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2. Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. Isaac Asimov 3. To die, to sleep - To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub, For in this sleep of death what dreams may come... William Shakespeare, Hamlet 4. If you want me again look for me under your boot soles. Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass 5. ...Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Rosamunde Pilcher, September 6. I touch you knowing we weren't born tomorrow, and somehow, each of us will help the other live, and somewhere, each of us must help the other die. Adrienne Rich, Twenty One Love Poems 7. Dying is a univ erse of its own. Arlene Ang, Seeing Birds in Church Is a Kind of Adieu 8. We do not look for reason for logic in the passionate entreaties of those who are sick unto death; we are stung with the recollection of a thousand slighted opportunities of fulfilling the wishes of those who will soon pass away from among us: and do they ask us for the future happiness of our lives, we lay it at their feet, and will it away from us. Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South 9. There is a thin line that separates life from death, but once it's crossed, it becomes as large as an ocean, and so treacherous that its impossible to cross back. Federico Chini, The Sea Of Forgotten Memories 10. The erruption of feelings & emotions that follows a near-death exerience, or any event that causes us to stop & look deeply at the reality of our lives, is ripe with the potential for insight & clarity. Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living 11. And at the instant he knew, he ceased to know. Jack London 12. Instead, I opened my eyes to find the thing in front of my face, wafting dead horse breath across my chin and up my nose, its mouth like a gaping maw; its eyes, two giant wormholes, twisting and bending with some apparitional substance that could have been space and time if Id known anything about physics. Shannon Celebi, 1:32 P.M. 13. Her past is behind her, her future is of little concern. She moves towards the grave, at her own speed. Anne Enright, The Gathering 14. Did not we vow that we would neither of us be either before or after the other even in travelling the last journey of life? And can you find it in your heart to leave me now? Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji 15. They dropped like flakes, they dropped like stars, Like petals from a rose, When suddenly across the lune A wind with fingers goes. They perished in the seamless grass, No eye could find the place; But God on his repealless list Can summon every face Emily Dickinson 16. If you would like to send in a quote, we would be happy to post it and add it to the imovie.