Gilbert K. Chesterton
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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. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
To be new one needs to become disidentified with the ego. Once you are disidentified with the ego you don't care whether it dies of lives.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Only lovers can die in tremendous silence and fearlessness.
Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously. Osho Insights for a New Way of Living.
No young man ever thinks he shall die.
Even Helen Keller, who was born blind and deaf, could see God. No doubt, in her silent darkness, every fragrant flower, every ray of the warm sun, every taste that touched her tongue told her that there was a God who created all things. Jodie Foster shouldn't therefore be surprised that people are surprised that she's an atheist.
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Miguel de Unamuno
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
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