To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it.
It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
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?
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!
Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die — and find that there is no death.
Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder
Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo da Vinci
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
Miguel de Unamuno
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet 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. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind? And when the Earth has claimed our limbs, Then we shall truly dance.
Death’s in the good-bye.
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke
I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.
It’s better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.
Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
Bryant H. McGill
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Life is too short when you think of the length of death
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Ernst Moritz Arndt
I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot
Call no man happy till he is dead.
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Miguel de Unamuno
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
W. H. Auden
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
The idea is to die young as late as possible.
‘Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden
Everything that gets born dies.
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death.
Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson
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.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
The death of what’s dead is the birth of what’s living.
All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.
It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.