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Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death. ...
by Annie Lennox

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
- Annie Lennox

Related topics: Death

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness
your daily modus operandi and change your world.
- Annie Lennox

The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone.
So I think the only moment we have is right here and no,
and I try to make the best of those moments,
the moments that I'm in.
- Annie Lennox

When you're that successful, things have a momentum,
and at a certain point you can't really tell whether
you have created the momentum or it's creating you.
- Annie Lennox

 

A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid,
it doesn't always deal with our deeper issues.
These are the things I'm interested in now,
particularly at my age.
- Annie Lennox

I want to branch out.
I want to write.
I write poetry.
I want to see my children grow up well.
- Annie Lennox

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

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Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion -
very powerful emotions.
That's what draws millions of people towards it.
And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and -
people identify with that.
- Annie Lennox

I would say that although my music may be or may have
been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community,
I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere...
Being a human being is what truly counts.
That's where you'll find me.
- Annie Lennox

Over the years, I was never really driven to become a solo artist,
but I was curious to find out who I was as an individual creative person.
It's taken some time, but now I feel I've truly paid my dues.
I guess I'm at a point now where I'm more comfortable in my own skin.
- Annie Lennox

It's a very telling thing when you have children.
You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example,
when you're not sure what your example is,
and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't
know what is appropriate anymore.
- Annie Lennox

I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to
a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous
because I thought that was a very interesting statement
to make through the media.
And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and
interest and shock waves.
- Annie Lennox

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Get busy living or get busy dying.
- Stephen King

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

We are all so much together,
but we are all dying of loneliness.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own.
- Thomas Mann

Dying is a wild night and a new road.
- Emily Dickinson

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep,
and there comes a time when it is wrong,
as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness
in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn
sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes

I'm dying always.
- Jessye Norman

Dying is only one thing to be sad over...
Living unhappily is something else.
- Morrie Schwartz

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
- George S. Patton

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back,
and instead of dying, he sings.
- Robert Burns

A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats.
I'm talking about the mainstream media,
which is being destroyed by the opposition.
- Howard Fineman

Living is what scares me.
Dying is easy.
- Charles Manson

I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the
dying or a hospital for the sick children,
and feel that I am needed.
I want to do, not just to be.
- Princess Diana

I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying.
- Derek Jarman

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying
without having laughed at all.
- Jean de la Bruyere

We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
- Jean de la Bruyere

People who think dying is the worst thing don't know a thing about life.
- Sue Monk Kidd

This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end,
with Eddie dying in the sun.
- Mitch Albom

No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born,
dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
- Samuel Beckett

I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Spike Milligan

I like acting for now.
But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut.
I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!
- Natalie Portman

I thought about dying whenever I got bad news about other people.
- Jonah Lomu

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself;
if all it does is maintain itself,
then living is only not dying.
- Simone de Beauvoir

How some of the writers I come across get through their
books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
- William Gaddis

Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died
in the context of an extended family,
clan, or tribe.
- Stanislav Grof

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday,
lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
- Redd Foxx

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting,
I know that the violence will be in the thought and
the action of the assassins,
not in my dying.
- Indira Gandhi

Most people come to fear not death itself,
but the many terrible ways of dying.
- Polly Toynbee

I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it -
who were dying to be in it,
whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do
the work that was necessary.
- Kenneth Branagh

I play Hopkins' daughter.
Brad Pitt plays Death.
He's a very-good looking Death.
With him, dying isn't so bad.
- Claire Forlani

No one is to blame.
It is neither their fault nor ours.
It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
- Alexander Herzen

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most
deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
- Ronald Reagan

Dying is something we human beings do continuously,
not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances
make military service a viable career choice are dying
bravely in a war with no end in sight.
- Charles Rangel

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin -
it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
- S. J. Perelman

I preached as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men.
- Richard Baxter

Irishmen are not reserved, and the company appeared
dying to be intimately acquainted.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

When people stop dying, they want to create wealth.
- Josh Ruxin

Even very young children need to be informed about dying.
Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child.
This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying
or adapting themselves to circumstances.
- Samuel Butler

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people,
but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers,
then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
- Matthew Arnold

Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were
an invaluable experiential training for dying.
- Stanislav Grof

The difficulty about all this dying,
is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it,
so where does the fun come in?
- Alice James

The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage,
except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with
some regularity that He may be dying.
- Edward Hoagland

Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything,
from speaking to dying.
- Gustave Flaubert

The best care on earth cannot prevent us all dying in the end.
- Polly Toynbee

It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood.
We're all dying to win an Oscar.
- Jerry Della Femina

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight;
it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
- Jean Paul

Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall
not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?
- Raoul Vaneigem


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