Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
Miguel de Unamuno
I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Ernst Moritz Arndt
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Alice Thomas Ellis
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.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
The idea is to die young as late as possible.
'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
W. H. Auden
Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.
Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Miguel de Unamuno
He who doesn't fear death dies only once.
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
John Greenleaf Whittier
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
Death's in the good-bye.
Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson
Hell, madam, is to love no longer.
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
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