The fact that when we die we are nothing more than worm meat---I just don't think about it.
Best Quotes about Death
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
A useless life is an early death.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
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.
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
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
The essential part of our being can only survive if the transient part dissolves. Death is a condition of survival. That which has been gained must be eternalized, and can only be eternalized by being transmuted, by passing through death they must return
Khan, Pir Vilayat
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
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 only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Gilmore, Gary Mark
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. [1 Timothy 6:7]
Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.
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.
These have not the hope to die.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Da Vinci, Leonardo
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [1 Corinthians 15:55]
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
Cervantes, Miguel De
I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
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.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
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.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.
There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children.
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
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
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.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Arndt, Ernest Moritz
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