Life 40 If, to seem long, life must be filled with unpleasant events, who wants that kind of life? Clevinger: "Maybe a long life does have to be filled with many unpleasant conditions if it’s to seem long; but in that event, who wants one" Heller, Catch-22.
Life 180 Each day was a challenge to his mortality. "Each day he faced was another dangerous mission against mortality." Heller, Catch-22.
Life 254 It's better to face challenges than to live a slave. "Because it’s better to die on one’s feet than live on one’s knees." Heller, Catch-22.
Life 254 It's better to stand tall than to die kneeling. "It is better to live on one’s feet than die on one’s knees." Heller, Catch-22.
Life 455 People [the media? RayS.] make money from good deeds and tragedy. "I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy." Heller, Catch-22.
Life 156 Facing death was simply facing one more event in life, nothing more. "He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death…he was a man." Crane, The Red Badge of Courage.
Life 156 Scene. Metaphor for life. "Over the river a golden ray of sun came through the hosts of leaden rain clouds." Crane, The Red Badge of Courage.
Life 14 Take it one day at a time. "There was nothing to do but to go from one day into the next." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Life 78 Put your time in, work hard and die quickly. “I’ll tell you, Ossie,” his father had said, “a man works and he toils, he puts in his good sweat tryin’ to pull out a livin’ from the land, and when all his work is done, if the good Lord sees it fitten, it’s taken away in a storm.” Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Life 182 If you make it your goal, you won't achieve it. "Ya lose whatever you want when you start goin’ for it." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.