Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Best Quotes about Death
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.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Auden, W. H.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.
Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. [Psalms 39:4]
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
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Ellis, Alice Thomas
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
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.
For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Arndt, Ernest Moritz
As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.
He would make a lovely corpse.
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
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.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
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
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Life is one of the most important causes of death.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. [Matthew 10:28]
It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn't want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
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.
So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
Is it sin to rush into the secret house of death, ere death dare come to us?
Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this.
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
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.
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
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.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.
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