Quote of the day: "nobody gets out of life alive"

Do you know the origin of this quote? Who was the first (famous / well known) person it was attributed to? I've found a reference to the quote in the memorable quotes section of the movie Hud. There the full quote says: "Happens to everybody. Nobody gets out of life alive." In other contexts it starts with "Don't take it seriously. Nobody gets ...". I was wondering whether there's a single source to this spark of wisdom or did a number of people think of it independently of each other? Both could be true. Smile


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I believe it was Jim Morrison of the Doors. It's the title of his biography also.

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Thanks for the tip. The biography's title is "No One Here Gets Out Alive" and it's from the song "Five to One". The first two verses go like this:

Yeah, c'mon
Love my girl
She lookin' good
Feel it, c'mon
One more

Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive, now
You get yours, baby
I'll get mine
Gonna make it, baby
If we try

I'm not sure whether the two versions (the one in my post and the one in the song) mean/stand for the same thing. Shock

"nobody gets out of life alive"

Well, it was in the Paul Newman movie in 1963, so look back that far.

Re: "nobody gets out of life alive"

Thank you for the tip! Smile

Which came first?

It's obvious that the quote made by the Paul Newman character in the movie Hud came first since the movie came out in 1963. The Doors weren't even a band at that time.

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