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.
Best Quotes about Death
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.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
La Bruyere, Jean De
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
An evil life is a kind of death.
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.
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
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.
There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children.
Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
King Jr. Martin Luther
I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this.
I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.
To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
Davis, Mrs Hubbard
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.
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.
I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
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.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Maugham, W. Somerset
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
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
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
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.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. [Matthew 10:28]
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go.
'Tis after death that we measure men.
Hope, James Barron
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.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. [1 Corinthians 15:26]
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Death is the cure for all diseases.
Browne, Sir Thomas
If life must not be taken too seriously -- then so neither must death.
It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.
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
So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity.
I am not the least afraid to die.
Darwin, Charles R.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
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