He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
Best Quotes about Death
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.
dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
Death is the final wake-up call.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Arndt, Ernest Moritz
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse.
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.
So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity.
Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?
For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.
To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
See in what peace a Christian can die.
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
Forster, Edward M.
'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.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
Browne, Sir Thomas
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.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There's a strange sort of quiet when you're dying. It's as if you're in a glass room, and the walls keep getting thicker and thicker.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
Lawrence, D. H.
'Tis after death that we measure men.
Hope, James Barron
As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
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