"The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Thomas Mann 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."Thomas Mann 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."Thomas Mann 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."Thomas Mann 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."Thomas Mann on Helen Keller
"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates."
"For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
"For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts."
"All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life."