Monday, August 19, 2013

All comics die at times

August 19, 1977: Groucho Marx died. His last words, according to legend:

"Die, my dear? Why, that's the last thing I'll do."

Friday, August 16, 2013

But he may be mistaken

Two immortals died on this day: Babe Ruth in 1948, Elvis Presley in 1977.

"To desire immortality is to desire the perpetuation of a great mistake." -- Arthur Schopenhauer.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I'm afraid this quote just won't do

German playwright and poet Bertold Brecht died on this day in 1956. He wrote:

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.”

Monday, August 5, 2013

And make-up

American screen goddess Marilyn Monroe died on this day in 1962, perhaps of a suicide, perhaps of an accidental overdose.  She once said:

It’s all make-believe, isn’t it?”

Today’s Deathless Verse:

The world is a stage,
  Everyone has his part,
According to age,
  And the scope of his art.
No matter the role,
  How lofty or mean,
It all becomes whole

  With our own dying scene.