"In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Hannah Arendt on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Hannah Arendt on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Hannah Arendt on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Hannah Arendt on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Hannah Arendt on Helen Keller
"To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious."
"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
"This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst expect the best and take what comes."
"Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject."
"Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one."
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