- When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives. (Poet Paul Gerhardt) All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation take me home? (Burton).
- Lyrics for "To Live Is to Die" on the album "...And Justice for All" (Which is said to be the last song he wrote with James Hetfield, before his death in 1986.
- Says this in the song: To Live Is To Die