Quotes of the Week

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Vector illustration of speech bubblesThis week’s theme is death. Sadly my own father passed away recently and the death of a close relative always makes you think about your own mortality. We’re all going to die; the only questions are when and how. The important thing is to make the most of your life whilst you can. And for your loved ones, make sure you make a little time to enjoy their company on a regular basis too. None of us know what will happen tomorrow. And none of us know when a loved one will be taken from us. Today’s shocking news from the United States is a good example. A TV news reporter and a cameraman were both shot dead by a former TV company employee with a grudge. The news reporter was just 24 years old and the cameraman was only 27. Two young people went to work, both seemingly with promising futures. And before lunchtime they were dead. How sad, particularly for their families and friends. Life is shorter than you think and the years go by in the blink of an eye. Make sure you’ve got your priorities right. ~Roy Sutton

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. ~Steve Jobs

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Mark Twain

Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive. ~Brian Clough

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. ~George Eliot

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it. ~Mary Catherine Bateson

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. ~Marcus Aurelius

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© Roy J Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited. All rights reserved. 2015

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