We have collected the best Death Quotes by famous authors including Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Yossi Ghinsberg, Brian Clough, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Samuel Butler and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.
I became a very simple person. The simple things are the most precious to me. I don’t ascribe much significance to the things I have now. That feeling of touching death has never left me.
Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
Homeland or death! Socialism or death! We shall overcome!
First need in the reform of hospital management? That’s easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
Martin H. Fischer
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.
Learning is not just a labour market or economic growth issue. It is an integral part of human development. We learn from birth to death.
Alexander De Croo
Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
You can’t call it an adventure unless it’s tinged with danger. The greatest danger in life, though, is not taking the adventure at all. To have the objective of a life of ease is death. I think we’ve all got to go after our own Everest.
There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
Life is an incurable disease leading to death, but it’s also an unrequested gift, which, if we can manage to keep giving it away to others, can keep giving back everything to us.
There is no such thing as death; life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.
Death is just life’s next big adventure.
J. K. Rowling
Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and – as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis – emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness.
Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.
He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
‘Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.
Marquis de Sade
Normality is death.
Theodor W. Adorno
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
I’m not frightened about death. I don’t know why, but I just feel that at a certain moment your switch is switched off, and that’s it. And you can’t do anything about it.
Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
W. H. Auden
I’ve been doing extremely dangerous activities for a long time, but I’ve been lucky enough to have survived so far. However, sooner or later we all die… and, if that’s the case, I want to die doing what I love to do the most. That’s how I view death.
You know, the Bible is so clear. Go to Genesis chapter nine and you will find the death penalty clearly stated in Genesis chapter nine… God ordains the death penalty!
You can cry about death and very properly so, your own as well as anybody else’s. But it’s inevitable, so you’d better grapple with it and cope and be aware that not only is it inevitable, but it has always been inevitable, if you see what I mean.
Well, we can’t afford blindness anymore. There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death, and want to annihilate Western civilization.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
I eat death threats for breakfast!
Serenity is the balance between good and bad, life and death, horrors and pleasures. Life is, as it were, defined by death. If there wasn’t death of things, then there wouldn’t be any life to celebrate.
We die only once, and for such a long time.
Death can happen anywhere, but kids in Chicago, like 4 years old, can get shot. You don’t really hear that in too many places.
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
Miguel de Unamuno
Christ has conquered death, not only by suppressing its evil effects, but by reversing its sting. By virtue of Christ’s rising again, nothing any longer kills inevitably, but everything is capable of becoming the blessed touch of the divine hands, the blessed influence of the will of God upon our lives.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.
Christians must share their faith in obedience to the Great Commission, because we are only seeing the fruit of sin this side of death.
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
The emotions triggered by fiction are very real. When Charles Dickens wrote about the death of Little Nell in the 1840s, people wept – and I’m sure that the death of characters in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series led to similar tears.
There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It’s mostly about random pointless death and misery.
Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards.
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.
No one owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.
William S. Burroughs
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
I joyfully hasten to meet death. If it come before I have had opportunity to develop all my artistic faculties, it will come, my hard fate notwithstanding, too soon, and I should probably wish it later – yet even then I shall be happy, for will it not deliver me from a state of endless suffering?
Ludwig van Beethoven
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.
If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
I’m not personally obsessed with death. At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades – it ’tis.
Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!
What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
In the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, there is a small toaster-sized and shaped robot on the Death Star that guides Stormtroopers to where they need to go. I always liked that robot because I could imagine how to build it – and it served a real purpose.
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
Many cats are the death of the mouse.
A filmmaker doesn’t have to suffer to show suffering. You just have to understand it. You don’t have to die to shoot a death scene.
Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven.
The ‘kingdom of Heaven’ is a condition of the heart – not something that comes ‘upon the earth’ or ‘after death.’
The death penalty not only takes away the life of the person strapped to the table – it takes away a little bit of the humanity in each of us.
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.
I love women to death.
The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members.
What is life about? Two things: love and death.
A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.
Death is the prerequisite to resurrection, the new life God intends.
The rise or fall of Shanghai means the birth or death of the whole nation.
Give the peasants neither life nor death.
It’s not so easy to be gay or even a woman in some places in the world, and in many countries, it’s illegal to be gay. You can be put to death. It’s a global struggle. A human rights struggle on a global scale.
All those vitamins aren’t to keep death at bay, they’re to keep deterioration at bay.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.
Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can’t do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.
Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment… all of that is expressed in culture.
Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.
Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.
Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
William Butler Yeats
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.
Death is the cure for all diseases.
Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
I have been connected with the Niels Bohr Institute since the completion of my university studies, first as a research fellow and, from 1956, as a professor of physics at the University of Copenhagen. After the death of my father in 1962, I followed him as director of the Institute until 1970.
Humor has to surprise us; otherwise, it isn’t funny. It’s a death knell for a writer to be labeled a humorist because then it’s not a surprise anymore.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Henry Van Dyke
Life and death are important. Don’t suffer them in vain.
Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not… with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
Pope Benedict XVI
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability.
A. N. Wilson
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
I absolutely hate mowing the lawn. When I hear the mowers starting, I want to kill myself: it’s the sound of death approaching. Hoovering’s OK, but I never in my life wanted to have a lawn and certainly never wanted to mow one.
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.
I like grit. I like love and death. I’m tired of irony.
No matter what heights you achieve, even if you’re Brad Pitt, the slide is coming, sure as death and taxes.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
Part of the magic of a startup is the fear of death. You have only so much money in the bank, and if you don’t get to the right milestone before you run out, then the company goes under – it’s over.
Between income taxes and employment taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes, we’re being taxed to death.
My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
Death can never kill an idea. Ideas are more powerful than death. Ideas outlive men and can never be destroyed.
Opinion polls often suffer on account of unexpected developments once the electoral process starts, such as the death of a political leader (as in the case of the late Rajiv Gandhi).
N. Bhaskara Rao
Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
Give me liberty or give me death.
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
I found that the things I am afraid of most are things for which there are no obvious remedies. Like, what do you do with a fear of death? You either come to terms with it or you don’t, but there’s no solving it.
I don’t believe in the term ‘guilty pleasure,’ because it implies I should feel ashamed for liking something. A real guilty pleasure would be, I don’t know, taking gratification in some stranger’s ghastly death or something – which I guess I do enjoy, because I read a ton of true crime.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Simone de Beauvoir
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
The death of a language. The word has the same kind of reluctant resonance as it has when we talk about the death of a person. And indeed, that’s how it should be. For that’s how it is. A language dies only when the last person who speaks it dies.
I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying.
Because there is a larger awareness that transcends time and space, an awareness is available after death.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
You can’t reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty.
N. T. Wright
I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.
I think quite often a fate worse than death is life, for lots of people.
And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish’d from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish’d from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
To politicize a man’s tragic death is about as low as you can go, isn’t it?
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.
When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody’s face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.
Robert De Niro
Every human being is under construction from conception to death.
I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.
Muqtada al Sadr
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
Life and death have been lacking in my life.
Jorge Luis Borges
We are all racing towards death. No matter how many great, intellectual conclusions we draw during our lives, we know they’re all only man-made, like God. I begin to wonder where it all leads. What can you do, except do what you can do as best you know how.
An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
Madalyn Murray O’Hair
Death seems to be a long way off. Is this not shallow thinking? It is worthless and is only a joke within a dream. It will not do to think in such a way and be negligent. Insofar as death is always at one’s door, one should make sufficient effort and act quickly.
When all the world is overcharged with inhabitants, then the last remedy of all is war, which provideth for every man, by victory or death.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
The opposite of compromise is fanaticism and death.
I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.
Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
All us got a due date. All us got a death sentence. One day, we gonna die.
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
W. C. Fields
Death is the separation of soul from body.
My faith isn’t very churchy, it’s a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.
If you don’t have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.
I’ve looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
I stay way from that area, and there’s only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death.
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
Marquis de Lafayette
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death… these are things that unite us all.
I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.
He that fears death loses the joys of life.
No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.
E. M. Forster
If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve – one man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either.
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
Death is a fearful thing.
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
Just like the poles of a magnet, some people are drawn to death and others are repulsed by it, but we all have to deal with it.
We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death.
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
Looking good and feeling like death is a difficult combination for people to understand.
When people tell you you’re on the brink of death, you’ve got to dig pretty deep to get it together.
Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?
W. C. Fields
To hear of a thousand deaths in war is terrible, and we ‘know’ that it is. But as it registers on our hearts, it is not more terrible than one death fully imagined.
Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
W. H. Auden
Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.
When your are playing for the national championship, it’s not a matter of life or death. It’s more important than that.
Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they’ll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you, they’ll follow you to the death.
Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.
Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
I’m sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there’s a lot that can be achieved by putting a check in the right place and shutting up about it.
Death is staring too long into the burning sun and the relief of entering a cool, dark room.
You get rid of the fear of death by understanding that it is an integral fact of our existence. You do that through will and reason.
G. Gordon Liddy
Not a day has gone by in my life when I haven’t thought about death.
Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.
It is true that you can say that death is natural, but it is also natural to fight death. But if you stand up and say this is a big problem, we should do something about this, that makes people very uncomfortable, because they’ve made their peace with death.
Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
My father blamed me for my brother Gunther’s death, for not bringing him home. He died in an avalanche as we descended from the summit of Nanga Parbat, one of the 14 peaks over 8,000m, in 1970. Gunther and I did so much together. It was difficult for my father to understand what it was like up there.
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
I am an enthusiastic European, and my first-hand experience of war and hatred has strengthened that conviction. I have seen how misguided unilateral nationalistic identities have brought destruction and death. I am, however, a world citizen, too.
I’m always on the verge of death in my head.
Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
I hope to die in the saddle seat.
Death does not exist.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man’s wants required.
Ellen G. White
I think, more than anything else, my dog’s death has made me grow up. I find myself thinking about the world in a more serious way.
Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.
After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and the sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars.
Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.
Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street.
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
Don Miguel Ruiz
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.
For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.
Are there moments when I see unrequited crushes or ex-boyfriends slow dancing with their dates and kind of want to stab myself in the spleen with a salad fork? Yeah, sure.
My biggest fear is death because I don’t think I’m going anywhere. And since I don’t think that, and I don’t have a belief… I’m married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she’s going somewhere.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
The fear of death comes from limited awareness.
Sometimes evil is in the form of a malignant clown, and sometimes evil is in the form of policy and legislators, and sometimes it’s a grinning death mask and it has something more viscerally terrifying about it.
It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits.
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death… but he’s not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table.
Giada De Laurentiis
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
I always say that death can be one of the greatest experiences ever. If you live each day of your life right, then you have nothing to fear.
Death does determine life.
Pier Paolo Pasolini
If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.
The world rolls round forever like a mill; it grinds out death and life and good and ill; it has no purpose, heart or mind or will.
O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.
It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.
Michel de Montaigne
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.
Once you start doing only what you’ve already proven you can do, you’re on the road to death.
I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.
If nothing else, there’s comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering.
Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
Alfred North Whitehead
Death surrenders us totally to God: it makes us enter into him; we must, in return, surrender ourselves to death with absolute love and self-abandonment since, when death comes, all we can do is to surrender ourselves completely to the domination and guidance of God.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.
Epigenetics doesn’t change the genetic code, it changes how that’s read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won’t be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure.
It is really very important while you are young to live in an environment in which there is no fear. Most of us, as we grow older, become frightened; we are afraid of living, afraid of losing a job, afraid of tradition, afraid of what the neighbours, or what the wife or husband would say, afraid of death.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Edgar Allan Poe
The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.
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.
Michel de Montaigne
The death of Christ proclaimed the justice and perpetuity of his Father’s law in punishing the transgressor, in that he consented to suffer the penalty of the law himself, in order to save fallen man from its curse.
Ellen G. White
If we can understand that death is not the end but is really a transition into the next life, the great part of life, that frees us up into receiving God’s courage and his help.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
H. G. Wells
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
A country that relies on aid? Death is better than that. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did.
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to unfasten your belt and look for a fight.
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.
Death is acceptable only if it represents the physically necessary passage toward a union, the condition of a metamorphosis.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body’s final fall, nor the barrels of death’s rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.
Pope John XXIII
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
‘Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Even though everybody’s lives are different, in general we’re all human beings, and we go through the same things: disappointments, the pleasures of life, life and death. That’s always been a really big part of the show to me, making sure the audience feels connected, and that carries through to the album.
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.
You’ve never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.
Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
Fulton J. Sheen
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
Death can come at any time to anyone. Everybody is equal before death.
For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.
Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, drawing no dividend from time’s tomorrows.
Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.
The death penalty confronts us with a penetrating moral question: Can even the monstrous crimes of those who are condemned to death and are truly guilty of such crimes erase their sacred dignity as human beings and their intrinsic right to life?
Blase J. Cupich
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
I’m a standup comedian who can’t drive. I have never learned. I don’t trust my hand-eye coordination. You’re looking at someone who once dropped a cricket ball on to his own head during a routine catching practice; I don’t think it’s a great idea to have me in control of a high-speed metal death robot.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.
An evil life is a kind of death.
I’m working myself to death.
The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Miguel de Unamuno
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
Death is a distant rumor to the young.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Death, the real simile for disease – for when we are ill, do we not always feel like we are dying, even if it’s only a little? – remains, despite our secularism, the most metaphoricised phenomenon of all.
Activism is very seductive, and writing is painful and hard. It’s very scary to have a death threat living over your head. Activism is very sustaining. But I don’t view myself as a political person. I’m just someone who desperately wants to stay alive.
It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.
The thing about death is it’s so final, isn’t it, really? As far as we know… Nobody has ever come back and told us about it.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden
Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death.
Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.
Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death.
Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was a lad. From then on, he lived in fear that death was just around the corner, and he set about programming me to work hard and bring in some cash.
Marco Pierre White
Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
A martyr can never cooperate with death, go to death in a way that they’re not trying to escape.
It is important to feel the anger without judging it, without attempting to find meaning in it. It may take many forms: anger at the health-care system, at life, at your loved one for leaving. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. Anger is a natural reaction to the unfairness of loss.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.
Viktor E. Frankl
I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide?
The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.
In these dangerous times, where it seems the world is ripping apart at the seams, we can all learn how to survive from those who stare death squarely in the face every day, and we should reach out to each other and bond as a community, rather than hide from the terrors of life at the end of the millennium.
The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.
Russell M. Nelson
We as Americans believe it’s OK to kill people. We believe it’s OK to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We think it’s OK to invade a country where we think Osama Bin Laden is and he’s in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill. And we have the death penalty; we sanction it.
You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead.
Robert De Niro
The sole equality on earth is death.
Philip James Bailey
I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.
No one’s death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
In Hollywood, you can live alongside very famous but still incredibly boring people. I’ve never wanted to be immortal. Even if nobody remembers me after my death, it’s still okay with me.
I hate death; it takes people away from you. You’re left feeling rudderless.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
Am I a trance medium? No. Have I got a gift psychically? Absolutely not. But I believe in the survival of consciousness after death.
I’ve always been pro-life from conception to natural death. It’s important for the Republican nominee to maintain what we stand for. We are the party that stands for all of life, whether it’s convenient or inconvenient, whether it’s perfect or imperfect.
Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day.
Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march.
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?
Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks.
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death.
A few years after my father’s death, my mother sent me to the United Kingdom for ‘better prospects’ in 1951. Those four years were not easy.
When I’m lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.
Ask anyone where they were when they heard of Diana’s death, and they won’t hesitate, because nobody can forget. Along with 9/11, it remains the most poleaxeing public event, news so shocking it made me shake, and drove everything else from my mind for days.
Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.
An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!
I believe in the unconscious state of the mind in death.
John Harvey Kellogg
I used to starve myself to death.
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.
When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
Pearl S. Buck
Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.
Mary Baker Eddy
In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it.
I want people who have received a diagnosis of Hepatitis C to know that they didn’t just receive a death sentence. They do have options, even if the person who gave them their diagnosis isn’t aware of all of them. The path they choose doesn’t have to be one of desperation.
To have died once is enough.
I intend to live forever, or die trying.
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.
People make relegation out to be a fate worse than death but that’s nonsense. If the infrastructure is right, clubs can bounce back.
We were marooned in a frozen desert. There was not a sign of life on the horizon and a thousand signs of death… The marvel is we did not all die of cold.
An unused life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I don’t know if I believe in life after death so much as I believe that there is something out there.
Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, ‘Henry, have you made your peace with God?’ Thoreau said, ‘I didn’t know we’d quarreled.’
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Death is never polite, even when we expect it.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
I always mention stacking the dishwasher – any opportunity. But it’s the consequences – it’s the food poisoning and the potential death that will come with not loading the dishwasher properly.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
We are not our own. We do not belong to ourselves. But we have been purchased with a dear price. We have cost an immense sum, even the sufferings and death of the Son of God.
Ellen G. White
The goal of all life is death.
Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.
You have only to see what became of my father’s will immediately after his death, and the wills of so many other kings. I know it well; but nevertheless, they have wished it; they gave me no rest nor repose, no calm until it was done.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death.
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
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.
The death of what’s dead is the birth of what’s living.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke
We are being choked to death by the amount of plastic that we throw away. It’s killing our oceans. It’s entering into our bodies in the fish we eat.
You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn’t actually have to do with death. I’m singing about what I know, and it’s a song about longing for somebody who’s disappeared in your life.
The death of my husband, coming immediately after the general knowledge of the discoveries with which his name is associated, was felt by the public, and especially by the scientific circles, to be a national misfortune.
If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.
If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That’s flexibility.
I feel birth, death, marriage is destined, and these things can’t be manipulated. I have surrendered my life completely. So, whenever it happens, I will accept it.
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
I believe in the Prince of Peace. I believe that War is Murder. I believe that armies and navies are at bottom the tinsel and braggadocio of oppression and wrong, and I believe that the wicked conquest of weaker and darker nations by nations whiter and stronger but foreshadows the death of that strength.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Drake’s my little brother; I love him to death, and he’s family-oriented.
All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death’s wing flashed ahead.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
I’m not afraid of death. How can you be afraid of something that’s inevitable?
The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.
There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo da Vinci
You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Relationship humour gets the most laughs. If I’m able to get the women laughing, men will have to laugh along because they would be scared to death.
For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.
Rebecca Harding Davis
Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.
Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
P. J. O’Rourke
Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon.
Grace is what matters in anything – especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. That’s a quality that I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching out for the gun too quickly. It keeps you from destroying things too foolishly. It sort of keeps you alive.
Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.
Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma.