Dying: A Memoir Quotes

Cory Taylor
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I wonder if this aversion might stem from a more general belief in the medical profession that death represents a form of failure.
-- Cory Taylor (Cold Feet)

Importance: This quote sets up the author's recurrent theme of stigma surrounding death, especially in the medical world. By questioning why medical professionals have, in her experience, avoided directly discussing assisted dying as an option for terminally ill patients, Taylor is exploring the wider theme of death in general and the way individuals react to the word itself.

No doubt my horror at how my parents ended their days influenced me to look into ways I might improve things when it came to my turn.
-- Cory Taylor (Cold Feet)

Importance: This quote directly ties Taylor's discussion of euthanasia into her greater musings of family and the dying of loved ones. It reveals how prior trauma regarding the deaths of her parents has shaped Taylor's view of death as something undignified and terrible. Her...

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