We are excited to share photographs every Tuesday from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
Tombstones and Carvings at the Nemzeti Museum in Budapest
Over the past several weeks, I have been sharing photographs from the Natural History Museum in Finland. This month, I will be sharing pictures from the Nemzeti Museum in Budapest, the facade of which I featured a few years back (but not what’s found inside). This is Part One of Four.
“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
― Woody Allen
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
― J.K. Rowling,
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien,
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
― Mark Twain
“Death’s got an Invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again.
“So he can sneak up on people,” said Ron. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking…”
― J.K. Rowling,
“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
― Lemony Snicket,
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde
“I don’t want to die without any scars.”
― Chuck Palahniuk,
“It kills me sometimes, how people die.”
― Markus Zusak,
“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
― Langston Hughes,
“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
― William Shakespeare,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours”
― Charles Bukowski
“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
― François Rabelais
“Even death has a heart.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
“I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”
― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories
“When you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye