Top 616 Death Quotes

Here we have the best Death Quotes from famous authors such as Warren Zevon, Billy Graham, Thomas Aquinas, Adrienne Rich, Woody Allen. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

I'll sleep when I'm dead.
I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually.

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.

They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide?

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.

When one is young, aspiring to play for the country, doing well, any hindrance, like injury or being out of form, can be frustrating and a cause of annoyance or even anger. But once you have a close encounter with death, you realise the real value of life.

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.

I want people who have received a diagnosis of Hepatitis C to know that they didn’t just receive a death sentence. They do have options, even if the person who gave them their diagnosis isn’t aware of all of them. The path they choose doesn’t have to be one of desperation.

First need in the reform of hospital management? That’s easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.

Martin H Fischer
The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.

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

I’m always on the verge of death in my head.

I believe that the death penalty is an effective penalty.

If we don’t know life, how can we know death?

No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.

Citium Zeno
To awake from death is to die in peace.

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.

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.

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

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.

Life is an incurable disease leading to death, but it’s also an unrequested gift, which, if we can manage to keep giving it away to others, can keep giving back everything to us.

Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ‘the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California.

Andrew Wood’s death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.

And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

Give the peasants neither life nor death.

Tokugawa Ieyasu
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

Death seems to be a long way off. Is this not shallow thinking? It is worthless and is only a joke within a dream. It will not do to think in such a way and be negligent. Insofar as death is always at one’s door, one should make sufficient effort and act quickly.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo
To have died once is enough.

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer‘s death as winter tightens its grip.

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.

A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.

You can cry about death and very properly so, your own as well as anybody else‘s. But it’s inevitable, so you’d better grapple with it and cope and be aware that not only is it inevitable, but it has always been inevitable, if you see what I mean.

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

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

The death of my kid made me a stronger person. There’s no end to what I’m willing to do.

Rock and menopause do not mix. It is not good, it sucks and every day I fight it to the death, or, at the very least, not let it take me over.

Even though everybody‘s lives are different, in general we’re all human beings, and we go through the same things: disappointments, the pleasures of life, life and death. That’s always been a really big part of the show to me, making sure the audience feels connected, and that carries through to the album.

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.

Miguel de Unamuno
They say death and taxes are the only things that are inevitable. The truth is, you can not pay your taxes. I’ve done it, and there’s consequences, but it can be done. Death you’re not going to get out of, and you kind of got to deal with it.

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.

Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.

No one owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.

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

‘Grace’ is basically a death prayer. Not something of sorrow, but of just casting away any fear of death. No relief will come – you really just have to stew in your life until it’s time to go. But sometimes, somebody else’s faith in you can do wonders.

I believe in the Prince of Peace. I believe that War is Murder. I believe that armies and navies are at bottom the tinsel and braggadocio of oppression and wrong, and I believe that the wicked conquest of weaker and darker nations by nations whiter and stronger but foreshadows the death of that strength.

Bedouin ways were hard even for those brought up to them, and for strangers, terrible: a death in life.

You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn’t actually have to do with death. I’m singing about what I know, and it’s a song about longing for somebody who’s disappeared in your life.

It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.

Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.

A country that relies on aid? Death is better than that. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did.

Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.

Temptation coaxes us toward sin, and sin leads to sickness and death, and ultimately confinement in the realm of the evil one.

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.

William Wycherley
Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.

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.

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.

The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.

One must keep working continuously; otherwise, one thinks of death.

Enzo Ferrari
None of us, in our culture of comfort, know how to prepare ourselves for dying, but that’s what we should do every day. Every single day, we die a thousand deaths.

Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.

I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don’t know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy.

We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.

Death is the beginning of something.

Edith Piaf
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.

There is no death. The body withers but the spirit still lives.

K J Yesudas
I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?

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

In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it.

A useless life is an early death.

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.

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

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

Death is staring too long into the burning sun and the relief of entering a cool, dark room.

John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I’m on borrowed time.

Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they’ll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you, they’ll follow you to the death.

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.

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

Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate.

Solon
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.

Ernst Moritz Arndt
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.

Death surrenders us totally to God: it makes us enter into him; we must, in return, surrender ourselves to death with absolute love and self-abandonment since, when death comes, all we can do is to surrender ourselves completely to the domination and guidance of God.

I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts – spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back – length of life.

Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.

Miguel de Unamuno
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.

Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.

Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve – one man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either.

We die only once, and for such a long time.

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.

I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.

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

There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.

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.

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.

We are eternal beings. We lived as intelligent spirits before this mortal life. We are now living part of eternity. Our mortal birth was not the beginning; death, which faces all of us, is not the end.

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

Death frames the high wire. But I don’t see myself as taking risks. I do all of the preparations that a non-death seeker would do.

Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus.

Once you start doing only what you’ve already proven you can do, you’re on the road to death.

Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, drawing no dividend from time’s tomorrows.

Siegfried Sassoon
There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.

Mary Catherine Bateson
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.

In man, the mechanical breathing is essential to life, and it is one of the old tests for death to see whether these movements have ceased completely.

August Krogh
Integrity of life is fame’s best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.

John Webster
Death is a monster; death is horrible.

What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.

Zane Grey
Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma.

Mahavira
An unused life is an early death.

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.

Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.

Death is a distant rumor to the young.

I stay way from that area, and there’s only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death.

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

Between income taxes and employment taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes, we’re being taxed to death.

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

My father blamed me for my brother Gunther’s death, for not bringing him home. He died in an avalanche as we descended from the summit of Nanga Parbat, one of the 14 peaks over 8,000m, in 1970. Gunther and I did so much together. It was difficult for my father to understand what it was like up there.

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.

We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.

No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.

I believe life imprisonment is far worse than the death penalty.

Epigenetics doesn’t change the genetic code, it changes how that’s read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won’t be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure.

Death can happen anywhere, but kids in Chicago, like 4 years old, can get shot. You don’t really hear that in too many places.

The most feared thing should be death, but after a lot of rumination, I have settled to fear incessant pain. It is not a ‘screaming hysterically’ kind of fear but a silently lurking one.

My father passed away in 1942, and three-four months after his death, I had to start working. There was a responsibility on my shoulders to run the household. It was my duty as the eldest child in the house.

Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death.

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

Tecumseh
I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.

Arthur Koestler
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.

Christians must share their faith in obedience to the Great Commission, because we are only seeing the fruit of sin this side of death.

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.

I became a very simple person. The simple things are the most precious to me. I don’t ascribe much significance to the things I have now. That feeling of touching death has never left me.

I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.

I’m not afraid of death, but I resent it. I think it’s unfair and irritating.

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.

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

If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.

The goal of all life is death.

Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.

Thomas Wolfe
Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards.

Giacomo Leopardi
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.

It is a little disappointing to see that your legs are not as strong. But I like the idea of growing old, and the thought of approaching death is not particularly daunting to me.

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

John Donne
Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.

My father’s death was the most terrible thing that happened to me in my life.

The opposite of compromise is fanaticism and death.

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.

Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.

Boris Pasternak
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

Nature creates while destroying, and doesn’t care whether it creates or destroys as long as life isn’t extinguished, as long as death doesn’t lose its rights.

Ivan Turgenev
If you had a game that said, ‘Oops, you’re dead. Now switch off the game,’ it wouldn’t be very successful. So you do need to have something to teach and be there to learn from, and we feel that death in video games is a positive experience.

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.

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

Death is a fearful thing.

He that fears death loses the joys of life.

Jan Hus
I always say, complacency is the kiss of death.

Shari Redstone
Death is a fact of life, no matter where you live. Taking care of the dying is a necessity everywhere. Those are not conditions exclusive to small towns.

Kent Haruf
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

We are all dwellers on this one small earth; we live one life, die one death; we have the same difficulties to contend with; we ought in common to fight the foes of ignorance and wrong.

Charles Glover Barkla
So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.

Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.

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

After a natural disaster, safe drinking water is a priority. Humans can live longer without food than water, so communication about clean water is essential to help avoid the risk of cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, famine, and death.

Fling but a stone, the giant dies.

Matthew Green
Well, there’s a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.

A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.

Stan Sakai
I was put on death row because of hate.

Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.

Ivan Turgenev
Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.

William Goldman
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

When I’m lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.

I have had some cosmetic surgery, especially after I lost weight and stuff, and I’ve had my breasts lifted – but not injected. That would scare me to death, anyway.

Death and genitals are things that frighten people, and when people are frightened, they develop means of concealment and aggression. It is common sense.

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.

Once you’ve stared death in the face, every day is a good day.

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.

Earl Wilson
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.

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.

I think death is just a transition to another state of consciousness.

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death… but he’s not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table.

Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.

I don’t know if I believe in life after death so much as I believe that there is something out there.

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

John Greenleaf Whittier
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.

I’ve been doing extremely dangerous activities for a long time, but I’ve been lucky enough to have survived so far. However, sooner or later we all die… and, if that’s the case, I want to die doing what I love to do the most. That’s how I view death.

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

Maybe I haven‘t been tested, but I have no fear of death at all. I was with Allen Ginsberg during the last year of his life, and he called all his friends and said, ‘I’m on my way out, and it’s kind of exciting.’ I see it as kind of exciting, too.

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.

Lyman Beecher
I found the experience of falling in love or being in love was a death: a death of everything. You kind of watch yourself die in a wonderful way, and you experience for the briefest moment – if you see yourself for a moment through their eyes – everything you believed about yourself gone. In a death-and-rebirth sense.

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
Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.

Many cats are the death of the mouse.

Kaspar Hauser
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.

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
Drake‘s my little brother; I love him to death, and he’s family-oriented.

Birdman
It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life.

Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.

What I do know is that with a celebrity‘s death comes an avalanche of media, and in that media is most often another death – it takes a life that is filled with complicated talent, hope, success and drive and reduces it to the ‘story.’

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.

The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.

Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.

I support the death penalty. But I also think there has to be no margin for error.

George Ryan
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.

I think death is a crucial element when designing games around the theme of the satisfaction of overcoming overwhelming odds.

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

Life is apogee, apex, decline; life is death – and everything else is open to discussion.

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.

To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.

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

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.

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.

I find by my calculations, which are according to revealed inspiration, that the sword of death is now approaching us, in the shape of pestilence, war more horrible than has been known in three lifetimes, and famine.

The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street.

Death is so important that God visited death upon his own son, thereby helping us learn right from wrong well enough that we may escape death forever and live eternally in God’s grace.

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

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
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.

I’m scared to death of being poor. It’s like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It’s my pet paranoia.

The emotions triggered by fiction are very real. When Charles Dickens wrote about the death of Little Nell in the 1840s, people wept – and I’m sure that the death of characters in J.K. Rowling‘s ‘Harry Potterseries led to similar tears.

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

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

On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.

Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

Looking good and feeling like death is a difficult combination for people to understand.

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

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

Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.

G Gordon Liddy
My death will be caused by morphine, which I have deliberately taken with suicidal intent.

The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.

Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.

There is one Physician, of flesh and of spirit, originate and unoriginate, God in man, true Life in death, son of Mary and son of God, first passible and then impassible: Jesus Christ our Lord.

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Miyamoto Musashi
There is no such thing as death; life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.

Pope John XXIII
There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It’s mostly about random pointless death and misery.

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
A martyr can never cooperate with death, go to death in a way that they’re not trying to escape.

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.

Sidney Hook
Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man‘s gate and at the palaces of kings.

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

Evelyn Beatrice Hall
I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear friend, Dudley Moore.

You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead.

Nothing in life is promised except death.

I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.

Fritz Lang
To have faith doesn’t mean you get any less frustrated when you don’t do your best, but you know that it’s not life and death. Take what you’re given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.

Tom Lehman
Death is not painful. It is the most beautiful experience you will have.

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

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.

Jerome Lawrence
I don’t know what my Death Row meal would be. I’m surprised that people can even eat when they’re on Death Row.

It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.

Well, we can’t afford blindness anymore. There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death, and want to annihilate Western civilization.

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.

Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.

Because there is a larger awareness that transcends time and space, an awareness is available after death.

Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty… mine‘s putting in an express lane.

What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.

Henry Van Dyke
Activism is very seductive, and writing is painful and hard. It’s very scary to have a death threat living over your head. Activism is very sustaining. But I don’t view myself as a political person. I’m just someone who desperately wants to stay alive.

The ‘kingdom of Heaven’ is a condition of the heart – not something that comes ‘upon the earth’ or ‘after death.’

Sometimes I test myself saying, ‘If I get a death sentence if I don’t make this movie, would I still make this movie?’

I don’t believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance.

We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

I have found people on both sides of the aisle, white and black, that’ll give you the shirt off their back. And I’ve also found people that won’t give you a piece of bread if you’re starving to death.

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
We were marooned in a frozen desert. There was not a sign of life on the horizon and a thousand signs of death… The marvel is we did not all die of cold.

Wilfred Owen
Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.

Alexander Smith
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.

When we die our money, fame, and honors will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one but God can save our souls.

Michael Huffington
We as Americans believe it’s OK to kill people. We believe it’s OK to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We think it’s OK to invade a country where we think Osama Bin Laden is and he’s in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill. And we have the death penalty; we sanction it.

All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death’s wing flashed ahead.

Anna Akhmatova
The fear of death comes from limited awareness.

There’s no question that the gay movement would not be as far along as it is without AIDS. But how can there be any other issue in the face of death, possible extinction?

My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.

Horatio Nelson
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.

The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.

Life and death are important. Don’t suffer them in vain.

I definitely wouldn’t wish death on anyone.

The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.

Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.

Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness – perhaps unimaginative of me.

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics.

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.

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.

No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.

Death can never kill an idea. Ideas are more powerful than death. Ideas outlive men and can never be destroyed.

We are not our own. We do not belong to ourselves. But we have been purchased with a dear price. We have cost an immense sum, even the sufferings and death of the Son of God.

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.

It is important to feel the anger without judging it, without attempting to find meaning in it. It may take many forms: anger at the health-care system, at life, at your loved one for leaving. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. Anger is a natural reaction to the unfairness of loss.

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.

I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death.

I consider any gun that can chamber a round and send a projectile down its barrel at a high rate of speed into my body – causing me injury or death – to be an assault weapon.

I think, more than anything else, my dog‘s death has made me grow up. I find myself thinking about the world in a more serious way.

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

The poets‘ scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.

Edmund Spenser
We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.

Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.

Hell, madam, is to love no longer.

Georges Bernanos
You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.

Ian Fleming
Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.

Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.

Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.

Algernon Charles Swinburne
You’ve never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.

It is easy not to support the death penalty when there is doubt about the culpability of the person sitting in the chair; it is harder to sustain such principles when the crime of the accused is morally indefensible.

Death can’t be considered because, if you’re afraid to die, there’s no room in your life to make discoveries.

In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate.

When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.

The stroke of death is as a lover‘s pinch, which hurts and is desired.

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.

Death does not exist.

Edith Piaf
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.

Erik Erikson
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the gods.

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.

Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.

If your best friend has stolen your girlfriend, it does become life and death.

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.

Mary Renault
I’ve always been pro-life from conception to natural death. It’s important for the Republican nominee to maintain what we stand for. We are the party that stands for all of life, whether it’s convenient or inconvenient, whether it’s perfect or imperfect.

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?

I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day.

Nick Mancuso
God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man’s wants required.

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.

Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one’s lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.

Gilbert Parker
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

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

All us got a due date. All us got a death sentence. One day, we gonna die.

Kodak Black
To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.

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.

Tecumseh
It is really very important while you are young to live in an environment in which there is no fear. Most of us, as we grow older, become frightened; we are afraid of living, afraid of losing a job, afraid of tradition, afraid of what the neighbours, or what the wife or husband would say, afraid of death.

You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent; God, the all-great; God, the Almighty; God, the most powerful; God, the giver of life; God, the creator of death. I mean, we’re hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.

To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.

I’m not afraid to die.

It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits.

Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.

All those vitamins aren’t to keep death at bay, they’re to keep deterioration at bay.

The world rolls round forever like a mill; it grinds out death and life and good and ill; it has no purpose, heart or mind or will.

James Thomson
Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.

Hilaire Belloc
Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.

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.

Belief is the death of intelligence.

I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

I have been connected with the Niels Bohr Institute since the completion of my university studies, first as a research fellow and, from 1956, as a professor of physics at the University of Copenhagen. After the death of my father in 1962, I followed him as director of the Institute until 1970.

Aage Bohr
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.

Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.

I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, ‘Henry, have you made your peace with God?’ Thoreau said, ‘I didn’t know we’d quarreled.’

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

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

No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.

If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.

Alphonse Karr
I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone. This is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you, Chris McCandless.

Christopher McCandless
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

Joseph Stalin
For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.

Tom McMillan
An ‘unemployedexistence is a worse negation of life than death itself.

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
I used to starve myself to death.

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.

Seneca
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

If we can understand that death is not the end but is really a transition into the next life, the great part of life, that frees us up into receiving God’s courage and his help.

There are a lot of little lessons that can be taught around the home without sitting a child down and boring them to death with your philosophy of life!

A few years after my father’s death, my mother sent me to the United Kingdom for ‘better prospects‘ in 1951. Those four years were not easy.

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.

I guess I just process death differently than some folks. Realizing you’re not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you.

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.

Death means change our clothes. Clothes become old, then time to come change. So this body become old, and then time come, take young body.

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.

Joseph Hall
Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.

Myron Scholes
In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations – ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies – were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.

I used to know things intellectually, but now I feel them. Now I feel that my body is part of nature, so being sick is just a process of nature, and death is a process of nature, and being reborn through the soil is a process of nature.

I always say that death can be one of the greatest experiences ever. If you live each day of your life right, then you have nothing to fear.

I don’t know if love exists, not the kind that keeps. I think love’s an infatuation that turns into a habit, because you can’t keep that passion going. You get used to people, and that’s death for me – I like to be surprised.

Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.

Frederick Buechner
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.

Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.

The first novel I wrote was a monster – clocking in at 180,000 words – but it died a death, a death it deserved. It was called ‘The Gods First Make Mad.’ It was a good title, but it was the only good thing about the book. I didn’t let that put me off.

Once a child is confronted with the concept of death there’s a certain innocence that goes.

Patsy Kensit
I’m not afraid of death. How can you be afraid of something that’s inevitable?

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.

I intend to live forever, or die trying.

It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.

Jacqueline Cochran
Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.

Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.

My biggest fear is death because I don’t think I’m going anywhere. And since I don’t think that, and I don’t have a belief… I’m married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she’s going somewhere.

We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.

The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.

I don’t have any authority to talk about the domestic policies of America. But as an outsider, I am mystified by the fact that you are encouraged to buy a gun, but if you use it for the purpose that it is expressly designed for, you get the death penalty. That aspect of America is kind of mystifying.

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.

I’m gonna live till I die.

A filmmaker doesn’t have to suffer to show suffering. You just have to understand it. You don’t have to die to shoot a death scene.

I found that the things I am afraid of most are things for which there are no obvious remedies. Like, what do you do with a fear of death? You either come to terms with it or you don’t, but there’s no solving it.

If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it.

I hope, by God’s grace, that I am truly a Christian, not deviating from the faith, and that I would rather suffer the penalty of a terrible death than wish to affirm anything outside of the faith or transgress the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jan Hus
What kind of system do we have when innocent people can sit on death row for 30 years?

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death.

I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying.

Derek Jarman
Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can’t do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.

Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.

I wouldn’t mind at all coming back to earth after my death.

Edith Piaf
Marriage is the death of hope.

We are all racing towards death. No matter how many great, intellectual conclusions we draw during our lives, we know they’re all only man-made, like God. I begin to wonder where it all leads. What can you do, except do what you can do as best you know how.

I joyfully hasten to meet death. If it come before I have had opportunity to develop all my artistic faculties, it will come, my hard fate notwithstanding, too soon, and I should probably wish it later – yet even then I shall be happy, for will it not deliver me from a state of endless suffering?

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.

Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.

I think quite often a fate worse than death is life, for lots of people.

Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.

Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.

Bankruptcy is about financial death and financial rebirth. Bankruptcy is the great American story rewritten. We’re a nation of debtors.

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.

The death penalty confronts us with a penetrating moral question: Can even the monstrous crimes of those who are condemned to death and are truly guilty of such crimes erase their sacred dignity as human beings and their intrinsic right to life?

In Hollywood, you can live alongside very famous but still incredibly boring people. I’ve never wanted to be immortal. Even if nobody remembers me after my death, it’s still okay with me.

Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.

Joseph Stalin
There is no death, only a change of worlds.

Every true Christian is a soldier – of Christ – a hero ‘par excellence‘! Braver than the bravest – scorning the soft seductions of peace and her oft-repeated warnings against hardship, disease, danger, and death, whom he counts among his bosom friends.

Charles Studd
I absolutely hate mowing the lawn. When I hear the mowers starting, I want to kill myself: it’s the sound of death approaching. Hoovering’s OK, but I never in my life wanted to have a lawn and certainly never wanted to mow one.

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

The horrific cases in Ferguson, in Staten Island with the death of Eric Garner, and all across the country serve as stark reminders that we must have a say in who polices us, and how that policing is done. We must, we must, let our voices be heard on Election Day.

Good taste is death; vulgarity is life.

Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?

The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom.

Montgomery Clift
Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.

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

There’s never been a doctor who served many patients who, despite their best efforts, did not lose some of them to death. But they understood that was part of life itself.

Are there moments when I see unrequited crushes or ex-boyfriends slow dancing with their dates and kind of want to stab myself in the spleen with a salad fork? Yeah, sure.

As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses… An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.

Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.

Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it’s not unfamiliar to you. It’s always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.

You have only to see what became of my father’s will immediately after his death, and the wills of so many other kings. I know it well; but nevertheless, they have wished it; they gave me no rest nor repose, no calm until it was done.

Louis XIV
Part of the magic of a startup is the fear of death. You have only so much money in the bank, and if you don’t get to the right milestone before you run out, then the company goes under – it’s over.

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

The valiant never taste of death but once.

I wanted to acknowledge that life goes on but that death goes on, too. A person who is dead is a long, long story.

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

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

I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?

Exile is like death. You cannot understand it until it happens to you.

Golshifteh Farahani
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.

I don’t believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn’t, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.

Death is just life’s next big adventure.

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.

It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

I’ll never forget Hurricane Katrina – the mix of a natural and a man-made catastrophe that resulted in the death of over 1,500 of our neighbors. Millions of folks were marked by the tragedy.

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

Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.

I feel birth, death, marriage is destined, and these things can’t be manipulated. I have surrendered my life completely. So, whenever it happens, I will accept it.

Sakshi Tanwar
‘Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.

Am I a trance medium? No. Have I got a gift psychically? Absolutely not. But I believe in the survival of consciousness after death.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pike
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
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on.

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.

I think the saddest thing in the world will be for people who face their death and realize they never lived. That won’t be me.

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

You can’t call it an adventure unless it’s tinged with danger. The greatest danger in life, though, is not taking the adventure at all. To have the objective of a life of ease is death. I think we’ve all got to go after our own Everest.

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

I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here.

Morning Star
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.

We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.

Military deployments have never been something to enjoy, but the consequence of the actions, the shared nature of the sacrifices, and the nobility of the cause are invigorating. To be clear, I’m not talking about the killing and the death; rather, the sense of purpose that pervades every action, reaction, and outcome.

My faith isn’t very churchy, it’s a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

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

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.

I’m a huge animal lover – I love animals to death. I’ve got tortoises and three dogs, and I’ve had a million animals in the past. I just think that we should do all we can to take care of them.

Roshon Fegan
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

Isaiah Berlin
That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.

Amelia Barr
It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.

Alexandre Dumas
Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!

Luigi Pirandello
It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.

If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

I was taught to confront things you can’t avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you’re trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don’t last for ever makes them beautiful.

I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.

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

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.

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.

Obviously, I care about the kids. Family, all that sort of stuff. But really, I don’t care about life, don’t care about death. Nothing. That’s the kind of man you are dealing with. That’s why I can’t be beaten.

If you don’t have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.

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.

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 safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

Death can come at any time to anyone. Everybody is equal before death.

Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.

O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.

Anne Boleyn
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?

I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.

Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.

The aspiring tyrants of today have not forgotten the lesson of 1933: that acts of terror – real or fake, provoked or accidental – can provide the occasion to deal a death blow to democracy.

My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.

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

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.

The death of the forest is the end of our life.

Dorothy Stang
I want to tell you what it was really like to think death is imminent, but I can’t. It’s a taste in your mouth. And an emptiness.

Aaron Huey
You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.

Biography lends to death a new terror.

As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.

People make relegation out to be a fate worse than death but that’s nonsense. If the infrastructure is right, clubs can bounce back.

An evil life is a kind of death.

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

Love has no age, no limit; and no death.

John Galsworthy
The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.

James Shirley
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

I might be deceiving myself but I do not think that I do have an inordinate fear of death.

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death.

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.

Huey Newton
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

John Milton
I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.

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.

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.

The sudden death of the leading man will cause change, making another man leader. Soon, but too late, the young man will attain high office. By land and sea, he will be feared.

Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.

Robert Bolt
Death, the real simile for disease – for when we are ill, do we not always feel like we are dying, even if it’s only a little? – remains, despite our secularism, the most metaphoricised phenomenon of all.

Sometimes evil is in the form of a malignant clown, and sometimes evil is in the form of policy and legislators, and sometimes it’s a grinning death mask and it has something more viscerally terrifying about it.

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

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.

The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.

Pierre Salinger
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.

Boss, life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble.

Michael Cacoyannis
Living with AIDS is like always having the sword of Damocles over your head. The disease is scarier than death itself. The disease is so messy, so devastating, so pervasive. It robs you of everything you hold dear.

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz
Man always dies before he is fully born.

No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life’s slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone.

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

Miguel de Unamuno
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.

Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.

G Gordon Liddy
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.

Ask anyone where they were when they heard of Diana‘s death, and they won’t hesitate, because nobody can forget. Along with 9/11, it remains the most poleaxeing public event, news so shocking it made me shake, and drove everything else from my mind for days.

If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is.

I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.

We’ve never tried to be anybody else but Five Finger Death Punch.

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

Georg Fabricius
Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.

Birth was the death of him.

Death is the prerequisite to resurrection, the new life God intends.

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

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.

Science without conscience is the death of the soul.

For me, habit is just a synonym for death.

You know, when I sit in meetings and things are very tense and people take things extremely seriously and they invest a lot of their ego, I sometimes think to myself, ‘Come on, you know, there’s life and there’s death and there is love.’ And all of that ego business is nonsense compared to that.

Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.

Hilaire Belloc
Man always dies before he is fully born.

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

When I say, ‘I stand for equal rights,’ I mean equal rights for all persons… from the moment of conception until natural death. I mean that I believe in the equal human dignity of all persons, no matter the ‘contribution‘ they make to society.

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.

The cycle of life is death, decomposition and regeneration, and a person who wants to stop killing animals is actually anti-life because it’s only in death that life can be regenerated.

I’ve looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.

For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.

Death and the dice level all distinctions.

Samuel Foote
When all the world is overcharged with inhabitants, then the last remedy of all is war, which provideth for every man, by victory or death.

Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and – as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis – emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness.

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.

Paul Kurtz
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.