We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Death Quotes from Hannah Arendt, Roger Scruton, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Wilfred Owen, Joseph Stalin. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
Coming close to death you begin to know what life means, and what it means is gratitude.
Death is not painful. It is the most beautiful experience you will have.
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.
One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
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.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
I consider any gun that can chamber a round and send a projectile down its barrel at a high rate of speed into my body – causing me injury or death – to be an assault weapon.
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.
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.
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
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.
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Not a day has gone by in my life when I haven’t thought about death.
The ‘Course in Miracles’ says one day you will realize that death is not the punishment but the reward. And it says that birth is not the beginning of life but a continuation. And physical death is not the end of life but a continuation.
We are eternal beings. We lived as intelligent spirits before this mortal life. We are now living part of eternity. Our mortal birth was not the beginning; death, which faces all of us, is not the end.
Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.
When we die our money, fame, and honors will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one but God can save our souls.
I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
Death is the final wake-up call.
Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.
It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
Because there is a larger awareness that transcends time and space, an awareness is available after death.
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.
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the gods.
I learned more of how to appreciate what I had then – my family, my kids, the talent that God gives you – because He can take it away at any time. He took it away from Brian through death. He took it away from me through my knees.
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.
All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
Death is just life’s next big adventure.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
When you see a 14-year-old boy who has never known what peace looks like for a day in his life, there’s part of you as a human being that feels some degree, you can say, compassion for the fact that these boys have known war, famine, violence and death from the day they were born.
Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.
The goal of all life is death.
No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
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.
Good taste is death; vulgarity is life.
‘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.
Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don’t ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Death is the cure for all diseases.
I was put on death row because of hate.
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.
Success can breed all kinds of other behavior and cause companies to behave a certain way that isn’t necessarily the ingredients for achieving more success. For instance, with success comes arrogance, and that’s typically the death of success.
Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
Death is Inevitable. Living a life we can be proud of is something we can control.
You know, when I sit in meetings and things are very tense and people take things extremely seriously and they invest a lot of their ego, I sometimes think to myself, ‘Come on, you know, there’s life and there’s death and there is love.’ And all of that ego business is nonsense compared to that.
Boss, life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble.
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?
I believe life imprisonment is far worse than the death penalty.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
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.
I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on.
Many cats are the death of the mouse.
The most feared thing should be death, but after a lot of rumination, I have settled to fear incessant pain. It is not a ‘screaming hysterically’ kind of fear but a silently lurking one.
You’ve gotta be very careful that grace and politeness do not merge into a banality of behavior, where we’re just nice, sort of ‘death by cupcake.’
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
Death means change our clothes. Clothes become old, then time to come change. So this body become old, and then time come, take young body.
Am I a trance medium? No. Have I got a gift psychically? Absolutely not. But I believe in the survival of consciousness after death.
Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
The rise or fall of Shanghai means the birth or death of the whole nation.
In Mexico, you’re close to death all the time.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
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.
I think death is just a transition to another state of consciousness.
When people tell you you’re on the brink of death, you’ve got to dig pretty deep to get it together.
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.
I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.
Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from 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.
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.
If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts – spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back – length of life.
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Death can’t be considered because, if you’re afraid to die, there’s no room in your life to make discoveries.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
Our life is made by the death of others.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
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.
Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day one should meditate on being carried away by surging waves, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease.
Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.
The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from 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.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
An end of something means the beginning of something else, and I don’t think that something else is going to be the death of the manned space program.
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 reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
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.
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.
We die only once, and for such a long time.
Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
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.
Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.
I love women to death.
Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
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.
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
The approach of death certainly concentrates the mind.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
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.
The fear of death comes from limited awareness.
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 fearful thing.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in 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.
You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.
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.
The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.
Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.
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.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
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.
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.’
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
I used to know things intellectually, but now I feel them. Now I feel that my body is part of nature, so being sick is just a process of nature, and death is a process of nature, and being reborn through the soil is a process of nature.
I’m not afraid of death. How can you be afraid of something that’s inevitable?
Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
My death will be caused by morphine, which I have deliberately taken with suicidal intent.
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.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
I want to tell you what it was really like to think death is imminent, but I can’t. It’s a taste in your mouth. And an emptiness.
First need in the reform of hospital management? That’s easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
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.
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?
Homeland or death! Socialism or death! We shall overcome!
When lab safety procedures aren’t followed, people can get hurt or worse. Lab equipment and chemicals that are improperly handled can result in personal injury and even death.
Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards.
I want to see the U.S. wiped out. Death to the U.S.
We hear tears loudly on this side of Heaven. What we don’t take time to contemplate are the even louder cheers on the other side of death’s valley.
A martyr can never cooperate with death, go to death in a way that they’re not trying to escape.
It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.
Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
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.
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.
It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.
There’s never been a doctor who served many patients who, despite their best efforts, did not lose some of them to death. But they understood that was part of life itself.
Death is acceptable only if it represents the physically necessary passage toward a union, the condition of a metamorphosis.
If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
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.
The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.
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.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march.
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.
Death is the last enemy: once we’ve got past that I think everything will be alright.
An unused life is an early death.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.
Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
Death is a monster; death is horrible.
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.
I think quite often a fate worse than death is life, for lots of people.
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day.
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.
To have died once is enough.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
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.
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
Looking good and feeling like death is a difficult combination for people to understand.
I’m not personally obsessed with death. At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades – it ’tis.
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.
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.
If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.
I love myself. Anything that has my name I’m tickled to death.
Normality is death.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
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.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.
I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
You’ve never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.
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.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
To have faith doesn’t mean you get any less frustrated when you don’t do your best, but you know that it’s not life and death. Take what you’re given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.
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.
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
When you’re in the battlefield, survival is all there is. Death is the only great emotion.
O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
I’m a huge animal lover – I love animals to death. I’ve got tortoises and three dogs, and I’ve had a million animals in the past. I just think that we should do all we can to take care of them.
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.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
In every parting there is an image of death.
The poets’ scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
I think death is a crucial element when designing games around the theme of the satisfaction of overcoming overwhelming odds.
What I do know is that with a celebrity’s death comes an avalanche of media, and in that media is most often another death – it takes a life that is filled with complicated talent, hope, success and drive and reduces it to the ‘story.’
There’s nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
The ‘kingdom of Heaven’ is a condition of the heart – not something that comes ‘upon the earth’ or ‘after death.’
We are all dwellers on this one small earth; we live one life, die one death; we have the same difficulties to contend with; we ought in common to fight the foes of ignorance and wrong.
All us got a due date. All us got a death sentence. One day, we gonna die.
Death is the separation of soul from body.
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.
No one owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
The amount of death terror experienced is closely related to the amount of life unlived.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
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.
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.
Christians must share their faith in obedience to the Great Commission, because we are only seeing the fruit of sin this side of death.
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.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent; God, the all-great; God, the Almighty; God, the most powerful; God, the giver of life; God, the creator of death. I mean, we’re hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.
Hell, madam, is to love no longer.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
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.
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
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).
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
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.
On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.
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.
No matter what heights you achieve, even if you’re Brad Pitt, the slide is coming, sure as death and taxes.
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.
Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.
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.
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.
In the long run we are all dead.
No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.
Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind’s feelings, you’ll survive.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
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.
You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.
There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It’s mostly about random pointless death and misery.
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.
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.
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.
If nothing else, there’s comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering.
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
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.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
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.
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?
I was taught to confront things you can’t avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you’re trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don’t last for ever makes them beautiful.
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
We’re scared to death to try new things because we think we have to get it right the first time.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead.
If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.
I definitely wouldn’t wish death on anyone.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.
Bankruptcy is about financial death and financial rebirth. Bankruptcy is the great American story rewritten. We’re a nation of debtors.
Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
We’ve never tried to be anybody else but Five Finger Death Punch.
Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.
A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.
Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.
It has long been said the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. Automatic enrollment for insurance of 401k loans would add an additional certainty. Fewer Americans would suffer the unnecessary loss of retirement savings due to unanticipated and untimely misfortune in an already stressful time of need.
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.
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
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 only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
I used to watch ‘Death Becomes Her,’ and I knew I wanted to become Meryl Streep.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.
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.
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.
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.
I hate death; it takes people away from you. You’re left feeling rudderless.
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
I’m always on the verge of death in my head.
Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.
The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by 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.
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!
Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it’s not unfamiliar to you. It’s always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
I don’t know if I believe in life after death so much as I believe that there is something out there.
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 hath a thousand doors to let out life: I shall find one.
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.
No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.
I find by my calculations, which are according to revealed inspiration, that the sword of death is now approaching us, in the shape of pestilence, war more horrible than has been known in three lifetimes, and famine.
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.
I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
To awake from death is to die in peace.
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.
The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror – not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
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.
Religion has nothing to do with God. It’s a fundamental attitude of human beings, who ask about the origins of life and what happens after death. For many, the answer is a personal god. In my opinion, it’s religion that produces God, not the other way round.
Death wasn’t part of God’s original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy – the last enemy to be destroyed.
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.
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
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.
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.
Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I’d like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.
The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
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.
I have found people on both sides of the aisle, white and black, that’ll give you the shirt off their back. And I’ve also found people that won’t give you a piece of bread if you’re starving to death.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
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.
Give the peasants neither life nor death.
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.
The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit.
We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
Living with AIDS is like always having the sword of Damocles over your head. The disease is scarier than death itself. The disease is so messy, so devastating, so pervasive. It robs you of everything you hold dear.
Marriage is the death of hope.
Military deployments have never been something to enjoy, but the consequence of the actions, the shared nature of the sacrifices, and the nobility of the cause are invigorating. To be clear, I’m not talking about the killing and the death; rather, the sense of purpose that pervades every action, reaction, and outcome.
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.
Once you’ve stared death in the face, every day is a good day.
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.
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
I looked death in the eye – and it was a terrible experience.
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.
If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is.
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.
‘Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn’t seem to add up to very much.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
Sometimes I test myself saying, ‘If I get a death sentence if I don’t make this movie, would I still make this movie?’
I don’t believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn’t, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.
People on death row, the treatment of animals, women’s right to choose. So much in America is based on religious fundamentalist Christianity. Grow up! This is the modern world!
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.
It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.
None of us, in our culture of comfort, know how to prepare ourselves for dying, but that’s what we should do every day. Every single day, we die a thousand deaths.
There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.
When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.
Obviously, I care about the kids. Family, all that sort of stuff. But really, I don’t care about life, don’t care about death. Nothing. That’s the kind of man you are dealing with. That’s why I can’t be beaten.
Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
It is a little disappointing to see that your legs are not as strong. But I like the idea of growing old, and the thought of approaching death is not particularly daunting to me.
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
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.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone. This is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you, Chris McCandless.
Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?
Death does not exist.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
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.
An evil life is a kind of death.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
The first requisite for immortality is death.
Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.
I’m not afraid of death, but I resent it. I think it’s unfair and irritating.
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?
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.
It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
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.
For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.
Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one’s lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.
Maybe I haven’t been tested, but I have no fear of death at all. I was with Allen Ginsberg during the last year of his life, and he called all his friends and said, ‘I’m on my way out, and it’s kind of exciting.’ I see it as kind of exciting, too.
I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
There is no such thing as death; life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.
Death can come at any time to anyone. Everybody is equal before death.
Every human being is under construction from conception to death.
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.
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.
When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, drawing no dividend from time’s tomorrows.
Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Biography lends to death a new terror.
Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.
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.
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
Death can never kill an idea. Ideas are more powerful than death. Ideas outlive men and can never be destroyed.
You can’t reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty.
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.
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
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.
The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
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 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!
Life and death have been lacking in my life.
In man, the mechanical breathing is essential to life, and it is one of the old tests for death to see whether these movements have ceased completely.
I’ve never been to Ukraine, but I have heard it’s very dangerous for a black man. There are crazy racists who have already sent me death threats.
Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.
I eat death threats for breakfast!
When your are playing for the national championship, it’s not a matter of life or death. It’s more important than that.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.
Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus.
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.
To some extent I liken slavery to death.
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
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.
Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness – perhaps unimaginative of me.
There is something about poverty that smells like death.
Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.
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.
There’s no question that the gay movement would not be as far along as it is without AIDS. But how can there be any other issue in the face of death, possible extinction?
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
I think everyone understands grief, the journey it takes us on, whether it’s the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a disappointment. Some people don’t deal with it, the power of it. Some do. Some feel the weight of it and it informs their choices. I’ve had to open up to grief in different contexts.
I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Everything that gets born dies.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
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.
All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death’s wing flashed ahead.
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.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.
We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine.
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.
I don’t believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
Death is a fact of life, no matter where you live. Taking care of the dying is a necessity everywhere. Those are not conditions exclusive to small towns.
It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.
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.
Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
My deceased patients have taught me over the years to believe in the glass half full, to make good use of the time we have, to be generous – that was their lesson for the Uber-mind, and it was free. ‘Do that,’ they said, ‘and then perhaps death shall have no dominion.’
If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a ‘peace conference’, you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death.
I wanted to acknowledge that life goes on but that death goes on, too. A person who is dead is a long, long story.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.
The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.
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.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
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.
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.
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.
Death is such a strange thing. One minute you’re here and then just gone. You’d think there would be an anteroom, a place where you could be visited before you go.
I believe in the unconscious state of the mind in death.
The opposite of compromise is fanaticism and death.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Once you start doing only what you’ve already proven you can do, you’re on the road to death.
The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.
I like grit. I like love and death. I’m tired of irony.
The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death.
I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
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.
I’ve looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
‘Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.
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.
The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Temptation coaxes us toward sin, and sin leads to sickness and death, and ultimately confinement in the realm of the evil one.
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.
Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.
Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
The aspiring tyrants of today have not forgotten the lesson of 1933: that acts of terror – real or fake, provoked or accidental – can provide the occasion to deal a death blow to democracy.
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
When I was 16, I felt very relieved to discover cinema. It was like an island where I could see life and death from another perspective. Every young person should be interested in that island. It’s a beautiful place.
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.
A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
I am determined to offer an apology with my death.
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
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.
I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us.
Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
I think the saddest thing in the world will be for people who face their death and realize they never lived. That won’t be me.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
I’m not afraid to die.
To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Death is never polite, even when we expect it.
A useless life is an early death.
I always believed ‘The Fly’ to be a classic opera story. It’s a tale of love and death, true love surviving in the face of physical decay and ultimate sacrifice.
I used to starve myself to death.
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.
Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
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.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is short and the water is rising.
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.
Death is a sniper. It strikes people you love, people you like, people you know – it’s everywhere. You could be next. But then you turn out not to be. But then again, you could be.
Death is staring too long into the burning sun and the relief of entering a cool, dark room.
Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’
I’m sick to death of people saying we’ve made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we’ve made 12 albums that sound exactly the same.
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
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 destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.
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.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.
Death does determine life.
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
Every true Christian is a soldier – of Christ – a hero ‘par excellence’! Braver than the bravest – scorning the soft seductions of peace and her oft-repeated warnings against hardship, disease, danger, and death, whom he counts among his bosom friends.
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.
Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.
Because death and illness are the most horrible things in life, of course that’s where the most absurdly funny things are going to happen.
Death and the dice level all distinctions.
Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.
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.
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.
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.
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.
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
The cycle of life is death, decomposition and regeneration, and a person who wants to stop killing animals is actually anti-life because it’s only in death that life can be regenerated.
Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven.
Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate.
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
I did nothing to deserve God’s love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God’s family.
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.
Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, ‘Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.’
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.
One must keep working continuously; otherwise, one thinks of death.
My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.
Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.
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.
At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
I found the experience of falling in love or being in love was a death: a death of everything. You kind of watch yourself die in a wonderful way, and you experience for the briefest moment – if you see yourself for a moment through their eyes – everything you believed about yourself gone. In a death-and-rebirth sense.
Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.
The sudden death of the leading man will cause change, making another man leader. Soon, but too late, the young man will attain high office. By land and sea, he will be feared.
If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
Healthcare is a human right. No one should face bankruptcy or death because of lack of healthcare. All Americans – regardless of their health or residential status – should be able to access the healthcare they need, whenever they need it.
After a natural disaster, safe drinking water is a priority. Humans can live longer without food than water, so communication about clean water is essential to help avoid the risk of cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, famine, and death.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
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.
It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.
Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
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.
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I’m killing somebody.
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!
Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death’s the other.
I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.
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.
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 don’t know what my Death Row meal would be. I’m surprised that people can even eat when they’re on Death Row.
Death is a distant rumor to the young.
God, who preferred the correction rather than the death of a sinner, did not desire that a homicide be punished by the exaction of another act of homicide.
Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.
One of the greatest gifts we can give people is the hope that their death is nothing to fear – you know, not that it has no fear in it, but the promise of scripture is that God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death.
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.
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!
An ‘unemployed’ existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.
My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
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.
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
If you had a game that said, ‘Oops, you’re dead. Now switch off the game,’ it wouldn’t be very successful. So you do need to have something to teach and be there to learn from, and we feel that death in video games is a positive experience.