Whether by a Mack truck or by heart failure or faulty lungs, death happens. But life isn’t really just about avoiding death, is it? It’s about living.

Charity Tillemann-Dick

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About This Quote

“Singing After a Double Lung Transplant.” TEDMED 2010. Oct. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Singing After a Double Lung Transplant." TEDMED 2010. Oct. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from opera singer Charity Tillemann-Dick's inspirational 2010 TED Talk about how she recovered from a double lung transplant to do what she loves: sing. The quote means that while we all die in different ways, death is inevitable for everyone. Since we can't avoid death, we should focus on living our lives to the fullest. Watch the full TED Talk here: Charity Tillemann-Dick - Singing After a Double Lung Transplant