1001 Inspiring Quotes about Death

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Death quotes

When Adam ate the irrevocable apple, ThouSaw’st beyond death the resurrection of the dead

— C.S. Lewis, Poems

There are far more reasons for death than there are for life.

— Sergei Lukyanenko, The Last Watch

Life is here, death is over there. I am here, not over there.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

— Victor Hugo

People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end and that behind all the joyous ‘onward and upward’ slogans lurks the lascivious voice of death urging us to make haste.

— Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

In the end, it wasn’t death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life.

— Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Shall we proceed, and ought I do so with my knife drawn?”“You’d better keep it where it is for the moment, ” he said. “Otherwise you might stab me to death accidentally.” .“If I stab you to death, ” she said, “it will not be accidental.

— Loretta Chase, Mr. Impossible

I’m sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there’s a lot that can be achieved by putting a check in the right place and shutting up about it.

— Russell Crowe

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.

— Dave Barry

To believe in Jesus Christ is to be saved from death to life eternal.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Bushido is realized in the presence of death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death. There is no other reasoning.

— Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Waters’ death was Augustus Waters.

— John Green

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.

— Mary Shelley

No one could ever meet death for his country without the hope of immortality.

— Cicero

Being shaken to death by a Hawaiian tourist look-alike was not how Arena imagined her death.

— Lynn Blackmar

Your death rides a fast camel.

— Victor Robert Lee, Performance Anomalies

I was worse off than even Alison was; she hated life, I hated mysef. I had created nothing, I belonged to nothingness, to the néant, and it seemed to me that my own death was the only thing left that I could create.

— John Fowles, The Magus

Fulfil the needs of the soul, which travels beyond the death and which will survive the extinction of the world.

— Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

More commonly suffering breaks people, crushes them, and is simply unilluminating. You see how gruesomely human beings are destroyed by pain, when they have the added torment of losing their humanity first, so that their death is a total defeat…

— Saul Bellow, Herzog

Humans are organisms, subject to physical laws, including alas, the one that says entropy always increases. Diseases are molecules misbehaving; the basic requirement of life is metabolism, and death its cessation.

— Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

I didn’t lose anyone, for everyone that I lost was never really a loss, unless it was death well then I had to have words with God.

— Nikki Rowe

…an irresistible sleep fell deeply on his eyes, the sweetest, soundest oblivion, still as the sleep of death itself…

— Homer, The Odyssey

Nothing shows you the straight line from here to death like a list.

— Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

let us sleep, ” he said and he felt the long light body, warm against him, comforting against him, abolishing loneliness against him, magically, by a simple touching of flanks, of shoulders and of feet, making an alliance against death with him.

— Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hatred is a death wish for the hated not a life wish for anything else.

— Audre Lorde

When computers are able to imagine, then humanity will get its death notice.

— Debasish Mridha

To pursue wisdom is to live in such a way that one is prepared to face death when it comes. (247)

— Gregory Bassham, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles

I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.

— Hedy Lamarr

One of the top causes of startup death – right after cofounder problems – is building something no one wants.

— Kathryn Minshew

…But I’ve felt your grief, your loss. And though your species is capable of horrors, it’s capable of beauty, too. To end it now would be no better than taking your dreams away; to bring death robs your species of the chance to heal.

— Amie Kaufman, This Shattered World

That’s all any of us have in the end, isn’t it? there is death ahead of all of us. And so we live.

— Amanda Sun, Rain

Til death do us part….The words wrap around my mind like soft, silk binds, and I cherish the imagery. Eternity can only be with this man – there will never be another who knows me so well.

— Dianna Hardy, ‘Til Death Do Us Part

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.

— Abu Bakr

I’ve been accused of having a death wish but I think it’s life that I wish for, terribly, shamelessly, on any terms whatsoever.

— Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth

If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character…Would you slow down? Or speed up?

— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Never shame your comrades by letting their death get you killed

— Rachel Bach, Fortune’s Pawn

As a mistress, death seemed lacking in many essentials. Therefore, I decided not to die.

— Edgar Rice Burroughs

Everywhere we shine death and life burn into something new…

— Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

What is a man’s life but a prelude to his death? And what is death but a long sleep, a most welcome forgetfulness.

— Lisa M. Klein, Ophelia

Finally there is nothing here for death to take away.

— Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

The best part of my life is , My death will not cause pain for anyone.

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

I’ve long considered becoming a writer to be the death of nightmares. For me at least, since I started writing I hadn’t had any. Something really terrible or awful happens in a dream and you wake up and think, awesome, and reach for a pen and paper.

— Logan Kain, The Dead Will Rise First

You know, the Bible is so clear. Go to Genesis chapter nine and you will find the death penalty clearly stated in Genesis chapter nine… God ordains the death penalty!

— Rafael Cruz

The past you lost is just like a dream. As you woke up new lifestarts. So, your actual birthday will be your death day.

— A.G. Sorachi

The ascetic remembrance of death is opposed to akedia, to anxiety, to depression, and becomes a powerful reminder of eternity, its joyful nostalgia.

— Paul Evdokimov, Orthodoxy

We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.” – Bob Proctor

— Bob Proctor

To understand how growth, aging and death works, you must understand the radiation environment.

— Steven Magee

Of all the logical impasses, unknowings, paradoxes, and terrors that provoke laughter, death by its finality and unsolvable mystery is paramount.

— Andrew Hudgins

the taste of death does not comes from the recipe of cowardness

— Rishi Mishra

He realised, more vividly than ever before, that art had two constant, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating upon death and it is always thereby creating life.

— Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Who but the Christian, among the religions of the world and throughout time, worships a God who loves him so much that he died an agonizing and wretched death to pay for his sins?

— Ron Brackin

People tend to think that death is absolute, the one thing we can all be certain about, but that’s not the case. Death is complex. It’s powerful and timeless. The truth is, when it comes to death, nothing is impossible.

— Jacqueline E. Smith, Between Worlds

Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage.

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man no society will survive a shortage of women.

— Germaine Greer

Even manifestly senseless suffering and death can have a meaning, can acquire a meaning. a hidden meaning.

— Hans Küng, On Being a Christian

You rich people are all the same. You couldn’t care less about the other half of the world. They can all starve to death for all you care!

— Sally Wentworth, Summer Fire

Just because death would eventually separate us, that didn’t mean it would destroy what we had. I am forever yours, in this life or the next. Some things could penetrate even the formidable barrier of death, and love was one of them.

— Jeaniene Frost, This Side of the Grave

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.

— Jim Morrison

The Eiani cleansed, refreshed, and rejuvenated me. In order to heal, it first had to burn away the dead, consume the decay, then force new life where death had once resided

— Julia J. Gibbs, The Oaks Remain

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.

— Ovid

The perennial sadness of a girl who is both death and the maiden.

— Angela Carter

I’ve had various people close to me die, and I don’t necessarily find the idea of death purely depressing.

— Simon McBurney

I know with unqualified certainty that I want to die. But I also know with equivalent certainty that I won’t do anything about it. That I will only remain here and wait for death to indulge me.

— Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

Only death consistently excites your emotions, whether contemplating when life is safe and stale, or fleeing it when life is threatened and precious

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Opera cuts to the chase—as death does. An art which seeks, more obviously than any other form, to break your heart.

— Julian Barnes, Levels of Life

(…) and then I realized there was no one else to call, which was the saddest thing. The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water’s death was Augustus Water.

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.

— Fulton J. Sheen

Here’s how you think about it: Together you constructed many things throughout your life. Then her body disappeared, but the constructions still remain. Human beings die: That’s natural. But to accept her death is to lose all hope.

— Michael Paterniti

Life and death lived inside each other. That’s what occured to me. Death was inside all of us, waiting for warmer nights, a compromised system, a beetle, as in the now dying black timber on the mountains.

— Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

You don’t send a man to his death because you want a hero.

— Paddy Chayefsky

I believe in the inherent good of people. I believe that someone can make a mistake and live to redeem themselves another day. Maybe that’s why I don’t believe in the death penalty. It forecloses all possibilities.

— Carsen Taite, Beyond Innocence

People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite.

— Taylor Caldwell

Of my conception I know only what you know of yours. It occurred in darkness and I was unconsenting… By some bleak alchemy what had been mere unbeing becomes death when life is mingled with it.

— Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain.

— Mark Twain

… “The world is afflicted with death and decay, therefore the wise do not grieve, knowing the terms of the world, ” says an old Buddhist teaching. In other words: Get used to it.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Saving life and avoiding death are typically shorthand for far less evocative terms: lengthening life and delaying death.

— H. Gibert Welch

You only live twice:Once when you are bornAnd once when you look death in the face

— Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

The mystery of death is a certainty, but mystery of love is everlasting.

— Debasish Mridha

[T]he habit of living as if in the shadow of death has remained with me, and I consider that, too, a gift.

— Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Until the day of his death no man can be sure of his courage.

— Jean Anouilh

We really don’t experience the world fully, because we’re half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do.”And facing death changes that?”Oh, yes. You strip away all that stuff and you focus on the essentials.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Life and death issues are a universal concern. A person can learn about life by investigating the psychological and social aspects related to dying.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

There is good to be found within anything bad. Even within the death of your own father.

— Jellis Vaes

Romans and fairies and death dogs, oh my.

— Dani Harper, Storm Warrior

I dream of flight, not to be as the angels are, but to rise above the smallness of it all. The smallnesss that I am. Against the daily death the iconography of wings.

— Jeanette Winterson, Art and Lies

Love never dies… when death is not the end.

— Brian Lovestar, Dream Myself Alive

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.

— W. C. Fields

Through knowing death we can hold a beacon of love for every moment that has just passed, for every friend who has lost a friend, for every child who has lost a parent, for every parent who has lost a child; for any suffering anywhere.

— Sebastian Pole, Discovering the True You with Ayurveda: How to Nourish, Rejuvenate, and Transform Your Life

Life is for the living.Death is for the dead.Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.

— Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

Teaching emotional intelligence skills to people with life-threatening illnesses has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrence, shrink recovery times, and lower death rates.

— Travis Bradberry

Now, when I look into his eyes, I don’t see death – but eternity. For the first time in my life, I am looking into someone’s gaze and realizing that not only do I understand what’s in his eyes…he understands what’s in mine.

— Jessica Khoury, Origin

Modern Humans have at least dealt out death fairly: We began our existence by killing each other.

— Mark Lynas, The God Species

Most of the things to guarantee your death have already been done so you can spend the rest of your time focusing on the things that can guarantee your success and happiness.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

People who are afraid of death are afraid of lif

— François Lelord, Hector and the Search for Happiness

Arithmetic is the death of story.

— Jincy Willett, The Writing Class

So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.

— Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

You fear them because you fear death, and rightly: for death is terrible and must be feared, ‘ the mage said…’And life is also a terrible thing, ‘ Ged said, ‘and must be feared and praised.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

I had met death before, in different forms–I knew quite well the pattern of my grieving. First came shock, and then tears, and then a bitter anger, followed by a softer grief that time would wear away.

— Susanna Kearsley, The Splendour Falls

What will be your death note?

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Pale death with impartial tread beats at the poor man’s cottage door and at the palaces of kings.

— Horace

Maybe it’s not logical. I don’t know. I don’t care. I’ve been asked didnt I think it odd that I should be present to witness the death of everything and I do think it’s odd but that doesnt mean it’s not so. Someone has to be here.

— Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited

A gut full of heroin and the looming possibility of bunking in an overcrowded cell in Kerobokan to await my death makes you feel a bit sorry for some of the things you’ve done.

— S.A. Tawks, Mule

But my point, you see is that death is misunderstood. The loss of one’s life is not the greatest loss. It is no loss at all. To others, perhaps, but not to oneself.

— Tom Rachman, The Imperfectionists

The only death I fear is the one I fell when we’re apart.

— Sandra Jones, His Captive Princess

He stood between death and life as between night and morning, and thought with a soaring rapture, ‘I am not afraid.

— Mary Renault, Fire from Heaven

In the same way, teenagers imagine dying young because death is more imaginable than the person that all the decisions and burdens of adulthood may make of you.

— Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

Other’s power, other’s enjoyments, other’s space, people have become the owners of that which does not belong to one’s self. If they become the owners of ‘Self’, death is no more; One is himself, the Absolute Supreme Soul.

— Dada Bhagwan

This view, as a rounded whole and in all its essential elements, has very recently disappeared from science. It died a royal death with Agassiz.[It had formerly been held that there were no genetic connections among species.]

— Asa Gray

Sin leads to physical death in the spirit.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The tragedy in life to mourn over is the death of what lies within a person who is still alive. The death of a potential is a mess of destiny!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.

— Patrick Swayze

But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes.

— Benjamin Franklin

Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Many religions have meditations on death to let it penetrate our thick skulls that life doesn’t last forever.

— Pema Chödrön, The Pocket Pema Chodron

I fear death. I think I must learn to romanticize death so that I can cope with its brutal irreversible numbness…!

— Lukhman Pambra

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.

— William Lloyd Garrison

If the U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, they cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. On 9/11/2001, Americans noticed that payback can be a real motherfucker.

— Ward Churchill

But death was sweet, death was gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them rest and forgetfulness; death was man’s best friend; when man could endure life no longer, death came and set him free.

— Mark Twain

Between death and hell a bridge shining silver wings offers his soul hope.

— Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Every now and then a green dot shifted to yellow. A soldier down, their armored suits detecting the injuries or death that rendered them combat ineffective. Combat ineffective. Such a nice euphemism for one of his kids bleeding out.

— James S.A. Corey, The Butcher of Anderson Station

Three or four times, I have had the great death but my life is lived in the million tiny moments that make up the one dance

— zen master

The death of God left the angels in a strange position.

— Donald Barthelme

They say in death our war is over. I don’t believe that.

— Paul Allor, TET

We cannot conceive death as anything else than the afterlife because we cannot comprehend death unless we live.

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

From matters as crucial as the death of Jesus, to those as mundane as eating and drinking, the Bible presents the glo ry of God as the ultimate priority and the definitive criterion by which we should evaluate everything.

— Donald S. Whitney, Simplify Your Spiritual Life: Spiritual Disciplines for the Overwhelmed

Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.

— Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

— Bertolt Brecht

Life is limited by death to make us hurry, though we can’t change the past, atleast we change for good and to never repeat the same mistakes again.

— Jinnul Jr.

‘Nothing can make death easier, ‘ Cala said, ‘but silence can make it harder.’ ‘Speaking helps not, ‘ Maia said.

— Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor

Another lover hits the universe. The circle is broken. But with death comes rebirth. And like all lovers and sad people, I am a poet.

— Allen Ginsberg

I’m not great at dealing with death, I have to say. I find death very hard: my mum, my dad, Sid Vicious. I’m not a monster; I feel it and it scares me. One death at a time, please, is all my heart will bear.

— John Lydon

Fear of death is worse than dying.

— J. C. F. von Schiller

the lies of centuries, the lies of love, the lies of Socrates and Blake and Christwill be your bedmates and tombstonesin a death that will never end.

— Charles Bukowski, Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

In greatness, life and death merge.

— Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Nothing can happen more beautiful than death – Walt Whitman

— Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat.

— Orlando Gibbons

I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.

— Jay Parini

The distinctive feature of Christianity is blood atonement. Without it we cannot be saved. Blood is actually a symbol of the death of Christ.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

— Mark Twain

Things… are not always what they seem.” the first quotes comes to us in chapter 2: Conspiracy Theory, By Officer Duke Agnew investigating a drowning death on the western shore in the shadow of the Chesapeake Bay bridge.

— James Carrol, In Search of the Dragon Blanco: El Mision

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can never destroy the barbarian culture of hatred, violence, and death by killing barbarians. You have to destroy the philosophy that makes them barbarian.

— Debasish Mridha

I find the violence in PG13 movies unbearable. This kid will never run home, never have another birthday. His death is slow, nightmarish. And you have to explore the consequences – the people who live on with this death.

— Marlon James

The life is cruel death to me without you.

— Veronica Franco

The quotation falsely attributed to Stalin, ‘One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic, ‘ gets the numbers wrong but captures a real fact about human psychology. (p. 220)

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

— Brendan Behan

You have the power to tear me to pieces, to wound me so deep and true that I’ll never recover. What Rissa’s death did to the boy I was? You have the ability to do a thousand times worse to the man I’ve become.

— Nalini Singh, Kiss of Snow

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies

— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

The death of one god is the death of all.

— Wallace Stevens, The Collected Poems

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.

— Arthur Koestler

Most of the dreams that have suffered to death were murdered by their own owners.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.

— Bob Proctor

I’d rather be stung to death by a bunch of piss ants. ~Synola Harper, You’re Busting My Nuptials

— Ann Everett, You’re Busting My Nuptials

He was sorry for himself as well, for he was doomed to find life and identity in death letters.

— Mahesh Poudyal, Hulaki

[Nicodemus] ‘Magistra DeVega, can I ask for your help?'[DeVega] ‘You can ask, ‘ she said with her usual calmness, ‘but the clerics haven’t developed a cure for death by idiotic leadership.

— Blake Charlton, Spellbound

Thus, death begets death; evil begets evil.

— Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron

Once very near the end I said, ‘If you can — if it is allowed — come to me when I too am on my death bed.’ ‘Allowed!’ she said. ‘Heaven would have a job to hold me; and as for Hell, I’d break it into bits.

— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

The typical Western diet is the number-one cause of premature death and the number-one cause of disability. In other words, a long and healthy life is largely a matter of choice.

— Michael Greger

Life is like that. Death sweeps it away. That’s what death is for. That’s why they keep telling this story. It’s the only story.

— Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

Such a funny thing death is for mortals. You cry. You morn. You grieve. You get angry. But death is not always tragic, dear one. Sometimes death is the ultimate expression of love.

— R.K. Ryals, Mark of the Mage

The sinner who suddenly realizes God’s love for him and then looks at his rejection of that love feels a loss similar to the death of a loved one. A deep void is created in the soul and a loneliness akin to the agony of death.

— Mother Angelica

Well when my death is in front, I just want to turn back to my life, And say the last thing, looking in to its lens that, “Life oh my life, Nobody would have ever painted this life as beautiful as i did”. Good Bye-Ravi

— Ravi

I think the institute of marriage is a noble thing. The idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.

— Debra Messing

We must conquer life by living it to the full, and then we can go to meet death with a certain prestige.

— Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend

Each death laid a dreadful charge of complicity on the living; each death was incongenerous, its guilt irreducible, its sadness immortal; a bracelet of bright hair about the bone.

— John Fowles

Oh, how we could blossom if we didn’t have to fight to the death to merely exist!

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

They tore Joseph coat of many colors as evidence of his death and dreams but God brought together his life for his People, to prepare them posterity

— Ikechukwu Joseph, Strategic Spiritual Warfare: Winning Your Battles Within and Without

Death is only the death of death not the death of life.

— Muhammad Ankan

TV is a pornographic cacophony of violence, death obsession, screams, gunfire and drama. You think it’s fine because you are damaged.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.

— Ron Paul

I am not a ‘defender’ of the September 11 attacks, but simply pointing out that if U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned.

— Ward Churchill

We think of mortality so little these days…I thought of the stern Victorian determination to keep death in mind, the uncompromising tombstones.Remember, pilgrim, as you pass by, As you are now so once was I:As I am so will you be…

— Tana French, In the Woods

Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.

— Erica E. Goode

I wish that death had spared me until your library had been complete.

— Lorenzo de’ Medici

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Think about death being inevitable, and unpredictable, exempt from the law of averages. Everyone has a turn, and no one knows when.

— Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.

— Eliot Spitzer

Everyone may be called “comrade, ” but some comrades have the power of life and death over other comrades.

— Thomas Sowell, Knowledge And Decisions

The thin line between life and death is still under construction.

— Santosh Kalwar, Adventus

The continuation of man’s life is more attributable to his fear of death than it is to his desire to live. As a matter of fact, in countless cases, it is attributable to only the former.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

When you’ve gone through something traumatic, when you’ve faced death and loss as much as we have, it’s only natural that it changes your entire view of life.

— Claire Bidwell Smith, After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go?

Who said death is dead? He’s fully alive, traveling around the world, throwing shadows and soaking in the sun. Visiting the young and old; placing bets and dicing regrets, for the worse or a better off place.

— Anthony Liccione

Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

— Bertolt Brecht

The man consummatig his life dies his death triumphantly, surrounded by men filled with hope and making solmn vows, thus one should learn to die.Friedrich Nietzsche – thus spoke zarathustra.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

— William Shakespeare, Macbeth

And who would dare write their own death into the script so that the rest of the characters in the tale might live? God of course.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

This is another day! Are its eyes blurred With maudlin grief for any wasted past? A thousand thousand failures shall not daunt! Let dust clasp dust death death I am alive!

— Don Marquis

Only death can finish the fight, everything else only interrupts the fighting.

— Andrzej Sapkowski

And so make life death and that vast forever One grand sweet song.

— Charles Kingsley

I have lost friends some by death … others by sheer inability to cross the street.

— Virginia Woolf

No matter how much you exercise, no matter how many vitamins or health foods you eat, no matter how low your cholesterol, you will still die—someday. If you knew the moment and manner of your death in advance, would you order your life differently?

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

The Bible says he was raised not just after the blood-shedding, but by it. This means that what the death of Christ accomplished was so full and so prefect that the resurrection was the reward and vindication of Christ’s achievement in death.

— John Piper, The Passion of Jesus Christ

The only way to survive after death is by breathing life into the universe before death.

— Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

The medication I had to take was a form of chemotherapy. You feel like death every day. No appetite. No energy. But the treatment worked. It cured my liver 80 per cent but compromised my kidneys.

— Natalie Cole

The finger in the jar atop the entertainment center served as a reminder: death was far kinder than the fate Juanita could have suffered at the hands of that other man.

— Heidi Glick, Dog Tags

Sometimes in the winter, when the fog rolled in and silenced the waves, it felt as if death had its fingers around my neck. Fingers like frostbitten twigs that made me ache inside.

— Tara Kelly, The Foxglove Killings

they told her, “fear the reaper.”she laughed to herself and muttered, ‘baby, death ain’t nothing’ more than a quick fuck. a little bit of silence after he comes.

— Taylor Rhodes, moira: a ghost story

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

— Dag Hammarskjöld

Under the pathologist’s microscope, life and death fight in an illuminated circle in a sort of cellular bullfight. The pathologist’s job is to find the bull among the matador cells

— Yann Martel, The High Mountains of Portugal

He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.

— Giovanni Falcone

Yellow leaves hang on your tree of life. The messengers of death are waiting. You are going to travel far away. Have you any provisions for the journey?

— Anonymous, The Dhammapada

Here’s what I have to say about being married: someday you will look at him, hating him with every fiber of your being, wishing that he would die the most violent death possible. It will pass.”–Hannah Horvath’s dying grandmother

— Lena Dunham

His rising from death on the third day crowned the Atonement. Again, in some way incomprehensible to us, the effects of his resurrection pass upon all men so that all shall rise from the grave.

— Bruce R. McConkie

One last “happy” thought: Your marriage will end either in death or divorce. (Think about it!) So well before the “I do’s” (and the eventual tears), why not give both of yourselves a chance for a marriage that can be the best it can be?

— J. Thomas Steele, Questions for Couples: What to Ask BEFORE You Say “I Do”

I went back to being an amateur in the sense of somebody who loves what she is doing. If a professional loses the love of work routine sets in and that’s the death of work and life.

— Ada Bethune

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.

— Elizabeth I

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.

— Christopher Fry

It is fairly obvious that those who are in favour of the death penalty have more affinity with assassins than those who are not.

— Remy de Gourmont

When he whispered my name, that’s when I knew- this was how death felt.

— Ashley Madau

The courage of the Syrian protesters is remarkable, for they face prison, torture, or death every time they lift a banner.

— Elliott Abrams

Nothing new about death, nothing new about deaths caused militarily. We scorched and boiled and baked to death more people in Tokyo on that night of March 9-10 than went up in vapor at Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

— Ronald Schaffer, Wings of Judgment: American Bombing in World War II

A culture of unaccountability is a culture without incentive, and a culture without incentive is the death of critical and creative thinking.

— Michael R. LeGault

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

— Epicurus

What you love, you will love. What you undertake you will complete. You are a fulfiller of hope; you are to be relied on. But seventeen years give little armor against despair…Consider, Arren. To refuse death is to refuse life.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives.

— Mary Harris Jones

The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity – it’s envy.

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi

The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.

— Kevin Smith

Anyone who supports terrorism, anyone who sees terrorism as a legitimate means, anyone who uses terrorism to cause the death of innocent people is a terrorist in my eyes.

— Milos Zeman

Your birth is existence breathing out. Your life is the conversation with a message. Your death is existence breathing in.

— Franklin Gillette

What is life to Spirit, is death to the ego.

— Vivian Amis, I Am: The Key to Manifesting

When a situation feels like a matter of life and death the deep self is close at hand and it already carries inner medicine and its own life remedy.

— Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul

For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.

— Johnny Carson

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.

— John Steinbeck

The death of dogma is the birth of reality.

— Immanuel Kant

He says we need to live in the real world, where war and death are a reality, not pretend.

— Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

I had always thought, for ‘Roman Empire, ‘ I would love to do the death of Marcus Aurelius in the snow. One morning I woke up, and it was really snowing.

— Anthony Mann

The suicide? What would he have done if death did not exist?

— Marty Rubin

Grumbling is the death of love.

— Marlene Dietrich

Everybody know death is inevitably coming, but it never fails to catch everybody by surprise everytime one is going

— Hlovate, Contengan Jalanan

There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.

— Angelina Jolie

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

— Simone de Beauvoir

Well what would you have us do, Jason? Swan into a hardware store without any cash and say “give us your best rack or we’ll set the adorable button-nosed robots on you for bunny-boiler death by cuddling?” Jared Thomas in Red Gods Sing

— Trevor Barton, Red Gods Sing

Since governments take the right of death over their people, it is not astonishing if the people should sometimes take the right of death over governm

— Guy de Maupassant, Collected Stories of Guy De Maupassant

Instead of thinking that’s a nice tune, you start thinking is it the right pace, is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists.

— Alison Moyet

While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos.

— Barack Obama

To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.

— Malcolm X

The only way anyone can hope to live after death is if he leaves something that posterity can remember him for.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana

Those baby blues slid over him, from his chest to his feet and back up, as if he were merchandise she hadn’t yet decided to buy. “I need a man.”Jackson bit back a miserable groan. The woman would be the death of him.

— J.M. Stewart, Whatever It Takes

Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.

— Steve Jobs

A job isn’t ‘till death do us part…

— Debra Holland, Mail-Order Brides of the West: Bertha: A Montana Sky Novella

It ain’t easy to do nothing, now that society is telling everyone that their body is fundamentally flawed and about to self-destruct. People are afraid they’re on the verge of death all the time

— Samuel Shem, The House of God

Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time.

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Humans are about to grasp basic substances of all creations. When that moment comes, life or death are no longer matters.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Wit defies deathbut death defines wit

— David Giannini

In the middle of life, death comesto take your measurements. The visitis forgotten and life goes on. But the suitis being sewn on the sly.

— Tomas Tranströmer, The Deleted World

Things are embarrassing, best to avoid them. But since your death I prefer a naturalist style of conversation. Let’s strip it down to what matters. Let’s have emotions and beliefs on show without the modest covering of small talk.

— Rosamund Lupton, Sister

The amount of death terror experienced is closely related to the amount of life unlived.

— Irvin D. Yalom

I think in some instances that the death penalty is required.

— Asa Hutchinson

My mother’s death brought me to my knees. She was my hero, my role model, my very best friend. I spoke to her every single day of my life. I really tried hard when I grew up to make her proud of me.

— Maria Shriver

She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it.

— Margaret Sanger

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.

— Heinrich Heine

What right does any church have even attempting to approve of lifestyles or certain acts for which God prescribed the death penalty in the Old Testament?

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Life is a matter of choice, while death is a matter of time.

— Harold Araneta

I seem to walk on a transparent surface and see beneath me all the bones and wrecks and tentacles that will eventually claim me: in other words, old age, incapacity, loneliness, death of others & myself…

— Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

There’s death and life, you see. We all shine on. A leaf, a star, a song, a laugh. Notice the little things, because somebody is reaching out to you. …Somebody loves you.

— Ben Sherwood, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory?

— Anonymous

Give a man a noble cause and he would fight to the death for what he believed in, but get the woman he loves to leave him and his once honourable principles would cease to be quite so important.

— Mike Gayle, My Legendary Girlfriend

Matty just rolled his eyes and walked over to his older brother. “Why is it when everyone thinks they’re on their death bed, they suddenly find Jesus?”Jayne shrugged and replied, “Because that’s where he likes to hang out?

— Nonjon

So long as there is death there will be sorrow, and so long as there is sorrow it can be no part of the duty of human beings to increase its amount, in spite of the fact that a few rare spirits know how to transmute it.

— Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from.

— John Cleese

Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.

— Jean Cocteau

Survival depends on denial, and death comes swiftly to those who forsake it.

— B.G. Bowers, Death and Life

He knew that the disdain for death and crazy courage of youngsters stemmed from a lack of imagination.

— Andrzej Sapkowski

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one’s heart; but death is a splendid thing—a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.

— George Bernard Shaw

I feel too much. It’s like being drummed to death from within. You know?

— Julianna Baggott, Pure

Life happens, whether you’re in it or not, but death doesn’t give you a choice.

— Anthony Liccione

Because you promised? But you’ve promised me load of things. Like to cherish me and to love till death do us part.

— Marian Keyes, Watermelon

Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death – the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events.

— Thomas Lynch

A cloud of white death veiled in black…

— Jean M. Grant, A Hundred Kisses

He felt the long light body, warm against him, comforting against him, abolishing loneliness against him, magically, by a simple touching of flanks, of shoulders and of feet, making an alliance against death with him.

— Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

It is better to risk starving to death than giving up on your dream. If you have given up on your dream, what’s left?

— Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration.

— Carol P. Christ

No matter what is happening in life or in the world – war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones – if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy.

— Karen DeCrow

The death of any man will not remove God’s throne.

— Olawale Daniel

Life without a friend is death without a witness.

— Spanish proverb

Sometimes the only answer to death is lunch.

— Jim Harrison, Warlock

Thou art standing all this while at the door of eternity, and death is waiting to open the door, and put thee in(247).

— Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

He leaned towards me, and I did what any reasonable person would do when facing imminent death by being eaten alive. I screamed.

— Donald G. Firesmith, Demons on the Dalton

When death speaks to me, it speaks only of the beauty of life.

— Marty Rubin

You were just a young girl not wanting to let on that death could happen to one who hadn’t even lived yet.

— Katherine Sloan, “Because you Were Under 30” Songs of my Selfie

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.

— George Eliot

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

How do I get past my fears? Make a life for myself? Risk loving someone? When death is all that waits for you, what’s the point in trying to have a life?

— Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Destiny

Nobody likes the phenomenon of death, and death hates the phenomenon of life

— Michael Bassey Johnson

The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch Which hurts and is desired.

— William Shakespeare

Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.

— Angela Carter

My parents were mourning the death of my sister. She was killed in a car accident before I was born, and I didn’t know she existed until I was 13 or 14 years old. I knew I was growing up in a house where people were angry and sad.

— Andrew Hudgins

But spending your life concentrating on death is like watching a whole movie and thinking only about the credits that are going to roll at the end. It’s a mistake of emphasis.

— Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist

Alive, and one. We are one, and while we love, death will never touch us. ‘The grave’s a fine and private place/ but none, I think, do there embrace.

— Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

Sometimes I think gravity may be death in disguise. Other times I think gravity is love, which is why love’s only demand is that we fall.

— Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

Don’t you think saying goodbye to your child will make your death more painful?””Wouldn’t it be great if it did?” I said. Lucy and I both felt that life wasn’t about avoiding suffering.

— Paul Kalanithi

I came face to face with death at thirteen years old.

— Ryan White

Birth, life, death is a cycle. And they’re all beautiful, you celebrate all of them. Animals do grieve, but they move on. That’s the lesson behind animals.

— Cesar Millan

Like sexual intercourse, death needs foreplay.

— Martin Page, The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection

The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.

— Seneca

He was lying there on his death bed, and he asked for her as his last wish.She came with tears in her eyes. He held her hand and said with a smile, ” I wish I died daily”, And then a flat line.

— Nishikant, The Papery Onions

If death is your lover, you don’t got to be afraid ever that he will ever leave you

— Francesca Lia Block, Echo

I’m always scared to death that I won’t do a role justice. But fear can be a great motivator.

— Hilary Swank

Why are my sons followed thus by darkness?’…’Because they were born in the house of flesh, therefore death follows at their heels.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

I spend a lot of time with Buddhists. I’m not a Buddhist, but their relationship with death interests me.

— Joan Baez

Would you ask a man who bags groceries if he fears death not because it is death but because there are still some interesting groceries he would like to bag?

— Don DeLillo, White Noise

If Christ taught us anything it is this — not to let our fear of death keep us from doing the good thing.

— Robert Fanney

She came and she went, in sorrow for the death of dreams, and she came no more.

— Glen Cook

There were no fear of death in children’s eyes because they had seen hanging, stoning to death and chopping heads in playgrounds and parks.

— M.F. Moonzajer

To say that death opposes life is just the same as you would say you live the absolute truth.

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

The craving to risk death is our last great perversion. We come from night, we go into night. Why live in night?

— John Fowles, The Magus

Folly plots a fool’s death from the moment they become friends. Wisdom bestows blessings upon a wise man from the moment they wed.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Sometimes I wish my first word was ‘quote, ‘ so that on my death bed, my last words could be ‘end quote.’

— Steven Wright

Without an ever-present sense of death life is insipid.

— Muriel Spark, Memento Mori

I watched life and death unfold like a dance on the side of that road. My son was born with a bloodstained face and he died with blood from the accident covering that same face.

— Zeina Kassem, Crossing

In 1930, the death rate for Milwaukee’s blacks was nearly 60 percent higher than the citywide rate, due in large part to poor housing conditions.

— Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Though we tremble before uncertain futuresmay we meet illness, death and adversity with strengthmay we dance in the face of our fears.

— Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Rain turned to ice, and lightning splintered, it splicedthe black sky, it seeped a bright white.All animals they fled, from the sky as it bled, pale death that fell veiling the night.

— A. Lee Brock, Penny Willan and the Well: A Fairy Tale of Ode

People differ to such a degree they agree on nothing, Except death that is, and even on that they disagree.Some say the soul goes on after the death of the bodyWhile others claim the soul, with the body, dies too.

— Mutannabi

I am a leg of the death tripod that will destroy our foes.

— Frank Herbert, Dune

If a man confessed anything on his death bed, it was the truth; for no man could stare death in the face and lie.

— Richard Wright

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

— Judy Garland

For the sake of goodness and love, man shall grant death no dominion over his thoughts.

— Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

All death reminds us that nothing is promised, only that life was worth it.

— Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late

Sin is the transgression of the law, the death of Christ is the satisfaction of the law, justification is the verdict of the law, and sanctification is the believer’s fulfillment of the law.

— Ernest F. Kevan, Grace of Law: A Study in Puritan Theology

…one opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death.

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

To confront death every day, to see it yourself, you have to love the living.

— Judy Melinek, Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

The death of my husband, coming immediately after the general knowledge of the discoveries with which his name is associated, was felt by the public, and especially by the scientific circles, to be a national misfortune.

— Marie Curie

Sometimes at night when the moon is almost full and my hands go numb from writing, I cleanse myself of her poisoned love. I welcome the water, the inevitability of death and embrace the long painful road out of love.

— A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

Only those few who are able to surpass their fear of death completely can fully experience the highest forms of life; not the mundane life of the mortal, but the godly life of the resurrected.

— Zeena Schreck

Break up of some relation sometime don’t just break connection between two person, for some one it can be disconnection with his soul.and the disconnect between body and soul its mean death of a person

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, Zaki’s Save Me

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.

— Alfred Nobel

It is not death that allows us to understand each other, but poetry.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, Lavinia

They couldn’t hurt Gansey. Nothing could hurt him; people who said money couldn’t buy everything hadn’t seen anyone as rich as the Aglionby boys. They were untouchable, immune to life’s troubles. Only death couldn’t be swiped away by a credit card.

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Easter is not limited to the passion and death of Christ; it also includes the dismal tragedy of life unlived by the many, and all the loss of passion and truth that goes with it.

— Michael Leunig

Some people think destiny is something you cannot escape, such as death or a curdled cheesecake, both of which always turn up sooner or later.

— Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

Look: each moment is a cradle and a casket: may all life and all death seem strange to you.

— Marcel Schwob, The Book of Monelle

The rise or fall of Shanghai means the birth or death of the whole nation.

— Chiang Kai-shek

Life is the death of all of us.’ – Tristan

— Rowan Speedwell, Kindred Hearts

At the heart of Christian faith is the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

— John Ortberg

However difficult death is for us to accept, we must… how would we learn to appreciate each moment if it were not precious? If life were forever?

— Michelle Harrison, One Wish

What I’m after is not living to 1, 000. I’m after letting people avoid death for as long as they want to.

— Aubrey de Grey

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

— Isaiah Berlin

In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.

— Carlos Castañeda, Journey to Ixtlan

In this life and death case, I felt Mrs. Schiavo should receive the fullest due process from our legal system.

— Paul Gillmor

—and I say you still haven’t answered my question, Father Bleu.””Haven’t I, dear lady? I thought I stated that death is merely the beginning

— John Jakes, Orbit 3

Mankind will never know peace until the last politician is strangled to death with the entrails of the last priest.

— J.Adam Snyder

How mighty you are as death comes upon you and your color fades. Yet from life and lush to bold array, screaming into the night.

— Kellie Elmore, Magic in the Backyard

It was one thing to live in a world where death stood a distant figure, quite another to hold it in your hands.

— David Wroblewski, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Loss taught me. Loss taught me that death comes to both the old and the young.

— Nana Awere Damoah, Excursions in my Mind

You may die a hundred deaths without a break in the mental turmoil. Or, you may keep your body and die only in the mind. The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Michael and Gabriel-“Creatures of an unremembered beginning, born of light and sent to protect this place and live among men of free will. To comfort them in death and guide their souls to a new form.” Angels

— Jon Steele, The Watchers

When I was in high school, I listened to a lot of death metal bands.

— Amy Lee

Obviously, there’s a part of me that takes the world of violence and death very seriously. However, when it comes to protection, or when it comes to just the skill of shooting… I’ve gone to the range with sniper rifles and things like that.

— Angelina Jolie

Climbing has taught me many lessons, one of the most important being, just how ever-present death is. Having faced death a few times now while climbing, has made me realize that I have no fear of it.

— Mekael Shane

I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear

— Roger Ebert

Even death has a heart.

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Because I could not stop for death he kindly stopped for me, or paused at least to strike a glancing blow with his sky-blue mouth as he passed.

— Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

People go around mourning the death of God; it’s the death of sssin that bothers me. Without ssin, people aren’t people any more, they’re just ssoul-less sheep.

— John Updike, The Widows of Eastwick

Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.

— Eugene Ionesco

If you don’t have imagination, you stop being human; animals don’t have imagination; Alzheimer’s is the death of imagination.

— Devdutt Pattanaik

Sleep is a shallow death we practice every night.

— Lydia Netzer, How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky

The destination is a happy life, an accomplished life that doesn’t end with death but with eternal life.

— Angelo Scola

Belief in immortality is harmful because it is not in our power to conceive of the soul as really incorporeal. So this belief is in fact a belief in the prolongation of life, and it robs death of its purpose.

— Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

The worst that can possibly have happened to him is death and that we are all in for—if not this morning, then in days, or weeks, or years at most.

— Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Anybody who predicts the death of cities has already met his spouse.

— Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

A chap’s impending death has a way of focusing the mind.

— Sara Sheridan, British Bulldog

The death of the entrepreneur is solitude.

— Ernesto Sirolli

The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members.

— Martin O’Malley

I thought if you knew. you’d kill him.I nearly did. I nearly killed you too. The trouble with death is – his lips twisted – it’s so final.

— Marie Treanor, Blood on Silk

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not… with regard to abortion and euthanasia.

— Pope Benedict XVI

I am afraid of death. You are young, so presumably you’re more afraid of it than I am. Obviously we shall put if off as long as we can. But it makes very little difference. So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.

— George Orwell, 1984

Just like the poles of a magnet, some people are drawn to death and others are repulsed by it, but we all have to deal with it.

— James Hetfield

If you don’t start going after WHAT YOU WANT, then you will NEVER GET WHAT YOU WANT! Do you want to be on your death bed wondering, ‘WHAT IF? WHAT IF I would’ve quit letting life pass me by and just went for it?!’ JUST GO FOR IT! LIVE ALL OUT!

— Shay Dawkins, iSin: Upgrade To Life Version 2.0

Even when our death is imminent, we carry the image of ourselves moving forward, alive, into the future.

— Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

Lost. The therapist made it sound as if the person could be found. As if death wasn’t final and irrevocable.

— Lurlene McDaniel, The End of Forever

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.

— Nancy Reagan

Wisconsin doesn’t look kindly on the weeks that slip in between the death of cold and the birth of warmth; Persephone may have left her husband, but she isn’t home yet, and this is one state that’ll be damned before it lets anyone forget it.

— Seanan McGuire, Sparrow Hill Road

Literature sustains life because it captures death in its forward march. Clickety-clickety-clack, the wheels go round and round …

— Chris Campanioni, In Conversation

I would be bored to death if I didn’t control a country–Gin

— Mayu Shinjo

All I want is a gentleman. I’m sick to bloody death of bastards.

— Katie Price

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

— Tecumseh

Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.

— Dylan Thomas

For me, since I have a life wish, not a death wish, for me, I was not gambling my life. I was doing something much more beautiful. I was carrying my life across.

— Philippe Petit

He had been inspired to start a career in the porn industry after reading the incredible tale of a Japanese man who avenged the death of his sister by going down on her best friend for seven days and seven nights.

— Mark Jackman, Shadow of the Badger

Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.

— Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two

Whatever fate ordains, danger or hurt, or death predetermined, nothing can avert.

— Theognis

Life demands death to self

— Sunday Adelaja

Oh, death in space was most humorous.

— Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

Possibility of enjoying life makes death feel terrible.

— Santosh Kalwar, One-liners

love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.

— George Santayana

We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.

— Franz Kafka

Death is not an option. Death is inevitable. But death is a choice.

— Lik Hock Yap Ivan

The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.

— Florence Nightingale

Confidence is being scared to death but getting the job done anyway.

— Todd Stocker, Becoming The Fulfilled Leader

There are souls, he thought, whose umbilicus has never been cut. They never got weaned from the universe. They do not understand death as an enemy; they look forward to rotting and turning into humus.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

I like it here. I like the girls, and I like the DJ’s, and the cocktail waitresses, and the loud rock’n’roll (though I would happily beat everyone in Poison to death with the severed limbs of the members of Warrant).

— Craig Machen, Still Life With Brass Pole

•Engagement can be a commitment to love or a declaration of war. One must enter every battle without hesitation, willing to fully engage the enemy until death do you apart.

— Emily Thorne

t nightfall, atthe oppressive moment of transition, a storm of carnivorous mosquitoes roseout of the swamps, and a tender breath of human shit, warm and sad, stirredthe certainty of death in the depths of one’s soul.

— Gabriel García Márquez

Such is true joy’s absolute certainty, Its slow lit fuse that burns holesIn the shabby shroud of death forever.

— Scott Hastie

It was like a dream you might have after death in which lost people came back to life, your friends loved you again no matter what you had done, and your failures were unaccountably forgiven.

— Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Welcome death quoth the rat when the trap fell.

— Thomas Fuller

The devil, darkness, and death may swagger and boast, the pangs of life will sting for a while longer, but don’t worry; the forces of evil are breathing their last. Not to worry…He’s risen!

— Charles R. Swindoll

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.

— Havelock Ellis

The sun, the hero of every day, the impersonal old man that beams as brightly on death as on birth, came up every morning and raced across the blue dome and dipped into the sea of fire every evening.

— Zora Neale Hurston, The Gilded Six-Bits

There are two words that you should use frequently in your youth: ´sorry´ and ´thank-you´. Use the first one as often as possible, so that on your death bed all that you have to say to your friends is ´thank-you!´.

— Robin Jones Gunn

Unto the Cross came death, and unto death came the Cross.

— Anthony Liccione

Would that death were like this. Would that one would sleep and sleep and sleep forever.

— Anne Rice

Some have won a wild delight, By daring wilder sorrow;Could I gain thy love to-night, I’d hazard death to-morrow.

— Charlotte Brontë, Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

if you fight with all your might,   there is a chance of life; where as death is certain if you cling to your corner

— Sun Tzu, The Art of War

I am made only for passion; it is the temperature of love that I cannot endure. I am afraid, and I think it is death- everything but passion seems like death to me. Only in fever do I feel life.

— Anaïs Nin

A medical man likes to make psychological observations, and sometimes in the pursuit of such studies is too easily tempted into momentous prophecy which life and death easily set at nought.

— George Eliot, Middlemarch

Leaving the familiar for unknown terrain is like a death – and feeling this level of finality should snap one back to life for life has greater meaning in the face of death.

— Donna Lynn Hope

The young open the paper to forget about life by reading the funny strips. The old do it to forget about death by reading other people’s obits. My advice: don’t open the paper and go on with your life.

— Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.

— Epicurus

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.

— Dean Smith

When the heart accepts death first, words you can trust are feelings you can take.

— Auliq Ice

Our culture’s quest to hide death behind a facade of denial has made fools and pretended immortals of us all. Perhaps it would be more helpful and liberating to begin each day by repeating the words of Crazy Horse, “Today is a good day to die.

— Richard Paul Evans, A Step of Faith

Princes give rewards with their own hands, But death or punishment by the hands of other.

— John Webster, The White Devil

Sometimes it seemed like the whole point of life was not to die the same death as your father.

— Christopher Bollen, Orient

One might accept death reasoningly, with every aspect of the conscious mind, but the body was a brute beast that knew nothing of reason.

— Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky

The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom.

— Clarence Darrow, Why I Am An Agnostic and Other Essays

Christ’s death is the Christian’s life. Christ’s cross is the Christian’s title to heaven. Christ “lifted up” and put to shame on Calvary is the ladder by which Christians “enter into the holiest, ” and are at length landed in glory.

— J.C. Ryle, John (Expository Thoughts on the Gospels): Vol. 1

If anyone can overcome a fear for the ocean, you can, little lady. Courage is being scared to death and saddlin’ up anyway.

— Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Voyage

Part of us did die. Literally – that tissue on your face, the part they removed. It died. And you can’t recover from any kind of death without mourning it.

— Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I don’t think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There’s always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent.

— Jesse Ventura

On Kwajalein, Louie and Phil leared a dark truth known to the doomed in Hitler’s death camps, the slaves of the American South, and a hundred other generations of betrayed people. Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen.

— Laura Hillenbrand

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down .

— Woody Allen

Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better.

— Samuel Butler

Belief is the death of intelligence.

— Robert Anton Wilson

Moksha – the liberation form, the web of maya be, Freedom from the cycles of birth and death clearly;- 33 –

— Munindra Misra, Goals of Life

I heard death had a name, but I forgot what it was.

— Anthony Liccione

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.

— George Carlin

It is the manner of death that reveals the importance of a man. Ordinary people are murdered while extraordinary people are assassinated.

— Ashwin Sanghi

For our kind, death is only the beginning.

— Claudia Gray, Hourglass

Whoever said ignorance is bliss must have died a horrible death with a really surprised look on his face.

— Lisa Shearin, Armed & Magical

He thought of his wife, of his son, of his youth. He thought of life. He thought of death and then he thought of life again.

— Teodor Flonta, A Luminous Future

Wouldn’t it have been better to conserve your strength and rest?” Ildiko mused after a moment. “I’ll sleep long and hard when I’m dead. You defy death by celebrating life.

— Grace Draven, Eidolon

I owe my last breath to death but not one breath more.

— Marty Rubin

The death of Garang has unfortunately unleashed emotions of anger; some genuine, others cultivated by elements who wanted to pit one group of Sudanese against another.

— Salva Kiir Mayardit

Death is ordinary. Behold it, subtract its patterns and lessons from those of the death that weapons bring, and maybe the residue will show what violence is.

— William T. Vollmann

Like two old philosophers, Ashvin and James spoke of the ruin of their lives, their unfulfilled needs, their unanswered prayers and ultimately they were seduced by the phantom call to death by suicide its science, its poetry, its violence, its art.

— Peter Akinti, Forest Gate: A Novel

Even in the darkest moment, before death snatches man’s last breath, God is willing to save a lost soul.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

This is not some silly game…This is life and death Angels and demons.

— Melissa de la Cruz

What I have learned lately is that people deal with death in all sorts of ways. Some of us fight against it, doing everything we can to make it not true. Some of us lose our selves to grief. Some of us lose ourselves to anger.

— Carrie Jones, Entice

The disembodied spirit is immortal there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.

— Thomas Hobbes

Only humans think death is evil. But it is nature. Evil exist’s only in life. There is much good and evil alloted to each life.

— Isobelle Carmody, The Farseekers

For death is life. It is only living that is lifeless.

— Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

My life is never influenced by death because I am full of resurrections after so many spiritual and emotional demises

— Munia Khan

If birth is a manifestation of life, death is another.

— Dejan Stojanovic

Smoking is the now the principal avoidable cause of premature death in Britain. It hits the worst off people hardest of all. Smoking is one of the principal causes of the health gap which leads to poorer people being ill more often and dying sooner.

— Frank Dobson

The years seem to rush by now and I think of death as a fast approaching end of a journey-double and treble reason for loving as well as working while it is day.

— George Eliot

You ask: Why is the malady of death fatal? She answers: Because whoever has it doesn’t know he’s a carrier, of death. And also because he’s like to die without any life to die to, and without evn knowing that’s what he’s doing.

— Marguerite Duras, The Malady of Death

Fight on, brave knights! Man dies, but glory lives! Fight on; death is better than defeat! Fight on brave knights! for bright eyes behold your deeds!

— Walter Scott

People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don’t take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work.

— Whitfield Diffie

What happened when we died? How were we to know that death wasn’t as profound an adventure as life was?

— Elin Hilderbrand, Summerland

No life form on this planet undergoes such a slow and graceful death as the tobacco leaf.

— Mark McGinty, The Cigar Maker

When death has you by the throat, you don’t mince words.

— Friedrich Durrenmatt

Enlightenment, and the death which comes before it, is the primary business of Varanasi.

— Tahir Shah, Sorcerer’s Apprentice

In a relationship, prudent application of the gray theory is a key ingredient in assuring years of happiness; “till death do us part”. Balance is at the center of success, satisfaction and a lifetime of love.

— Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

All life is a jest, Imhotep – and it is death who laughs last. Do you not hear it at every feast? Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you die.

— Agatha Christie, Death Comes as the End

A book is a place where my reality, escapism, hope, despair, love and death lie.

— Nikita Dudani

People think celebrities don’t have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It’s like you’ve traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country.

— David Duchovny

And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn’t enough madness left inside him? The truth is an endless death agony. The truth is death. You have to choose: death or lies. I’ve never been able to kill myself.

— Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don’t fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules…. We don’t fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.

— Brent Weeks, Shadow’s Edge

To his way of thinking, the only thing more natural than death was sex.

— Stephen King, ‘Salem’s Lot

Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks.

— Les Brown

But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation.

— Hans Urs von Balthasar

The real kiss of death – particularly with my father – is the extraordinary popularity of his work.

— Jamie Wyeth

The scariest thing about death is not dying, it’s the uncertainty of what happens after

— Peyton J Glenn

When I was growing up in Virginia, the Civil War was presented to me as glorious with dramatic courage and military honor. Later, I realized how death was central to the reality. It was at the core of women’s lives. It’s what they talked about most.

— Drew Gilpin Faust

Or was that fatalism another good move in design space? Did the universe evolve eyes and wings and sense organs and bitter amusement at the prospect of death all the same way?

— James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Odd, isn’t it? You know when your birthday is, but not your death day, even though you pass the date year after year, never suspecting that some day…

— Mary Downing Hahn, The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

There is no balking genius. Only death can silence it or hinder.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The best way to prepare for death is to live life to its fullest.

— John Bytheway

At the age of 16, my father’s father dropped dead of a heart attack. And I think it changed the course of his life, and he became fascinated with death. He then became a medical doctor and obviously fought death tooth and nail for his patients.

— Sally Mann

We need to expose the motives of our political leaders, point out their connections to corporate power, show how huge profits are being made out of death and suffering.

— Howard Zinn, Just War

[The] Japanese were a people in a profound, inverse, reverse, or if I preferred it, even perverse sense, more in love with death than living.

— Sir Laurens van der Post

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are those who have discovered that fear is death in life and have willingly risked physical death and loss of all that is considered valuable in order to live in freedom.

— Virginia Burden Tower

Character is what the world needs – character that will empower the mind with such an unimaginable strength that one would meet death face to face and say “some other time, pal!

— Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

Easter is God throwing everything at death so that I can give everything to life.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

If some persons died and others did not die death would indeed be a terrible affliction.

— Jean de La Bruyère

That would be the death of anyone – to recognize false hopes with a certainty. One mustn’t know that. If it is offered, refuse!

— Jesse Ball, The Curfew

Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?

— Barry Goldwater

Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.

— Stanislav Grof

Sometimes death is just the beginning

— Nora Jones, Familiarus: Light and Dark

Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day one should meditate on being carried away by surging waves, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease.

— Yamamoto Tsunetomo

The wedding was in Monterey, a sombre boding ceremony in a little Protestant chapel. The church had so often seen two ripe bodies die by the process of marriage that it seemed to celebrate a mystic double death with its ritual.

— John Steinbeck, To a God Unknown

This is another day! Are its eyes blurred with maudlin grief for any wasted past? A thousand thousand failures shall not daunt! Let dust clasp dust death death I am alive!

— Don Marquis

And I met Madeline’s necromancer. His name’s Luca.” “A death detector?” Tod made a face. “That’s creepy.” “It gets weirder. He’s dating Sophie.” “On purpose?

— Rachel Vincent, Before I Wake

The smell of baking bread wafts up to my cell and reminds me of the days I walked freely in the cafes. This tears me apart more than my fear of death or the solitude in which I now find myself.

— Paulo Coelho, The Spy

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

— Thomas Aquinas

The two moments are much alike: birth and death are made of the same fabric.

— Isabel Allende, Paula

Hope could not outlast the breather. Love, however . . . Love was something not even death could conquer, because at the end of everything, even life, he was hers.

— Ryan Graudin, Invictus

The ferocity of Santiago Nasar’s fate, which had collected twenty years of happiness from him not only with his death but also with the dismemberment of his body and its dispersion and extermination.

— Gabriel García Márquez

Hyperbolic statements will be the death of us all

— William McGregor Robson

Oh death you can wait keep your distance.

— Andre Chenier

History, memory – that is what makes us human, that, and our knowledge of death: ‘by man came death’. For knowledge of death makes us wish to extend our lives at the expense of others. And this is the root of the struggle for power.

— Saul Bellow, Herzog

With plastic surgery, the general anesthetic is like a black-velvety sleep, and that’s what death is – without waking up to someone clapping and going, ‘Joan, wake up, it’s all over and you’re looking pretty’.

— Joan Rivers

A Christian’s citizenship may be in heaven, but he has obligations as a citizen of earth. Both living with Christ and going to be with Him in death are greatly to be desired.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.

— Corazon Aquino

There is a characteristic INTJ expression which has become popularly termed “the death glare.” This facial expression is actually not a glare, but the INTJ’s neutral face.

— Anna Moss, The Secret Lives of INTJs

That’s the kind of death that frightens me. The shadow of death slowly, slowly eats away at the region of life, and before you know it everything’s dark and you can’t see, and the people around you think of you as more dead than alive.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

If the push towards life sustaining technology were balanced with options for comfort care in both medical school training and the healthcare culture, more people would have the chance to transition to death with dignity and grace.

— Lisa J. Shultz, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

I wonder if everyone who faces death hurts like this. It’s as though for the first time I realize how much just being alive makes my body ache. But I don’t want that ache to stop.

— Shannon Hale, Book of a Thousand Days

Verily, there is no dishonor in death at the hands of a far superior enemy.

— Wayne Gerard Trotman, Veterans of the Psychic Wars

Prate not to me of suicide, Faint heart in battle, not for pride I say Endure, but that such end denied Makes welcomer yet the death that’s to be died.

— Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

Even the death won’t be an end of our dreams.Take your dreams to the tomb

— Mohammed Sekouty

Nothing feels dirtier than living a life that is not your own. No amount of money is worth my soul. I would rather be homeless and go out in a blaze of glory than subject myself to a slow and steady death of apathy and government by my environment.

— Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu

Although I am far too frequently convinced otherwise, with God a dead-end is only the death of an end.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

Tonight I want to stand on the side of a cliff and look down, dare the wind to gust and knock me off. Everyone thinks that falling to your death is the worst thing that can happen. But that’s a lie. The worst thing is to be alive for no reason.

— Tammara Webber, Good For You

The Gnanis [The enlightened ones] have said that if one lives as if he is dead, death will never come to him.

— Dada Bhagwan

Whither thou goest, I will go;Where thou diest, will I dieAnd there will I be buried:The Angel do so to me, and more also, If aught but death part thee and me.

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

We love because we can lose. If there was no threat of separation, no death to shake us to our core, we probably wouldn’t love much at all.

— Donna Lynn Hope

The death of what’s dead is the birth of what’s living.

— Arlo Guthrie

In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.

— Ayn Rand

I’d tell them that it gets better. That they may not be able to beat death when their time comes, but they can beat death in life. I know it may not be an easy thing to do, but with the right person by their side they can conquer anything.

— Stephanie Kaleto, Disconsolate

The world always says the same thing. And in that patient truth which proceeds from star to star is established a freedom that releases us from ourselves and from others, as in that other patient truth which proceeds from death to death.

— Albert Camus, A Happy Death

Communication is the breath or death of any relationship

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

In the end we all come to be cured of our sentiments. Those whom life does not cure death will.

— Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

I am death and I am here to take you away from this world. No one will ever care that you are missing. When you die you will forget all of this and there will be nothing more for you.

— C.V. Hunt, Endlessly

DeathIf he is a good man, death will be a release;If he is a bad one, it will release others from him.

— Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe

Anyone who thought death warmed over didn’t look good, had never seen this guy.

— Donna Augustine, Karma

Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march.

— Howard Schultz

You can lose a man like that by your own death but not by his.

— George Bernard Shaw

History is written by the victors. Legends are woven by the people. Writers fantasize. Only death is certain.”To Die for One’s Country is Glorious, ” p. 131

— Danilo Kiš, The Encyclopedia of the Dead

Life is death we’re lengthy at

— Emily Dickinson

You’ve got to pick your battles, Pen, but then fight to the death for the ones that matter.

— Tiffany Schmidt, Hold Me Like a Breath

Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is short and the water is rising.

— Raymond Carver

Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

— Buddha

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

— Paul McCartney

There must be a punitive expedition against the Jews in Russia, a punitive expedition which will expect: death sentence and execution. Then the world will see the end of the Jews is also the end of Bolshevism.

— Julius Streicher

And you know once a man has fished, or watched the thrushes hovering in flocks over the village in the bright, cool, autumn days, he can never really be a townsman, and to the day of his death he will be drawn to the country.

— Anton Chekhov, The Complete Short Novels

If you’re going to write about war, the ugly side is inevitable. Suffering and death are obviously part of war.

— Phil Klay

As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.

— Douglas Horton

The best to do with a death was to move on from it.

— Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

It’s a harrowing experience to see death approaching in haste towards you, what is hell but confronting your own mortality

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Life and death is a matter of destiny, just like day and night is the law of the universe. Chuang Tzu

— Sung Yee Poon, FREE EASY MIND in Conflicts. Stress.Loss

The fear of death is why we build cathedrals, have children, declare war, and watch cat videos online at three a.m.

— Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

The grey of a bitter, starved-looking morning. The town like a mortally wounded creature, torn by shells, gashed open by bombs. Dead streets – streets of death – death in streets and their houses; yet people still able to sleep and still sleeping.

— Radclyffe Hall

We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.

— Yitzhak Rabin

Once alone stop learning, it is also the time when death is imminent.

— Bambang,

There’s a saying, isn’t there, that when you’ve had a near death experience, all you want to do is have sex?

— Kirsty Greenwood, Yours Truly

Fear of death is form of stasis horrors. The dead weight of time.

— William S. Burroughs, Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook

he death of a purposeful person is not the death of purpose

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

I have given my word that only death will take me from you.

— Philippa Gregory

A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well.

— Glen Chambers, United States History For Christian Schools

Our concern must be to live while we’re alive … to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Surely–But I am very off from that.From surely. From indeed. From the decent arrowthat was my clean naivete and my faith.This morning, men deliver wounds and death.They will deliver death and wounds tomorrow.And I doubt all. You. Or a violet.

— Gwendolyn Brooks, The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.

— Marina Abramovic

To those who receive [Jesus], that is not only to believe in His existence but to believe that He brings life through salvation by His death and resurrection, God promises the right to become His own children.

— Matthew J. Cochran

Epitaph n: an inscription on a tomb showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect.

— Ambrose Bierce

It’s death and destruction I want to bring down upon House Lannister, not scorn. Jon said.

— George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

What would our hospitality look like if we believed that Jesus’s death on the cross was the measure of God’s compassion for someone?

— Gloria Furman, Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

I did nothing to deserve God’s love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God’s family.

— Steven Curtis Chapman

Sometimes, I think that I love life so much, that I make death jealous…

— Lionel Suggs

Not every murderer is known, not every death is recorded, not every human being in the history of mankind is remembered and not every God’s name is memorised by me. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist, Dr.Mukherjee.

— Sambhav Ratnakar, The Covert Perspective

In civilized societies, if you are offended by a cartoon, you do not burn flags, take up guns and raid buildings, chant death to your opponents, or threaten suicide bombings. You write a letter to the editor.

— Michelle Malkin

One death is a tragedy one million is a statistic.

— Joseph Stalin

You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.

— Eliot Ness

If death is no longer a fear, we’re really free. Free to take any risk under the sun for Christ and for love.

— John Piper, Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

While death is sadly inevitable, our grief will soon pass like a swallowed penny through one’s bowels.Painful change just takes time.

— Jessica Watts, Frank N’ Goat: A Tale of Freakish Friendship

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

— Norman Cousins

If we keep pulling death from the ground, we will reap death from the skies.

— Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves.

— Eda J. LeShan

When death tells a story yo really have to listen

— Markus Zusak

With the death of bin Laden, it’s finally time for Congress to bring back the pre-9-11 legal norm, before we decided it was okay to toss out our civil liberties if the ‘bad guys’ were scary enough.

— Aaron Swartz

Have we ever thought to consider that God allows things in our lives to die so that in that death we might come to the precious realization of how little we’ve actually lived in the first place?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Die! Die! Die in this love!If you die in this love, Your soul will be renewed. Die! Die! Don’t fear the death of that which is knownIf you die to the temporal, You will become timeless.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

I could not do this, I realized, if I were immortal. This degree of love of life and of one another is granted, I saw for once and for ever, not to immortals, but to those who live briefly and always under the shadow of death and loss.

— Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion

What the myth founds is a double existence between the upper world and the underworld: a dimension of death is introduced into life, and a dimension of life is introduced into death.

— Walter Burkert, Greek Religion

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

— Fidel Castro

… [They] took it upon themselves to start the laborious process of cranking up life again, after death has stopped us all in its tracks.

— Diane Setterfield

The death of a famous person is different from the death of a loved one, whether it is Michael Jackson, Frank McCourt, or Walter Cronkite. We didn’t know any of them personally, and yet, we experience a sense of loss.

— Madeleine M. Kunin

Opera?” Trelon asked tiredly, “What the hell is opera?” “I’ll tell you what it is! It is the screeching of the death birds, that ‘s what it is!Capturing Cara (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #2)

— S.E. Smith

There is no death in remembrance. Remember me, Sarah. Remember me, and a part of me will always be with you.” – Martha Carrier to her daughter, Sarah Carrier

— Kathleen Kent, The Heretic’s Daughter

You are my world, my everything You stupid girl, you’re gonna be the death of me So let me go, just let me be You stupid girl, I love the way you’re killing me (killing me) You stupid girl (killing me) You stupid girl

— Framing Hanley

If you have been born only once, you will have to die twice. But if you have been born twice, you will have to die only once (and you may even escape that one death if Jesus returns to the earth during your lifetime).

— David Jeremiah, What Are You Afraid Of?

There are some kinds of wounds you can get, internal injuries. You don’t know what’s wrong with you, but you’re bleeding to death slowly inside.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

For me, concept of death works as a liberator from anxiety — no matter whatever is happening, its all going to end when we die.

— Shon Mehta

Liz wrenched her hand from his grasp, and this time, she stepped boldly forward. “I will stay and Michael can go.”  Her voice did not waiver as she pronounced her own death sentence. No matter what happened to her, she knew she couldn’t let him die.

— Willow Cross, Birthright

But the judgment of God is not only an event that may take place some day in history when war or conflict might bring death to millions. His judgment is more than death—it is eternal banishment from the presence of God (2 Thessalonians 1:6–10

— Revelation 20:11–15).

I love death because life hates me.

— Luffina Lourduraj

How can you say that so casually? You’re talking about the possible death of hundreds of people, yourself included.”He gave a negligent shrug. “Wrong place, wrong time. Life sucks.

— Shannon K. Butcher, Dark and Stormy Knights

By reading quotes i realized that some of them containing simple words, but this simple words could change our lives.how if we read the holy Quran That has the best words , it will change our lives and Our death .Thank God that I was born Muslim

— Abood Dweik

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

— Mark Twain

People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine.

— Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

All primitive people are frightened of owls, ‘ said Harley. ‘The villagers here are scared to death of the gufo. Birds of ill omen. If they see one, they think they’ll die. But they never do. See one, I mean, of course, ‘ he added with a laugh.

— Francis Brett Young, Cold Harbour

ALL human beings are equal no matter their race, social, political and economic status. No one can eat, excrete, sleep, bear your pains and die your death for you no matter your might.

— Oppong Amankwaa

As mortal humans we are born with a death sentence anyway, so what difference does a little poison make? Why not take a chance you will survive the ordeal and make something significant of your life?…” p330

— Brian Herbert, Sisterhood of Dune

The death of our self-worth begins at its appraisal, for such an action erroneously implies that our worth can be quantified.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

After death something new begins, over which all powers of the world of death have no more might.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I’ve stopped reading about the death of books because it’s wasteful and morbid and insulting to the authors, agents, publishers, booksellers, critics, and readers that keep the world community of fiction interesting.

— Patrick deWitt

Awoke to find three vultures sitting on the fence. Realizing they were a portent of impending death I shot them.

— Bridget Allison, Maid for Mayhem

In my world death will come chasing. In your world it will start whispering in your ear to destroy yourself. I know this because it started whispering to me when I was in the detention center.

— Chris Cleave, Little Bee

There was no denying the fact that the death of sugarcane was sounding the knell for something else in the country. What can we call it?

— Maryse Condé, Crossing the Mangrove

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.

— H.P. Lovecraft, The Nameless City

I was horribly self-conscious; I wanted everybody to look at me and think me the most fascinating creature in the world, and yet I died a small hideous death if I saw even one person throw a casual glance at me.

— M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor.

— Ernest Hemingway

Full of beautiful grace so we steal their space, and death comes quickly.

— Sara Quin

You cannot create the life you need unless you pass through the death of the life you no longer want … it’s just not possible. Deconstruction always comes before reconstruction.

— Alan Forrest Smith, Escape From Zoomanity

We live during a time in which some shoppers shiver all Thanksgiving night only to trample one another to death in a sunrise race through the electronics store to buy gaming consoles that allow them to create avatars of themselves.

— Joe Dilley, The Game Is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug and Reconnect in the Digital Age

You may have gathered that I am not the most cheerful of revellers – some characterise me as the death and soullessness of any party but it wasn’t always so, believe me.

— Will Self

Those who believe in deathare the ones who believe we are born.The ones who understandwe are in a dream-like unknown space right now, will believe neither in death nor in life.

— MARTH, The New Era – Every Being Is In The Unknown Now

In her room death would come as a friend, a friend with cool gentle hands . . .

— Mary Higgins Clark, A Stranger Is Watching

Am I awake or dreaming? It doesn’t matter anymore. When I close my eyes I dream of death and war. When I open my eyes I see death and war.

— Michael Anthony, Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq

I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

How baffling it is that we imagined cities incinerated by alien bombs and death rays when all they really needed was Mother Nature and time.

— Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea

When I first met Alan Parker, who directed ‘Angel Heart, ‘ he’d heard so many horror stories about me that he was literally scared to death of me. Right away, he sat me down and said, ‘I’m very scared of you. I’ve heard you’re a very bad boy.’

— Mickey Rourke

Short of a death in the family, a divorce is perhaps the most life-altering experience in human relationships.

— Kenneth Eade, Decree of Finality

The sweetest poison doth often bring the surest death (645).

— Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.

— Edgar Allan Poe

those who believed in the Good Lord, for whom death was just a journey, and it didn’t make them sad at all

— François Lelord

Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare.

— Timothy Murphy

We live in a world where you can be put to death for your belief and shows how humanity judges in a dreadful motif.

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

If a due participation of office is a matter of right how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few by resignation none.

— Thomas Jefferson

When I was 18, I couldn’t wait to move away. I was like: ‘If I ever have to come back here, I’ll kill myself.’ Glasgow seemed like failure and death to me back then, but not any more.

— Laura Fraser

Learn, because life is ahead of you. Live, because death is before you. Listen, because wisdom is all around you. Love, because God is inside of you.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Cinema sustains life. It captures death in its progress.

— Harmony Korine

The sadness sorrow is to desire death while you have life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

He’d never thought of death like that, like it’s some sort of other life that you can hope for, dream of. Escape to. That it can rescue you.

— M.C. Frank, No Plain Rebel

I think life is sacred, whether it’s abortion or the death penalty.

— Tim Kaine

I think about death sometimes. Analytically, of course.

— Lynne Truss, Making the Cat Laugh

There is one invisible bridge for every one of us and death is the first step of it. On this side, there is life where there are questions and fear but on that other side of that bridge, there is a whole new world full of answers and peace.

— Viraj J. Mahajan, Derivation of Life

I always knew death of this relation would beat the death out of my life.

— M. Ali

For every moment that is past, the angel of death keeps taking the part that is dead and we keeping living in the present. The parasite wants us to carry the past with us and that makes it so heavy to be alive.

— Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

In wartime, she thought to herself, you don’t call a death murder.

— Sara Sheridan, Brighton Belle

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread. They may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.

— Tyron Edwards

Jesus Christ gave the perfect definition for resurrection. Resurrection means ‘passed from death unto life.

— Tim Liwanag, Fulfilled Eschatology

That is what death is like. It doesn’t matter what uniforms the soldiers are wearing. It doesn’t matter how good the weapons are. I thought if everyone could see what I saw, we would never have war anymore.

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The death of loved ones often awakens the death inside of us.

— Sandra Chami Kassis

Face it, George – unlike cholera, death is the only disease everyone is guaranteed to get.’Heath nodded slowly. ‘But usually only once, Hamish. Usually only once.

— Nigel Holloway, Second Death

Because if anything can make death feel like a truly desirable alternative, it’s getting dumped.

— Melissa Kantor, The Breakup Bible

waitingin a life full of little storiesfor a death to come

— Charles Bukowski, Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

Brave words. Easy to write when one was young and death was still skulking over a distant hill somewhere… – Pg. 82

— Robert Harris, Pompeii

Somerset House in London where at one time English vital statistics were kept – birth marriage and death records – was known as the egg factory “where they hatch ’em match ’em and dispatch ’em.”

— Anonymous

Clouds buzz by, unaware of the scary world below them. I envy them. I envy the easy way that they live and die. They never have to worry about tomorrow and what horrors or death it might bring.

— Dannielle Wicks, Broken Sunrise

No, love, in real life you can get all the way to death and never have finished one single story.

— Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance

I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

If nothing else, there’s comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering.

— Chuck Palahniuk

A little politeness might smooth the way ahead. Knowing it was his turn to be dispatched, the best he could hope for was as swift a death as the one Massetti had so thanklessly received.

— Victoria Lamb

Keenness is dangerous but also rebirth of thought and mind. Complacency is the death of ideals. Always stay keen.

— Ursula Tillmann, Plato in the Mountains: It’s All Greed to Me

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

— Johnny Carson

So here I was expecting at the very best a cordial welcome from the girls who were prepared to fight me to the death for someone I didn’t want. Instead I was embraced.

— Kiera Cass, The Selection

I look out at the reservation, still and glittering with casinos, and think of all the death dried up and buried in its dirt.

— Hannah Lillith Assadi, Sonora

Having a me-too brand is a death sentence.

— David Brier, The Lucky Brand

The death of Christ proclaimed the justice and perpetuity of his Father’s law in punishing the transgressor, in that he consented to suffer the penalty of the law himself, in order to save fallen man from its curse.

— Ellen G. White

Grandfather : Death is nothing to be afraid of.Renee : It’s not death I’m afraid of.Grandfather: What is it

— Yvonne Wood, Dead Beautiful

I love cheetahs. Every moment of every day is spent in fear of dying a terrible death yet they always carry themselves elegantly, remain loyal to their family, and never complain about anything.

— Gregor Collins, The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann

In fact, until the last moments of his life, until the last seconds as he gasped for breath, he never realised how much he wanted to live. But, at that point, death was inevitable and nothing that had happened could be changed.

— Stephen Craig, Who Killed Bob?

I learned a little of beauty – enough to know that it had nothing to do with truth – and I found, moreover, that there was no great literary tradition; there was only the tradition of the eventful death of every literary tradition.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Immortality was overrated, as far as he was concerned. Hardy had enough problems as it was; living forever sounded like a death sentence for someone with his practical sensibilities.

— David S.E. Zapanta, Posthumous

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.

— Sun Tzu

What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone.

— Eckhart Tolle

Happy Endings are an illusion. Real life is filled with brief moments of fleeting happiness, but ultimately every life is a tragedy that ends in death and grief.

— Oliver Gaspirtz

Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.

— Garth Nix, Sabriel

Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor.

— Claude Vorilhon

I’ve always been under the assumption that death is a one-time, encompassing event.” “Why would you ever think that?

— Grace Draven, Eidolon

Drugs, what a devil-inspired poison! It’s death on the installment plan.

— David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade

Doesn’t our knowledge of death make life more precious?’What good is a preciousness based on fear and anxiety? It’s an anxious quivering thing

— Don DeLillo, White Noise

If you dont’ live a life in service of a greater good, you’ve gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good.

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Sin’s masterpiece of shame and hate became God’s masterpiece of mercy and forgiveness. Through the death of Christ upon the cross, sin itself was crucified for those who believe in Him.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even the enemy

— Jessica Dovey

I think being condemned to death is the only real distinction, ” said Mathilde. “It is the only thing which cannot be bought.

— Stendhal, The Red and the Black

It’s alright to die cause death is the only thing you haven’t tried

— Ed Sheeran

I didn’t want to die. I just found death soothing to think about.

— Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot

Anticipating death and calling it gain, Christians are evangelists of the grotesque. The very hope of the Gospel rests directly upon our ability to imagine a world in which suffering serves as the soil from which resurrection springs.

— Ben Palpant

When we lose our innocence – when we start feeling the weight of the atmosphere and learn that there’s death in the pot – we take leave of our sense.

— Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

The rancid odor mixed with the dust, death, and confusion as they awaited those who could clean up the mess and make death official.

— G.G. Collins

I always wanted to be the underdog. For me, as a portrait photographer, it’s the kiss of death to become well known. I did my best work when no one knew who I was. People weren’t threatened by me because they didn’t think I was a big deal.

— Platon

The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped.

— Stanislav Grof

A great snow is the calm death of struggle and the transformative birth of life.

— A.D. Posey

Pay heed, my darlings, and always take the greatest care over the company you keep in life: if death strikes you without warning, you may be stuck with them til the moon turns to blood and wouldn’t that be a torment?

— Karen Maitland, The Vanishing Witch

To combat death you don’t need much of a life, just one that isn’t yet finished.

— Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel

My younger brother’s death in Vietnam was both sobering and cause for reflection. In ‘Fallen Angels’ I wanted to dispel the notion of war as either romantic or simplistically heroic.

— Walter Dean Myers

The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity – it’s envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Pain and betrayal and then nothingness. That’s the death and she’s almost welcoming it.

— M.C. Frank, No Ordinary Star

Humanity i love you because youare perpetually putting the secret oflife in your pants and forgettingit’s there and sitting downon itand because you areforever making poems in the lapof death Humanityi hate you

— E.E. Cummings

Until a seed falls to the ground and dies, it does not become a tree that later yields many fruits and multitude of seeds. We must embrace the thought of death for us to have greater lives.

— Sunday Adelaja

Additionally, many widows took over family shops or businesses- and, not uncommonly, ran them better than their dead husbands. Y.pestis [black death germ] turns out to have been something of a feminist.

— John Kelly, The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

My biggest problem is that my flight is to depart from Denpasar International Airport in Indonesia, where the penalty for drug trafficking is death by firing squad.

— S.A. Tawks, Mule

They were all becoming brothers, in the manner he had seen before: facing death together was the greatest of levelers.

— Tad Williams, Shadowheart

I have always been afraid… Always been pretending to follow you closely, alwyas been pretending to sharpen my teeth, when the truth is, I am … scared to death just treading on your shadow.

— Tite Kubo

It is not death that a man should fear he should fear never beginning to live.

— Marcus Aurelius

It’s not that easy living with malaria. The reality of the high annual death toll should make that very obvious.

— T.K. Naliaka

We’re reaching for death on the end of a candle We’re trying for something that’s already found us

— Jim Morrison

The shortest distance between two points is a time line, a schedule, a map of your time, the itinerary for the rest of your life.Nothing shows you the straight line from here to death like a list.

— Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

I will not stand by and let any man believe his death is an act of one of the gods. They don’t deserve the credit. This is just nature, a side effect of mortality – H

— Katie Hamstead, Rise of a New Dynasty

I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition.

— Mercedes McCambridge

Throughout our culture we have been led to the idea that we accept death as the end of life on earth . . .Time bound as we are and goal oriented to achievements in our lifetime, we find it strange to anticipate heaven.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Perhaps it was the approach of death that had opened his eyes wide and made him see so clearly.

— Francine Rivers, A Voice in the Wind

I never thought I would die at the age of seventeen, so when I received the death message, I was a little freaked out.

— Rebekkah Ford, Beyond the Eyes

The Fear of failure is the greatest fear of man. Even the fear of death is fear of failing to continue life

— Anup Kochhar, The Failure Project -The Story Of Man’s Greatest Fear

Excuses are the death of us!

— Peter Lopez Jr., Excuses Excuses Which One Is Yours?

Hope death finds you well today.

— G.A. Aiken

I understand, gentlemen, ” John Kennedy said. “If you find that life it’s not easy, let me tell you, death is worse.

— Pierre Marshesso, Double Life: The JFK Assassinations

Indeed, it may most verily be saidThat only death and taxes certain are.

— Ian Doescher, William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace

Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.

— Samuel Johnson

Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets

— Aneurin Bevan, In Place of Fear

I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.

— Jack Kevorkian

No one wants to live in a wheelchair unable to talk, only winking once for yes and twice for no. It’s perfectly reasonable that there will come a point where the balance of judgment of life over death swings the other way.

— Tony Judt

The knowledge of death seemed present in both sisters—it was something about the way they carried themselves, something that had broken too soon and had not mended, marking them in spite of their lightheartedness.

— Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth

Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can’t be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?

— Aldous Huxley

The difference between Socrates and Jesus is that no one had ever been put to death in Socrates’ name. And that is because Socrates’ ideas were never made law. Law, in whatever name, protects privilege.

— E.L. Doctorow

Strange, how death had a way of turning a table upside down in an instant. It swept away all the dust that covered treasures, blew the fog from one’s view, knockedaway facades.

— Julianne MacLean, Love According to Lily

Have you made any other friends since we’ve been here?”I gave him the death stare. “Yes, actually.””Who? I want a name.””Jamie Roth.””The Ebola kid? I heard he’s a little unstable.””That was one incident.

— Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The death camps seem easier to comprehend if we put them all into the basket of one vast generalization, which the term “death camps” implies, but in the process we mythologize or trivialize them.

— Ruth Klüger, Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered

I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Nothing proves evolution more than the survival of the religious belief. It shows we are still fearful, partially formed animals with a terror of death and the dark

— Christopher Hitchens

Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and it has power, ” Tuek said. “You might find the line between life and death among the Fremen to be too sharp and quick.

— Frank Herbert, Dune

The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future.

— lois bujord

A picture was a motionless record of motion. An arrested representation of life. A picture was the kiss of death pretending to possess immutability.

— Ivan Klíma, Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light

In nature there is less death and destruction than death and transmutation.

— Edwin Way Teale

The death of a billionaire is worth more to the media than the lives of a billion poor people.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I have faced death this night, and I have called his bluff.

— Lucien LaCroix

The valiant never taste of death but once.

— William Shakespeare

Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin’ the dollar finds nothin’ but stress.

— Mac Miller

One of Wordsworth’s Lake District neighbours remarked upon hearing of the poet’s death “I suppose his son will carry on the business.”

— Anonymous

Don’t feel sad. The only certain thing in life… is death itself. She’s free from her body and her soul is ready to take on another new life, so she can continue on until she becomes light, just like the stars.

— Grace Fiorre, The Nothing Spirit: Nothing is Everything

When your identity switch from the personal identity to the eternal self, no fear of death or karmic bondage arise in you.

— Roshan Sharma

He tried to disguise how tired and ill he was, how depressing the thought of death was to him and how he spent his days and nights thinking up schemes of living beyond what the prognosis said. His hope, if not his heart, would find a way.

— Noorilhuda, The Governess

Life rises out of death, death rises out of life, in being opposite they yearn to each other, they give birth to each other and are forever reborn. And with them all is reborn, the flower of the apple tree, the light of the stars.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

I should kill you, ” Kallan whispered, “and watch your blood run with the cries of my people. If I kill you, all my troubles end. And I go home to Lorlenalin, my father’s death avenged.

— Angela B. Chrysler

Grandfather : Death is nothing to be afraid of.Renee : It’s not death I’m afraid of.Grandfather: What is it, then?

— Yvonne Wood, Dead Beautiful

Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches.

— Donald A. Miller

Tears sting my eyes once more, building up and rolling over my cheeks with the heat of a dying star. Isn’t that what death is? It’s forgetting. It’s letting go. We make peace with the dead to say goodbye.

— Ryan Galloway, Biome

Only the survivors of a death are truly left alone.

— Joan Didion

In such a regime, I say you died a good death if your life had inspired someone to come forward and shoot your murdered in the chest – without asking to be paid.

— Chinua Achebe, A Man of the People

Can you not see death as the friend and deliverer? It means stripping off that body which is tormenting you. What are you afraid of? Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret?

— C.S. Lewis, The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy, 1950 – 1963

Boys play with death as though it were a game, cutting their teeth on daggers.

— Sheri S. Tepper, The Gate to Women’s Country

Compulsion is the death of friendship, joy.

— Patrick O’Brian, Post Captain

Anyone in this world can have the power of life and death over someone else. It’s horrible, but true. All you need to do is take it. And once you have — there is no going back. (The Killer’s Cousin)

— Nancy Werlin

I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything but dying is really the only chance we’ll get to rest.

— Florynce Kennedy

She was finally owned up- it took death as a price for her being accepted.

— Aporva Kala, Life… Love… Kumbh…

Maybe I’d always been broken and dark inside. Maybe someone who’ve been born whole and good would have put down the ash dagger and embraced death rather than what lay before me.

— Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.

— John Donne, Meditation XVII – Meditation 17

I’m always angry about the death of people who are still alive, their eyes are opened, yet they can’t see anything…the spell of ignorance

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Is that what death would feel like? The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap? If that’s what it’s like, I wouldn’t mind.

— Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.

— Che Guevara

To hear of a thousand deaths in war is terrible, and we “know” that it is. But as it registers on our hearts, it is not more terrible than one death fully imagined.

— Wendell Berry, It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays

For me, that was the death of the word, or; because now, there is no other. It was the end of the word, and; for I love only you.

— Lang Leav, Lullabies

Leave nothing for death but a burned-out castle

— Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

So sad is this that nigh to all are ignorant to the pain and death caused by the hands of evil.

— Michelle A. Lammers, Broken

It is the camp law: people going to their death must be deceived to the very end.

— Tadeusz Borowski, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Do what you love or die a slow death doing what you hate

— Sonya Watson

God waits only the separation of spirit from flesh to crown us with a full reward. Why, then, should we ever sink overwhelmed with distress, when life is so soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness — to glory?

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

The feel of her skin as she struggled beneath, the life inside, the death without. The breaching of life and death, of survival uncaged inside him: a dark beast with violence and sex in its soul. In his soul.

— Mav Skye, Wanted: Single Rose

The painful truth about life is not death but death while you are alive.

— Santosh Kalwar

Through Christ, the sting of death is but a gentle pinch to the soul; and the mourn is light. Perhaps, someday, in that glorious place, free of sin, we shall meet again.

— Criss Jami

I don’t need immortality. The fear of death keeps a girl sharp. It helps us remember that what we do here, now, matters. What good is immortality, if you’re just a dirty little despot in some shitty corner of the world?

— C.M. Hayden, The Stars That Form Us

Why, then, should we ever sink overwhelmed with distress, when life is so soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness – to glory?

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

CHOOSE WISELY’Birth wasn’t your choice, and neither shall death be.But the way you live your lifeis your choice, buddy.

— Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

Life is a slope. As long as you’re going up you’re always looking towards the top and you feel happy, but when you reach it, suddenly you can see the road going downhill and death at the end of it all. It’s slow going up and quick going down.

— Guy de Maupassant, Bel-Ami

There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.

— Stanislav Grof

For the first time in my life I tasted death, and death tasted bitter, for death is birth, is fear and dread of some terrible renewal.

— Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.

— C.S. Lewis

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.

— Deepak Chopra

That’s the source of the meditation on death I’ve carried in my heart all my life.

— Susan Sontag

Never fear Death for you will feel aroused by his sleep. Never cheat death or he will slap you with a sentence of misery for the defeat.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

I always knew death of this relation would be the death of my life.

— M. Ali

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.

— T. S. Eliot

Anorexia taught me to love life and to realise that starving yourself to death is a bloody waste of time. It’s awful, and it hurts so many people around you. It’s a terribly selfish thing to do.

— Celia Imrie

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.

— Adlai E. Stevenson

Blindness to knowledge was his mother and despair of death his father. Darkness and fear gave birth to God. Awareness of truth will kill him.

— C.J. Anderson, Survive Ruinland: Chronicles of Lauren Vasquez

Think of it, I literally had to touch death and be born again to live a glimpse of the life that I never had.

— Sapan Saxena, Unns-The Captivation

One wrong move, one bad rumor, one mistake, and it’s social death row. I’m the latest to be sentenced. Move out of the way, everyone. Dead girl walking. -Riley

— Dawn Klehr, The Cutting Room Floor

I’m fighting alone, every day. I fight with the hell that I survived. I fight with the fact of my own humanity. I fight with the idea that death is the only way of escaping this fact.

— Han Kang, Human Acts

I think that, with age, people come to realize that death is inevitable. And we need to learn to face it with serenity, wisdom and resignation. Death often frees us from a lot of senseless sufferings.

— Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.

— Susan Sontag

If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.

— Dean Smith

That had day changed him. It had changed the entire village. Shaken by the death of a boy they had loved, each person found ways to be more worthy of the sacrifice he had made. They had become kinder, more careful, more attentive to one another.

— Lois Lowry, Son

Could there ever be a wise man without the wisdom or life or without the death of illusion?

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

Love is anterior to life Posterior to death Initial of creation and The exponent of breath.

— Emily Dickinson

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing seemed more important to me than to make the world aware of the senseless death and starvation in South Sudan. I wanted people to see through the eyes of the suffering so my photos might motivate the international community to act.

— Lynsey Addario

For thousands of years, we did have death surrounding us, and we did have people die in the home. You would take care of your own end. You would do ritual processes, and you would be involved in it, and that’s been taken away in the Western world.

— Caitlin Doughty

The next time someone pesters you with unneeded advice, gently remind him of the fate of the monk whom Ivan the Terrible put to death for delivering uninvited (and moralizing) advice. It works as a short-term cure.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The thing with dying, well, with death really, is that there’s a difference between being someone who knows they can really die at any time and someone who doesn’t.

— Jo Walton, Among Others

Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.

— Katherine Dunn

Only repentance can save us from spiritual death and lead us to eternal life, and only repentance lets us have a foretaste of this divine life here and now.

— M. Basilea Schlink

I do not know about my life but i am sure about my death , i will die in rest because i have no credit of anyone on my soul

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

I carry the seeds of death within me and plant them wherever I linger long enough to love.

— Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead

Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others.

— Leonardo da Vinci

He always considered death an unavoidable professional hazard.

— Gabriel García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold

These children had never looked death in the face and then chosen to live anyway.

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Shadow

The death of a dream is the day that you stop believing in the work it takes to get there.

— Chris Burkmenn

Birth was the death of him.

— Samuel Beckett

Smiling at death seems like a pretty bold act. And so I smile like a damned fool.

— Emm Cole, Keeping Merminia

it crossed Farren’s mind that although death seemed big, life was even bigger

— Kate Grenville, The Secret River

Directing a funeral isn’t about death at all. Funerals are for the living, not the dead.

— Rebecca McNutt, Restless Souls and Shallow Graves: A Short Story

The American Dream has become a death sentence of drudgery, consumerism, and fatalism: a garage sale where the best of the human spirit is bartered away for comfort, obedience and trinkets. It’s unequivocally absurd.

— Zoltan Istvan, The Transhumanist Wager

He who has rejected his demons badgers us to death with his angels

— Henri Michaux

One death apiece is plenty.

— Marty Rubin

Do not use life to give life to death. Do not use death to bring death to life.

— Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

All loss is one, and one loss becomes all, a single death is the key to the gate that bars memory.

— Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone

Something I’m not ready to name works itself under the grip of Charlies death and loosens it, and keeps the nightmare at bay when I fall back asleep.

— Trish Doller, Something like Normal

I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.

— Roger Zelazny, Frost & Fire

Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’.

— Julius Caesar

He tried to think of death as he had done now and then, but that tired him and he dozed off. When he awoke an hour later, he felt fresh and calm as though he had slept for days.

— Hermann Hesse, Knulp

Unfortunately when I’m on my death bed I believe I’ll be like most people and still looking for Jesus. And yes I’ve checked my sock drawer.

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

Give us the strength to encounter that which is to come that we may be brave in peril constant in tribulation temperate in wrath and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death loyal and loving one to anther.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Freedom for the wolves has often meant death to the sheep.

— Isaiah Berlin

It is vain for the coward to flee death follows close behind it is only by defying it that the brave escape.

— Voltaire

To experience commitment as the loss of options, a type of death, the death of childhood’s limitless possibility, of the flattery of choice without duress-this will happen, mark me. Childhood’s end.

— David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

I’ve done a lot of death cartoons – tombstones, Grim Reaper, illness, obituaries… I’m not great at analyzing things, but my guess is that maybe the only relief from the terror of being alive is jokes.

— Roz Chast

Only comedians can talk about death, life, God and Virgin Mary. If I was a tragic actor, I couldn’t allow myself. But with this accent I can do it. I can talk with death in person because I am a clown. Yes. And I am proud to be a clown – very much.

— Roberto Benigni

…wondering, not for the first time, if there was a kind of dark bliss built into dementia: an immunity from death and abandonment, a way of fixing a point in time so that nothing can change, nothing can be rewritten, no one can leave.

— Jonathan Miles, Want Not

As young one we learned life is a opportunity and when we grow older we learned something more precious death is a gift

— Dondy Subingsubing

A man faced death, but when death drew back forgot it until the next time.

— John Christopher, The Sword of the Spirits

Justice must be done in investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray. His family deserves our deepest sympathy and respect for their loss, and our admiration for their courage in calling us, as a city, to act as our better selves.

— Martin O’Malley

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds great nature’s second course Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

— William Shakespeare

After my mother’s death I began to see her as she had really been…. It was less like losing someone than discovering someone.

— Nancy Hale

The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic.

— Marilyn Manson

I got out on the street and started crying the kind of hysterical tears made justifiable only by turning off one’s cell phone, putting it to the ear, and pretending to be told of a death in the family.

— Sloane Crosley

Dicing with death is one man’s cup of tea, but another man’s poison. I just didn’t fear anything.

— Stephen Richards, Street Warrior: The True Story of the Legendary Malcolm Price, Britain’s Hardest Man

The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.

— Bianca Jagger

This is a kiss worthy of a blood-soaked battlefield, a kiss born out of tragedy and misery and death and loss. A kiss that has been long in the making, one that I have strenuously avoided, and he has tortuously waited for.

— Summer Lane, State of Hope

The question is not why should we change but rather what sort of death wish are we promoting by refusing to change?

— William Badke

I stopped. She was bleeding after all. Perfect lines crossed her wrists, not near any crucial veins, but enough to leave wet red tracks across her skin. She hadn;t hit her veins when she did this; death hadn’t been her goal.

— Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

I don’t know whether to be proud or appalled that danger, blood and death inspire you so.

— Samantha Young, Shades of Blood

No evil is honorable: but death is honorable therefore death is not evil.

— Citium Zeno

Our lives carry us along in ways we cannot control, and almost nothing stays with us. It dies when we do, and death is something that happens to us every day.

— Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy

Life is not the end, and death is just the beginning…

— Rebecca McNutt, Perfect Little Angel: A Short Story

The gospel is not mere forgiveness or grace, empty of content, but always refers to Jesus. So the gospel is good news about a human person who is God in our history, our world and who came to accomplish something in his life death and resurrection.

— William McDavid, Law & Gospel: A Theology for Sinners

What is worse? Taking the life of a person who wants to live or taking death from a person who wants to die.

— Jo Nesbø, The Snowman

If on thoughts of death we are fed, Thus, a coffin, became my bed.

— E.A. Bucchianeri, Phantom Phantasia: Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Phan

Our life is made by the death of others.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Birth is to celebrate, death is to mourn – Menu 8 (Death: Loved Ones!)

— Santosh Avvannavar, God’s Table: The Last Supper

Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.

— Johnny Cash

Yes, I support the death penalty. It is an issue that cannot be fudged or hedged.

— Dianne Feinstein

well, death says, as he walks by, I’m going to get you anyhow no matter what you’ve been: writer, cab-driver, pimp, butcher, sky-diver, I’m going to get you

— Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems

How simple death without weapons was. How safe for the killer.(“Mind Over Murder”)

— Cornell Woolrich, Angels of Darkness

The physical contact with people who struck and trampled and killed one another seemed far worse to him than a solitary death in the purity of the waters.

— Milan Kundera, Immortality

Do you realise that people die of boredom in London suburbs? It’s the second biggest cause of death amongs the English in general. Sheer boredom…

— Alexander McCall Smith, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

The first and foremost reality is that suffering and death are not only enemies of life, but a means of reminding us of life’s twin realities, love and hate.

— Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message

Many are they that rise up against you. Many there be which say of your soul, ‘’There is no help for you.’’ But the instruments of death is prepared for your cause.

— Compton Gage

God, who preferred the correction rather than the death of a sinner, did not desire that a homicide be punished by the exaction of another act of homicide.

— Saint Ambrose

But was the woman’s death the tragedy, or her life?

— Marissa Meyer, Stars Above

Unnatural death always provoked a peculiar unease, an uncomfortable realization that there were still some things that might not be susceptible to bureaucratic control.

— P.D. James, The Lighthouse

When he went to go get groceries, though, he asked Mercer to come. ‘There’s no one I’d rather get stuck in a snowdrift and freeze to death with, ‘ William said.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Until she had had children of her own she had not been able to contemplate the death of either of her parents; when the subject had arisen, in conversation or in her own imagining, she had said only: I just don’t know what I’d do.

— Sebastian Faulks, On Green Dolphin Street

Blood fills my mouth. Fire sears my veins. I choke back a howl. The silver knife slips–thechoice is mine.I am death or life. I am salvation or destruction. Angel or demon.I am grace.I plunge in the knife.This is my sacrifice–I am the monster.

— Bree Despain, The Dark Divine

we deceive ourselves in thinking that death only follows life whereas it both goes before and will follow after it for where is the difference in not beginning or ceasing to exist the effect of both is not to be

— Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It’s mostly about random pointless death and misery.

— Jon Krakauer

Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit, And look on death itself!

— William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Well…it’s whether you want to face certain death by taking a risk on the other route or almost certain death by scaling the walls?� she replied. “Therefore, for me, considering our options, it’s a no brainer.

— Adele Rose, Shattered

…and though death is howling at our backs and life is roaring at our faces, we can just begin to write, simply begin to write what we have to say.

— Natalie Goldberg

You people have a religion of death that fills you with the joy and courage to confront it…I do not. I believe the only essential thing is to be alive.- Abrenucio

— Gabriel García Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons

The life you yearn of living and your destiny is co-created in your here-and-now awareness, choices made and actions taken. Live NOW. Don’t wait till death bed wishing, …

— Sue Ziang, Young Mind Young Body: Transformational Approach to Rejuvenating Youth and Vitality

Best fights happens in suits.because its the mouth who kills while suits becomes the shields & its not the death we fear but the life we choose.

— Iraniya Naynesh

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

That someone would mourn her death made her want to live in the fiercest way.

— H. L. Burke

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, ‘Life and death issues don’t come along that often, thank God, so don’t treat everything like it’s life or death. Go easier.’

— Thomas Arnold

I can see wherecreation oftenstops while thebody still livesand oftendoes not careto.the death of lifebefore lifedies.

— Charles Bukowski, Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

Moriarty rarely smiled, and then usually to terrify some poor victim. The first time I heard him laugh, I thought he had been struck by a deadly poison and the stutter escaping through his locked jaws was a death rattle.

— Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

— Brendan Behan

The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.

— Eckhart Tolle

I had never seen a woman in such despair before. It was worse than death, it was a constant longing for death and a constant rejection of life. She lived like darkness in her own day.

— Philippa Gregory, The Queen’s Fool

God is the creator of love. He demonstrated His love to you through the sacrificial death of His Son. The closer you draw to God the more you will demonstrate your love for others by becoming a living sacrifice by putting others before yourself.

— DeWayne Owens

I always have the feeling we are merely fearfully trying to save room for God; I would rather speak of God at the center than at the limits, in strength rather than weakness, and thus in human life and goodness rather than in death and guilt.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

My old man taught me a lot of stuff in his death that I don’t even know if he would have been able to teach me had he been alive. And that was to never do stuff that can jeopardize the people you love and hurt them.

— Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.

— Hilaire Belloc

I think one who thrives on death may be defeated by life.Elswyth, from A Precarious Journey Into Magic

— Jenna Lindsey, A Precarious Journey Into Magic

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.

— Albert Einstein

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.

— Dean Smith

I would have killed myself years ago if it weren’t for the fact that I’m pretty sure death is the only thing more terrible than life.

— Alex Sargeant, Sci-Fidelity

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

— Lao Tzu

There is no such thing as death In nature nothing dies: From each sad moment of decay Some forms of life arise.

— Charles Mackay

Past beings interact with present ones because life and death are a continuum and expiration entails no loss of vital essence.

— Michael E. Moseley, The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru

Smartass Disciple: Master, what will happen to the men right after their death ?Master of Stupidity: They live with a same or different part of their consciousness.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

A tragedy need not have blood and death it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.

— Jean Racine

Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.

— Edgar Allan Poe

A death without being a loss to anybody is the most unworthy death.

— Alireza Salehi Nejad

Where life is more terrible than death it is the truest valor to dare to live.

— Sir Thomas Browne

On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.

— Henry David Thoreau

I think closeness to death would be pretty exhilarating in a way, and friendship, yeh, and selflessness, a kind of selflessness, a sense of your own worthlessness, I think, is pretty exhilarating.

— Sebastian Faulks

I met death for the last time realizing that he, the creature I called, it because I did not want to believe came for me… Collecting.

— Jessica Reader, The Tragedy of Death An Anthology Of Dark Things

Not only are selves conditional but they die. Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?

— John Updike, Self-Consciousness

I could die a million times if my death would be the reason our love would live forever.

— Nomthandazo Tsembeni

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.

— Wilson Mizner

My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I’m killing somebody.

— Steve Earle

My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn’t seem to add up to very much.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

But I couldn’t absorb the idea that death could actually walk by my side, with a human face and a heart that was poisoned with hatred.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

It’s not life or death it’s a game and at the end of the game there is going to be a winner and a loser.

— Bernhard Langer

What is the death of a soldier even off duty of an occupying army walking in an occupied territory against the death of a little boy screaming in terror in his father’s arms Where is the equivalence

— Linda Grant

The way of sin is physical death of soul.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

He that fears death loses the joys of life.

— Jan Hus

We would like to think of death as a release from the pressures of existence, but this is a fatally mistaken thought: it is the ultimate culmination of those pressures.

— Anthony Marais

It’s not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it’s been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible.

— Cate Blanchett

Birth and death – what could be more monstrous than that? We like to deceive ourselves and call it wondrous and beautiful and majestic, but it’s freakish, let’s face it.

— Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.

— Salvatore Quasimodo

We all must face death and walk with it. But we also must love and live in it.

— Rolando Mithcell

Maybe in death you’ll understand that love, and all other needs take a backseat when the one thing you want, stands against all that you swear to protect.

— Charles Lee, The Way To Dawn

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.

— John Keats

Writers cheat death by constructing an immortality vessel.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

I will take a new approach to death, because what is important about death is not the dead. It’s the living. Those of us left behind.

— Jael McHenry, The Kitchen Daughter

If life is a prison, then death is the ultimate freedom.

— Debasish Mridha

Do not manage as if you had ten thousand years before you. Look you death stands at your elbow make the most of your minute and be good for something while it is in your power.

— Charles Palmer

A reduction of meat consumption by only 10% would result in about 12 million more tons of grain for human consumption. This additional grain could feed all of the humans across the world who starve to death each year- about 60 million people!

— Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

Stories are what death thinks he puts an end to. He can’t understand that they end in him, but they don’t end with him.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

I remembered what it was like to die-the pain, the fear, the doubt, and the unknown. Somehow I had cheated death once. Now I was about to try again.

— Rick Chiantaretto, Death of the Body

Maybe the only good thing about death is that you never have to relive it. You never have to remember the pain.

— Pittacus Lore, The Fallen Legacies

District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.

— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles. Structurally, there’s no discernible difference. Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I be concerned?

— Alan Moore, Watchmen

If death blew a trumpet each time he was coming, there would be no one to greet him on arrival.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

It’s a crime, when you think about how little time we get, that a man should ever be bored. When you are lying on your death bead, I expect you regret those weeks wasted more than your worst mistakes.

— Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold

Bad divorce?” Hardy asked, his gaze falling to my hands. I realized I was clutching my purse in a death grip.“No, the divorce was great, ” I said. “It was the marriage that sucked.

— Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

The pity is not that there is a myth of Sylvia Plath but that the myth is not simply that of an enormously gifted poet whose death came carelessly, by mistake, and too soon.

— Al Álvarez, The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man no society will survive a shortage of women.

— Germaine Greer

A thousand goodbyes come after death – the first six months of bereavement.

— Alan Gregg

One of the most deadly causes of destruction of divine destinies is when a leader is failing, but he or she does not know it. Ignorance about your role is a death plot against people’s successes.

— Israelmore Ayivor

A free and prosperous society has no fear of anyone entering it. But a welfare state is scared to death of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out.

— Harry Browne

At the end to death I must go, Finishing a real tragic and funny show.

— Mohit K. Misra

If death shows up before my last breathe, I swear I’ll kill death.

— Uchenna Durugo

I travel because life is short, and I will not wait for fear of death or sanctuary to become a prison of my own making.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

The word departure literally means to pull up anchor and set sail. Everything that happens prior to death is a preparation for the final voyage. Death marks the beginning, not the end. It is our journey to God.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Religion is a theory about everything that needs to be proved only after death those who prove or disprove it never come back to us to tell the story

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Originality is the death of mediocrity.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Copulation is no more foul to me than death is.

— Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition

Hell was invented to scare to death the unruly human mind and bring it to obedience.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Failure? Scared to death of it.

— Ryan Seacrest

Even in death she was more beautiful to him than she ever was alive.

— David S.E. Zapanta, Posthumous

Most of the time, I do not want to die. But I would like to have the means of death within my grasp. I want to feel the luxury of choice, to know the answer to “How do I bear this?” need not always be “Endure.

— Anna Lyndsey, Girl in the Dark

Even death is going to die!

— Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

To deny the battle is unwise. To believe that I can fight it without God is insane. To actually do so is suicidal. No wonder so many of us walk around looking like death warmed over.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction – there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome.

— Marco Tempest

No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

A child’s death isn’t always necessary for a mother to grieve.

— Bebe Moore Campbell, 72 Hour Hold

You will be the death of me, woman.

— Angela Quarles, Must Love Chainmail

A chatWith the Grim Reapershould be enough to scareaway any thought of relapse.Wish it were that easy, but not even days conversingwith death can disintegratethe claws of addiction.

— Ellen Hopkins, Traffick

If you look in general at people who live in anarchy, they have quite high rates of death from either homicide or warfare or both. Anarchy is one of the main reasons for violence, and it may be the most important.

— Steven Pinker

I have loved you with all my life, and you’ve agreed to be my loving wife. Now I’ll forever cherish our vows in my heart, “In sickness and in health, till death do us part.

— Alon Calinao Dy, Best Love Poems Collection

Before the Apocalypse, the closest I’d gotten to death was buying steaks at the supermarket.

— Manel Loureiro, Apocalipsis Z: La ira de los justos

Though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley

— Alex Garland

The only bearable thing about being human is that you can change, the second you feel like. Get it through your head that you changes, and cut yourself some slack before you fucking choke to death from all the apologies in your throat.

— C.M. McKenna

If a due participation of office is a matter of right how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few: by resignation none.

— Thomas Jefferson

I can see death and more death, till we are black and swollen with death.

— David Herbet

I wish I could fly like that hawk, rising and falling with the still spaces in the air, far above all this sickness and death and evil.

— Heather Day Gilbert, God’s Daughter

At five in the afternoon. It was exactly five in the afternoon. A boy brought the white sheet at five in the afternoon. A frail of lime ready prepared at five in the afternoon. The rest was death, and death alone

— Federico García Lorca

…the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.””…a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.

— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

If not his life, Rustom Iraqiwalla wanted his death to be worth something.

— Gaurav Parab, Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora

And death doesn’t wait for you when your rested and ready. It sneaks up on you when your exhausted and hungry and cold and so scared you can’t even see straight

— Lili St. Crow, Betrayals

The death of dogma is the birth of morality.

— Immanuel Kant

We’re scared to death to try new things because we think we have to get it right the first time.

— Joel Salatin

Life is one kind of sound. Death is another kind of sound. Those who cannot hear the sound of death think death is silence. Death is not silence, it is just another kind of sound, but may not within the hearing range of a normal ear.

— Sadhguru, Life and Death in One Breath

Bonhoeffer thought of death as the last station on the road to freedom.

— Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Those who deserve to die, die the death they deserve.

— Ian Fleming, Live and Let Die

I can’t be 100 per cent sure about the whole death thing as I’m still here

— Josh Langley, Turning Inside Out – what if everything we’ve been taught about life is wrong?

Life starts when you live for someones other than you, and ends when you stop living in others’ hearts! Birth & death are simply incidental.

— Sandeep Sahajpal

Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.

— Sophocles, Electra

Biology includes the study of the human death which began when you took your first breath

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

Each coil has the earthquake which created it, as every death has the life that gave birth to it.

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

If one does die taking these drugs, the death is likely to be very peaceful. Morphia is, after all, the goddess of dreams.

— Philip Nitschke

Sleep – kinsman thou to death and trance and madness.

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I will never be a fan of any kind of political correctness: I think it’s instant death to creativity.

— Mads Mikkelsen

I’m sitting in my office trying to squeeze a story from my head. It is that kind of morning when you feel like melting the typewriter into a bar of steel and clubbing yourself to death with it. (“Advance Notice”)

— Richard Matheson, Collected Stories, Vol. 1

The Fear of failure is the greatest fear of man. Even the fear of death is fear of failing to continue life.

— Anup Kochhar, The Failure Project -The Story Of Man’s Greatest Fear

Your motivation has to be rock solid. You have to want it so bad that even th threat of death won’t take it from you.

— Orson Scott Card

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

— Robert Bolt

I have triumphed over both life and death because I no longer desire to live, nor do I any longer fear to die.

— Nawal El-Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero

The desert was a school, a school where each day, each hour, a final examination was offered, where failure meant death and the buzzards landed to correct the papers.

— Louis L’Amour, Shalako

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

— Epicurus

I tell you loneliness is the thing to master. Courage and fear, love, death are only parts of it and can easily be ruled afterwards. If I make myself master my own loneliness there will be peace or safety: and perhaps these are the same.

— Martha Gellhorn

So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.

— George Orwell, 1984

I would prove to you that being different isn’t a death sentence but a call to arms.

— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.

— Horatio Nelson

Acceptance of death and cancer did not mean I intended to give up, just the opposite. I was prepared to fight cancer not out of fear of dying, but out of joy of living.

— Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live…

One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.

— Oscar Wilde

This is why the oceans taste of salt. It is because of all the tears of mermaids for sailors who have died for their love. The oceans are salt with death and grief.

— Jaxy Mono, The Book of Dubious Beasts

For the Christian, death can be faced realistically and with victory, because he knows “that neither death nor life . . . shall be able to separate us from the love of God” [Romans 8:38–39 NKJV].

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

For every death is a simplification of existence for the others, removes the necessity to show gratitude, the obligation to pay visits.

— Marcel Proust, Time Regained

I’m not afraid of death really, just what comes after.

— Jose Guerra Sison

It is the death of hope that comes as the greatest relief

— Jojo Moyes, The Girl You Left Behind

Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.

— Brennan Manning

As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.

— John Andre

What is death if not these words that I say

— Sanchit Gupta, The Tree with a Thousand Apples

Unsustainable energy consumption has humanity locked into a death spiral with nature.

— Steven Magee

What kind of dark, twisted mind preys on young women? I think it was Poe that said the death of a beautiful woman is the most poetical thing in the universe, and if that was true… I was John Milton.

— Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

I come only to ask a simple question. Is Muad’Dib’s death to be followed by the moral suicide of all men? Is that the inevitable aftermath of a Messiah?

— Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

I don’t think of death in a romantic way anymore.

— Robert Smith

We have survived the death of our childhood. We are soldiers now, maybe the last soldiers who will ever fight, the Earth’s final and only hope, united as one in the spirit of vengeance.

— Rick Yancey

The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit.

— Davy Crockett

Constantly downcast leads to the death bed.

— Veronica Purcell

You can beat a man to death with a crystal /Or build him shelter with the butt of a pistol

— Haylar Garcia

Wilson had been killed by everybody. It was this that made his death special, the children had been told. It was justice, it was all the people showing how much they hated this crime. Killing was justice when everybody joined in.

— Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

When death is imminent remember – this is not a dress rehearsal, the time is now, share your love!

— Alison Bramhall

The obvious objections to the execution of Saddam Hussein are valid and well aired. His death will provoke violent strife between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and between Iraqis in general and the American occupation forces.

— Richard Dawkins

I mean, death is a serious thing, certainly not to be sneezed at.

— Morrissey

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

— Benjamin Franklin

Will was dead, but Missouri Ann was going to have a baby. Birth and death were God’s way, she told herself. Joy and sorrow were joined together.

— Sandra Dallas, A Quilt for Christmas

The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

— Jean Cocteau

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

— Steven Wright

Unlike temporal leadership, in which violence and death often proliferate, Christ’s rule signifies reunion between predator and prey, malefactors and innocents.

— James Mikołajczyk, Jesus the Jew, Christ the King: Exploring the Hypostatic Union Between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith

Death is never an ending, death is a change;Death is beautiful, for death is strange;Death is one dream out of another flowing.

— Conrad Aiken, The House of Dust

I have almost completed a long novel, but it is unpublishable until my death and England’s.

— E.M. Forster