My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
Best Quotes about Death
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
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
I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat.
As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him merely seize me, and only declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome me. When I must shipwreck, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotency might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
Foster, John W.
Death is the final wake-up call.
Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.
W. Somerset Maugham
Death does determine life. Once life is finished it acquires a sense; up to that point it has not got a sense; its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous. However, to be sincere I must add that for me death is important only if it is not justified and rationalized by reason. For me death is the maximum of epicness and death.
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
I guess that's how death works. It doesn't matter if we're ready or not. It just happens.
Randy K. Milholland
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
We all of us waited for him to die. The family sent him a check every month, and hoped he'd get on with it quietly, without too much vulgar fuss.
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
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
Teach me to live that I may dread, the grave as little as my bed.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Maugham, W. Somerset
The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
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
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.
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
When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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.
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.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
Death cancels everything but truth; and strips a man of everything but genius and virtue. It is a sort of natural canonization. It makes the meanest of us sacred --it installs the poet in his immortality, and lifts him to the skies. Death is the greatest assayer of the sterling ore of talent. At his touch the dropsy particles fall off, the irritable, the personal, the gross, and mingle with the dust --the finer and more ethereal part mounts with winged spirit to watch over our latest memory, and protect our bones from insult. We consign the least worthy qualities to oblivion, and cherish the nobler and imperishable nature with double pride and fondness.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. [1 Timothy 6:7]
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
We are but tenants and shortly the great landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.
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 not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre.
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.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [1 Corinthians 15:55]
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