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.
No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
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.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
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.
To have died once is enough.
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
The death of my kid made me a stronger person. There’s no end to what I’m willing to do.
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.
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
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.
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.
It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
There is no death. The body withers but the spirit still lives.
I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?
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.
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.
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.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
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.
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
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.
We die only once, and for such a long time.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
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.
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.
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.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
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.
Integrity of life is fame’s best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.
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.
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.
Between income taxes and employment taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes, we’re being taxed to death.
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.
Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
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.
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.
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.
The goal of all life is death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Death is a fearful thing.
I always say, complacency is the kiss of death.
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.
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.
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.
I was put on death row because of hate.
Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
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.
Drake‘s my little brother; I love him to death, and he’s family-oriented.
It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
The idea is to die young as late as possible.
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.
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.
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
There is no such thing as death; life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.
The first requisite for immortality is death.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because there is a larger awareness that transcends time and space, an awareness is available after death.
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.
Sometimes I test myself saying, ‘If I get a death sentence if I don’t make this movie, would I still make this movie?’
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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 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.
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.
You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
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.
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.
Death does not exist.
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.
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.
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.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.
An ‘unemployed‘ existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
I used to starve myself to death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
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 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.
What kind of system do we have when innocent people can sit on death row for 30 years?
I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
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.
Good taste is death; vulgarity is life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
Death is just life’s next big adventure.
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.
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.
‘Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
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?
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.
I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here.
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
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.
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.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.
It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
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!
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 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.
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.
The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
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.
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love has no age, no limit; and no 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.
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.
I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.
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.
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.
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
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.
Death and the dice level all distinctions.
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.
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.