The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Posted: July 25, 2010 in Book Notes
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  • If we have been pleased with life then we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master. – Michaelangelo
  • Rage, rage against the dying of the light. – Dylan Thomas
  • Resurrection does not do away with death. It follows it. I cannot minimize death because I believe in resurrection. – Paul Tournier
  • How should I fear death? When I am, death is not; and when death is, I am not. – Epicurus
  • Death is not an event which happens to man, but an event which he lives through from birth onwards…As soon as man lives he is old enough to die…Death is a constituent to our being. Day after day we live through death. Man is, in his essence, a being for death. What is the meaning of this death for the individual consciousness? That by interrupting life it makes it complete. Incompletion is a constituent of my being…Death teaches us that life is a value, but an incomplete value. – Martin Heidegger
  • You cannot understand the meaning of life, so do not think about it, but live.
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