Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Miguel de Unamuno
I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
Joseph Wood Krutch