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.
Best Quotes about Death
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
The pomp of death is far more terrible than death itself.
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.
I am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race.
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
La Fontaine, Jean De
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
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [1 Corinthians 15:55]
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
Browne, Sir Thomas
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
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.
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.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
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.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.
What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Da Vinci, Leonardo
Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!
Moody, Dwight L.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. [1 Timothy 6:7]
To awake from death is to die in peace.
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Die, my dear doctor! That's the last thing I shall do!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. [Psalm 23:4]
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
Foster, John W.
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
Certeau, Michel De
When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.
'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
Cervantes, Miguel De
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