Longing For Death Quotes by Polly Toynbee, Milan Kundera, Philippa Gregory, Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Cesare Pavese, Lucan and many others.
People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death.
Extremism means borders beyond which life ends, and a passion for extremism, in art and in politics, is a veiled longing for death.
I had never seen a woman in such despair before. It was worse than death, it was a constant longing for death and a constant rejection of life. She lived like darkness in her own day.
Living for Sabina meant seeing. Seeing is limited by two borders: strong light, which blinds, and total darkness. Perhaps that was what motivated Sabina’s distaste for all extremism. Extremes mean borders beyond which life ends, and a passion for extremism, in art and in politics, is a veiled longing for death.
The longing for order is at the same time a longing for death, because life is an incessant disruption of order.
I lose hope when the desire for life awakens within me; but I regain it whenever the longing for death comes upon me.
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life
I have always at least, ever since I can remember had a kind of longing for death.