Death quotes and quotations
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
I am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race.
I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.
There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!
Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
For certain is death for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve.
I guess that's how death works. It doesn't matter if we're ready or not. It just happens.
Randy K. Milholland
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
The fact that when we die we are nothing more than worm meat---I just don't think about it.
Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.