"To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light."
"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."
"We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place."
"Unbeing dead isn't being alive."
"Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."
"I hope when I'm dead I'll be considered an icon, though."
"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."
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."
"War is war. The only good human being is a dead one."
"I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time."