Death

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

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Chuck Palahniuk

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson

It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

People living deeply have no fear of death. Anaïs Nin

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. Henry David Thoreau

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. Terry Pratchett

He who is not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. Michael Landon

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. Arthur Schopenhauer

As soon as you’ll realize it was a gift, you’ll be free. Maxime Lagacé

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci

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

I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. Charlotte Brontë

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. Leo Buscaglia

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller

I don’t want to die without any scars. Chuck Palahniuk

A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue. George Orwell

They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time. Banksy

Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. Leo Tolstoy

You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again. Philip Pullman

Death is a distant rumor to the young. Andrew A. Rooney

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. Arthur Miller

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! Hunter S. Thompson

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi

What would life be worth if there were no death? Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night? Glenn Ringtved

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. Samuel Johnson

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Unknown 

Our minds are too small to comprehend something as huge as death. Just let it go. Maxime Lagacé

Death commences too early – almost before you’re half-acquainted with life – you meet the other. Tennessee Williams

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht 

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Buddha

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

Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive. Mary Macbeth

Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? Epicurus

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. Jean de La Fontaine

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. Napoleon Bonaparte 

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. Martin Luthar King Jr.

If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word “freedom” out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X

Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new. Steve Jobs

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

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Mark Twain

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

I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen

You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end. Stephen King

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. Leonardo da Vinci

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

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. 

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. Mother Teresa

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. 

Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities. George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. J.R.R. Tolkien

To die will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan

It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Ralph Waldo Emerson

My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find something’ to die for’. Tupac Shakur

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

No one here gets out alive. Jim Morrison

I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another. John Lennon

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. Helen Keller (Remember that Helen Keller was blind)

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

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

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. J.K. Rowling

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katharine Hepburn

Death pays all debts. William Shakespeare

When I shall die, let it be doing that I had designed. Ovid

We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening. Zhuangzi

For some moments in life there are no words. David Seltzer

I want to be all used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw

All men think that all men are mortal but themselves. Edward Young

Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry

Death makes equal the high and low. John Heywood

The hardest thing you overcome are the ones that give the most meaning. Maxime Lagacé

The fear of death is the beginning of slavery. Robert Anton Wilson

Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters. Horace

Though death is poor, it ends a mortal woe. William Shakespeare

Death takes no bribes. Benjamin Franklin

Death is never an apology. Soul King

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. Amelia Burr

Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die. Forrest Church

Life has more meaning in the face of death. Robert Greene

In my end is my beginning. Mary, Queen of Scots

The phoenix must burn to emerge. Janet Fitch

Everyone dies. But not everyone really lives. Unknown

The meaning of life is that it stops. Franz Kafka

It’s better to burn out than to fade away. Neil Young

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Tom Stoppard

No art is possible without a dance with death. Kurt Vonnegut

Everyone dies but not everyone lives. William Wallace 

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. Willa Cather

Life without an ideal is spiritual death. Emma Goldman

The idea is to die young as late as possible. Ashley Montagu

Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death. Desmond Morris

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live. Victor Hugo