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  • I have always known that there were spellbinding evil parts for women. For one thing, I was taken at an early age to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Never mind the Protestant work ethic of the dwarfs. Never mind the tedious housework-is-virtuous motif. Never mind the fact that Snow White is a vampire -- anyone who lies in a glass coffin without decaying and then comes to life again must be. The truth is that I was paralysed by the scene in which the evil queen drinks the magic potion and changes her shape. What power, what untold possibilities!

    Queens   Lying   Taken  
    Margaret Atwood (2009). “Curious Pursuits: Occasional Writing”, p.127, Hachette UK
  • Time can play all sorts of tricks on you. In the blink of an eye, babies appear in carriages, coffins disappear into the ground, wars are won and lost, and children transform, like butterflies, into adults.

    Life   Baby   Children  
    Brian Selznick (2015). “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”, p.250, Scholastic
  • I'd rather look good in my coffin than bad in my coffin.

    Coffins   Looks  
  • My earrings are worth just enough to buy me a coffin if I die in a strange place. That was the reason why sailors used to wear them.

    "Morgan Freeman: 'Strive for Pleasure and Peace'". The Talks Interview, November 28, 2012.
  • What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

    Henry Ward Beecher, William Drysdale (1887). “Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit”
  • (P)eople’s good intentions can wind up putting us in boxes as confining as coffins.

    Gayle Forman (2011). “Where She Went”, p.92, Penguin
  • I told her why we are here. I told you wouldn't hurt Jack." "The coffin?" I smiled. I couldn't help it. He was a 'jack in a box.

  • I think that we’re a culture that runs away from death, for good reason. Nobody really wants to think about the fact that we’re going to be lifeless food for worms in a coffin someday. But at the same time, I feel like knowing that you’re going to die can be an incredibly rewarding, powerful knowledge. It inspires us to live in ways that we wouldn’t if we were ignorant. I feel like that has inspired me to care about every breath. For me it’s not a morbid curiosity, it’s just wanting to make sure that every moment I have here on the Earth while I am breathing is accounted for.

  • I should have liked to have had him beside me in a glass coffin, so that I could watch him all the time and he would not have been able to get away from me.

    Angela Carter (1997). “Burning your boats: the collected short stories”, Penguin Group USA
  • Tennis, imprisoned within fixed boundaries, a patch of an acre, a green rectangle, tries the human soul. A tennis court is like a coffin, only larger.

    Tennis   Soul   Trying  
  • I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.

    Funny   Death   Humor  
  • We have bodies coming home and coffins covered in flags, not just in the UK but world-wide.

    Home   Coffins   Flags  
  • To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung.

    C. S. Lewis (1984). “The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from C. S. Lewis”, p.176, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • She cried for herself, she cried because she was afraid that she herself might die in the night, because she was alone in the world, because her desperate and empty life was not an overture but an ending, and through it all she could see was the rough, brutal shape of a coffin.

    John Cheever (2010). “Collected Stories”, p.97, Random House
  • Thousands of people are being buried and no one attends the funerals,' said one of the soldiers. 'In peacetime it's the other way round: one coffin and a hundred people carrying flowers.

    Flower   People   Funeral  
    Vasily Grossman (2011). “Life And Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series)”, p.135, Random House
  • Love has no middle term; either it destroys, or it saves. All human destiny is this dilemma. This dilemma, destruction or salvation, no fate proposes more inexorably than love. Love is life, if it is not death. Cradle; coffin, too. The same sentiment says yes and no in the human heart. Of all the things God has made, the human heart is the one that sheds most light, and alas! most night.

    Heart   Fate   Night  
    Victor Hugo, Charles Edwin Wilbour (1987). “Les misérables”, Dutton Adult
  • The nails from a suicide's coffin, and the skull of the parricide, were of course no trouble; for Vesquit never traveled without these household requisites.

    Suicide   Skulls   Nails  
    Aleister Crowley (1917). “Moonchild: A Prologue”, Weiser Books
  • The only thing I expect out of lawyers is that they be back in their coffins by sunup.

    Coffins   Lawyer  
  • Folks always look good in their coffins.

  • I won't be sad too often, If they bury me in the library With bookworms in my coffin.

  • At my funeral, if one said, 'Nick was a generous person,' trust me I won't be doing cartwheels in my coffin. Recognition from people is never and never will be a goal. Some people strive for that respect or honor. Living a life to just reach for the position and status is vanity and sin.

    Vanity   People   Goal  
  • If humans died in a healthy culture, they would not lock out the earth in metal coffins and carve their names on stone monuments, but would instead place the naked body in the earth and plant a tree above the silent heart.

    Heart   Names   Tree  
    William Irwin Thompson (1978). “Darkness and Scattered Light: Four Talks on the Future”, Anchor Books
  • Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.

    Herman Melville (2002). “Moby-Dick: A Picture Voyage : an Abridged and Illustrated Edition of the Original Classic”, p.13, Spinner Publications
  • Without (my wife) Laurie, I would never be here right now, I know that. I would either be in a coffin, or stashed away doing a life sentence some place. Or running and hiding some place, if I was still alive. I'm certain I wouldn't be playing music. She's just been perfect for me. And she's a protector also; she protects me from myself, from temptations, and bad associations. She's constantly shielding me from walking the red hot coals of existing as a game.

    Running   Women   Bad Ass  
  • Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. Faithfulness is not holding the fort. It’s storming the gates of hell. The will of God is not an insurance plan. It’s a daring plan. The complete surrender of your life to the cause of Christ isn’t radical. It’s normal. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. It’s time to go all in and all out for the All in All. Pack your coffin!

    Jesus   Coffins   Purpose  
  • It [retirement] was absolutely boring. You can't go and say, 'I'm retired now. That's it!' It won't take long and you're really gone for good and someone throws the last shovel of dirt on a coffin with your name on it. That's the moment you're really retiring - when you die.

    Retirement   Names   Long  
  • Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.

    Heart   Animal   Broken  
    C. S. Lewis (2003). “A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis”, p.190, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Time has an undertaking establishment on every block and drives his coffin nails faster than the steam riveters rivet or the stenographers type or the tickers tick out fours and eights and dollar signs and ciphers.

    Death   Time   Block  
    John Dos Passos (1934). “Three Plays: The Garbage Man, Airways, Inc., Fortune Heights”
  • The boy was lying, fast asleep, on a rude bed upon the floor; so pale with anxiety, and sadness, and the closeness of his prison, that he looked like death; not death as it shews in shroud and coffin, but in the guise it wears when life has just departed; when a young and gentle spirit has, but an instant, fled to Heaven: and the gross air of the world has not had time to breathe upon the changing dust it hallowed.

    Lying   Sadness   Boys  
    Charles Dickens (2015). “Oliver Twist: Classic English Literature”, p.144, 谷月社
  • To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

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