Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.
Best Quotes about Death
There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided, but it is well for every man to stop once in a while to think of what sort of a collection of mourners he is training for his final event.
Morris, Robert T.
When we die, no one remembers us for what we weighed. Our weight isn't etched into our headstones.
Life is a loss of time.
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.
To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
Davis, Mrs Hubbard
In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
We are all dead men on leave.
How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.
To awake from death is to die in peace.
I want death to find me planting my cabbage
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
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.
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
It is natural to die as to be born.
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.
We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
Teach me to live that I may dread, the grave as little as my bed.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.
Bryant, William C.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
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.
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
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.
If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
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
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
Maugham, W. Somerset
I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.
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.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
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