Death Quotes

Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
Danish prove - life without a friend is death without a witness....

A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
Dixie Lee Ray
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - - Ourselves.
Eda LeShan
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Ayn Rand
I must not fear. Fear is the mind - Killer. Fear is the little - Death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune".

Oscar wilde - one must have a heart of stone to read the death...
Rabindranath tagore - death is not extinguishing the light it is simply...
Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Maya Angelou
I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness...
HP Lovecraft, From Beyond
He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
Saki
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Because I could not stop for Death - - He kindly stopped for me - - The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.
Emily Dickinson
How exquisite that gaze of yours would be if you were being whipped to death, in the last agony.
Leopold von Sacher - Masoch, Venus in Furs
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana
Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Thomas Browne
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
John Donne
Security is a kind of death.
Tennessee Williams
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.
Froude
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin
There is no death. Only a change of worlds.
Chief Seattle
Death is as casual - And often as unexpected - As birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
Jim
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
John Donne
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.
Rabbi Harold Kushne
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Behan
There is no such thing as a natural death: nothing that happens to a man is ever natural, since his presence calls the world into question. All men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation.
Simone de Beauvoir, "A Very Easy Death".
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Robert Bolt
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
George Santayana
A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join.
Elbert Hubbard
We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were.
John Berge
Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, First Snow, 1993
I meant, said Ipslore bitterly, what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile? Death thought about it. Cats, he said eventually. Cats are nice.
Terry Pratchet, Sourcery
Give me an incubator or give me death!
Hawkeye and Trapper, M*A*S*H
The Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People on Methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Joseph Addison
If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
Kahlil Gibran
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.
Albert Einstein, on atomic energy, Jan. 22, 1947
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2
The death - Knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 ("Theodore Rex" - Edmund Morris)
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.
Buddha