"Because we do not know when we will die we get to think of life
as an inexhaustible well and yet everything happens only a certain
number of times and a very small number really. How many more times
will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon
that is so deeply a part of your life that you can't even conceive
of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more? Perhaps not
even that. How many times will you watch the full moon rise, perhaps
twenty, and it all seems so limitless."
- Brandon Lee shortly before his death on the set of The Crow.

“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.”
-  Thomas Paine, as quoted by Akerley

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
  - Plato

“Why is he asking me? Yes, I have suffered from depression. I don't know how you cope really. It's generally gone away. I think with mental problems what you have to do is not fight against them but find a way of accepting that's how you feel. By doing that their power is greatly diminished. You should try to accept it and take it into yourself, to lessen its power. Sometimes depression can be a way of showing you something. Any mental trouble I have had I wouldn't want to change it, it's a way of telling you to do something else, to look at your life and to try and learn from it.”
  - Alexei Sayle