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Help remembering an old quote about China

While reading about how people tend to care less about deaths that do not directly impact them, I came across a quote that I'm hoping someone here would recognize. I can only remember the basic idea of the quote. It is presented to a European audience, I think sometimes in the last century or two, but not in our recent era, as follows: If all of China were swallowed up whole, Europeans would go on with life without much change. This is all I can remember.
posted by mulligan on Nov 6, 2010 - 8 answers

A child's thoughts on the death of his dog.

QuoteFilter: Looking for a quote about the death of a dog from the perspective of a small child I read a few months ago on these here interwebs, but I can't for the life of me remember where, and my google-fu is failing. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on May 4, 2010 - 5 answers

What is the source and substance of this quote about dying?

Help me identify this quote about death, dying, and the end of the world! [more inside]
posted by Doug on Nov 19, 2008 - 1 answer

We're all dying?

Looking for some source of a quote about, or the general idea that, we are all slowly dying, but some are closer than others. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Nov 20, 2007 - 12 answers

A lovely person needs a really good tribute.

I'm designing a funeral handout for a young woman who has died suddenly. Help me come up with ideas for a poem or verse or quote or something to include. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Aug 3, 2007 - 24 answers

Quick! Who said it?

QuoteFilter: Who coined the phrase, "death is the great equalizer"?
posted by jknecht on May 22, 2007 - 13 answers

Help identify this book/movie.

Help us identify this book/movie: The only thing we can remember is something along the lines of, "Losing one parent was understandable, but losing two just seemed careless." I seem to remember it's from one of those British children's fantasy novels that start with the kid's parents dying off — or from a parody of one of those novels? But really, we're both just stumped.
posted by nebulawindphone on Apr 19, 2005 - 7 answers

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