Thursday, November 7, 2013

Life is Beautiful; Death Quotes

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
Will Rogers

“Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”
― William S. Burroughs

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”
― Kahlil Gibran

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new."
― Steve Jobs

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."
― Mark Twain

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
― Albert Einstein

"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."
― Helen Keller

"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die."
― Leonardo da Vinci

"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them."
― George Eliot

"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living."
Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men."
Quintus Ennius

“Death is contagious; it is contracted the moment we are conceived.”
― Madeleine L'Engle

"Death will be a great relief. No more interviews."
-Katharine Hepburn

"Cowards die many times before their deathsThe valiant never taste of death but once."
-William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

"Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force."
-Yoda, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

“After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die.”
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”
Joseph Stalin

“Our lives can't be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

"I've never killed a man, but I've read many an obituary with a great deal of satisfaction.”
Clarence Darrow

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

“Death didn't bother me much. Strong Christian and all that. Method of death did. Being eaten alive. One of my top three ways not to go out.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

“Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death.”
Tom Robbins

“Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
Norman Cousins

"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow."

“It's better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.”
Michael Crichton

“When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.”
― Rob Sheffield

“Life is too short when you think of the length of death”
Sean Mangan

“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“No one here gets out alive.”
Jim Morrison

"Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body."
― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity."
William Penn

"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity."
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."
Edvard Munch

“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
Woody Allen

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
― J.K. Rowling

“I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
― Jimi Hendrix

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
― Lemony Snicket

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
― Mitch Albom

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
― Terry Pratchett

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
― Mark Twain

“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“You only live twice:
Once when you're born
And once when you look death in the face.”
― Ian Fleming

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”
― Haruki Murakami

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
― Anaïs Nin

“It's better to burn out than to fade away.”
― Neil Young

“Reality means you live until you die...the real truth is nobody wants reality.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“When you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
― Thomas Campbell

“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.”
― James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

 A Beautiful Death - mono edition, by Terry Fan

Memento Mori; remember that you will die

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