Having made the decision to love, had I chosen life instead of death?
Gods are what people worship. Men are what die.
One day we will all wear a garment which has no pockets…
He said you were the only one who was bitter about S.’s suicide and the only one who really forgave him for it. The rest of us, he said, were outwardly unbitter and inwardly unforgiving.
Only the virtuous can count on life, the pursuer of evil can only ever count on death.
If the promised final future is simply that immortal souls will have left behind their mortal bodies, why then death still rules – since that is a description, not of the defeat of death, but simply of death itself, seen from a different angle.
In the end it will be your “Actions
Death, like a host, comes smiling to the door;
Smiling, he greets us, on that tranquil shore
Where neither piping bird nor peeping dawn
Disturbs the eternal sleep,
But in the stillness far withdrawn
Our dreamless rest for evermore we keep.
Technically, all tattoos are temporary, even permanent ones.
I’ll follow you, even to death-but I won’t live with you any more.