to get ‘Stargate’ made, I took it to every studio in Hollywood and every studio said, ‘Sci-fi is dead. It’s a dead genre. No one wants to see science fiction anymore.’ And I had to go and raise the money independently to make that movie.”

― Dean Devlin

“I can tell you as a fact that if you’d asked anyone in Hollywood one year before ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ had come out, they’d have told you the pirate movie was a dead genre. And it’s not that it’s a dead genre. If you make a bad pirate movie, no one will want to see it. If you make a good one, everyone will want to see it.”

― Dean Devlin

“People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.”

― Dean Kamen

“Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.”

― Dean Koontz

“The word ‘iconic’ is used too frequently – an icon is a statue carved in wood. It was shocking at first, when I got that reference. It was a responsibility, and it’s impossible to live up to – you’re supposed to be dead, for one thing.”

― Debbie Harry

“My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers – it’s what my children call my ‘dead author wall.’ I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few.”

― Debbie Macomber

“I’m going to stay on stage until I drop dead. Then I’m going to have myself stuffed, like Trigger, and I’m going to put me in a museum.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“For me, most writing consists of siphoning out useless pre-story matter, cutting and cutting and cutting, what seems to be endless rewriting, and what is entailed in all that is patience, and waiting, and false starts, and dead ends, and really, in a way, nerve.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“There is that idea of seeming crazy when you’re seeing spirits or you’re seeing dead people, you know what I mean? There’s a certain sort of stigma, a sort of kookiness, when it comes to that.”

― Deborah Mailman

“I know about Woodstock probably as much as your average person who is over 30, where I’d know Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead.”

― Demetri Martin

“It’s very easy to go through your whole life and never really get anything done or have any real meaningful interactions or relationships. All of a sudden you’re dead, and I’m going to say that’s got to be a letdown.”

― Demetri Martin

“I always hated the Grateful Dead. Never even bought a Led Zeppelin album.”

― Denis Leary

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

― Denis Waitley

“In the forensic science course I took at university they used photographs of dead bodies. For ballistics they showed us a guy lying on the floor, and his head had burst.”

― Denise Mina

“I said in October of 2008 that there was no proof that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or had the intention or capability of attacking the United States. Here we are. Almost 4,700 troops died, tens of thousands injured, over a million Iraqis dead. It will cost $5 trillion in the end for the war.”

― Dennis Kucinich

“They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you’re looking at him. Elvis isn’t dead; he just changed color.”

― Dennis Rodman

“In my opinion, what ‘The Evil Dead’ is to horror, ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ is to action-fantasy, with these horror elements and a steampunk-y twist.”

― Derek Mears

“I’ve said this a lot – I’m afraid to have girls! I’ve worked with kids before, and I just relate to boys better. I like their competitiveness and aggression: that’s more my style. I’m still dead set on doing whatever I can to make sure I only have boys!”

― Derek Theler

“Ted Hughes is dead. That’s a fact, OK. Then there’s something called the poetry of Ted Hughes. The poetry of Ted Hughes is more real, very soon, than the myth that Ted Hughes existed – because that can’t be proven.”

― Derek Walcott

“Originally, when I was introduced to yoga, I kept resisting. I kept saying that I wouldn’t be caught dead doing yoga.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“DDP Yoga was never developed for yoga users: it was developed for people who wouldn’t be caught dead doing yoga – the people who really need it.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“For the first 42 years of my life, I was the guy who wouldn’t be caught dead doing yoga.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“Playing dead is difficult with a full bladder.”

― Diane Lane

“Two-thirds of people with diabetes don’t realize the seriousness that it can cause their hearts. They don’t realize they can have a stroke, drop dead of a heart attack. So you’ve got to get this thing under control.”

― Dick Clark

“Once you’re dead, your worries are over.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I rejoice in the fact that Christ is not dead but risen from the grave! He lives and has returned to the earth to restore His authority and gospel to man. He has given us the perfect example of the kind of men and women we should be.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“My dad was raised hard. His own dad’s mentality was, ‘If you’re not dead, you can work. If you’re not dead, you’re all right.’”

― Dillian Whyte

“Man, I don’t read books! I just read a bunch of ‘Walking Dead’ comics. I don’t even read comics, but zombies are something I just can’t get enough of.”

― Diplo

“I want to go and go, and then drop dead in the middle of something I’m loving to do. And if that doesn’t happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I’ll have my high heels on.”

― Dolly Parton

“If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.”

― Don DeLillo

“On those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead.”

― Don Ellis

“I was obsessed with not knowing what happened after you were dead. And I sat or kneeled for a whole day with my head against the wall, trying to figure it out. But I couldn’t, and I just said, ‘Okay.’ And then it was nothingness.”

― Donald Sutherland

“We wouldn’t have to speak so critically if businesses would stop feeding dead animals to live ones, putting non-food substances into food, tinkering with genetic codes, and spraying the countryside with poisons.”

― Donella Meadows

“I’ll be pleased when I’m dead. That will let me off worrying about all these wars.”

― Doris Lessing

“The French, perhaps more than any other nation, cherish the memory of their dead by ornamenting their places of sepulture with the finest flowers, often renewing the garlands and replacing such plants as decay with vigorous and costly ones.”

― Dorothea Dix

“The bottom line is I’m writing to save the dead. I’m writing to save the people I have lost, some of whose bodies are still walking around.”

― Dorothy Allison

“I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons.”

― Douglas Adams

“Quick. Name ten dead redheads.”

― Douglas Coupland

“We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I think Americans are weirdly puritanistic about psychopharmaceuticals. There are millions of people out there who would otherwise be dead or rocking by themselves in a corner who now lead full and normal lives because of amazing and wonderful scientific advances.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I do not share the wish to see my language dead and decently buried.”

― Douglas Hyde

“I’m a social justice supporter, but there is no social justice on a dead planet.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“Probably half the cases of Civil War dead were not identified. And so there was no way to let loved ones know, and there were no regularized processes in either Northern or Southern Army for notifying next of kin.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“I’ve had dialogues with my dead mother over the 40 years since she died.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you’re a star you’re dead already. You’re embalmed.”

― Dustin Hoffman

“I’m really not big on nationalism, to be honest with you. I really don’t think it gets people anywhere except near a pile of dead bodies. I’m Irish, yeah, but I don’t need to get up on a soapbox about it.”

― Dylan Moran

“Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.”

― e. e. cummings

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.”

― e. e. cummings

“The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.”

― E. M. Forster

“Ants are the leading removers of dead creatures on the land. And the rest of life is substantially dependent upon them.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead.”

― E. Y. Harburg

“We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished.”

― Eamon de Valera

“If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.”

― Earl Warren

“Tell me, Connie, is your mother still dead?”

― Ed Sullivan

“I found, after the experience of making ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and then returning to the blank page – because ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ was the first screenplay I ever wrote properly – the experience of returning to the blank page and having nothing in the drawer was intensely painful.”

― Edgar Wright

“When we made ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ it was our first feature, and we were just lucky to make a film, full stop.”

― Edgar Wright

“Between the ages of 18 and 20, I made three hour-long films. One was a superhero film called ‘Carbolic Soap.’ One was a cop film called ‘Dead Right.’ And the other was called ‘A Fistful Of Fingers.’”

― Edgar Wright

“What ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘World’s End’ do is smuggle a different movie under the guise of a zombie movie or a cop or alien invasion movie. Even though they all have action and carnage, they are really films about growing up and taking responsibility.”

― Edgar Wright

“In ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ it’s not Shaun’s fault that there’s a zombie apocalypse – he just has to get through the day.”

― Edgar Wright

“I remember when we did ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ and when we were trying to get it off the ground in 2001 before we actually made it, a lot of people just didn’t want to know.”

― Edgar Wright

“I developed an optical lure that imitates certain types of bioluminescent displays that I think might be attractive to large predators. The other way to do it is just use dead bait, but I think dead bait attracts scavengers, and we wanted to attract active predators.”

― Edith Widder

“Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.”

― Edmond de Goncourt

“I’m so tired of hearing about ‘Renascence,’ I’m nearly dead. I find it’s as hard to live down an early triumph as an early indiscretion.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead. There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms, where they were certainly living.”

― Edward Forbes

“The two favorite episodes of ‘Lost’ that Adam and I wrote were ‘Dave,’ which was where Hurley has an imaginary friend, and ‘Trisha Tanaka is Dead,’ where Hurley finds a van and starts it.”

― Edward Kitsis

“Everyone keeps saying the western’s dead, but it’s not.”

― Edward Norton

“In the necessary memorialisation of the six million dead, there had been precious little attention paid to those who survived and how they survived.”

― Edward Zwick

“I shall have more to say when I am dead.”

― Edwin Arlington Robinson

“The only way I can lose is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”

― Edwin Edwards

“I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.”

― Edwin Edwards

“I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.”

― Edwin Edwards

“Everything is dead while it lives.”

― Egon Schiele

“An independent, strong, thriving and peaceful State of Israel is the vengeance of the dead.”

― Ehud Barak

“I never worry about fat people worrying about thin people, because slender people bury the dead.”

― Eileen Ford

“I had a year, where… I was secretly, 100 percent, dead broke.”

― El-P

“I think that people have been claiming hip-hop as being dead since the moment it started.”

― El-P

“All the gods are dead except the god of war.”

― Eldridge Cleaver

“Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long.”

― Elias Canetti

“A ‘modern’ man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.”

― Elias Canetti

“No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.”

― Elie Wiesel

“If I could visit dead authors, I’d head right over to E. B. White, though I’m so in awe of him I’d probably just sit at his feet and weep. He’s the master of clarity, of understated humor, of palatable political conviction.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“There’s no reason to keep a piece of furniture in your house that is so sacred and rare that you can’t put your feet up on it and a dog can’t jump up on it. Likewise, a book that sits on a shelf like a piece of porcelain, only to be admired, never to be read again, is a dead book.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“I wanted to acknowledge that life goes on but that death goes on, too. A person who is dead is a long, long story.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“A successful marriage isn’t necessarily one that lasts until you’re dead.”

― Ellen Barkin

“Despite the fact that he’s been dead for over seventy years and his prose considered purple and overwrought by many, H.P. Lovecraft’s work is still widely read and has remained influential for generations.”

― Ellen Datlow

“This season is a lot funnier, not as dark, mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead. She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive.”

― Ellen Muth

“When I was a bit younger, I did this tiny role on ‘The Musketeers,’ and I had to stay dead.”

― Ellie Bamber

“I’ve been around so long, most editors think I’m dead.”

― Elliott Erwitt

“When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead, he is telling the literal truth.”

― Elmer Davis

“If you look at our current technology level, something strange has to happen to civilisations, and I mean strange in a bad way. And it could be that there are a whole lot of dead, one-planet civilisations.”

― Elon Musk

“I’ve always been dead set against festivals – really suspicious and wary.”

― Elton John

“Without such a Life, the Word as to the letter is dead.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“You are done for – a living dead man – not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life.”

― Emil Cioran

“Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.”

― Emily Bronte

“Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.”

― Emily Carr

“A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.”

― Emily Dickinson

“I was born in 1999, just a few months after 13 people were left dead after a shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.”

― Emma Gonzalez

“Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?”

― Epictetus

“I have a karaoke punk band called The Ungrateful Dead, but we don’t exist yet.”

― Eric Andre

“From my personal point of view, the Animals are dead. They killed themselves.”

― Eric Burdon

“Nobody gets irony anymore, as we are now living in the post-ironic age. Once George Bush gets a library, our irony is dead.”

― Eric Idle

“Faith without works is dead.”

― Eric Reid

“The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.”

― Erica Jong

“In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.”

― Erich Fromm

“For my Vienna is as different from what they call Vienna now as the quick is different from the dead.”

― Erich von Stroheim

“It’s not my intent to write definitive history. ‘Dead Wake’ isn’t a definitive history of the sinking of the Lusitania. It’s my account.”

― Erik Larson

“Someone once threw me a small, brown, hairy kiwi fruit, and I threw a wastebasket over it until it was dead.”

― Erma Bombeck

“After you finish a book, you know, you’re dead. But no one knows you’re dead. All they see is the irresponsibility that comes in after the terrible responsibility of writing.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human rights, are nothing but dead letters.”

― Ernestine Rose

“I saw the dead without really seeing them.”

― Ernst Toller

“As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.”

― Ernst Toller

“I think the exploration and the search for who Jesus is, and that 2,000 years later we’re still trying to figure out who He was, and did He really rise from the dead… And I think for me, the answer is ‘yes,’ and that’s why we’re talking about Him today.”

― Erwin McManus

“It’s difficult to do a genre film well, and it doesn’t matter if you’re talking vampire movies or ‘Dawn of the Dead’ or ‘The Thing’ or ‘Escape From New York.’ Those kind of movies, they understand what the old-school B-movie is supposed to be, they get the throwback of it.”

― Ethan Hawke

“The priesthood is not dying, but the clerical state is dead. It needs to be buried, preferably with a Viking funeral in Boston Harbor so nobody can miss the spectacle of its passing.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“In the story of Thetis and Achilles, it’s clear this isn’t really a safe environment. She’s gone down to the River Styx – the dead are being ferried across in the background. There’s something in this mythology that says that if you want invulnerability, if you want immortality, you pay a price.”

― Eula Biss

“For me, it’s all about The Dubliners by James Joyce. I love The Dead.”

― Evan Dando

“Donald Trump has a mantra of despair, of loss. He says we don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t. And he says the American dream is dead.”

― Evan Osnos

“I actually watch ‘The Walking Dead.’ I like ‘The Walking Dead’ a lot.”

― Evan Peters

“News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read. And it’s only news until he’s read it. After that it’s dead.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“A faithful lifehacker would use technology to avoid dead time and move on to the entertaining, more gratifying activities as soon as possible.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.”

― Federico Garcia Lorca

“To be censored is one sure way of knowing you have been taken dead seriously. It also speaks to the continuing power of the printed word, almost fifteen hundred years after that amazing invention.”

― Felice Picano

“At a certain R.P.M., there’s only one way for blood to leave your body, and that’s through your eyeballs. That means you’re dead.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb.”

― Ferdinand Christian Baur

“I read on the Internet that I was dead.”

― Fiona Apple

“Things can be funny only when we are in fun. When we’re ‘dead earnest,’ humor is the only thing that is dead.”

― Flip Wilson

“’Six Feet Under’ was so much about life. Sure, it had a lot to do with death, but that’s the fun – that now I became a dead person.”

― Frances Conroy

“Each day more coalition MPs in seats outside the South East come out against George Osborne’s regional pay cut plans, and Vince Cable now claims they are dead.”

― Frances O’Grady

“I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.”

― Francis Bacon

“Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated.”

― Franjo Tudjman

“I had a dream. I dreamed I was on this island, and there were two hotels, and one hotel was filled with dead people, and the other one wasn’t, and I was in the hotel full of dead people.”

― Frank Dillane

“Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can’t nail them to a wall.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“Monuments are for the living, not the dead.”

― Frank Wedekind

“Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.”

― Franklin Pierce Adams

“The left-wing, which consists of armoured and motorized forces and has no enemy in front of it, will be stopped dead in its tracks upon direct order from the Fuhrer.”

― Franz Halder

“The day of parts of the country hating each other, or rivalries like that… I feel like that’s dead.”

― Fred Armisen

“Before ‘SNL,’ I would do stand-up, opening for Jeff Tweedy. It was worse than bombing in that people were dead silent.”

― Fred Armisen

“When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.”

― Freddie Mercury

“What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?”

― Freddie Mercury

“Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.”

― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The greatest thing about golf, there’s no end to it unless you’re dead. You just go from here to the Senior Tour.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“Most of the authors I liked were dead, so it didn’t seem like a safe occupation.”

― Gail Carson Levine

“I kind of think that if you show conspiracy theorists a photo of the dead Bin Laden they will come up with an explanation for why it’s really a Photoshopped picture of Bin Laden asleep. Or his dead cousin Fred. Donald Trump apparently believes that Bin Laden is dead, so that ought to be enough for the Middle East.”

― Gail Collins

“What’s so wonderful about ‘The Walking Dead’ is that we’re able to explore human nature in its most depraved as well as its most humanitarian in each episode.”

― Gale Anne Hurd

“In Spain, if you don’t follow football, you’re dead. You don’t have conversation.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death.”

― Garrett Fort

“It’s not unusual for a would-be entrepreneur to get turned down half a dozen times before finding a willing investor – yet in most companies, it takes only one ‘nyet’ to kill a project stone dead.”

― Gary Hamel

“If I still lived in Russia, I’d be dead… or a really effective oligarch.”

― Gary Shteyngart

“If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.”

― Gelett Burgess

“We sold a certain, steady amount of product for them and they could count on it. When it came time to ask for the money for this new record, they dropped us. It was fine with us. It was a dead fish.”

― Gene Ween

“My Tarkovsky idolatry was at its peak, but ‘Nostalghia’ really didn’t do anything for me. ‘The Sacrifice’ was similarly disappointing for me. Next thing we knew, he was dead.”

― Geoff Dyer

“Cheever constantly voiced doubts about his writing. Reading ‘The Naked and the Dead’ made him despair of his own ‘confined talents.’”

― Geoff Dyer

“Deathstorm sees Power Ring as a fascinating experiment. Deathstorm is a scientist who’s been merged with the dead body of his lab assistant. It’s given him a cold demeanor and a clammy touch.”

― Geoff Johns

“I’m like my zombies. I won’t stay dead!”

― George A. Romero

“Because of ‘World War Z’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ I can’t pitch a modest little zombie film which is meant to be sociopolitical.”

― George A. Romero

“One thing about a film production is that it must run efficiently; there is no room for dead wood. So somebody that hangs around by the coffee wagon won’t get hired again, but somebody who is dedicated and works hard and really puts out will get noticed by the people that matter around there and will get asked to come back again.”

― George A. Romero

“I really liked the helicopter pilot in ‘Dawn of the Dead’, when he gets bitten and comes out of the elevator. That guy was amazing. He did this incredible walk that we didn’t even know about until we started shooting.”

― George A. Romero

“People called ’28 Days’ and ’28 Weeks’ zombie movies, and they’re not! It’s some sort of virus; they’re not dead.”

― George A. Romero

“I wanted ‘Night of the Living Dead’ to look naturalistic, but we weren’t able to do it because we were shooting with a blimped 35mm camera, which is automatically static.”

― George A. Romero

“When we made ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ we got riddled. There was this famous article Roger Ebert wrote just blasting the film because he had gone to see it at some screening where there were all these kids in the audience. I don’t know why that happened. We didn’t make the movie for kids.”

― George A. Romero

“After ‘Land,’ I wanted to do something about emerging media and citizen journalism, so I got this idea for ‘Diary of the Dead.’”

― George A. Romero

“I did ‘Land of the Dead,’ which was the biggest zombie film I had ever made. I don’t think it needed to be that big. That money went largely to the cast. They were great, but I don’t think that money needed to be spent.”

― George A. Romero

“The ‘Dead’ films allow me to talk about things that a drama, say, won’t. ‘Dawn Of The Dead,’ which was set in a shopping mall, is on one level about consumerism; ‘Land Of The Dead’ is a response to Bush.”

― George A. Romero

“I didn’t much care for the ‘Dawn’ remake. It was a well-made action movie but really wasn’t anything like my ‘Dawn Of The Dead.’”

― George A. Romero

“I liked the ’28 Days Later’ films, but they’re not zombies; they’re not dead. They’re not using it in the same way.”

― George A. Romero

“I love ‘Shaun of the Dead.’”

― George A. Romero

“In 2007, ‘Diary of the Dead’ all of a sudden made money. I was blindsided by that.”

― George A. Romero

“The main thing people took from ‘Night of the Living Dead’ was that it was a racial statement movie, and that was completely unintended.”

― George A. Romero

“’Day of the Dead’ remains my favourite zombie film of mine.”

― George A. Romero

“To me, the zombies have always just been zombies. They’ve always been a cigar. When I first made ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ it got analyzed and overanalyzed way out of proportion. The zombies were written about as if they represented Nixon’s Silent Majority or whatever. But I never thought about it that way.”

― George A. Romero

“’Night of the Living Dead,’ then ‘Dawn of the Dead’ is a few weeks later, ‘Day of the Dead’ months later, and ‘Land of the Dead’ is three years later. Each one spoke about a different decade and was stylistically different.”

― George A. Romero

“It’s easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“I used to dream about taking the ball ’round the keeper, stopping it on the line, and then getting on my hands and knees and heading it into the net. When I scored against Benfica in the 1968 European Cup final, I nearly did it. I left the keeper for dead, but then I chickened out.”

― George Best

“When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.”

― George Burns

“I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”

― George Clooney

“But I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”

― George Clooney

“Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.”

― George Dennison Prentice

“I’ve seen a dead body, I’ve seen some pretty gruesome fist fights, I’ve been a hunter since I was a child, though I don’t anymore, I’ve gutted wild game.”

― George Eads

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”

― George Eliot

“Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.”

― George Eliot

“As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.”

― George Harrison

“He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.”

― George Herbert

“It’s almost as if creativity is dead. The visual power of advertising was everywhere – now it’s basically gone.”

― George Lois

“If we go into space, we need enhancements that handle radiation and osteoporosis… or else we’re dead. So what seems like an enhancement in one generation becomes life and death in another generation.”

― George M. Church

“War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.”

― George Orwell

“I never liked Gandalf the White as much as Gandalf the Grey, and I never liked him coming back. I think it would have been an even stronger story if Tolkien had left him dead.”

― George R. R. Martin

“Epitaph for a dead waiter – God finally caught his eye.”

― George S. Kaufman

“At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that’s better than an absent one is a dead one.”

― George S. Kaufman

“Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”

― George Santayana

“Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.”

― George Santayana

“I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball.”

― George Steinbrenner

“I’ve seen elbows that broke eye sockets. I’ve seen a German goalkeeper just level a French guy. His teammates thought he was dead lying on the ground. This was in 1982 at my first World Cup. But a bite is outside any kind of contact collision: dirty foul play. A bite is a bite.”

― George Vecsey

“Men’s fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.”

― George Villiers

“The cliche is dead poetry.”

― Gerald Brenan

“God is dead!”

― Gerard De Nerval

“To me, nothing feels more like being dead than being in your 20s and having no direction in your life.”

― Gerard Way

“Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island.”

― Gerry Adams

“I have a novel that I can write. It’s about three soldiers from Somalia. Some babies have been disappearing up on 144th Street, and I speculate later on what happened to them and how they might have been got back. These guys are dead, all three, and they have a chance in the afterlife to do something they should have done when they were alive.”

― Gil Scott-Heron

“I don’t know if I change my act from century to century. Sometimes I’m onstage doing imitations and references to people who have been dead for 50 years.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“It’s so funny, because right now I’m very tired and my brains a little dead, I tend to get very focused and serious. So, I’m probably coming off a lot more like Scully right now.”

― Gillian Anderson

“When I’m dead, somebody can write my biography. I wrote a national hymn, an anthem, which I don’t want to present to that country. But I have a deal with my wife – when I’m dead, she should offer it, because then I’m safe.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“One of the things I’ve learned by working on the ‘Walking Dead’ and other TV shows is to be more tolerant of other people’s process.”

― Glen Mazzara

“Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ‘militants’ – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“Many of the ex-hippies who started companies like Apple, or the early online bulletin boards dedicated to organic food and following the Grateful Dead, were an odd combination of liberals and libertarians.”

― Glenn Kelman

“You wouldn’t catch me dead in a fanny pack.”

― Goldust

“The notion of the large, massive public university that can exist in isolated splendor is dead.”

― Gordon Gee

“Mainly I make music, and you can do that until you drop dead.”

― Grace Slick

“When Blur first started and we were playing Manchester the Hacienda was the place to go. That was where a lot of exciting stuff was happening and London was pretty dead.”

― Graham Coxon

“When I began ‘Wicked’, I really thought of it entirely as a one-off, as the English say. There was no intention that there should ever be a follow up, because the subtitle was ‘The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’. She was dead and gone, as the book says, at the end.”

― Gregory Maguire

“I didn’t even realize this at first, but there’s almost no central character in any of my 24 books who doesn’t have a dead mother or a lost parent.”

― Gregory Maguire

“There is a pent-up demand from people who want to clone their dead children.”

― Gregory Stock

“It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.”

― Greil Marcus

“We like to say Miss America is the classy one. It has a talent category. I would have been dead last in Miss USA – I’m five foot three, I’m not a model, and I never wanted to be one.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I’m on a never-ending quest to get back on a TV series, and I want to get on ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― Grizz Chapman

“I’m on a never-ending quest to get back on a TV series, and I want to get on ‘The Walking Dead’. I’m at this point now where, I have three things. I could either be on the Governor’s team, I could be on Rick’s team, or I could be a seven-foot zombie who never dies.”

― Grizz Chapman

“We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks.”

― Gro Harlem Brundtland

“Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.”

― Groucho Marx

“Either he’s dead or my watch has stopped.”

― Groucho Marx

“It’s raining my soul, it’s raining, but it’s raining dead eyes.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

“I have said no to many, many Day of the Dead projects in the past, about 10 or 15, because every time I heard a take it was from someone who didn’t know the celebration.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“I love the entire ‘Constantine’ mythology, the ‘Dead Man’ mythology, the Alex Holland ‘Swamp Thing’ mythology.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“I love ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― Guillermo Diaz

“God bless the dead.”

― Gunna

“I have heard my fill of hurtful words. I think it’s especially egregious when citizens like me, who point out abuses in their country, are referred to as ‘do-gooders.’ This is how a phrase that can be used to stop an argument dead becomes part of common usage.”

― Gunter Grass

“When you dead, you dead.”

― Guy Martin

“Since the crash of 2008 and during the neoliberal retrenchment known as austerity, many commentators have muttered that the left is dead, watching social democrats in their timidity lose elections and respond by becoming ever more timid and neoliberal. They deserve their defeats.”

― Guy Standing

“I don’t know that I’ll ever get to make my ideal film, because Frank Capra is dead.”

― Haley Bennett

“Dead men tell no tales.”

― Haniel Long

“I always think I look dead, but I never actually do.”

― Hari Nef

“Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.”

― Harold MacMillan

“I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place.”

― Harold Pinter

“The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous. Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead.”

― Harold Rosenberg

“We treated all of the dead with dignity.”

― Harry Anderson

“It is not unusual for the eye or ear to play tricks with one, but when such illusions and delusions are taken for the Spirit forms of the departed and voices of the dead instead of being recognized as some subjective phenomena brought about by a physical cause, the situation takes on a grave aspect.”

― Harry Houdini

“A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead for 15 years.”

― Harry S Truman

“I grew up with a lot of guys, some of them are dead, some of them are this and some of them that, and some of them very, very powerful, bright young men, who became this instead of that simply because of a lack of guidance – that’s all.”

― Harvey Keitel

“The beast is not dead.”

― Heather O’Rourke

“I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“We thought of Uranus’s atmosphere as pretty much dead. And it’s not.”

― Heidi Hammel

“Great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.”

― Helen Hunt Jackson

“But great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.”

― Helen Hunt Jackson

“I do tend to feel more connected to dead writers, perhaps because they have finished their work.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“There are only two kinds of men; the dead and the deadly.”

― Helen Rowland

“It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.”

― Helena Blavatsky

“I played a lot of tough clubs in my time. Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead. I was afraid to bet.”

― Henny Youngman

“If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him; and if I am dead he would like to see me.”

― Henry Fox

“Paris must not be a cemetery. I do not wish to reign over the dead.”

― Henry IV

“The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive.”

― Henry Miller

“I am on until I am dead, like a light bulb.”

― Henry Rollins

“I am a veteran of the War on Christmas. I am just emerging from a battlefield strewn with dead trees and torn shreds of brightly colored wrapping paper.”

― Henry Rollins

“Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning – an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph.”

― Henryk Sienkiewicz

“A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.”

― Herbert Spencer

“Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.”

― Herman Melville

“When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”

― Hilaire Belloc

“I spend a lot of my time talking to the dead, but since I get paid for it, no one thinks I’m mad.”

― Hilary Mantel

“Japanese feel an intimacy with the dead, at least for people up to my generation.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“I think a lot of Japanese morals are built around what the dead would think of us.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“I appreciate my instincts, but my instincts can be dead wrong. Circumspection can give you time.”

― Holly Hunter

“It’s better to get a rosebud while you’re alive than a whole bouquet after you’re dead.”

― Home Run Baker

“I don’t look at the work of my contemporaries very much; I tend to look at pictures by dead artists. It’s much easier to get near their paintings.”

― Howard Hodgkin

“I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.”

― Howard Mumford Jones

“Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them.”

― Huston Smith

“If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab-Jewish problem.”

― I. F. Stone

“’Dead Air’ is full of rants; it’s a rant-based book. Yes, it’s self-indulgence. I plead guilty; mea culpa.”

― Iain Banks

“Obviously, as you get a little older, you are not going to be quite as quick or quite as strong, and so I might be regarded by some as the underdog… There is actually a statue of Big Ben and I in Perth, Ont., and I was on a Canadian stamp once, and normally you have to be dead to do either of those things, and, well, here I am, still going.”

― Ian Millar

“People with a lot of money aren’t in the business of throwing it away, and those paying footballers’ wages, organising parking spaces for dead sharks, and even, dare I say it, buying iPads, are doing it because, for them, it’s worth the money.”

― Ian Watson

“I don’t talk about success. I don’t know what it is. Wait until I’m dead.”

― Imogen Cunningham

“It’s a tad embarrassing, but there’s this show called ‘The Dead Files’ on the Travel Channel, and I’m completely obsessed with it!”

― India Eisley

“Colour can raise the dead.”

― Iris Apfel

“What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?”

― Irv Kupcinet

“It’s like nothing’s really happening. Our culture is almost dead.”

― Irvine Welsh

“I thought art was dead rabbits hanging by their feet on a wall. I went to Italy and saw all the religious paintings, and they didn’t move me all that much. Then someone invited me to see this van Gogh exhibit at the Rosenberg Gallery in San Francisco.”

― Irving Stone

“I never drink while I’m working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.”

― Irwin Shaw

“The ‘Desert’ sweeps up to the walls of Baghdad, but it is a misnomer to call the vast level of rich, stoneless, alluvial soil a desert. It is a dead flat of uninhabited earth; orange colocynth balls, a little wormwood, and some alkaline plants which camels eat, being its chief products. After the inundations, reedy grass grows in the hollows.”

― Isabella Bird

“In America, they are paranoid about ruining the reputations of people once they are dead and cannot answer back. They have this fascination which to me seems cruel and morbid. I do not want any part of it.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“I went on French television for 20 minutes. It was very embarrassing to have to say, ‘I’m not dead. I’m well. I’m not ill, and I don’t have AIDS.’ I hated doing it, because it was so insulting to those who really did have AIDS.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.”

― J. K. Simmons

“The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today. I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role.”

― J. M. Coetzee

“When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life.”

― Jack Henry Abbott

“As long as I am nothing but a ghost of the civil dead, I can do nothing.”

― Jack Henry Abbott

“The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons and at the hands of the police. This is ridiculous.”

― Jack Herer

“But you can count the dead bodies from alcohol, tobacco, and legal pharmaceuticals by the millions.”

― Jack Herer

“Well, as I understand it, the main supporters are beer companies and the pharmaceutical companies. I’d like them to show me the dead bodies from marijuana. But they can’t because there aren’t any.”

― Jack Herer

“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.”

― Jack Nicholson

“I look at what I’ve gone through in my career and I really shouldn’t be talking to you now. I should be dead ten times over.”

― Jack Wild

“I would have been a much more popular Wolrd Champion if I had always said what people wanted to hear. I might have been dead, but definitely more popular.”

― Jackie Stewart

“If I were a teacher, I would like to teach freshman English – so I could be the Robin Williams type in ‘Dead Poets Society.’”

― Jake Johnson

“Back in the Rat Pack days, we’d take Frank’s plane and sit dead center, because of Nancy. We’d watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you couldn’t ask for a better thing.”

― James Darren

“The great vicarious work for our kindred dead in our temples demonstrates both the justice and the fairness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

― James E. Faust

“We have met the Devil of Information Overload and his impish underlings, the computer virus, the busy signal, the dead link, and the PowerPoint presentation.”

― James Gleick

“If I hadn’t had music in my life, it’s quite possible I’d be dead and I’d much rather be alive.”

― James Hetfield

“I think that concrete poetry seems to have, as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn’t seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago.”

― James Laughlin

“Everytime a child says ‘I don’t believe in fairies’ there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.”

― James M. Barrie

“All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.”

― James Madison

“I used to walk through the Old Times Square fearing for my life. Now I wouldn’t be caught dead there.”

― James McBride

“I would have rather been dead and laying on the battlefield dead than to find out later on that one of my men were killed and didn’t have me, their medic, to somehow get them out of the danger and into the safety of the perimeter.”

― James McCloughan

“At college I’d seen my dead frog’s limbs twitch under some applied stimulus or other – seen, but hadn’t believed. Didn’t dream of thinking beyond or around what I saw.”

― James Merrill

“I’m friends with a lot of Brits, and they tell me when they’re over here what a huge phenomenon ‘The Wire’ has become. Some things just attain critical mass after they’re already dead and buried, and I don’t know why it was the case with ‘The Wire’.”

― James Ransone

“And I have to say, for the record, my favorite line from ‘Without A Clue’ is after Michael Caine pokes a dead body with a stick and announces to everyone, ‘It is my opinion that this man is dead.’”

― James Roday

“The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.”

― James Russell Lowell

“Half the issues they – are so polished they’re talking about – are dead by the time they get into the office, and into the midst of their tour where they’re really productive.”

― James Stockdale

“There’s one good kind of writer – a dead one.”

― James T. Farrell

“Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead.”

― James Thurber

“I think I should have made ‘Dead Silence’ as an independent movie.”

― James Wan

“What had brought me to New York in the autumn of 1972 was a letter of recommendation written by Norman Mailer, the author of ‘The Naked and the Dead’ and American literature’s leading heavyweight contender, to Dan Wolf, the delphic editor of ‘The Village Voice.’”

― James Wolcott

“Yeah, the sitcom world is dead. It’s all reality.”

― Jamie Foxx

“People have SMS, right? It stinks. It’s a dead technology, like a fax machine left over from the Seventies, sitting there as a cash cow for carriers.”

― Jan Koum

“Naming is a privilege of reason and the province of bullies. We name to tame and to maim; to honor the great, the dead, and ourselves.”

― Jane Leavy

“I’ve never seen ‘Evil Dead 2.’ Sorry about that. I’m sorry to the world.”

― Jane Levy

“Nothing like falling in love with a dead actress to prove your sanity.”

― Jane Lynch

“Political biography is in the doldrums. No one wants to read 800 pages or so of cradle-to-grave dead politics, especially if it’s familiar stuff and has all been written about before.”

― Jane Ridley

“Most of my childhood revolved around wondering when we would be blown up by the Russians. I couldn’t stand the news, I knew that if the missile were launched, mortality would arrive in half an hour, so I spent a lot of my childhood feeling that I was 30 minutes from being dead.”

― Jane Smiley

“Why are we reading a Shakespeare play or ‘Huckleberry Finn?’ Well, because these works are great, but they also tell us something about the times in which they were created. Unfortunately, previous eras and dead authors often used language or accepted as normal sentiments that we now find unacceptable.”

― Jane Smiley

“I’ve studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that’s one of the reasons they’re so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It’s a dead issue. It’s like they’re color-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“We cannot afford a dead stop on all of the progress we have made under President Obama in saving our planet from the devastating consequences of climate change.”

― Jared Polis

“I knew nothing about my mum’s family. Her parents were dead by the time she was 14. She was brought up by two aunts, and she only ever met one uncle.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“My challenge to members on both sides of the aisle is to stand up and have the integrity to say that we have a dead U.S. agent; we have a Department of Justice that lied to Congress.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I myself downloaded and watched ‘The Wire,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ on my iPad while walking on a treadmill. I never turned a TV on once. I never inserted a DVD.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“I don’t profess to be a political rapper, like groups such as ‘Dead Prez’ or ‘Public Enemy’, but I think social commentary should make its way into your music. Speaking on your neighbourhood is social commentary – what happens, what’s going on.”

― Jay-Z

“We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“I want the Dead Sea, like Masada, to be part of UNESCO’s world heritage.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“Dead at 50. Mike Webster! Nine-time Pro Bowler. Hall of Famer. ‘Iron Mike,’ legendary Steelers center for fifteen seasons.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Zombies sort of typify this ambiguity, that they’re not dead and not alive.”

― Jeff Baena

“I was going to write an autobiography once. I started writing it, and then I thought, ‘No, let them dig around when I’m dead.’”

― Jeff Beck

“At what point in time can our government fire someone whose gross negligence left four Americans dead in Benghazi?”

― Jeff Duncan

“I try to make the majority of my audience laugh. That’s my audience. They’ll laugh at the dead terrorist.”

― Jeff Dunham

“If you don’t have anything nice to say… dead silence creates a lot awkwardness.”

― Jeff Rich

“Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead, almost. I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane. It gets boring.”

― Jeffrey Bernard

“I’ve done tons of guest spots and in parts where the character invariably dies or is dead.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I do some of my best work when I’m dead.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I’ve got a stack of the ‘Walking Dead’ comic books next to my bed here.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“He knew a lot about his grandparents – and perhaps he feels he’s been endowed with abilities to go into people’s heads who are long dead – but, to a certain extent, he’s making it up.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it.”

― Jello Biafra

“Let me start by saying, I’m utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys.”

― Jello Biafra

“What they’re not doing is marketing the Dead Kennedys in the spirit of what the band stood for.”

― Jello Biafra

“No matter what I do, my songs come out in a certain style, and if that sounds like Dead Kennedys, then there’s probably a reason for it. Don’t forget, I wrote most of those songs, music and lyrics.”

― Jello Biafra

“I have such a soft spot for the really cheesy zombie movies, but if I had to pick a really good one, I’d have to go with an actual TV show and say ‘The Walking Dead’.”

― Jennifer Armentrout

“Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“I found many treasures in the woods over the years: shotgun shells, empty Colt 45 bottles, old railroad spikes, orange and black beetles eating a dead mouse, pebbles that looked just like teeth, old stone walls and cellar holes, a rusted out frying pan, the skull of a cat.”

― Jennifer McMahon

“I buy Coppertone Water Babies in abundance at the airport, SPF 60 or 70. I like being pale; I like looking like a creature from the dead world. I like looking like a ghost.”

― Jennifer Stone

“If I was like some of the characters I played, I’d probably be dead by now.”

― Jennifer Tilly

“Anyone who has dead straight hair wants curls.”

― Jenny Eclair

“I like to stay busy, I like to stay focused, and I like to stay creative. Without being creative I’d be dead.”

― Jeremy Renner

“To hear my mother say, ‘Michael is dead,’ to feel and hear the tone in her voice to say her child is dead, is nothing that anyone can ever imagine.”

― Jermaine Jackson

“The Internet is king. Newspapers are dead or dying. Magazines are shrinking every day. Ad budgets are being cut. The bottom line is now the only line in advertising.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“But audio is a component of video, so there’s always been that anyway, and although we’ve never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don’t find it that remote, you know what I mean? It’s a departure of sorts, but it’s like a first cousin.”

― Jerry Garcia

“We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“George Bush has met more foreign heads of state than I have. But a substantial number of them were dead.”

― Jesse Jackson

“I think the ‘New York Times’ would rather be offended than dead.”

― Jesse Watters

“When he’s late for dinner, I know he’s either having an affair or is lying dead in the street. I always hope it’s the street.”

― Jessica Tandy

“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”

― Jesus Christ

“I’m half alive but I feel mostly dead.”

― Jewel

“A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“More and more, I’ve started to understand that no show is dead unless somebody decrees it’s dead at a studio.”

― Jim Beaver

“If you’re playing any real person, live or dead, you certainly have a responsibility to produce that reputation in some way.”

― Jim Broadbent

“If I talk about my father’s funeral, as I did when I was promoting the last novel, ‘Being Dead,’ I’m not going to tell any lies, but there are certain things I’m not going to tell you, and I’m certainly not going to tell my grief.”

― Jim Crace

“I do mourn my characters. I wrote an essay once where I was sure that far back in a marsh there was a hummock – a little hill of hardwoods – and an old farm house, where all the heroines in my novels lived together with all my beloved dead dogs. I’ve discussed this with my therapist, naturally. He says it’s okay in fair amounts.”

― Jim Harrison

“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”

― Jim Hightower

“There’s nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.”

― Jim Hightower

“The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.”

― Jim Hightower

“You’ve got to stop whipping a dead horse sometime.”

― Jim Knight

“Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.”

― Jim Valvano

“The album’s not dead for me; I still buy vinyl albums.”

― Jimmy Page

“We’ve restored life where life was extinct. It’s no longer sufficient to bring the dead back to life. We must create from the beginning, we must build up our own creature, build it up from nothing.”

― Jimmy Sangster

“Marriage, as an institution, is as dead as the dodo bird.”

― Joan Fontaine

“Print is not dead.”

― Joanna Coles

“What are individuals in wars today? Expendable commodities, dead or alive.”

― Joanne Liu

“I think there are readers out there and I don’t think the book is dead. And more importantly I don’t think readers have to choose between literary and commercial fiction.”

― Jodi Picoult

“You want to know whether we’re better off? I’ve got a little bumper sticker for you: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive! Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!”

― Joe Biden

“I don’t conduct my career for when I’m dead and people say nice things about me. I conduct my career for the here and now, and what excites me, and what interests me.”

― Joe Carnahan

“I love ‘Evil Dead 2!’ Who doesn’t love ‘Evil Dead 2?’”

― Joe Dante

“I don’t think the trial practice is dead. But it is very ill. There are some days you could throw a hand grenade down the hall of the Harris County Courthouse and not hit anybody.”

― Joe Jamail

“Do I get recognized? I guess it depends on if I’m wearing a hat or not. The hairdo is a dead giveaway. There’s nothing I can do. It’s just the way my hair grows.”

― Joe Keery

“When I played Dean Martin, he was dead when we made the movie but there would have been nothing better than to spend a week with Dean Martin if I could have.”

― Joe Mantegna

“With Charles Woods, it was the first time I had ever seen tissue from a dead person used to save a human life. It piqued my curiosity.”

― Joe Murray

“I have watched music go from an art form into an industry. And I have watched it stop dead in its tracks because of the digital age.”

― Joe Walsh

“The song I like to do is ‘Dead.’ I’m constantly playing that one.”

― Joey Santiago

“God is not the mere dead conception to which we have thus given utterance, but he is in himself pure Life.”

― Johann Gottlieb Fichte

“He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Ideally, content should be shared, mixed, mashed, and reposted – it wants to flow through the Internet like water. This was the point of RSS, after all – a technology that has actually been declared dead more often than the lowly display banner.”

― John Battelle

“We can’t afford to go down the dead end roads of Parliamentary Socialism or Fascistic Bolshevism.”

― John Blair

“Nearly every season, I make the acquaintance of one or more new flowers. It takes years to exhaust the botanical treasures of any one considerable neighborhood, unless one makes a dead set at it, like an herbalist.”

― John Burroughs

“When the woodpecker is searching for food, or laying siege to some hidden grub, the sound of his hammer is dead or muffled and is heard but a few yards. It is only upon dry, seasoned timber, freed of its bark, that he beats his reveille to spring and wooes his mate.”

― John Burroughs

“I’m just really proud of ‘Dead Head Fred.’”

― John C. McGinley

“By the age of 50, I would like to know that I’m not dead – that there’s some continuity to my life.”

― John Cassavetes

“Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?”

― John Clayton

“The Dead Daisies have been an absolute blast for me so far. The guys are all great musicians and also incredibly easy to work with.”

― John Corabi

“The accolades usually come when you’re dead or too old to get a job.”

― John Frankenheimer

“Since we have to speak well of the dead, let’s knock them while they’re alive.”

― John French Sloan

“When I read ‘Rocky V,’ it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian’s lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he’s dead.”

― John G. Avildsen

“When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.”

― John Greenleaf Whittier

“A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food.”

― John Harvey Kellogg

“With regard to my family as I said nothing upon the subject before I may tell you that I have six children living, 1 dead and before I have the pleasure of seeing you I expect another.”

― John Hawley

“To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.”

― John Henry Newman

“The doctors realized in retrospect that even though most of these dead had also suffered from burns and blast effects, they had absorbed enough radiation to kill them. The rays simply destroyed body cells – caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.”

― John Hersey

“Punk recognised the fact that the establishment had no room. There’s no point in saying you’ve got the establishment wrong because they hadn’t got the establishment wrong, they’d got it absolutely dead on.”

― John Hurt

“I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.”

― John Huston

“’Great Expectations’ was an important novel in my adolescence. It was very much one of those emblematic novels that made me wish I could write like that. It helped that my models as a writer were dead over a hundred years before I began to write.”

― John Irving

“In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.”

― John James Ingalls

“Ireland starts for me with the end of ‘The Dead,’ which my father read to me from his desk in his basement office in New Albany, Ind.”

― John Jeremiah Sullivan

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

― John Keats

“The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government.”

― John L. Lewis

“’Dead peasants insurance’ is a term that sounds as if it comes straight out of Monty Python. If only that were true.”

― John Lanchester

“I have a horror of going down dead ends, which you can easily do with a novel, spending months on it and then realising that it’s all wrong. It’s demoralising, because you don’t get the time back.”

― John Lanchester

“To me, I would much rather be part of a healthy industry than being the only player in a dead industry.”

― John Lasseter

“To me, architecture is an art, naturally, and it isn’t architecture unless it’s alive. Alive is what art is. If it’s not alive, it’s dead, and it’s not art.”

― John Lautner

“The Cold War was over long before it was officially declared dead.”

― John le Carre

“Dr. King was unpopular while he was alive – he’s only popular now because he’s dead and not a threat to anyone.”

― John Legend

“I look around, and 50 percent of the big-budget entertainment you are seeing these days is dystopian. This is the era of ‘Hunger Games’ and blasted landscapes and ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― John Lithgow

“It’s wonderful to play a villain who gets a laugh or to stop a comedy dead in its tracks with a touching moment. It’s kind of like a symphony that has very different movements.”

― John Lithgow

“Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.”

― John Maynard Keynes

“In the long run we are all dead.”

― John Maynard Keynes

“Don’t try to talk anyone out of concentrating his hatred on Ayn Rand or any other dead person. It can’t harm the dead. Diverted to a living person, it might actually do harm.”

― John McCarthy

“Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there’s the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.”

― John McGahern

“Racism is not dead. Definitely, there are these biases.”

― John McWhorter

“I think being dead isn’t any problem. It’s the process of dying which is quite off-putting.”

― John Mortimer

“God was alive when this universe exploded into existence. He was alive when Socrates drank his poison. He was the living God when William Bradford governed Plymouth Colony. He was the living God in 1966 when Thomas Altizer proclaimed him dead and Time magazine absolutely absurdly put it on the front cover.”

― John Piper

“Either God is alive, in which case he’ll deal with us as he sees fit. Or he is dead, in which case he was never alive, it being unlikely that he died of old age.”

― John Ralston Saul

“Keynesianism, if you add its flexible, muscular form during the Depression to its more rigid postwar version, lasted forty-five years. Our own Globalization, with its technocratic and technological determinism and market idolatry, had thirty years. And now it, too, is dead.”

― John Ralston Saul

“We’re big fans of the idea that faith without works is dead.”

― John Tesh

“I think it would be fun to die onstage! Just drop dead in the middle of my show? That wouldn’t be so bad.”

― John Waters

“If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.”

― Johnny Carson

“I think country music is Lynyrd Skynyrd. I think a lot of the country music is what we do, but I don’t think rock & roll is dead at all.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“If rock & roll is dead and gone, man, I am missing out on it.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.”

― Jon Fishman

“The Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but they weren’t by a long shot the biggest influence.”

― Jon Fishman

“On the surface, rock and roll changes at an amazing pace. The influence of a figure like the Maharishi can appear and disappear in a matter of months. Talk about old fashioned rock and roll finds itself dead before it begins.”

― Jon Landau

“When you are single, you’re invested in the world because you have to be, because that’s all you’ve got. When you have a kid, it’s not more or less; it’s just a different way of worrying about the world. And worrying about the world after I’m dead.”

― Jon Richardson

“If the day gets really bad, I can always pull out fan mail. Who else gets mail where kids write to you and say, ‘Dear Mr. Scieszka, we were supposed to write to our favorite author, but Roald Dahl is dead. So I’m writing to you.’”

― Jon Scieszka

“When I was running the Troubadour, there was this transition from the classic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne types to bands like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, and Fear. Those are just some that come to mind. Oh, and Adam Ant! The Fear fans wanted to ‘crush’ the Ants. These guys hated each other.”

― Jon Taffer

“For me, the past is dead. Can’t go back.”

― Jonathan Ames

“I watched ‘Return Of The Living Dead.’ That one’s cool, man. I like that one.”

― Jonathan Levine

“My ‘Rot & Ruin’ series is a post-apocalyptic adventure for teens. My ‘Joe Ledger’ novels are science-based action thrillers for adults. My ‘Dead of Night’ stories are zombie tales for adults; my ‘Pine Deep Trilogy’ is classic horror for adults, and I’ve written nonfiction books on topics ranging from martial arts to folklore.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Yom HaShoah is a vital day in the Jewish calendar, providing us with a focal point for our remembrance. We cannot bring the dead back to life, but we can bring their memory back to life and ensure they are not forgotten. We can undertake in our lives to do what they were so cruelly prevented from doing in theirs.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“The one thing I’ve learnt is that you don’t want to be nasty about anybody, unless they’ve dropped dead. And the annoying thing is that most of the people that I know who’ve dropped dead are really great.”

― Jools Holland

“It would be great to have Bach in one corner, Bessie Smith in another, John Lennon in another. That’s what I’d ideally like. A studio of the dead.”

― Jools Holland

“Little Haley Joel Osment in ‘The Sixth Sense’ can see dead people. Well, I can see racist people.”

― Jordan Peele

“The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don’t like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they’re 95 percent dead wood.”

― Jordan Peterson

“Perhaps it’s more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them.”

― Jose Bergamin

“One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you’re not dead.”

― Joseph Barbera

“In the Land of Ire, the belief in fairies, gnomes, ogres and monsters is all but dead; in the Land of Ind, it still flourishes in all the vigour of animism.”

― Joseph Jacobs

“All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years.”

― Joseph L. Mankiewicz

“I love ‘The Walking Dead.’ I’m a massive fan of that show.”

― Joseph Morgan

“I think you sense the metaphorical resonance of what you’re writing without analysing it too carefully. That leads you down dead ends. You stop imagining things and start writing towards these themes.”

― Joseph O’Neill

“The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.”

― Joseph Smith, Jr.

“’The Walking Dead’ was my favorite show before I even auditioned for it. That’s every actor’s dream, to be on a show that they’re a fan of. It’s just dark, and as a comedian, I’m drawn to dark things.”

― Josh McDermitt

“Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead. That’s a unique claim in the literature of religion.”

― Josh McDowell

“Here’s the simplest answer: Within weeks, the disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that He had been bodily raised from the dead and appeared to them.”

― Josh McDowell

“If they had connived a scheme, and Christ had not been raised from the dead, where would have been the hardest place on the face of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem.”

― Josh McDowell

“I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide.”

― Joshua Logan

“I like many different things you know so I’m probably going to experiment, and if I didn’t I’d be a little bit strange and boring and stiff and kind of dead, and I’m very not that.”

― Joss Stone

“I eat ‘The Walking Dead’ like its made of brains. Can’t even watch the show, I love the book so much.”

― Joss Whedon

“There’s a part of you – the born-again part, your spirit – that’s dead to sin. That’s why it bothers you now when you sin. The ‘wilderness’ part of you – your soul – is your unrenewed mind, out-of-control emotions, and stubborn will.”

― Joyce Meyer

“When he is late for dinner and I know he must be either having an affair or lying dead in the street, I always hope he’s dead.”

― Judith Viorst

“I’m just raising money. Dead presidents are my relatives.”

― Juicy J

“The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.”

― Jules Renard

“No one is ever really dead unless we find the body.”

― Julia Barr

“Let’s get a couple of things straight. It hasn’t been years and years since I made a movie. I’m not coming back from the dead – I’ve just had two kids! I have no intention of retiring, but I do think it’s impossible to do movie after movie, because there aren’t that many good films made.”

― Julia Roberts

“Just because someone’s dead doesn’t mean it’s over. My grandfather died more than 25 years ago, but I still think of him a lot and smell his smell.”

― Julian Clary

“I am not dead inside. I still care about right and wrong.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“There is a universal fascination with the living dead. There is more to a zombie story that a bunch of corpses attacking the living. The real power of such a story lies with the undercurrent of hopelessness compounded by a very real instinct to survive.”

― Julie Ann Dawson

“Hip-hop isn’t dead by any means, but it’s not something I define my black identity with.”

― Justin Simien

“The 1910 Edison film of ‘Frankenstein’ was itself a dead thing revived by technology.”

― Kage Baker

“According to Jewish legend, only the very wisest and very holiest rabbis had the power to make golems, animated servants of clay. Strictly speaking, the golem is not in the same class with Frankenstein’s monster, because the golem is neither alive nor dead. He is, rather, the ancestor of all robots.”

― Kage Baker

“There was a time Michael Jackson couldn’t get his video on MTV because he was considered to be ‘urban.’ The Michael Jackson. So I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break down the doors for everyone who will come after I’m gone, after I’m dead.”

― Kanye West

“I love what I do, so it’s not tiring. If I worked at a computer or drove a truck, I’d be dead in a week.”

― Karen Black

“Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.”

― Karl Marx

“In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head, And inlay maggots like a jewel.”

― Karl Shapiro

“The girls who come into Tamil cinema today are educated and from well-to-do families. Unlike the actresses of my generation, they do not need cinema for survival. We cannot write a small role – dead cast, as I call it – and expect them to be excited.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“I think the whole concept that women aren’t funny is dead. It’s over; it’s done.”

― Kate Flannery

“It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way.”

― Kate Millett

“It’s kind of nice to play somebody that isn’t psychotic or half-machine or dead or dying or on a spaceship somewhere.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“The Olympics were something that was put in my path. I knew I was capable, I worked so hard for it, so I guess it’s like, Why wouldn’t I want to go to the Olympics? But it was never something that I was really, really dead set on. It was just what my coaches and everyone else forced upon me.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“If you don’t flirt, you’re probably dead inside.”

― Katharine Towne

“I’m delighted to join the cast of ‘Field Of Blood: The Dead Hour.’”

― Katherine Kelly

“I don’t want to be a historical action figure or treated like I’m dead. Like one of those people where they go, ‘Oh, isn’t she dead?’ And then I walk up, and they’re like, ‘Whoa.’ I can’t really complain… because I’ve made myself into a historical action figure. I was like, ‘Yeah, come on in!’”

― Kathleen Hanna

“’Misery’ left a lasting mark on me. When I die, it will be ‘Kathy ‘Misery’ Bates Is Dead.’”

― Kathy Bates

“I work with the dead, but I am working for the living.”

― Kathy Reichs

“Strive for extraordinary, don’t moan, and sleep when you’re dead.”

― Keith Barry

“Reagan’s dead, and he was a lousy President.”

― Keith Olbermann

“R&B is never going to be dead, it’s just going to evolve.”

― Keith Sweat

“Reviews are great. I can read negative reviews and say, ‘You know that point they made… they were dead on.’”

― Kelley Armstrong

“A performance is only as good as the audience you are playing to. A lot of times you feed off of the audience, and we always try to give them all we’ve got and sometimes you don’t get a lot back, but we’ve never been dead whenever we’ve performed.”

― Kelly Jones

“I’ve been to too many Dead concerts. There’ve been smokin’ holes where my memory used to be.”

― Ken Kesey

“The Grateful Dead are our religion. This is a religion that doesn’t pay homage to the God that all the other religions pay homage to.”

― Ken Kesey

“When you’re around the whole Dead scene, they’re there as a tribal thing; they’re there as part of a rendezvous and a pow-wow.”

― Ken Kesey

“I can only admire people who I have never met and are dead – because you know so much about anyone who is alive.”

― Ken Livingstone

“We not only heard it before 20 years ago, before George Bush in 2001 passed his tax relief, before in 2003 the tax relief were past, we were told they were dead. Before we provided prescription drugs for Medicare, we were told it wasn’t going to happen.”

― Ken Mehlman

“I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it – who were dying to be in it, whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do the work that was necessary.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“Environmentalists should like fracking for its relative cleanliness. But they don’t. They have made a bugaboo out of the chemicals in fracking fluids, which supposedly can leach into groundwater sources. I’m convinced they’re dead wrong. Ultimately, good technology with a cost advantage will win out over paranoia.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“As much as we want to say racism is dead, it’s still rearing its ugly head constantly.”

― Kenya Barris

“I wrote ‘Love Is Dead’ when I was a super-depressed teenager.”

― Kerli

“And again, President Obama’s health care plan really is another drag on the economy. Until we get Washington out of the way, this president’s recovery is going to continue to rank dead last.”

― Kevin Brady

“I’m a guy that likes to sit in the quiet and think about things, and sometimes it’s way more relaxing to have dead silence.”

― Kevin Harvick

“There are old-money Asians that would never be caught dead with a Chanel handbag or sporting anything that has a label it.”

― Kevin Kwan

“’Reign’ is probably the oldest one on the record. I wrote that when I was 19. ‘The Dead They Don’t Come Back,’ which is the last song on the album, I wrote when I was 20, and ‘Harlem River’ I just wrote last year. It spans from 2007 to 2012.”

― Kevin Morby

“Don’t play dead with a vulture. That’s exactly what they want.”

― Kevin Nealon

“’The Walking Dead’ is an extraordinary thing.”

― Kevin Reilly

“Indie film isn’t dead, it just grew up.”

― Kevin Smith

“It’s so easy for us to misperceive and see the things in others that we want to see. And, when we’re wrong, and often we’re dead wrong, we miss the truth.”

― Kevin Spacey

“To me, poetry is spoken – not exclusively, but there’s a mix of languages in it. That’s what I liked about ‘For the Confederate Dead;’ it has many different tones to it.”

― Kevin Young

“It took a while for anyone to want to publish ‘To Repel Ghosts.’ I thought people would want to publish a three-hundred-and-fifty-page book about a dead painter, but they didn’t.”

― Kevin Young

“They believed you can’t mix rock, country, and rap, and that crossover is dead. I always knew it would work. And it will always work as long as you’re really into it and like what you’re doing.”

― Kid Rock

“I always liked how David Beckham played – his set-plays and his dead balls.”

― Kieran Trippier

“Ultimately, Dead Prez should have went multi-platinum. But when people didn’t rally around them, I knew the black hip-hop audience had become far less politicized.”

― Killer Mike

“Being a cop is often seeing the worst of the human condition and behavior. With all of that said, there is no reason that Mike Brown and also Eric Garner are dead today – except bad policing, excessive force, and the hunt-and-capture-prey mentality many thrill-seeking cops have adapted.”

― Killer Mike

“’Dead Witch Walking’ is basically a modern-day witch living in Cincinnati.”

― Kim Harrison

“I started working at Airtight Games after I shipped ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ back in 2009.”

― Kim Swift

“After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months.”

― King George V

“I had just made this album called ‘Mind Blow,’ a CD-R release on Spirit of Orr. This was in 2003. Quite a few of the songs from ‘Was Dead’ were actually on that.”

― King Tuff

“I love ‘True Blood.’ I love ‘The Walking Dead.’ Those are fantastic series.”

― Kirk Hammett

“Once, I took a taxi. I hate those limousines. They stink and their drivers have been driving dead people to the cemeteries.”

― Klaus Kinski

“We need a day of the dead. That’s a perfect celebration.”

― Kristin Hersh

“One of my favorite comedies is ‘Shaun of the Dead.’”

― Kumail Nanjiani

“Anything remotely resembling news media is going to continue to migrate online until very little or none of it is produced on dead trees.”

― Kurt Andersen

“Rather be dead than cool.”

― Kurt Cobain

“It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“Beloved friends and comrades… the national Libertarian Party is dead.”

― L. Neil Smith

“I hope when I’m dead I’ll be considered an icon, though.”

― Lady Gaga

“In writing a little tragedy, ‘The Gaol Gate,’ I made the scenario in three lines, ‘He is an informer; he is dead; he is hanged.’ I wrote that play very quickly.”

― Lady Gregory

“I’ll take no charity! What I get I’ll earn by taking it. I would feel no pleasure it being given to me, any more than a huntsman would take pleasure being made a present of a dead fox, in place of getting a run across country after it.”

― Lady Gregory

“When I first started working on ‘Staying Dead,’ I got some well-meaning but negative feedback from industry folk because – back in 2001 – epic fantasy was still the big thing, alternate history a tight runner-up.”

― Laura Anne Gilman

“I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I’m dead.”

― Laura Kightlinger

“When you live in a condo complex with people next door, I don’t know how you can be dead for four months without anybody noticing you not coming and going.”

― Laura Schlessinger

“In terms of specific cinematic influences, certainly I’d recommend ‘Juan de los Muertos,’ and I also really love this French zombie movie – ‘Les Revenants’ – where the dead reanimate for no apparent reason.”

― Laura van den Berg

“Normally I’m the type who wouldn’t bail on a responsibility unless dead on the side of the road, and I believe deeply in the importance of continuing to follow our own paths.”

― Laura van den Berg

“It’s dead nice to know I’ve achieved something.”

― Lauren Socha

“I got a piece of a dead person’s ligament in my body.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“It’s a really dark, emotionally wrenching world that we’ve created on ‘The Walking Dead.’”

― Laurie Holden

“Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things.”

― Lawrence Clark Powell

“I found out through the Internet that I have AIDS. I learned that I was dead. Where else would I find these things?”

― Layne Staley

“’Miracle at St. Anna.’ I was challenged by Spike Lee. When he offered me the film, he looked me square in the eye and said, ‘You start this film off and you end this film. I don’t want a dry eye in the theatre. Can you pull that off?’ He was dead serious.”

― Laz Alonso

“The guy has to kill the spider and get the dead mouse outta the pool.”

― Leah Remini

“Most of my friends are dead. I watched friends die in my arms at 5, 6, 8. When I grew up, the rest of my friends died of AIDS.”

― Lee Daniels

“’Europe ’72’ came out right around the time that I started going to see the Dead, and it had a huge impression on me.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“I saw the Dead in ’73 at Nassau Coliseum, and that same year, I saw them at the crazy, big Watkins Glen festival. It was just outrageous. It was amazing to see the reciprocity between them and their audience.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“The Grateful Dead always had their iconography down pat.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“There is still nothing under the sun quite like a Grateful Dead concert.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it’s a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music.”

― Lee Ritenour

“People don’t become better when they’re dead; you just talk about them as if they are.”

― Lemmy

“A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead.”

― Leo Rosten

“Painting contains a divine force which… makes the dead seem almost alive.”

― Leon Battista Alberti

“Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to replace a dead child with a copy, or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.”

― Leon Kass

“I don’t have many Russian friends. My childhood friends are dead – either from bad health, or they died in perestroika.”

― Leon Max

“My mother always used to say when picking up a product, ‘Would you give this to the Duchess of Windsor?’ Well, that’s lovely. But the Duchess of Windsor is dead.”

― Leonard Lauder

“We realize that if we live in a world that depends totally on CBS.com, we’d be dead.”

― Leslie Moonves

“I want to know that I’m gonna knock ’em dead every night.”

― Leslie Odom, Jr.

“Chivalry isn’t dead. It’s just no longer gender-based.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“When I was cast for ‘Walking Dead,’ I was still doing ‘Lone Ranger,’ so I have my ‘Lone Ranger’ look with the handlebar mustache. I think everybody appreciates the professional mustache.”

― Lew Temple

“When I was born, I was effectively dead. Weird, I know. The doctors couldn’t get any reaction from me, so I had to be brought round, and although it seemed like I was okay, there were underlying problems.”

― Liam Payne

“I love the ‘Walking Dead,’ but I don’t wanna be an actual prominent character on the show. I just wanna be a zombie.”

― Liana Liberato

“’Big Little Lies’ is the story of a school trivia night that goes horrifically wrong, when one parent ends up dead, possibly murdered. I have never attended a school trivia night where a parent ended up dead. In fact, I’ve never been to a school trivia night at all.”

― Liane Moriarty

“You’re either living or you’re dead.”

― Lil Wayne

“The most bizarre thing I’ve ever read about myself is that I was dead. That was kind of weird to read that I’m dead – mostly because I was reading it.”

― Lil Wayne

“You are not dead until you are in that grave, so don’t close the book. Don’t give up.”

― Lillete Dubey

“In ‘Hamilton,’ we’re telling the stories of old, dead white men, but we’re using actors of color, and that makes the story more immediate and more accessible to a contemporary audience.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“I’m so grateful that the Internet and the DVD came along because, otherwise, something like ‘Freaks And Geeks’ would have been dead. At the time we made the show, those avenues weren’t really available, and the idea of the show carrying on after it was canceled was something that didn’t really happen.”

― Linda Cardellini

“If I dated as many people as they said I have, then I would be dead, because it’s just not possible.”

― Lindsay Lohan

“The life force knows exactly what it takes to keep any particular living organism – any organism – alive. Anything in manifestation, for that matter. Even a rock is a manifestation of some sort, and you know, in physics and quantum physics, they know a rock is not dead.”

― Lindsay Wagner

“The most disappointing thing to me after ‘Tusk’ was the politics in the band. They said, ‘We’re not going to do that again.’ I felt dead in the water from that. On ‘Mirage,’ I was treading water, saying, ‘Okay, whatever,’ and taking a passive role.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“I just didn’t want to admit that he was dead.”

― Lindy Boggs

“That whole idea of chick lit being a thing that you just lump all the commercial female writers into – it went on for years.I’d switch on the radio, and I’d hear, ‘Two female authors are here to discuss chick lit – is it dead?’ and I’d think, ‘Argh, no, not again. Are we seriously still having this conversation?’”

― Lisa Jewell

“I know Bea Arthur left the Pam Anderson roast really early, but it could have been because she was half dead; I don’t know.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“You don’t have to be dead to write a classic, and you don’t have to be literary to be smart.”

― Lisa Scottoline

“I think it’s fair to say that the age of traditional computing is dead.”

― Lisa Su

“I do my best to make every word from my pen a cry from the heart for the souls of the dead.”

― Liu Xiaobo

“Every morning, when I’m really, really tired… when I’m dead tired is when I feel most alive.”

― Logan Browning

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.”

― Lois McMaster Bujold

“There’s nothing glamorous about being dead.”

― Loni Anderson

“Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire – in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?”

― Lord Byron

“I was dead inside.”

― Lorraine Bracco

“If I had five minutes to live, I don’t think I’d be bothered singing a song. I’d be dead, so it won’t really matter. I’d have a glass of wine and a cigarette.”

― Loudon Wainwright III

“Most people are dead. Did you know that? It’s true, out of all the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead.”

― Louis C. K.

“Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead.”

― Louise Brooks

“For a performer, passion is far more important than technical skills. If a dancer’s leg isn’t at a perfect angle, I can see past that, but if someone’s dead in the face, it’s really boring.”

― Louise Nurding

“Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.”

― Ludwig Tieck

“I get emotionally spent answering questions about my dead father and my criminal friends and my upbringing in a hippie environment in a marginalized community.”

― Lukas Forchhammer

“I am always keen to discover something new, but my advice is always to exfoliate. Get rid of those dead, dry cells; then the new skin is ready for moisturising, and you find your inner dewy, youthful glow. It’s in there somewhere.”

― Lulu

“George Wallace is gone; Bull Connor is dead. He’s not coming back.”

― Luther Strange

“The happy ending is hardly important, though we may be glad it’s there. The real joy is knowing that if you felt the trouble in the story, your kingdom isn’t dead.”

― Lynda Barry

“The Kiss scene was attempted three times. The first was in a peculiar spot of the fort on the ground level. It felt forced to me, and I knew right away that, in spite of what others were saying, it was dead wrong.”

― Madeleine Stowe

“When people say that American tennis is dead and things like that, you kind of take it a little personal.”

― Madison Keys

“I’ve been watching ‘Walking Dead’ with my son, and there is absolutely nothing in there I find shocking, but it’s cool, and I like it.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“The Lord doesn’t like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.”

― Mahalia Jackson

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“I feel able to steal from Emily Dickinson because she’s both wonderful and dead.”

― Mal Peet

“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”

― Malcolm Muggeridge

“If we don’t have God in our life, we’re considered dead.”

― Manny Pacquiao

“We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.”

― Mao Zedong

“The president is under 50 percent approval ratings in all the battleground states. So, you could say that President Obama is defying gravity by still being in a dead heat with Mitt Romney. And one of the reasons that he is, is because the changing face of the electorate are giving him a small boost.”

― Mara Liasson

“’Art or anti-art?’ was the question I asked when I returned from Munich in 1912 and decided to abandon pure painting or painting for its own sake. I thought of introducing elements alien to painting as the only way out of a pictorial and chromatic dead end.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“If only America would realize that the art of Europe is finished – dead – and that America is the country of the art of the future, instead of trying to base everything she does on European traditions!”

― Marcel Duchamp

“It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying.”

― Marcel Proust

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many believe goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well.”

― Margaret Atwood

“Canada was built on dead beavers.”

― Margaret Atwood

“At the age of 18 all young poets are sure they will be dead at 21 – of old age.”

― Marguerite Young

“The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions, are not set down without authority.”

― Marie de France

“I like zombie movies. I like ‘The Walking Dead;’ I like the metaphor of it, simply because when we go with the zombie concept – if you’re bitten by a zombie, you don’t transform into something else like a vampire or a werewolf or whatever. You become something that’s not you.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Conservation is now a dead word.”

― Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“Art brings to life things that can seemingly be dead, and can put a fresh perspective on things that are living. It’s so important we keep creating.”

― Mark Foster

“Sci-fi and fantasy used to be a TV staple throughout my childhood. Then it just stopped dead. It was seen as culty, a minority interest.”

― Mark Gatiss

“If it’s dead, I’ll eat it. If it’s alive, I’ll eat it, too. Jus put it in front of me and get out of the way.”

― Mark Henry

“I hope I’m learning until I’m dead.”

― Mark Lanegan

“If we cannot come together to pause, to respect our dead and the heroic lives of meaning they led, then ours is truly a civilization lost.”

― Mark McKinnon

“People go on exploration; they’re trying to find places that weren’t known before. But it is an inevitable fact of research, as is in any other form of exploration of the unknown, that some people find they go down a dead end.”

― Mark Walport

“I’m worth more dead than alive. Don’t cry for me after I’m gone; cry for me now.”

― Marlene Dietrich

“When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.”

― Marlene Dietrich

“I have eyes like those of a dead pig.”

― Marlon Brando

“No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.”

― Marquis de Sade

“Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.”

― Martha Beck

“I’d like to help repair the earth’s ecosystems, and to fully live until I’m fully dead.”

― Martha Beck

“A show can be completely dead before you even get on the air. I’ve been privy to a couple of those.”

― Marti Noxon

“I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably write nice things in the obit.”

― Martin Short

“Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“After my neurosurgery, part of my brain was missing, and I had to deal with that. It wasn’t the grey matter, but it was the gooey part dead center that makes key hormones and neurotransmitters.”

― Mary Lou Jepsen

“Critic’s delight: scolding the Mighty Dead.”

― Mason Cooley

“Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave know best. Although I wear a lot of jeans, I’ve been told that Nick Cave doesn’t own a pair and wouldn’t be caught dead in denim.”

― Matt Berninger

“I can understand how people who don’t really follow baseball can look at ‘dead arm’ and think the absolute worst. Basically, a dead arm is when your arm kind of feels a little heavy, kind of feels weak, and basically, it’s just muscular fatigue.”

― Matt Harvey

“Overnight ratings are dead. It’s just not the way TV is sold any more.”

― Matt Smith

“The Dead was cool, It’s a great horror story. I went to the casting director of this movie and talked to him, then they called my agent and had me come in and read for it and they wanted to use me.”

― Matthew McGrory

“Remember that I wrote a pavane for a dead princess, and not a dead pavane for a princess!”

― Maurice Ravel

“I hate those e-books. They can not be the future… they may well be… I will be dead.”

― Maurice Sendak

“I think the general anxiety of the 1960s – ’70s spawned our interest in the living dead. When people worry about the end of their world, they need a safe vessel for all their fears. Zombies provide that vessel because they’re ‘safe.’”

― Max Brooks

“I can’t be a legend yet. I’m not dead.”

― Maynard James Keenan

“Life doesn’t go on forever, and you don’t want to drop dead without ever having done what you wanted to do.”

― Meg Rosoff

“I heard that chivalry was dead, but I think it’s just got a bad flue.”

― Meg Ryan

“It’s funny. I did give birth to an alien on ‘The X-Files.’ And it’s just the teaser, so I’m dead before we even get into the episode.”

― Megan Follows

“Traditional Judaism has always embraced the doctrine of the immortality of the soul and the ultimate resurrection of the dead.”

― Meir Soloveichik

“I know a lot of people who are weak, who are in a perpetual cycle of poverty and being locked up. There are guys from my neighborhood who are in jail or who are dead. It does take a certain strength to know your environment and say, ‘I can grow beyond it.’”

― Mekhi Phifer

“I didn’t really have an act per se – a theatrical performance, as opposed to just: here I am, folks, and you’re all supposed to be dead quiet while I sing eight or nine songs, then get off the stage.”

― Mel Torme

“’Graveminder’ is about a mortician, a young woman with commitment issues, a dead teenager, and a town called Claysville where the dead don’t always stay dead.”

― Melissa Marr

“The idea that popular arts were shallow by definition and the traditional arts were profound was dead, I thought, and I wanted to prove it.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues.”

― Michael Behe

“The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They’re all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho.”

― Michael Caine

“I watch ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ and think, ‘I want to create that kind of television!’”

― Michael Easton

“It’s not just dead men who tell no tales. Live ones don’t have much to say for themselves, either.”

― Michael Feldman

“I have been lucky with writers. None have been real trouble. Some I never met. Some I meet only after the book is finished, and some, the easiest to get along with, are the dead ones. Most become friends.”

― Michael Foreman

“At some point, you have to declare an idea dead and, if not a failure, then at least not a success.”

― Michael Gerber

“It turns out that there is nothing so ‘ex’ as an ex-politician, especially a defeated one. Your phone goes dead.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“Unless you’re flat out dead, you have to think of some other questions like: what’s on the other side? It brings up issues of God, or no God. How does he play into this? Or he, or she, or it? How does it all play into this?”

― Michael Keaton

“I still really like newspapers. I’m gonna feel really sad when they go. Or not – maybe I’ll be dead.”

― Michael Keaton

“In the modern world, it may be that a living father can only be half a father to a boy – the dead father is the other vital half: the half that grows the boy up once and for all.”

― Michael Leunig

“When you find you don’t like a character, you just type four letters and he’s dead.”

― Michael Palmer

“I remember seeing ‘Dead Poet’s Society,’ and it made it appealing in a way that I actually went to prep school.”

― Michael Pena

“In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel – it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.”

― Michael Pollan

“’The Walking Dead’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ have pumped up the recognition factor a thousand times. I can’t get off an airplane anymore. I don’t know how the hell they know and how these people find out. They must have some interesting, secret way of getting a hold of the flight manifesto or something.”

― Michael Rooker

“’Night of the Living Dead’ is one of my favorites.”

― Michael Rooker

“Before ‘The Walking Dead,’ a few of the jobs before that were just like, ‘Ugh.’ I try and make everything as creative as possible, even when I get the script and can’t imagine what I’m going to do with it.”

― Michael Rooker

“I was ecstatic when ‘The Walking Dead’ came along. Merle Dixon was so perfectly adapted for me.”

― Michael Rooker

“I would have loved to have been on ‘The Walking Dead’ longer, but it didn’t happen.”

― Michael Rooker

“’The Night of the Living Dead’ zombies, I think I might have a shot at surviving. If they’re the fast ones, I may have well just give up.”

― Michael Spradlin

“I think no-one was surprised to hear that Janis Joplin was dead. She seemed to be living up all of her energy that she had to give in just a few years. Now you listen to covers of her songs by various women, and it’s pale in comparison.”

― Michael Wadleigh

“Women are not stupid, but they were not clever enough to realise that feminism did not bring freedom, but the opposite. That’s why I’m glad feminism is dead.”

― Michel Houellebecq

“I’d rather be dead than singing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m forty-five.”

― Mick Jagger

“Yeah, I miss the Grateful Dead. I miss that groove. I miss the brotherhood. Absolutely. There’s no doubt about it.”

― Mickey Hart

“When I heard Grateful Dead music, I knew that it was the most powerful force on the planet.”

― Mickey Hart

“When the Grateful Dead needed a quality sound system to deliver our sonic payload, I learned electronics and speaker design.”

― Mickey Hart

“There were many times during our career when he could’ve quit and done something else. But he knew that his power was with the Grateful Dead. He didn’t want to go solo. Jerry was a groupist. He loved to group.”

― Mickey Hart

“See, heroes never die. John Wayne isn’t dead, Elvis isn’t dead. Otherwise you don’t have a hero. You can’t kill a hero. That’s why I never let him get older.”

― Mickey Spillane

“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”

― Mignon McLaughlin

“Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.”

― Mignon McLaughlin

“A person dishonored is worst than dead.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.”

― Miguel de Unamuno

“Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.”

― Miguel de Unamuno

“I surprise myself that I’m not dead in the gutter somewhere, surprised that I haven’t given up.”

― Miguel Syjuco

“I don’t really have a favorite bass player. I listen to a lot of bluegrass. But then again, I’m not a typical bluegrass bass player. I was really into the Grateful Dead, and I still am – I don’t listen to them too much, but for me they are a big influence.”

― Mike Gordon

“I’m not really allowed to talk about the Dead though. I think when we are at our best, we definitely do things that the Dead or no other band could do. We explore things and take things to the extreme.”

― Mike Gordon

“Without meditation, I’d probably be dead.”

― Mike Love

“Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth.”

― Mike Nichols

“Legacy is something you talk about when you’re dead – and I’m not dead yet.”

― Mike Patton

“Virtually every civilized society today holds sacred the right to peaceably bury their dead.”

― Mike Schmidt

“The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.”

― Milan Kundera

“There’s this one show that I want to be in so badly. I’d try everything to get into ‘The Walking Dead.’ I don’t even care if I’m a zombie.”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“But some things are the same. My mother still owns the house I grew up in, on what would now be called a cul de sac, but which the sign on the corner called a dead end street.”

― Mink Stole

“For my whole career, I didn’t have sparring partners. I was frustrated when I came to the UFC because, after a few minutes of the first round, I would feel dead because I had no sparring partners.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“There were no dead bodies in Watergate.”

― Monica Crowley

“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.”

― Morihei Ueshiba

“We will not go. The only way to get us there is to come in here with clubs and knock us on the head, and drag us out and take us down there dead.”

― Morning Star

“Each year of life brings us nearer to our decline, but I will continue to seek a listener until I’m dead in a ditch.”

― Morrissey

“When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination.”

― Moses Mendelssohn

“God is not a dead equation!”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. Some even reached out to the vice-president to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“I do not believe in any legacy. The past is dead and gone.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“Mubarak’s regime is dead and finished. People will not go back to this. This is a farce being propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood to say that this revolution was supported by the remnants of the Mubarak regime. They have gone against the whole Egyptian society, and this is why they were removed.”

― Naguib Sawiris

“If I’m still walking, I am not dead. So I have to still walk and run towards the benefit of Lebanon.”

― Najib Mikati

“With a strong foundation in scripted programming firmly established by ‘Army Wives’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Lifetime is aggressively expanding its drama series development plate with powerful programs from creative auspices who have strong pedigrees in producing stand-out programming.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“It’s easy for the board to say, ‘Well, add makeover shows.’ The No. 1 show for women in the United States is ‘The Walking Dead.’ That’s not a makeover show.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.”

― Nancy Mitford

“A dead end street is a good place to turn around.”

― Naomi Judd

“When I say ‘hip-hop is dead,’ basically, America is dead. There is no political voice. Music is dead.”

― Nas

“It is time for dead languages to be quiet.”

― Natalie Clifford Barney

“My aunt is a newscaster in Lubbock, Texas, and she got a letter that said, ‘Natalie Maines will be shot dead at their show in Dallas, Texas,’ with the date of our concert. It was freaky to see that in writing.”

― Natalie Maines

“I was shy. Bookish. The kind of 13-year-old girl who, instead of having a boyfriend, would have a crush on a dead, 19th-century author!”

― Natalie Merchant

“Something that helps me build more optimism in the dead of winter is not staying up too late and waking up early.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“Death is final. No it is not just final, it’s worse than that, it’s diminishing: the dead continue to decrease, to occupy less space.”

― Natascha McElhone

“Dead people don’t really die. They live on within you.”

― Nate Lowman

“I have often heard that the novel is dead. But I see novels produced, I don’t know how many a week, in France. I have the impression it’s carrying along quite well.”

― Nathalie Sarraute

“With ‘Lost,’ some members of the cast would literally open the script and find out that they were dead. I mean, that’s quite sad, really.”

― Naveen Andrews

“The JD, as a party, is dead.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“You don’t get dead and there not be consequences.”

― Neal Adams

“The caricature of science is that we hold tight to the theories we have, and shun challenges to them. That’s just not true. In fact, we hold our highest rewards for those scientists who can prove others wrong. And by the way, they are famous in their own lifetimes. We don’t wait until they’re dead.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“We weren’t by any means like the Grateful Dead or something, who could just roll on and on and on.”

― Neil Innes

“I thought ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ was a masterpiece.”

― Neil Marshall

“I traveled to Israel in a small party assembled by Marty Peretz, the editor-in-chief of ‘The New Republic.’ Other guests included Senator Al Gore and his wife, Tipper. Like every tourist group, we climbed Masada, floated in the Dead Sea, and visited a kibbutz.”

― Nell Scovell

“I was a punk when I was 15 – I was definitely into it in a big way and loved it – but I came to London when punk was maybe where you’d say punk is dead.”

― Neneh Cherry

“It’s no good going on living in the ashes of a dead happiness.”

― Nevil Shute

“The whole point about historians is that we are really communing with the dead. It’s very restful – because you read. There’s some sociopathic problem that makes me prefer it to human interaction.”

― Niall Ferguson

“Even though I didn’t write ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz,’ I never felt left out of the creative process.”

― Nick Frost

“I used to go and see the Clash a fair bit. I did think they were dead cool, and very handsome.”

― Nick Hornby

“Television is dead. And television will not be reborn. It will not come back.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“There’s always people saying that rock is dead, rock is over. People are always out to kill rock and roll.”

― Nikki Sixx

“What’s scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you’re dead.”

― Nikki Sixx

“I’m not really a zombie genre guy; I’m not particularly versed in it. Doing ‘The Walking Dead’ sort of turned me on to the whole thing.”

― Noah Emmerich

“If you’re teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Dead or alive, interesting people are interesting people.”

― Noel Riley Fitch

“A bad historian is even more dangerous than dead documentary wood.”

― Norman Davies

“Only Jesus has prophecies made hundreds of years in advance made literally true. Only He did miracles; only His immediate followers claimed He died and rose from the dead, so in comparison, He comes out superior to other great religious leaders.”

― Norman Geisler

“I mean they’re making remakes of my films and I’m not even dead yet! Why would you want to make a remake?”

― Norman Jewison

“The young man, born to rule England, which his dying father commended to him. Once his father is dead, London will cavil. The kingdom is taken back from his son.”

― Nostradamus

“Oh my God, Nicole is killed? Oh my God, she is dead?”

― O. J. Simpson

“Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.”

― Omar N. Bradley

“Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, they will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER!”

― Omar Torrijos Herrera

“The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.”

― Oriana Fallaci

“’Livin’ on a Prayer,’ ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ – those are iconic songs.”

― Orianthi

“To him who, though by no means near the end, is yet advancing, He is the way; to him who has put off all that is dead He is the life.”

― Origen

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

― Oscar Wilde

“I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.”

― Oscar Wilde

“I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely. I had to experience that quite directly. I wanted it. I’m therefore not a pacifist at all – or am I?”

― Otto Dix

“I’ll only retire in the day I should be dead and they have me buried, and some idiot spell over my casket some stupid gospel stuff.”

― Ozzy Osbourne

“They’re trying to kill me before I’m dead. I come to Quebec to spend some time with my family and they say I’m dead.”

― Pat Burns

“If I feel like you’ve disrespected me, you might as well just be dead to me.”

― Pat McAfee

“I’ve never taken a scalpel to a dead body.”

― Patricia Cornwell

“I saw this thing years ago, where somebody filled a gymnasium with ping-pong balls and mousetraps. And then somebody threw just one more ping-pong ball in there, and literally, in five seconds, the room was popping. And then it was dead. And that’s how it was with ‘Dallas.’ Just… ‘boom!’”

― Patrick Duffy

“There is nothing as dead and as damned as an important thing. The things that really matter are casual, insignificant little things.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“The position is: the Gaelic language is no longer the native language; it is dead, yet food is being brought to the graveyard.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“In the dear dead days beyond recall, when I was in my prime as a film critic, the industry was booming. Hollywood, to give them their due, always called it the industry, through quite a few imagined it as an art form and went through several hours regularly at tiresome films in the sacred cause of art.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there are skid marks around the skunk.”

― Patrick Murray

“It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.”

― Paul Auster

“We’ve thrown out Saddam and Saddam, dead or alive, is finished in Iraq.”

― Paul Bremer

“If it turns out that global warming and ocean acidification are consequences of capitalism’s carbon-based energy system, the entire world could end up dead from the external costs of capitalism.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird.”

― Paul Eldridge

“Reading the epitaphs, our only salvation lies in resurrecting the dead and burying the living.”

― Paul Eldridge

“When I discovered European filmmakers, it affected me so deeply. It redefined what cinema could be. I mean, ‘Blow-Up’ ends with a dead body and mimes playing tennis. What?”

― Paul Haggis

“Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn’t take any practice.”

― Paul Harvey

“The king of comedy is dead. Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. The rest of them are the king of copycats.”

― Paul Mooney

“The ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s genes of competitive fire are dead and gone.”

― Paul Pierce

“If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death.”

― Paul Ricoeur

“For a while, I tried to masquerade as somewhat of a hippie because I was under the impression that was the kind of guy girls would like. I was pretty unsuccessful because I liked the idea of camping more than actually camping. I did go to a Grateful Dead concert, but I was pretty bored.”

― Paul Rudd

“It is dead wrong about necessary surplus of winnings over losings.”

― Paul Samuelson

“From dead plant matter to nematodes to bacteria, never underestimate the cleverness of mushrooms to find new food!”

― Paul Stamets

“Known colloquially as ‘winter,’ ‘golden needle,’ and ‘velvet foot’ mushrooms, enoki mushrooms grow across much of the world, inhabiting dead conifer trees and stumps, and generally appearing throughout the late fall and winter months.”

― Paul Stamets

“If we wipe out the fish, the oceans are going to die. If the oceans die, we die. We can’t live on this planet with a dead ocean.”

― Paul Watson

“When I’m dead, I wanna leave a body of work, like authors or great painters do.”

― Paul Weller

“The cast clubs were a big part of it, too. I found I wasn’t getting that instant feedback I was used to with a forged blade. The sweet spot is a shade bigger, and when I didn’t hit the ball dead center, I didn’t know it, because it still felt great.”

― Payne Stewart

“It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“If I’d lived like my characters, I would have been dead before I’d made 16 films.”

― Pedro Almodovar

“Sometimes I would make myself very still and try to imagine myself dead. I tried to invoke the feeling of the very last breath I would take.”

― Peggy Lipton

“Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don’t we?”

― Pele

“I intend to do the Penn & Teller show until they pry my cheesy magic wand from my cold dead fingers.”

― Penn Jillette

“There never was a God. ‘God is dead’ is a halfway measure I won’t go with.”

― Penn Jillette

“First our pleasures die – and then our hopes, and then our fears – and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust – and we die too.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Who has suffered? The families of the dead, no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because, as I said, we lost the pillars of our society.”

― Pervez Musharraf

“You’d never catch me dead in a pair of fishnets! For one thing, they are not practical. And for another thing, it’s just like a tacky drag queen.”

― Pete Burns

“Tribal man is not an individual in the western sense. Psychologically and emotionally, he is the present living personification of a number of forces, among the most important of which are the ancestral dead.”

― Peter Abrahams

“Some might say that that while al Qaeda the organization may be basically dead, its ideology continues to thrive and to inspire ‘lone wolves’ to attack the United States.”

― Peter Bergen

“Al-Qaeda, which means ‘the base’ in English, lost its base and training camps in Afghanistan, while its leaders were on the run, captured, or dead. One year after the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaeda was still on life support.”

― Peter Bergen

“We put on shows at Golden Gate Park with the Dead and Jefferson Airplane, and the groups were part of the community they emerged out of, not some superstars. We had multiple stages, diversions, communal entertainment. There is something slightly fascistic about sitting in a huge auditorium focusing all the energy on one group far away on stage.”

― Peter Coyote

“When ‘Destroyer’ was first released, we got a strong backlash from our hardcore fans. After six months, the album was dead in the water. The critics didn’t think much of it, either.”

― Peter Criss

“Hey, I’ve done a lot of other things, but I’m also very aware that when I kick the bucket, the first paragraph will be, ‘The man responsible for ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ just dropped dead. Frampton Drops Dead! after coming alive all these years.’”

― Peter Frampton

“Money in property is dead money. It doesn’t help the country. It’s funny how the U.K., Ireland and Spain are the most property-obsessed nations in Europe and yet are also the ones suffering the most.”

― Peter Hargreaves

“As a theoretician, I am proud to be part of a counter revolution… discovering that quantum field theory language was not dead and finished but had not really been explored thoroughly enough.”

― Peter Higgs

“It’s not a happy time when a film drops dead on your doorstep.”

― Peter Jackson

“Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Dead, Zeppelin, the Beatles – I paint to this music all of the time.”

― Peter Max

“I think the past need not be the dead past. If we get it right, with new books, the past can be a beacon for the future.”

― Peter Mayer

“Actors have to stay optimistic. The moment we start thinking otherwise, we’re dead.”

― Peter O’Toole

“The common denominator of all my friends is that they’re dead.”

― Peter O’Toole

“When I wrote songs like ‘Everyone I Love is Dead,’ I never thought about how I was going to execute them live.”

― Peter Steele

“As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us.”

― Peter T. King

“In a way, it’s my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music.”

― Phil Lesh

“Bruce’s band is so different from the Grateful Dead; there’s no lead guitar player, for one thing.”

― Phil Lesh

“God isn’t dead – he’s just missing in action.”

― Phil Ochs

“When we got down from the ambulances there were sharp cracks about us as bursts of shrapnel splashed down upon the Town Hall square. Dead soldiers lay outside and I glanced at them coldly. We were in search of the living.”

― Philip Gibbs

“Modernism is typically defined as the condition that begins when people realize God is truly dead, and we are therefore on our own.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“A vicuna alive is worth more than one dead. Now it is like a goldmine.”

― Pier Luigi Loro Piana

“Must whales and dolphins be subjected to deafening noise that will cause more than 3.5 million instances of temporary and/or permanent hearing loss? For species that depend on hearing for survival – to find food, migrate, and communicate – any hearing loss could be catastrophic. As one scientist noted, a deaf whale is a dead whale.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“I owe the best of myself to geology, but everything it has taught me tends to turn me away from dead things.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The profoundly ‘atomic’ character of the universe is visible in everyday experience, in raindrops and grains of sand, in the hosts of the living, and the multitude of stars; even in the ashes of the dead.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Goth is dead, punk is dead, and rock n’ roll is dead. Trends are dead. Nothing exists anymore because the world is spinning faster than any trend.”

― Poppy

“Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.”

― R. Buckminster Fuller

“Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.”

― R. Buckminster Fuller

“I’m very curious to know what it’s like, death – I always say to my wife, ‘I wonder if we’ll have the ‘New York Times’ when we’re dead.’”

― R. J. Cutler

“When a network passes, you really mourn the show. The official state of grief in Hollywood is saying you’re taking around a dead pilot.”

― Rachel Bloom

“Everybody has their own answer of what a catch should be. I say, secure the ball; if the ball is not moving, it’s a dead ball, simple as that.”

― Randy Moss

“If you say the word amnesty – the ‘A-word,’ so to speak – it’s DOA. If there’s even a hint of amnesty in my district, it’s dead on arrival.”

― Randy Weber

“I’ve been interested in LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka’s work for quite a while. My first introduction to LeRoi Jones was when my mother used to read me the ‘Dead Lecturer’ poems when I was a kid.”

― Rashid Johnson

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Books are alive, you see. They’re not dead, they’re alive.”

― Ray Bradbury

“My personal telephone book is a book of the dead now. I’m so old. Almost all of my friends have died, and I don’t have the guts to take their names out of the book.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Woe, woe, woe… in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.”

― Raymond Chandler

“A startup, to a some degree, is a set of those challenges of, ‘If you don’t solve this, you’re dead.’”

― Reid Hoffman

“Nah, I’m not one of those ‘hip-hop is dead’ people. I just like different artists. I never look at it as one entity. I’ve always felt like that.”

― Remy Ma

“Whether or not you believe that after three days of being dead and entombed, Jesus got up and walked out of his own accord, what you cannot argue about is the fervent belief of the followers that this happened.”

― Reza Aslan

“If I’d been a rock star, I’d probably now be dead.”

― Rhys Ifans

“We have obligations towards the innocent, the dead, towards the living, towards our children and their children.”

― Ricardo Lagos

“I only aim for fashion that’s long dead.”

― Rich Sommer

“Obviously, the Night’s King is clearly a symbol of something very unpleasant in our psyche, and he even raises wights from the dead, which is probably everybody’s worst fear, being actually used after we’re dead.”

― Richard Brake

“I have been in the series for over 3 years – 3 series. There will be a fourth series next year which of course I won’t be in because I’m now dead. So in total I appeared in 25 episodes.”

― Richard Briers

“I was one step away from getting my life taken away, whether it was life in prison or being dead on the streets. But I was saved.”

― Richard Cabral

“I believe God talks to us in mysterious ways. I knew if I did not pay attention to His message, I was going to do life in prison, or I was going to end up dead.”

― Richard Cabral

“I don’t like what George Zimmerman did, and I hate that Trayvon Martin is dead. But I also can understand why Zimmerman was suspicious and why he thought Martin was wearing a uniform we all recognize.”

― Richard Cohen

“George W. Bush, a charming and utterly gracious man, was a catastrophic twofer. He took the United States to war in Iraq, a wrenching debacle: more than 4,000 Americans dead, nearly 32,000 wounded, and the Middle East destabilized with Iranian influence enhanced.”

― Richard Cohen

“You have to admit that Trump is endlessly creative. He has insulted the disabled, the dead, the parents of the dead, women, Mexicans, Muslims, Asians, African Americans, former POWs, the media and, to get just a bit more specific, ‘The Post.’”

― Richard Cohen

“Like ‘God’s Not Dead,’ the fundamentalist Christian movie that has become a popular hit, ‘Transcendence’ is essentially a dramatized debate. And as ‘God’s Not Dead’ stacks the rhetorical cards for the Deity’s existence, the Pfister film eventually hangs back with the Luddites.”

― Richard Corliss

“Don’t kid yourself that you’re going to live again after you’re dead; you’re not. Make the most of the one life you’ve got. Live it to the full.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Bin Laden is dead, and most of his friends are dead. But did it need to cost a trillion dollars and two land wars, including one that didn’t have to do with Al Qaeda? Probably not.”

― Richard Engel

“Osama Bin Laden is dead. Killed not by a massive troop deployment but by a commando raid carried out by a few dozen highly trained men and helicopters.”

― Richard Engel

“You know, when something like, even like a coal mine disaster, or something like this, you think that well everybody’s going to make a run to be able to get out, but it happened to fast that they were just all dead.”

― Richard Grimes

“Poetry’s always dead, you know? You don’t realize how good poetry is until 15 years later.”

― Richard Hell

“Being dead is being weak and walled off.”

― Richard McKenna

“Patrick Morrisey means nothing to me. He is a bootlicker. If shoe polish was poison, he’d be dead.”

― Richard Ojeda

“The genome could be thought of as a kind of piano with twenty-five thousand keys. In some cases, a few keys may be out of tune, which can cause the music to sound wrong. In others, if one key goes dead the music turns into a cacophony, or the whole piano self-destructs.”

― Richard Preston

“The way I see it, the earth is going to be here after we’re dead and gone. Even if it’s a polluted planet, and they messed it up. Where do they go from here – to another planet so they can mess that up too?”

― Richard Pryor

“If somebody wants to sing my songs after I’m gone, nobody will be happier than my dead body.”

― Richard Rodgers

“I was so in debt by the end of ‘Dust Devil,’ having picked up the tab personally for the post-production of the movie, and having no way to recoup because I didn’t own the rights to the movie. There was no way I could see any money back on it, so any money spent was just a dead loss.”

― Richard Stanley

“I’m trying to read more dead people because I keep having to read stuff for juries and so forth.”

― Rick Moody

“I bought a racehorse, Tropical Saint, that belonged to the Queen Mother. I used to go down to Banbury and watch him train, but during a televised race, his jockey pulled up and said there was something wrong. They put him in the grass to try and settle him but found him dead in the field.”

― Rick Wakeman

“Far from being dead, physical media has years of life left and must be preserved because there is no better alternative.”

― Ridley Scott

“Sci-fi films are as dead as westerns.”

― Ridley Scott

“When we pray to Buddha, we are not praying to a piece of stone, an image of Buddha, but we pray to the soul of Buddha behind the piece of stone. The souls of the people who are dead now are still with us.”

― Rithy Panh

“Some songs are dead easy, and others can be quite challenging. Other times, you just have to put it in the bin.”

― Rob Halford

“I had gotten a lot of acclaim for giving a previously dead franchise, ‘Hawk & Dove,’ a facelift.”

― Rob Liefeld

“’The Queen Is Dead’ is not merely the Smiths’ best album, but it is one of those timeless, perfect, inexhaustible artifacts that could only have been made by a gang of sullen, sun-deprived rock & roll boys fighting off adulthood tooth and nail.”

― Rob Sheffield

“’The Sopranos’ gets praised as novelistic, but it follows the most banal of life patterns, showing the sheer tedium of being a mobster. It has dead spots, boring plotlines, weak episodes. Characters develop slowly, or don’t. Like viewers, a gangster might get bored, fade out of the action, then come back to find none of his debts forgotten.”

― Rob Sheffield

“He made it quite clear that if I didn’t play the role, I would be dead within a week. As you can imagine, the guy who turned down Hagrid would be like the guy who called the Beatles a guitar band. So I couldn’t possibly refuse, really.”

― Robbie Coltrane

“I think, some countries, you have to be dead to have your picture on a stamp.”

― Robbie Robertson

“After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year.”

― Robert Benchley

“I began to encounter real-life stories of dogs protecting their wounded or dying or dead handler… or dogs refusing to leave the bodies of the people they were bonded to, sitting in cemeteries for days or sometimes weeks. You find these stories endlessly.”

― Robert Crais

“You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead.”

― Robert De Niro

“Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.”

― Robert Falcon Scott

“The dead cannot speak. But hitherto unknown information has emerged from the confidential archives of the Syrian presidency and foreign ministry, published in a new book by Bouthaina Shaaban, who spent ten years as Hafez’s interpreter and is still an adviser to his son Bashar.”

― Robert Fisk

“How poor this world would be without its graves, without the memories of its mighty dead. Only the voiceless speak forever.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Custom is a prison, locked and barred by those who long ago were dust, the keys of which are in the keeping of the dead.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The idea of getting a lifetime job, and making $100,000 a year, with benefits, is dead and gone. It’s over. And it may never come again. That’s a very scary thought for a lot of people.”

― Robert Herjavec

“I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out, a new issue is shipped out at the same time.”

― Robert Kirkman

“If I’m grumpy I sure do enjoy writing The Walking Dead.”

― Robert Kirkman

“All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end.”

― Robert Morgan

“Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.”

― Robert Staughton Lynd

“In theory, I’d like to work in a group. But the group I’d like to work in, all the musicians in them are long since dead.”

― Robert Wyatt

“Lots of people aren’t comfortable with silences. They feel they’ve got to fill the dead air.”

― Robin Gibb

“People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.”

― Robin Williams

“I think ‘Dead Poets’ was probably my favorite, just to get started with the idea of doing a movie that people treated as more than a movie.”

― Robin Williams

“I have an idea for a movie called ‘The Walken Dead’ which is about a town where, instead of zombies, everyone becomes Chris Walken.”

― Robin Williams

“I can tell how I’m doing, and I can tell if the crowd is particularly dead.”

― Robyn Hitchcock

“This is actually something no one knows, but my mom was really the one who created the entire style for ‘Teen Witch.’ I’m dead serious.”

― Robyn Lively

“The NBC News people won’t get caught dead on MSNBC.”

― Roger Ailes

“Death became a desired option. I hoped I would hit a mine or run into an ambush and just end it all. I think some part of me wanted to join the legions of the dead, whom I had failed.”

― Romeo Dallaire

“I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead: they don’t talk back, they don’t sue, and they don’t have angry relatives.”

― Ron Chernow

“Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.”

― Ron Chernow

“Furthermore, even if ideas were gettable – say, stacked in a secluded cave like the Dead Sea scrolls – I wouldn’t go there. An ‘idea,’ especially one adhered to from start to finish, can be disastrous for a compelling piece of fiction.”

― Ron Rash

“I have covered Israeli hostage and M.I.A. cases for more than 15 years, including the covert ways in which Israel’s powerful espionage agencies operate to bring soldiers home alive or dead. Over that time, the issue has come to dominate public discourse to a degree that no one could have predicted.”

― Ronen Bergman

“For a thousand years after the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, the Jewish holy scriptures – the five parts of the Torah and 19 other holy books – were copied and passed down in the various Jewish communities from generation to generation.”

― Ronen Bergman

“Most of the groups I worked with 30 years ago are either dead or dead broke. And it’s a shame.”

― Ronnie Spector

“Nostalgia for dead tyrants and the longing for heroes are unhealthy, and they can result in the deification of a Saddam as easily as a Havel or Mandela.”

― Rory Stewart

“Most modern Indians don’t stick to their caste jobs any more. There is more inter-caste marriage, more fluidity, more freedom than ever before. But the outcastes are usually still outcastes, because they are still the ones who tan India’s animals, burn its dead, and remove its excrement.”

― Rose George

“It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.”

― Rose Macaulay

“I worked at CBS in the late ’90s, and I remember sitting in meetings with both advertisers and digerati, and everyone was saying, ‘Network TV is dead.’”

― Ross Levinsohn

“When Kogi started, I was dead broke, selling tacos on the street just to survive.”

― Roy Choi

“I collected the ‘Walking Dead’ comics.”

― Ruben Blades

“There are all kinds of monuments to adults – usually dead and usually white. But we don’t often lift up the extraordinary work of children.”

― Ruby Bridges

“Links are formed karmically on the earth and then continue between death and a new birth. Those who are able to see into the spiritual world perceive how the dead person gradually makes more and more links – all of which are the outcome of karmic connections formed on earth.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“The Egyptian was the reverse of a theorist or mere thinker. He wanted to perceive with his senses how the soul took its way from the dead body into higher realms – he wanted to have this constructed before him.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as a book once it is written. She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up.”

― Rumer Godden

“I can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a reporter.”

― Russel Honore

“An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong.”

― Russell Baker

“Situation comedy on television has thrived for years on ‘canned’ laughter, grafted by gaglines by technicians using records of guffawing audiences that have been dead for years.”

― Russell Baker

“Life is filled with detours and dead ends, trials and challenges of every kind. Each of us has likely had times when distress, anguish, and despair almost consumed us.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“I’m like an ’80s kid. I was born in the mid-’70s. By the time the ’80s kicked in, I’m listening to Dead Kennedys, but I’m also listening to Simple Minds.”

― Ryan Adams

“As a former Commander, I gave an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. As a state senator, I gave that same oath. As a Congressman, I gave an oath to defend the Constitution. There are some things that are not negotiable: Faith, my family, and the Constitution are dead center. It is nonnegotiable to me.”

― Ryan Zinke

“What crime writers are doing connects deeper into a cultural hunger. Crime is important. When you open up a book that has a body that’s dead, that matters. It matters more than a certain level of suburban angst; it really does.”

― S. J. Rozan

“The universal practice of closing the eyes of the dead may be thought to have originated in the desire that he might be prevented from seeing his way.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“I’ve never worn fur, either. I’m a naturally squeamish person, and fur smells like dead animal to me.”

― Sadie Frost

“In spring, the dead trees, roots, and animals come to life again exactly as they were, thus providing hundreds of thousands of examples, specimens, and proofs of the supreme resurrection.”

― Said Nursi

“If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he’d be dead by now.”

― Salman Rushdie

“If I were dead, then nobody in England would have to fuss about the cost of my security and whether or not I merited such special treatment for so long.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Texas, to be respected, must be polite. Santa Anna, living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna, dead, would just be another dead Mexican.”

― Sam Houston

“If you start trying to figure out yourself from the image everyone has of you, you run into a dead end.”

― Sam Shepard

“Poussey is a really huge part of ‘Orange,’ and I’m sure her name will always echo through the halls of Litchfield, dead or alive.”

― Samira Wiley

“To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.”

― Samuel Butler

“The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.”

― Samuel Butler

“If I could drop dead right now, I’d be the happiest man alive.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.”

― Samuel Gompers

“See that you buy the field where the Pearl is; sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy: for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory: many are lying dead by the way, slain with security.”

― Samuel Rutherford

“Admiration of great men, living or dead, naturally evokes imitation of them in a greater or less degree.”

― Samuel Smiles

“The paradox is, I can’t miss the good things about my father while he is alive, but I will of course miss him… when he is dead.”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“I think if my child died I would prefer it if I were dead.”

― Saoirse Ronan

“Well, because Dawn of the Dead can take place anywhere and it shows that actually the entire planet is contaminated, I would say that it shows the new face of our world – one person, one race, united against the invisible destructive force.”

― Sarah Polley

“So it’s conceivable I’ll do something insane, or more insane than Dawn of the Dead. If that’s possible.”

― Sarah Polley

“I really got into ‘The Walking Dead.’ That was genius. And I have to say, my husband is on ‘Shameless,’ and I think it’s a brilliant show.”

― Sarah Shahi

“Jesus and Lincoln, Moses and Jefferson can seem so long gone, so unbelievable, so dead.”

― Sarah Vowell

“After so many attempts to mount a musical version of ‘Lolita,’ the project was well and truly dead by the summer of 1971. Chief among those relieved: Vladimir Nabokov.”

― Sarah Weinman

“I think we would be dead and gone if we were just mostly failing.”

― Satya Nadella

“One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead.”

― Scott Adams

“If you don’t have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.”

― Scott Caan

“At some point around ’94 or ’95, ‘Rolling Stone’ said that guitar rock was dead and that the Chemical Brothers were the future. I think that was the last issue of ‘Rolling Stone’ I ever bought.”

― Scott Ian

“When I’m dead twenty-five years, people are going to begin to recognize me.”

― Scott Joplin

“I’m thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of ‘The Walking Dead.’ I’m a huge fan of the comics, and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer.”

― Scott M. Gimple

“I’m very lucky that I started out as a reader of the comic book and a viewer of the show. And I try to remain that, and make ‘The Walking Dead’ that I love watching. Luckily, I have the source material that I love, and I want to serve that as well.”

― Scott M. Gimple

“I don’t want there to be a typical episode of ‘The Walking Dead.’ I want to try to give people different things every week because that’s what I dig.”

― Scott M. Gimple

“Lots of shows are written completely in the writer’s room. And I wouldn’t say ‘The Walking Dead’ is that way. There are three levels to it. There’s us in the room. The writers going off by themselves. And me working with the writers on a finished script.”

― Scott M. Gimple

“War is about dead people.”

― Scott Ritter

“Dead fish don’t swim around in jealous tides.”

― Scott Weiland

“Poetry is what we do to break bread with the dead.”

― Seamus Heaney

“Yeah, I had actually tried to stop acting before I made Dead Man Walking.”

― Sean Penn

“If somebody says to me, ‘Oh, you’re gonna get married and you’ll never be attracted to anybody else again,’ I’m like, right, sure. It’s just not practical to me on an emotional level. Just because I’m married, I’m not dead.”

― Sean Young

“’Feed’ is about zombies and politics and blogging. It’s about how George Romero actually saved the world! It’s ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ meets ‘The West Wing.’”

― Seanan McGuire

“To substitute Scripture for the self-revealing Spirit is to put the dead letter in the place of the living Word.”

― Sebastian Franck

“The American military generally counts on a kill ratio of 10 to 1 when fighting lightly armed insurgents: for every dead American, there are probably 10 dead enemy.”

― Sebastian Junger

“The soil is not a mass of dead debris, merely resulting from the physical and chemical weathering of rocks; it is a more or less homogeneous system which has resulted from the decomposition of plant and animal remains. It is teeming with life.”

― Selman Waksman

“There are very few things that are certain in this market – apart from one, and that is that small displacement diesels are dead.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“Whoever says Real Madrid are dead is always proved wrong in the long term.”

― Sergio Ramos

“You can never take Madrid for dead.”

― Sergio Ramos

“With ‘Elect the Dead,’ I learned how to make a rock record without a rock band and make the rock record I’ve always wanted to make.”

― Serj Tankian

“’The Wire’ is similar to ‘The Walking Dead’ in so far as everybody pulling for everybody else to get to the turning point of the story.”

― Seth Gilliam

“There is a social stigma attached to ambulance services, mostly because ambulances in India are often used as hearses for carrying the dead rather than transporting patients. We made presentations to graduating students at various healthcare institutes, trying to debunk this myth.”

― Shaffi Mather

“For the unions, it is simple. There are no jobs on a dead planet.”

― Sharan Burrow

“I’d like to do a film in Canada, but it’s too difficult. National Film Board funding takes too long, and there’s too much paperwork; by the time the film is approved the topic is dead and gone.”

― Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“We must have safe places where people can discuss and be treated. Forty-four million people are already dead from AIDS. What logic is there in not discussing the word?”

― Sharon Stone

“If I can be dead honest with you, when I first see the script for a new episode of ‘Endeavour,’ if anything jars, I say, ‘What’s this? Has it got a place in our story?’ And if it hasn’t, it has to go.”

― Shaun Evans

“A few performances have been left out of the various Woodstock soundtracks and film edits over the years, most notably The Grateful Dead.”

― Shawn Amos

“Any important series like ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘The Walking Dead’ base their product around the characters and their background.”

― Sheamus

“I want to play in the NBA. I’m dead serious.”

― Sheck Wes

“Back in the days, the groups and the bands that we listened to were like Earth, Wind and Fire, Santana and Grateful Dead. We don’t have a lot of those bands anymore.”

― Sheila E.

“I get very nervous when it’s quiet, because I think it’s dead. What I learned in the moment was to hold back a little before you talk.”

― Sheila Nevins

“Legislation to level the playing field for working families is dead on arrival in the Citizens United Congress.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“Washington Is kind of dead. It’s a nice place, but It’s not like New York.”

― Shelly Burch

“Because Laura Palmer was dead… there was always this strange sense that people were seeing a ghost when they would see me.”

― Sheryl Lee

“I moved to LA and decided to do films and television, mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.”

― Shirley Knight

“My solo album is dead and buried. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful corpse that we had an open casket.”

― Shirley Manson

“Sidney Farber was a pathologist. He was called a doctor of the dead. He was a pathologist who sort of lived in the basement of the children’s hospital in Boston, and he became very interested in childhood leukemia. And Farber began to inject this drug, aminopterin, into young kids, in order to see if he could get a remission.”

― Siddhartha Mukherjee

“Anyone who assumes that this country is standing still is not a good American, or rather, he is an apathetic and dead one and makes no contribution to the society.”

― Sidney Buchman

“Chivalry is dead.”

― Sienna Miller

“If you come back from the dead, you don’t have the same value system, I think.”

― Sigourney Weaver

“The minute you start assuming that the audience is very happy to see the same show again, you’re dead.”

― Simon Cowell

“We seem wired to grieve with greenery. Allowing the dead to dissolve into the earth, to become part of the cycle of the seasons, has, for millennia, held the promise of cheating mortality.”

― Simon Schama

“The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.”

― Simone de Beauvoir

“Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.”

― Simone Weil

“Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.”

― Sinclair Lewis

“The brain-mind is not a computer, and regarding it as one has led to a variety of theoretical dead ends.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“I can still sing. If you are dead, you can’t sing.”

― Slim Whitman

“Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky.”

― Solon

“No one can be said to be happy until he is dead.”

― Solon

“I want to play football until my body says, ‘You can’t run anymore: you’re dead.’”

― Son Heung-min

“Agatha Christie never wrote books that just started with a dead body, and a ‘Let’s find out who the murderer is’, which is kind of mysterious but not that mysterious. She always started with, ‘How can this thing be happening; isn’t it strange?’”

― Sophie Hannah

“My crime novels are highly structured. I never start out with a dead body. I start with an impossible scenario. Opening questions should be mysterious, weird, intriguing, and contain the seeds of the solution. The structure has to be meticulous – I’m a structure freak.”

― Sophie Hannah

“Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver.”

― Sophocles

“For the dead there are no more toils.”

― Sophocles

“If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.”

― Sophocles

“Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.”

― Sophocles

“India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples.”

― Sri Aurobindo

“Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.”

― St. Jerome

“War would end if the dead could return.”

― Stanley Baldwin

“God is whoever raised Jesus from the dead, having before raised Israel from Egypt. There is no God but this God.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“You can’t just say jazz is dead.”

― Statik Selektah

“Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones.”

― Stephen Ambrose

“I don’t mourn the dead. I mourn the living.”

― Stephen Evans

“I’d rather be dead than dying.”

― Stephen Evans

“In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy.”

― Stephen Harper

“Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.”

― Stephen Hawking

“There are plenty of dead scientists I admire, but I can’t think of any living ones. This is probably because it is only in retrospect that one can see who made the important contributions.”

― Stephen Hawking

“I’m a fan of the Grateful Dead.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“I love – oh God, I shouldn’t say this – I’m really good at bringing orchids back from the dead.”

― Stephen Moyer

“Everyone I used to play with has either given up or is dead.”

― Stephen Sondheim

“Yes, Dan’l Webster’s dead – or, at least, they buried him. But every time there’s a thunderstorm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky.”

― Stephen Vincent Benet

“A startup is not just about the idea: it’s about testing and then implementing the idea. A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival.”

― Steve Blank

“Zombies are a fairly new addition to the cannon of monsterdom. Really, the modern zombie goes back just to the ‘Night of the Living Dead.’ There’s a ton of material out there, but it seems like there’s not a lot of diversity out there.”

― Steve Hockensmith

“Because when they strike it can be that quick that if they’re within range, you’re dead, you’re dead in your tracks. And his head weighs more than my body so it’s WHACK!”

― Steve Irwin

“The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That’s over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it’s going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade.”

― Steve Jobs

“Nobody’s ever really dead on ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Steve Kazee

“You are either alive and proud or you are dead, and when you are dead, you can’t care anyway.”

― Steven Biko

“As technology tries to maintain its dizzying ascent, one dead weight has kept its altitude in check: the battery.”

― Steven Levy

“Commerce, trade and exchange make other people more valuable alive than dead, and mean that people try to anticipate what the other guy needs and wants. It engages the mechanisms of reciprocal altruism, as the evolutionary biologists call it, as opposed to raw dominance.”

― Steven Pinker

“When a film like Chris Nolan’s Memento cannot get picked up, to me independent film is over. It’s dead.”

― Steven Soderbergh

“I live on a one-way street that’s also a dead end. I’m not sure how I got there.”

― Steven Wright

“During our journey, we did weight lifting, squats, and dead lifts to regenerate the bone density. Luckily, my muscle mass and bone density did not alter. Our workout was so rigorous.”

― Sunita Williams

“Poets writing in English have long learned to mourn from classical precedents. They have drawn on a tradition of pastoral elegies, which incorporate the dead into the cycles of nature, that runs from Theocritus’ Idylls to John Milton’s ‘Lycidas’ and Percy Shelley’s ‘Adonais.’”

― Susan Stewart

“Even a writer like me, who, in ‘The Firebird,’ is telling the story of people who’ve been dead for nearly three centuries, needs to take care. Those people may not be around any longer to tell me what actually happened, but neither are they able to defend themselves against unjust portrayals.”

― Susanna Kearsley

“It’s not that sexual liberation or feminist messages are dead.”

― Susie Bright

“The American dream is dead for the majority of America.”

― Suze Orman

“Fledgling designers need investment – but how much easier it is to put them in a dead man or woman’s shoes, perhaps also backing the new designer’s namesake line, but only as what the French call a ‘danseuse,’ a plaything.”

― Suzy Menkes

“We were romantics in the 1990s and thought that communism was dead. But 10 years passed, and Putin came, and it became obvious that the process is reversible; that communism will, to varying degrees, return again and again.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“Communism has not died. We naively thought in the ’90s we had buried communism, but this is not true. It is not dead, and it will be coming back.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“I don’t just talk to the dead.”

― Sylvia Browne

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”

― Sylvia Plath

“I envy Jesus because he’s dead.”

― T. C. Boyle

“The beauty of American law is you cannot slander anybody who is dead. This is not true in all countries.”

― T. C. Boyle

“The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.”

― T. S. Eliot

“When people think about reparations, they immediately think about people who’ve been dead for 100 years.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Bitcoin, I think we can say, is dead.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“Of course there may well be particular reasons why Spencer rather than others is dead, as there were also particular reasons why he rather than others made such a stir.”

― Talcott Parsons

“My hair is naturally really thin and dead straight, with no movement.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“I wake up every morning and I wish I were dead, and so does Jim.”

― Tammy Faye Bakker

“I feel like a 16-year-old trapped inside a dead woman’s body.”

― Tamsin Greig

“I think ‘The Walking Dead’ is very interestingly paced. It’s slow, almost like an old Western. It’s also very stylised – visually, I think it’s very pretty. It’s more of a psychological drama than anything else.”

― Tania Raymonde

“People are always the start for me… animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead… these are all people to me.”

― Tanith Lee

“I understand that a lot of girls feel encouraged by what I have been able to do, but I’ve never felt like I’m a role model. I’m not concerned with building a great legacy or anything because I’ll be dead so it won’t matter.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“Rock will never be dead for me. Do I like a lot of what I hear on rock music radio? No, not for the most part. I’m not a fan of the regurgitated Pearl Jam and Nickelback crap that’s the biggest thing in the Midwest. There isn’t that big of a market for rock anymore. Every once in a while something happens and you like it.”

― Taylor Hawkins

“The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty. Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren’t the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration’s policy on global warming is dead wrong.”

― Ted Kulongoski

“I’m not in the leftist controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of my political views, primarily my lifelong militant support of the NRA, the Second Amendment, and my belief that the only good bad guy is a dead bad guy.”

― Ted Nugent

“’Walking Dead’ has done great on Netflix, but to pay for the full output deal just to get ‘Walking Dead’ didn’t make sense.”

― Ted Sarandos

“Roughly nine of every 10 Syrian war dead since 2011 are on the butcher’s bill accumulated by Assad and his friends in Iran’s Quds Force, the Iran-allied Hezbollah, and the Russian air force.”

― Terry Glavin

“Under Xi, China has again become the world’s top jailer of journalists. China’s rank on the Reporters Without Borders index of press freedom is 176th out of 180 countries. China comes in dead last on the Freedom House ‘Freedom on the Net’ list.”

― Terry Glavin

“If you play dead often enough, you’ve got a great will to live.”

― Terry Kiser

“If the government ever imposes a tax on books – and I wouldn’t put it past them – I’m in dead trouble.”

― Terry Pratchett

“I became a journalist at 17. A few hours later, I saw my first dead body, which was somewhat… colourful. That’s when I learned you can go on throwing up after you run out of things to throw up.”

― Terry Pratchett

“Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.”

― Theodore Parker

“The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“Music is more difficult – try naming a political band. The Dead Kennedys. The Dead Kennedys are political, but they are more funny than they are political.”

― Thom Yorke

“The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“The ocean moans over dead men’s bones.”

― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“There are two kinds of pedestrians… the quick and the dead.”

― Thomas Dewar

“Just as the financial crisis has created toxic assets and ‘zombie’ financial institutions, so has it transformed conservatism into a movement of the living dead.”

― Thomas Frank

“The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.”

― Thomas Hobbes

“The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“That though thou seest it no great matter to be separated from Christ now, yet when the heavens shall be in a flaming fire, and the earth shall give up the dead that be in it.”

― Thomas Shepard

“Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.”

― Thomas Szasz

“If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.”

― Thomas Szasz

“There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”

― Thornton Wilder

“Now if you go exactly where your competitors are, you’re dead.”

― Thorsten Heins

“I came up with the idea that I wanted to develop products because I saw services businesses being a dead end long term.”

― Tim O’Reilly

“I want to help kids when I’m no longer here, when I’m dead and gone. I want to help kids when I don’t have the energy and the time to help them but somehow still find a way to make a difference.”

― Tim Tebow

“I grew up in a haunting postindustrial landscape where prehistoric ferns grew among tens of railway tracks surmounted by brilliant arc lights where birds nested and sang in the dead of night, because for them, it was day.”

― Timothy Morton

“Customer service, they say, is dead. Actually, it isn’t. It’s just hiding behind a call center in Manila.”

― Timothy Noah

“The body of a dead enemy always smells sweet.”

― Titus Flavius Vespasian

“The original Return of the Living Dead, I was attached to direct it, and I wrote the story. Production was delayed. In the meantime I went to London to do Lifeforce.”

― Tobe Hooper

“I don’t know when the Return of the Living Dead are happening. That’s been on the Internet for years.”

― Tobe Hooper

“The Toddstock thing is the closest thing, I have to say, a Grateful Dead sort of thing where it all lapses over from the formality of a concert into more of a lifestyle thing.”

― Todd Rundgren

“It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.”

― Tom Lehrer

“It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.”

― Tom Lehrer

“If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.”

― Tom Petty

“Tell everyone to vote: Tom Savini for Governor on ‘The Walking Dead’!”

― Tom Savini

“I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried some derivative westerns, and if they didn’t work, they said the western is dead and moved on to something else.”

― Tom Selleck

“If I hadn’t left Czechoslovakia, I would have been dead.”

― Tom Stoppard

“If Barbara Walters was interviewing me, I’d figure her career was as dead as mine!”

― Tom T. Hall

“I can put on my resume: ‘Can play dead.’”

― Tom Verica

“There are days when I am just dead on the floor, and I’m there in my makeup, and that’s getting a little tiring.”

― Tom Verica

“Any time you play in a USGA Championship, if you don’t drive the ball on the fairway, you’re dead. You’re done.”

― Tom Watson

“I don’t consider myself a feminist, but boy, I won’t lay down and play dead, ever.”

― Tomi Lahren

“Never break your putter and your driver in the same round or you’re dead.”

― Tommy Bolt

“A lot of hip-hop artists wear fur, and they think it’s a status symbol. That doesn’t register for me; I just see dead animals.”

― Tommy Lee

“I wouldn’t specifically say rock n’ roll is dead, but I don’t see a lot of charismatic performers in the way of new blood who are edgy and dangerous on stage, like Marilyn Manson, who you never quite know if he’s going to make it through his own show.”

― Tommy Lee

“Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we’re dead last in per capita giving to poor people.”

― Tony Campolo

“I wouldn’t be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.”

― Tony Curtis

“My parents have been dead for many years, and when your folks are gone there is nobody standing between you and eternity.”

― Tony Parsons

“I hate when rappers do interviews. They say stuff like, ‘If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be dead or in jail.’ Like, damn, those are the only two options? What about managing Kinkos?”

― Tony Rock

“Before replays, football telecasts were filled with dead spots… It really destroyed the momentum of the telecasts. Replays gave you something to show during the pauses. It seemed to make the game go faster.”

― Tony Verna

“One thing about an artist, it doesn’t matter how much your work sells for in your life, it’s going to sell for ten times more than that after you’re dead, and that’s what you have to protect.”

― Tracey Emin

“Either the Obamacare is a dead letter, or the origination clause is; we can’t have both.”

― Trent Franks

“The dead spacecraft in orbit have become a permanent fixture around our planet, not unlike the rings of Saturn. They will be the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, quietly circling the Earth until the sun turns into a red giant about 5 billion years from now.”

― Trevor Paglen

“If my mama and daddy would’ve stayed together, one of them would’ve been dead, and the other would have been locked up for it.”

― Trick Daddy

“’Rise’ has a lot of different meanings. It’s a call to action to rise from the dead and actually live.”

― Trip Lee

“We’re born spiritually dead, and I’m calling for everyone to become spiritually alive. Secondly, don’t wait until later to live the way you were created.”

― Trip Lee

“If I start trying to make a record for what I think could possibly get played on radio, I’m dead.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“Music is changing. I’m just doing what I’m doing, and hopefully in the next 20, 30 years, some kids can take what I’m doing and change it again. If the music doesn’t move, then it’s dead.”

― Trombone Shorty

“We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.”

― Tryon Edwards

“Thug Life to me is dead.”

― Tupac Shakur

“I would suggest the taxation of all property equally, whether church or corporation, exempting only the last resting place of the dead and possibly, with proper restrictions, church edifices.”

― Ulysses S. Grant

“I believe that maturity is not an outgrowing, but a growing up: that an adult is not a dead child, but a child who survived.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

“In the Seventies, a lot of executions via electric chair failed because of technical problems. Seed tells the true story of someone who survived and sought revenge. They buried him alive to make it seem he was dead.”

― Uwe Boll

“A movie like House of the Dead with around $7 million budget or Alone in the Dark with around $16 million budget are much easier to make profit than the typical $50 million major motion picture.”

― Uwe Boll

“I might literally fall over dead if I meet Oprah Winfrey. I’m kind of joking, but I’m not confident that wouldn’t happen.”

― Uzo Aduba

“If a writer doesn’t generate hostility, he is dead.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“Harvesting the biosphere is still the most fundamental human activity. Without that, everybody’s dead, really. We could do quite well without microchips, or the business site of ‘Atlantic Monthly,’ the gated communities, Guccis, and high-growth GDP. But we cannot do without harvesting the crops and cutting down the wood.”

― Vaclav Smil

“An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead. At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else.”

― Van Cliburn

“No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead.”

― Van Wyck Brooks

“I am not concerned about my posthumous fame. Monuments are no good to the dead.”

― Varg Vikernes

“A lot of times, scripts are written so the character is all one way. Even with ‘Bringing Out the Dead,’ the character was written a little more generic.”

― Ving Rhames

“There should be no strife with the vanquished or the dead.”

― Virgil

“I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong.”

― Vita Sackville-West

“You can swim any way you like in the Dead Sea, actually.”

― Vladimir Putin

“To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.”

― Voltaire

“He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead.”

― Voltaire

“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.”

― W. C. Fields

“The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.”

― W. H. Auden

“Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.”

― W. H. Auden

“Now all my teachers are dead except silence.”

― W. S. Merwin

“Death doesn’t affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn’t concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

― Walt Disney

“Woman absent is woman dead.”

― Walter Bagehot

“We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free.”

― Walter Crane

“The only men who aren’t in fear of women’s reactions are usually men who aren’t born or who are dead.”

― Warren Farrell

“You must prune dead or dying wood.”

― Warren Giles

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

― Warren Zevon

“The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal – every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open – this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.”

― Washington Irving

“The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.”

― Washington Irving

“If you don’t change, you’re dead, so I try to keep changing.”

― Wavy Gravy

“Besides that, I felt guilty. I thought for some reason… I was alive, and Buddy and those boys were dead, and I didn’t know how, but somehow I’d caused it.”

― Waylon Jennings

“I have observed that society in general always seems to honor its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.”

― Wayne Dyer

“The one term I don’t like to be called is a ‘vulture.’ Because to me, a vulture is a kind of asset-stripper that eats dead flesh off the bones of a dead creature. Our bird should be the phoenix, the bird that reinvents itself, recreates itself from its ashes. And that’s much closer to what it is that we really do.”

― Wilbur Ross

“Hundreds and hundreds of the dead were so badly burned in the terrific heat generated by the bomb that it was not even possible to tell whether they were men or women, old or young.”

― Wilfred Burchett

“Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes – is our Army of the Dead.”

― Will Carleton

“Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn’t take any practice.”

― Will Harvey

“If countries were people, England and France would be old men. Italy would be dead. Compared with them, America is in its 20s.”

― will.i.am

“The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.”

― Willa Cather

“A man who is not with a woman is a dead man.”

― William A. Drake

“Our job is to bring the dead facts to life.”

― William Bernbach

“I tend to admire dead people more than the living. All too often, human reality diminishes the glowing reputation.”

― William Boyd

“I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.”

― William Butler Yeats

“Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity’s self be dead.”

― William Collins

“’Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead’ is one of the most underrated films. There were even different cuts of it. A wonderful film.”

― William Forsythe

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead station.”

― William Gibson

“For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.”

― William Gibson

“Generation X is dead. It has come to mean anyone aged 13 to 55 years old.”

― William Gibson

“Let no man despise the oracles of books! A book is a dead man, a sort of mummy, embowelled and embalmed, but that once had flesh and motion and a boundless variety of determinations and actions.”

― William Godwin

“If some of the people who write about mojo came with me for a week, they would drop dead on their feet.”

― William Hague

“A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.”

― William Hazlitt

“Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.”

― William Hazlitt

“To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.”

― William Hazlitt

“I am one of the crucified dead.”

― William Henry Moody

“Both camels are dead and our provisions are done.”

― William John Wills

“I have lots of girlfriends – all over the country! You think I’m kidding? I’m dead serious. Girlfriends everywhere.”

― William Levy

“After my mistress was dead, I lived most comfortably, my master having a great affection for me.”

― William Lilly

“The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.”

― William Lloyd Garrison

“I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight’s darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore.”

― William Manchester

“That’s all a man can hope for during his lifetime – to set an example – and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.”

― William McKinley

“The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.”

― William Morris

“I envy the dead.”

― William Mulholland

“There couldn’t be a society of people who didn’t dream. They’d be dead in two weeks.”

― William S. Burroughs

“I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.”

― William Shakespeare

“The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names.”

― William Westmoreland

“I know nothing new except that Herr Gellert, the Leipzig poet, is dead, and has written no more poetry since his death.”

― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.”

― Woody Allen

“I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.”

― Woody Allen

“Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.”

― Xenophon

“I’m looking at a dead event and trying to give it new life. In a sense, I’m a taxidermist.”

― Yann Martel

“Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.”

― Yeardley Smith

“Oh no, the dead have risen and they’re voting Republican.”

― Yeardley Smith

“I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.”

― Yogi Berra

“People influence each other, so one screening will be filled with laughs while another is dead silent.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“When I am dead and buried, on my tombstone I would like to have it written, ‘I have arrived.’ Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead.”

― Yul Brynner

“Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead.”

― Yul Brynner

“Rock n’ roll’s not dead.”

― Yungblud

“To go back, the mistake that Universal Studios made with ‘Dawn of the Dead’ was that they didn’t have enough money or cared enough to make a soundtrack.”

― Zack Snyder

“For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere – a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.”

― Zaha Hadid

“For me, Halloween is year-round. But my Halloween is the real Halloween – dealing with the real dead.”

― Zak Bagans

“I’m helping the living by letting them know the spirits are here talking to us. And helping the dead by giving them a platform.”

― Zak Bagans

“Men may rise on stepping stones of their dead selves to higher things.”

― Zane Grey

“New research shows that you will be dead longer than you will be alive.”

― Zig Ziglar
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