"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
"By writing or reading obituaries, we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"
"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"
Orthodontist and inventor of ski goggles -- via the Associated Press.
Cineaste, film society director, co-founder of the New York Film Festival, and writer of the great text "Film as a Subversive Art" -- via the New York Times. "The commercialization of art and entertainment is a negative factor in human development," he said.
Bassist and songwriter; co-founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers -- via the L.A. Times.