Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Best Quotes about Death
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
Cervantes, Miguel De
Remember man as you walk by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now, so you will be, so prepare for death and follow me.
Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.
As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
'Tis all a Checker-board of Nights and days where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays, and one by one back in the Closet lays.
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
Lutzer, Erwin W.
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
Colton, Charles Caleb
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; When man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die!
Barbauld, Anna Letitia
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.
When we die, no one remembers us for what we weighed. Our weight isn't etched into our headstones.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?
Lewis, C. S.
No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!
Healey, Thomas F.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
These have not the hope to die.
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
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.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Maugham, W. Somerset
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
The Father is the Giver of Life; but the Mother is the Giver of Death, because her womb is the gate of ingress to matter, and through her life is ensouled to form, and no form can be either infinite or eternal. Death is implicit in birth.
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust.
Your body must become familiar with its death -- in all its possible forms and degrees -- as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.
Is it sin to rush into the secret house of death, ere death dare come to us?
When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
To awake from death is to die in peace.
For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
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