Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
Best Quotes about Death
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.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
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.
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.
Death always waits. The door of the hearse is never closed.
Life is a loss of time.
Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
Browne, Sir Thomas
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. [1 Corinthians 15:26]
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And death is beautiful as feet of friend. Coming with welcome at our journey's end.
Lowell, James Russell
He has gone over to the majority.
The fact that when we die we are nothing more than worm meat---I just don't think about it.
Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess
When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.
Donleavy, J. P.
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
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.
Is there a life after death? Can I never get some peace?
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.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
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]
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De
To die is landing on some distant shore.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Man, Paul De
I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll remember.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
We are but tenants and shortly the great landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
King Jr. Martin Luther
An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
An evil life is a kind of death.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [1 Corinthians 15:55]
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet
Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.
Allen, Fred A.
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
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.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
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.
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