Quotes on Death

You do not understand even life. How can you understand death? Confucius

[Death:] The one inexorable thing! Louise Imogen Guiney

Let us live like those who expect to die, and then we shall find that we feared death only because we were unacquainted with it. William Wake

Where all life dies death lives. John Milton

My life closed twice before its close Emily Dickinson

Death must be got through as life had been, just somehow. Dorothy Richardson

Death persecutes before it executes. Cynthia Ozick

Is it then so sad a thing to die? Virgil

We all do fade as a leaf. Isaiah

Until death it is all life Miguel De Cervantes

Say nothing but good of the dead. Solon

Death takes us piecemeal, not at a gulp. Seneca the Younger

Let the dead bury the dead, your time will come. Bob Dylan

The dead have a presence. Don Delillo

Life for the living, and rest for the dead! George Arnold

Death doesn't frighten me. Princess Diana

So many are the deaths we die Before we can be dead indeed. William Ernest Henley

Death is Life's high meed. John Keats

Concerning the dead nothing but good shall be spoken. [Lat., De mortuis nil nisi bonum.] Plutarch

This thought is as a death. William Shakespeare

Why, thou owest god a death. William Shakespeare

I still live. Pretty. Daniel Webster

The truth is that we simply do not know what happens after death. Sam Harris

Death is so preoccupied with life, that is has no time for anything else. Mikhail Turovsky

Eroticism is assenting to life even in death. Georges Bataille

We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to. Graham Greene

Marriage is the death of hope. Woody Allen

While life could be evaded, death could not. Dean Koontz

There is nothing after death, and death itself is nothing. Seneca the Younger

Afraid? Of whom am I afraid? Not death. For who is he? Emily Dickinson

After death there is nothing. Seneca the Younger

The sudden death at 51 of James Gandolfini is intolerable. Dick Cavett

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not. Epicurus

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. Euripides

Every fear is fear of death. Wilhelm Stekel

The living are just the dead on holiday Maurice Maeterlinck

Vegre nem butulok tovabb (I've finally stopped getting dumber). Paul Erdos

Where I am death is not, where death is I am not. Epicurus

Death is nothing to fear. It is only another dimension. Wayne Dyer

Every day a little death. Stephen Sondheim

Better to flee from death than feel its grip. Homer

There's no privacy for the violently dead. Zelda Popkin

I understand that it is not when or how you die but how and if you truly were ever alive. Jerri Nielsen

Birth into this life was the death of the embryo life that preceded; and the death of this will be birth into some new mode of being. Frederic Henry Hedge

Death ready stands to interpose his dart. John Milton

It is a pity we do not die when our lives are finished. Mary Borden

The only way through death is death itself. Christin Lore Weber

Death is better than disease. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Death is an acquired trait. Woody Allen

All eager-lipped I kissed the mouth of Death. Gwendolyn B. Bennett

Live how we can, yet die we must. William Shakespeare

Go and try to disprove death. Death will disprove you, and that's all! Ivan Turgenev

To philosophize is nothing else than to prepare oneself for death. Michel De Montaigne

That death is best which comes appropriately at a ripe age. Propertius

Now nearly all those I loved and did not understand when I was young are dead, but I still reach out to them. Norman Maclean

Death is dancing me ragged. Linda Hogan

I am going to that country which I have all my life wished to see. William Blake

Death can be more exciting than life. George S Patton

Death is what makes life an event. Francis Ford Coppola

Death is my neighbor now. Edith Evans

With death comes honesty. Salman Rushdie

Death is when the monsters get you. Stephen King

There are some dead who are more alive than the living. Romain Rolland

How lovely is death; and how niggardly it is doled out. Mark Twain

In the capacious urn of death, every name is shaken. [Lat., Omne capax movet urna nomen.] Horace

Even trees do not die without a groan. Henry David Thoreau

I shall not altogether die. Horace

Not all of me shall die. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

... And death unloads thee. William Shakespeare

Death is only perfect rest. Robert Green Ingersoll

Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual. Death in the physical is the birth in the spiritual. Edgar Cayce

Death and the sun are not to be looked at steadily. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Each man's death is fated from the beginning of time. Frank Yerby

Rest is for the dead. Thomas Carlyle

There's something dreadfully decisive about a beheading. Agnes Smedley

Some folks they take to living fast while some prefer a slow death. John Hiatt

The same thing that makes you live can kill you in the end. Neil Young

The dead don't bother with particulars. Flannery O'Connor

There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible. Albert Camus

Death: the anaesthetic from which none come round. Philip Larkin



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