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

‘Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte

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

‘If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘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.’ – David Gerrold

‘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.’ – Tecumseh

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

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

‘I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.’ – J. Robert Oppenheimer

‘The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.’ – Albert Pike

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

‘Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.’ – William Shakespeare

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

‘Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.’ – Horace Mann

‘Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’ – Bill Maher’ – Bill Maher

‘I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.’ – Clarence Darrow

‘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

‘Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.’ – Brian Clough

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

‘Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.’ – Emily Dickinson

‘You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead.’ – Robert De Niro

‘I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.’ – Corazon Aquino

‘Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.’ – Unknown

‘If we must die, we die defending our rights.’ – Sitting Bull

‘And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?’ – Thomas Babington Macaulay

‘In the long run we are all dead.’ – John Maynard Keynes

‘Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.’ – Susan Ertz

‘Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.’ – Virginia Woolf

‘In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘I intend to live forever, or die trying.’ – Groucho Marx

‘Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.’ – Jean Cocteau

‘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

‘The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.’ – Lois McMaster Bujold

‘Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.’ – E. W. Howe

‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead.’ – Warren Zevon

‘If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.’ – Maya Angelou

‘Death is the cure for all diseases.’ – Thomas Browne

‘He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.’ – Giovanni Falcone

‘When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.’ – Marlene Dietrich

‘When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.’ – Steven Wright

‘A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.’ – Miguel de Unamuno

‘Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.’ – Abu Bakr

‘We die only once, and for such a long time.’ – Moliere

‘It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘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.’ – Stewart Alsop

‘I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.’ – T. S. Eliot

‘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.’ – Jack Kerouac

‘No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.’ – Euripides

‘A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.’ – Gustave Flaubert

‘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.’ – Francis Bacon

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

‘John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I’m on borrowed time.’ – Maureen O’Hara

‘Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death.’ – Annie Lennox

‘The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.’ – Mary Catherine Bateson

‘Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

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

‘Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.’ – Aeschylus

‘Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.’ – Joseph Hall

‘If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.’ – Sam Levenson

‘When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.’ – John Greenleaf Whittier

‘Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven.’ – Francis Thompson

‘Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.’ – Errol Flynn

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

‘Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.’ – Katharine Hepburn

‘Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.’ – Herodotus

‘Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.’ – Henry Van Dyke

‘There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘Everything that gets born dies.’ – Morrie Schwartz

‘Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.’ – Alice Walker

‘I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.’ – Woody Allen

‘I’m gonna live till I die.’ – Frank Sinatra

‘It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life.’ – Jimi Hendrix

‘Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.’ – B. R. Hayden

‘Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.’ – Erik Erikson

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

‘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.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.’ – Wilson Mizner

‘Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.’ – Carter Burwell

‘I hope to die in the saddle seat.’ – Albert Ellis

‘All architects want to live beyond their deaths.’ – Philip Johnson

‘Death is a fearful thing.’ – William Shakespeare

‘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.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘Death’s in the good-bye.’ – Anne Sexton

‘No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life’s slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone.’ – Martha Beck

‘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.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Death is the tyrant of the imagination.’ – Bryan Procter

‘Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.’ – Khalil Gibran

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

‘All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.’ – Maurice Maeterlinck

‘Death is the last enemy: once we’ve got past that I think everything will be alright.’ – Alice Thomas Ellis

‘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.’ – Joni Eareckson Tada

‘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.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘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.’ – Matthew Simpson

‘Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.’ – Ernst Moritz Arndt

‘I’ve looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.’ – Douglas MacArthur

‘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.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘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

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

‘He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.’ – Adam Clarke

‘The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.’ – Epicurus

‘To have died once is enough.’ – Virgil

‘Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings.’ – Horace

‘When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.’ – Ayn Rand

‘If you don’t have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.’ – Scott Caan

‘Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate.’ – Solon

‘It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.’ – Anna Akhmatova

‘I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.’ – Woody Allen

‘The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.’ – W. H. Auden

‘If nothing else, there’s comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering.’ – Chuck Palahniuk

‘When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.’ – George Eliot

‘Man always dies before he is fully born.’ – Erich Fromm

‘Man dies of cold, not of darkness.’ – Miguel de Unamuno

‘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.’ – Buddha

‘To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.’ – Samuel Butler

‘Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.’ – Bryant H. McGill

‘Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.’ – W. Somerset Maugham

‘Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.’ – Elbert Hubbard

‘I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.’ – Mark Twain

‘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.’ – Robert Bolt

‘Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.’ – Daniel Barenboim

‘Are there moments when I see unrequited crushes or ex-boyfriends slow dancing with their dates and kind of want to stab myself in the spleen with a salad fork? Yeah, sure.’ – Sloane Crosley

‘The death of what’s dead is the birth of what’s living.’ – Arlo Guthrie

‘I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.’ – Stephen Leacock

‘Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.’ – Friedrich Durrenmatt

”Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.’ – Lord Byron

‘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.’ – Rose Kennedy

‘I’m not afraid to die.’ – John Wooden

‘Fling but a stone, the giant dies.’ – Matthew Green

‘Hell, madam, is to love no longer.’ – Georges Bernanos

‘For me, habit is just a synonym for death.’ – Juliette Binoche

‘We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.’ – David Sarnoff

‘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.’ – William Law

‘Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.’ – Buddha

‘Nothing in life is promised except death.’ – Kanye West

‘Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.’ – Joseph Stalin

‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.’ – Bill Shankly

‘Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.’ – Norman Cousins

‘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

‘God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.’ – Epicurus

‘Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.’ – Jim Morrison

‘Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.’ – Vladimir Nabokov

‘Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.’ – Rabindranath Tagore

‘Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.’ – Socrates

‘Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.’ – Albert Einstein

‘Love has no age, no limit; and no death.’ – John Galsworthy

‘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.’ – Ernest Hemingway

‘Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.’ – John Donne

‘Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.’ – Isaac Asimov

‘Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.’ – Arthur Koestler

‘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.’ – Anthony Hopkins

‘I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.’ – Julius Caesar

‘Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.’ – Lao Tzu

‘Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.’ – John Wayne

‘Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.’ – Miyamoto Musashi

‘The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.’ – Heinrich Heine

‘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.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘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.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘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.’ – Clint Smith

‘If we don’t know life, how can we know death?’ – Confucius

‘The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.’ – Will Rogers

‘Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.’ – Sun Tzu

‘There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.’ – bell hooks

‘Grace is what matters in anything – especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. That’s a quality that I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching out for the gun too quickly. It keeps you from destroying things too foolishly. It sort of keeps you alive.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘There is no death, only a change of worlds.’ – Chief Seattle

‘Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.’ – Eliot Spitzer

‘Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.’ – Coco Chanel

‘A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.’ – Fidel Castro

‘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.’ – Thomas Paine

‘Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.’ – J. R. R. Tolkien

‘Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.’ – Horace

‘I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.’ – Harriet Tubman

‘One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.’ – Viktor E. Frankl

‘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.’ – Steve Jobs

‘The goal of all life is death.’ – Sigmund Freud

‘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.’ – Anais Nin

‘Death is not the worst that can happen to men.’ – Plato

‘Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.’ – John Milton

‘Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.’ – Lyman Beecher

‘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.’ – Robert Fulghum

‘See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil… I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life.’ – Moses

‘I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.’ – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

‘Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.’ – George Carlin

‘An ‘unemployed’ existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.’ – Jose Ortega y Gasset

‘Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

‘I am determined to offer an apology with my death.’ – Hideki Tojo

‘A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.’ – Stan Sakai

‘To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.’ – Aristotle

‘Once you start doing only what you’ve already proven you can do, you’re on the road to death.’ – Jerry Seinfeld

‘Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.’ – Theodore Roosevelt

‘Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.’ – Hilaire Belloc

‘It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?’ – Jim Carrey

‘I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.’ – Nancy Reagan

‘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.’ – Morgan Freeman

‘I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.’ – Jesus Christ

‘You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.’ – Joel Osteen

‘Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying.’ – Derek Jarman

‘Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.’ – James Anthony Froude

‘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.’ – Johnny Cash

‘Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.’ – Isaiah Berlin

‘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.’ – Virgil

‘Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?’ – W. C. Fields

‘I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again.’ – Anne Frank

‘It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.’ – Simone de Beauvoir

‘No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.’ – Billy Graham

‘Give the peasants neither life nor death.’ – Tokugawa Ieyasu

‘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.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘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.’ – Nostradamus

‘Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.’ – Hannah Arendt

‘I love women to death.’ – Playboi Carti

‘Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.’ – W. H. Auden

‘Inactivity is death.’ – Benito Mussolini

‘I’ll never forget Hurricane Katrina – the mix of a natural and a man-made catastrophe that resulted in the death of over 1,500 of our neighbors. Millions of folks were marked by the tragedy.’ – Cedric Richmond

‘There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now.’ – Guru Nanak

‘Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.’ – William Wycherley

‘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.’ – Christopher McCandless

‘Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.’ – Che Guevara

‘Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.’ – Robert Bolt

‘The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.’ – James Shirley

‘We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.’ – Charles Bukowski

‘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.’ – Giuseppe Garibaldi

‘Death is never polite, even when we expect it.’ – Tiny Tim

‘The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.’ – Ramana Maharshi

‘I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.’ – Bob Marley

‘If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.’ – Martin Heidegger

‘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.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein

‘The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror – not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.’ – David Byrne

‘Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.’ – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.’ – Voltaire

‘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

‘Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon.’ – Terry Pratchett

‘As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won’t be put to death.’ – Paul Simon

‘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.’ – Michael Huffington

‘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.’ – Hozier

‘The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’ – Paul McCartney

‘Religion, certainly in the U.K., used to hold our fears and our discussions about death. That’s where we saw death, in church or in funerals, and that helped us and provided us with a way through. I say this as an atheist.’ – Liz Carr

‘A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.’ – Barbara Corcoran

‘Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.’ – Michelangelo

‘Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.’ – William Goldman

‘There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.’ – George Santayana

‘The first requisite for immortality is death.’ – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

‘Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.’ – Solon

‘Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.’ – Myron Scholes

‘For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.’ – Rebecca Harding Davis

‘Birth was the death of him.’ – Samuel Beckett

‘The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.’ – Emil Cioran

‘Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.’ – Walt Whitman

‘My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.’ – Huey Newton

‘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.’ – Josh McDowell

‘There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.’ – Thomas A. Edison

‘Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.’ – Omar N. Bradley

‘Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.’ – Blaise Pascal

‘Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.’ – Charles Frohman

‘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.’ – Brian Blessed

‘Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.’ – William Cowper

‘And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.’ – Mary Shelley

‘The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.’ – Robert M. Hutchins

‘In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘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!’ – Patrick Henry

‘I definitely wouldn’t wish death on anyone.’ – The Notorious B.I.G.

‘The death of the forest is the end of our life.’ – Dorothy Stang

‘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.’ – Mary Roach

‘Life is but a moment, death also is but another.’ – Robert H. Schuller

‘Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.’ – Havelock Ellis

‘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.’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

‘O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.’ – Anne Boleyn

‘There is no such thing as death; life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.’ – Bill Hicks

‘No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.’ – Citium Zeno

‘I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.’ – Stephen Hawking

‘Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.’ – Dag Hammarskjold

‘Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.’ – Honore de Balzac

‘Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.’ – Carl Jung

‘Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.’ – Tryon Edwards

‘For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.’ – Sophocles

‘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.’ – Max Lucado

‘If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.’ – James Dean

‘I think quite often a fate worse than death is life, for lots of people.’ – Tom Baker

‘I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don’t think of suicide as an option, but as fun. It’s an interesting idea that you can control how you go. It’s this thing that’s looming, and you can control it.’ – Ryan Gosling

‘When all the world is overcharged with inhabitants, then the last remedy of all is war, which provideth for every man, by victory or death.’ – Thomas Hobbes

‘I always say, complacency is the kiss of death.’ – Shari Redstone

‘The rise or fall of Shanghai means the birth or death of the whole nation.’ – Chiang Kai-shek

‘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.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘A country that relies on aid? Death is better than that. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did.’ – Imran Khan

‘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.’ – Raymond Carver

‘Death can never kill an idea. Ideas are more powerful than death. Ideas outlive men and can never be destroyed.’ – Myles Munroe

‘I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on.’ – Louise Erdrich

‘Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.’ – Ray Kurzweil

‘Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.’ – Ambrose Bierce

‘The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.’ – Vladimir Lenin

‘Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.’ – Lord Byron

‘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.’ – Angus Young

‘Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.’ – Katherine Dunn

‘If you look at the movie ‘Belly,’ I identify with Sincere the most. I am a gangster. I love my lady to death. I’m not in the game for the wrong reasons. I’m not in the game for the glory. I’m in the game to survive so the people that I love could be straight. I’m a highly intelligent individual.’ – Kevin Gates

‘If, through death penalty, we can create fears, though it’s against my will, we have to do it.’ – Grace Poe

‘The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling.’ – Paula Poundstone

‘If your best friend has stolen your girlfriend, it does become life and death.’ – Ben Kingsley

‘Between death and a new birth, we know that our body, down to its smallest particles, is formed out of the cosmos. For we ourselves prepare this physical body, bringing together in it the whole of animal nature; we ourselves build it.’ – Rudolf Steiner

‘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.’ – Dalai Lama

‘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.’ – John Wesley

‘Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.’ – William Blake

‘Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death.’ – George Whitefield

‘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.’ – Jean-Paul Sartre

‘Death surrenders us totally to God: it makes us enter into him; we must, in return, surrender ourselves to death with absolute love and self-abandonment since, when death comes, all we can do is to surrender ourselves completely to the domination and guidance of God.’ – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

‘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.’ – Frederick Buechner

‘Death solves all problems – no man, no problem.’ – Anatoly Rybakov

‘I believe life imprisonment is far worse than the death penalty.’ – Nick Yarris

‘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.’ – Dean Smith

‘The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.’ – Georg Buchner

‘We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.’ – Judy Garland

‘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.’ – David Crystal

‘Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.’ – Fyodor Dostoevsky

‘Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.’ – Christopher Fry

‘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.’ – John Piper

‘I eat death threats for breakfast! – Miriam Defensor-Santiago’ – Miriam Defensor-Santiago

‘After the abrupt death of my mother, Jane, on Sept. 5, 1991, of a disease called amyloidosis, my dad took up golf at 57. He and my mother had always played tennis – a couples’ game of mixed doubles and tennis bracelets and Love-Love. But in mourning, Dad turned Job-like to golf, a game of frustration and golf widows and solitary hours on the range.’ – Steve Rushin

‘I don’t believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance.’ – Ian McShane

‘Death is inevitable, but Life – that’s the tricky bit where things happen.’ – Simon Travaglia

‘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.’ – Bruce Lipton

‘The part that always shocked me was the inter-community violence among the chimps: the patrols and the vicious attacks on strangers that lead to death. It’s an unfortunate parallel to human behavior – they have a dark side just as we do. We have less excuse, because we can deliberate, so I believe only we are capable of true calculated evil.’ – Jane Goodall

‘If you think there is a way to accomplish redemption without suffering and death, you’re offering what the devil offered.’ – John MacArthur

‘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.’ – John Steinbeck

‘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.’ – Ovid

‘Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death’s the other.’ – Tennessee Williams

‘Death may be the King of terrors… but Jesus is the King of kings!’ – Dwight L. Moody

‘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.’ – Jorge Luis Borges

‘Thanks to presidential immunity and executive control of the Justice Department, there are no consequences to executive branch lawbreaking. And when it comes to presidential lawbreaking, the sitting president could literally strangle someone to death on national television and meet with no consequences.’ – Ben Shapiro

‘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.’ – Florence Nightingale

‘Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.’ – Georg Fabricius

‘We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.’ – Montesquieu

‘The death penalty confronts us with a penetrating moral question: Can even the monstrous crimes of those who are condemned to death and are truly guilty of such crimes erase their sacred dignity as human beings and their intrinsic right to life?’ – Blase J. Cupich

‘Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.’ – Marina Abramovic

‘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.’ – Carl Sagan

‘As far as songwriting, my inspirations came from love, life and death, and viewing other people’s situations.’ – Ed Sheeran

‘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.’ – George Fox

‘When I’m lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.’ – Morrissey

‘The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.’ – Jean Paul

‘I believe in the Prince of Peace. I believe that War is Murder. I believe that armies and navies are at bottom the tinsel and braggadocio of oppression and wrong, and I believe that the wicked conquest of weaker and darker nations by nations whiter and stronger but foreshadows the death of that strength.’ – W. E. B. Du Bois

‘Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.’ – Seneca

‘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.’ – Paul Kurtz

‘Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.’ – Liu Xiaobo

‘There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.’ – Dwight D. Eisenhower

‘Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics.’ – Seth Lloyd

‘Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling.’ – Dorothy Day

‘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.’ – Soren Kierkegaard

‘Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.’ – Ivan Turgenev

‘Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.’ – Wallace Stevens

‘I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.’ – Brendan Behan

‘As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses… An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.’ – Coretta Scott King

‘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.’ – Norman Davies

‘There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It’s mostly about random pointless death and misery.’ – Jon Krakauer

‘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.’ – Zig Ziglar

‘How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.’ – George MacDonald

‘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.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘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.’ – Deb Haaland

‘It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.’ – Epictetus

‘Death is very often referred to as a good career move.’ – Buddy Holly

‘Pain is the mind. It’s the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful – love them. I love them to death!’ – Ram Dass

‘For tis not in mere death that men die most.’ – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

‘The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.’ – Lucan

‘Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to unfasten your belt and look for a fight.’ – Nikos Kazantzakis

‘I hate death; it takes people away from you. You’re left feeling rudderless.’ – John Lydon

‘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.’ – Yossi Ghinsberg

‘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.’ – R. D. Laing

‘In Mexico, you’re close to death all the time.’ – Guillermo del Toro

‘Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty… mine’s putting in an express lane.’ – Ron White

‘You can’t reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty.’ – N. T. Wright

‘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.’ – Tae Yoo

‘Death is just life’s next big adventure.’ – J. K. Rowling

‘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.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘I looked death in the eye – and it was a terrible experience.’ – Virgil van Dijk

‘One must keep working continuously; otherwise, one thinks of death.’ – Enzo Ferrari

‘Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment… all of that is expressed in culture.’ – Wendell Pierce

‘Death can come at any time to anyone. Everybody is equal before death.’ – Mohanlal

‘It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.’ – Thomas Mann

‘After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and the sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars.’ – Charles Lindbergh

‘One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.’ – Jeff Goodell

‘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.” – Stewart Udall

‘In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate.’ – Elon Musk

‘You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.’ – Ian Fleming

‘It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘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.’ – Albert Camus

‘Not a day has gone by in my life when I haven’t thought about death.’ – Ingmar Bergman

‘The earth is rocky and full of roots; it’s clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you’ll never see it again – it’s death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil.’ – Anne Lamott

‘Death is Inevitable. Living a life we can be proud of is something we can control.’ – Claire Wineland

‘Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and – as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis – emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness.’ – Annie Besant

‘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.’ – Bob Dylan

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

‘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.’ – Alfred Adler

‘I’m not personally obsessed with death. At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades – it ’tis.’ – Seamus Heaney

‘Belief is the death of intelligence.’ – Robert Anton Wilson

‘We never had anybody who froze to death playing football. You probably had somebody who died from heat stroke playing football.’ – Bud Grant

‘As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.’ – E. M. Forster

‘Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.’ – Fulton J. Sheen

‘A death from a long illness is very different from a sudden death. It gives you time to say goodbye and time to adjust to the idea that the beloved will not be with you anymore.’ – Meghan O’Rourke

‘I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.’ – Jerry Garcia

‘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.’ – Ron Paul

‘At the heart of Christian faith is the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.’ – John Ortberg

‘Between income taxes and employment taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes, we’re being taxed to death.’ – Chuck Norris

‘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.’ – David Attenborough

‘I need good friends who can say, ‘I love you to death, but you look terrible in that, and you need to change right now.” – Blake Lively

‘Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.’ – D. H. Lawrence

‘Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.’ – Edward Young

‘Coming close to death you begin to know what life means, and what it means is gratitude.’ – Roger Scruton

‘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.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘One thing I’ve learned about death threats is that they’re great, actually. You should actually be grateful for death threats because those who are taking the time to threaten you that way are getting it out of their system. That’s really what they rant to do, yell at you, and they want to threaten you.’ – Michael Moore

‘Once you’ve stared death in the face, every day is a good day.’ – Mike Quigley

‘Death is a distant rumor to the young.’ – Andy Rooney

‘Faeries are associated with wild untamed nature, with art, and with death – so the folklore is rich with different stories to explore.’ – Holly Black

‘We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.’ – Angela Davis

‘There are no atheists in foxholes, they say, and I was a foxhole atheist for a long time. But after going through a midlife crisis and having many things change very quickly, it made me realize my mortality. And when you start to think about death, you start to think about what’s after it. And then you start hoping there is a God.’ – Peter Steele

‘As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?’ – Chanakya

‘It was something I never expected to – I never expected the book would sell in the first place. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of the reviewers.’ – Harper Lee

‘I’m not afraid of death. I’m not afraid of anything.’ – Bray Wyatt

‘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.’ – David Lynch

‘I’m not afraid of death. How can you be afraid of something that’s inevitable?’ – Lemmy

‘I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.’ – Steven Seagal

‘My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.’ – Elizabeth I

‘Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.’ – Alfred North Whitehead

‘The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad’s confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies.’ – Louis Farrakhan

‘All us got a due date. All us got a death sentence. One day, we gonna die.’ – Kodak Black

‘There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.’ – Fran Lebowitz

‘Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not… with regard to abortion and euthanasia.’ – Pope Benedict XVI

‘I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.’ – Marquis de Lafayette

‘For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.’ – Johnny Carson

‘Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.’ – Paracelsus

‘Human life moves only in one direction – toward disease, damage, and death. The best you can hope for is to remain stagnant or, in certain cases, return to a previous condition when things weren’t as bad as they’ve become for you.’ – Thomas Ligotti

‘To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.’ – Jean Anouilh

‘Failure too is a form of death.’ – Graham Greene

‘Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness.’ – Kim Elizabeth

‘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.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘I could not tell you the date of my mother’s death. I could not tell you the date of my dad’s death. These are not dates that I find significant.’ – O. J. Simpson

‘There are only three events in a man’s life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.’ – Jean de la Bruyere

‘Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.’ – Victor Hugo

‘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.’ – Indira Gandhi

‘The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.’ – Bear Grylls

‘Death hath a thousand doors to let out life: I shall find one.’ – Philip Massinger

‘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.’ – John Hurt

‘I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.’ – Shekhar Kapur

‘Black people in America, people from the struggle, immigrants, it’s no generational wealth that we are attached to, so we are tasked to create – in one generation – closing the gap. That’s why we so Doomsday about getting to the check: ’cause it’s life or death for real.’ – Nipsey Hussle

‘Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.’ – Jerome Lawrence

‘Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.’ – Edith Wharton

‘Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.’ – Thomas Merton

‘The three touchstones that woke Buddha up – sickness, old age, and death – are a pretty good place to start when crafting a tragic tale. And if we need to get more specific: heartbreak, destruction, miscomprehension, natural disasters, betrayal, and the waste of human potential.’ – Paul Di Filippo

‘It’s a profound privilege to die from stress related diseases. It is the elimination of other causes of death such as infectious disease which is responsible for bringing lifestyle diseases to the fore – and these are exquisitely sensitive to stress.’ – Robert Sapolsky

‘All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death’s wing flashed ahead.’ – Anna Akhmatova

‘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.’ – Mel Brooks

‘Many cats are the death of the mouse.’ – Kaspar Hauser

‘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.’ – Larry Kramer

‘If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.’ – Alphonse Karr

‘One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.’ – Joseph Stalin

‘There is one Physician, of flesh and of spirit, originate and unoriginate, God in man, true Life in death, son of Mary and son of God, first passible and then impassible: Jesus Christ our Lord.’ – Ignatius of Antioch

‘Many people assume the diseases that kill us are pre-programmed into our genes. High blood pressure by 55, heart attacks at 60, maybe cancer at 70, and so on… But for most of the leading causes of death, our genes usually account for only 10-20 per cent of risk.’ – Michael Greger

‘Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.’ – Mark Twain

‘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.’ – John Keats

‘Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.’ – Don Miguel Ruiz

‘Sometimes I test myself saying, ‘If I get a death sentence if I don’t make this movie, would I still make this movie?” – Hayao Miyazaki

‘Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.’ – Thomas Wolfe

‘Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears; O life, no life, but lively form of death; Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs.’ – Thomas Kyd

‘Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day.’ – Nick Mancuso

‘I’ve worked in the prison system, on death row and maximum security. I did that work for six years. I’ve worked with some of the most difficult people in our society. Buddhism was accessible and helpful for these individuals.’ – Joan Halifax

‘That nature does not care, one way or the other, is the true abyss. That only man cares, in his finitude facing nothing but death, alone with his contingency and the objective meaninglessness of his projecting meanings, is a truly unprecedented situation.’ – Hans Jonas

‘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.’ – Jackie Kennedy

‘There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.’ – Charles Mackay

‘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.’ – Damien Hirst

‘I don’t have any authority to talk about the domestic policies of America. But as an outsider, I am mystified by the fact that you are encouraged to buy a gun, but if you use it for the purpose that it is expressly designed for, you get the death penalty. That aspect of America is kind of mystifying.’ – Nick Cave

‘Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it’s a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of.’ – Emmylou Harris

‘I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.’ – Charlotte Bronte

‘I always get the ‘goth girl’ thing because I wear black. But I don’t worship death.’ – Fairuza Balk

‘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.’ – Nora Ephron

‘I came face to face with death at thirteen years old.’ – Ryan White

‘It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.’ – Henry Fielding

‘I’ve had four near-death experiences – very, very near death experiences, and a few of them I’ve never spoken about publicly.’ – Sara Evans

‘At the moment of death, when the seed atom in the heart is ruptured, which contains all the experience of the past life in a panoramic picture, the spirit leaves its physical body, taking with it the finer bodies.’ – Max Heindel

‘An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.’ – Madalyn Murray O’Hair

‘I guess I just process death differently than some folks. Realizing you’re not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you.’ – John Prine

‘Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.’ – Elbert Hubbard

‘We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.’ – Stokely Carmichael

‘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.’ – Hermann Hesse

‘Death is something that happens to others, you think, until it happens to you.’ – Roger Rosenblatt

‘Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.’ – Angela Carter

‘Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.’ – James F. Byrnes

‘Death is the king of this world: ‘Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.’ – George Eliot

‘If someone were to say that life at hard labor is as painful as death and therefore equally cruel, I should reply that, taking all the unhappy moments of perpetual slavery together, it is perhaps even more painful, but these moments are spread out over a lifetime, and capital punishment exercises all its power in an instant.’ – Cesare Beccaria

‘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.’ – Roger Waters

‘I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.’ – Desmond Tutu

‘When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.’ – Morihei Ueshiba

‘Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.’ – Taylor Caldwell

‘Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our planet alone is a blot; our planet alone has death.’ – Annie Dillard

‘What makes Freddy Krueger such a horrible character? What makes him scare you to death? You can’t get rid of the guy. He never goes away.’ – Nick Saban

‘But for me, it is when a student has died. I find the death of a young person the most difficult and painful of times. To explain it to other young people, to see a bright future snuffed out, is just awful. I am haunted by those deaths.’ – Donna Shalala

‘I joyfully hasten to meet death. If it come before I have had opportunity to develop all my artistic faculties, it will come, my hard fate notwithstanding, too soon, and I should probably wish it later – yet even then I shall be happy, for will it not deliver me from a state of endless suffering?’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

”Death with dignity’ is our society’s expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life’s last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature’s ongoing rhythms.’ – Sherwin B. Nuland

‘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?’ – Chuck Palahniuk

‘The fact that ‘A Dirty Job’ has comedy and supernatural horror in it, that both are woven in and out of it with a whimsical tone, despite the fact that it’s about death, makes it hard to characterize with standard genre labels – but I have no problem with that. I’d call it a funny story about death, and leave it at that.’ – Christopher Moore

‘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.’ – Eugene Ionesco

‘I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.’ – Anais Nin

‘All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.’ – Germaine Greer

‘The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘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.’ – James Thomson

‘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.’ – John Glenn

‘It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.’ – Jacqueline Cochran

‘The possibility of sending an innocent person to their death is a reason why I’m against the death penalty.’ – Susanna Reid

‘If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death.’ – Paul Lynde

‘As peacemakers, we must resist all the powers of war and destruction and proclaim that peace is the divine gift offered to all who affirm life. Resistance means saying ‘No’ to all the forces of death, wherever they may be.’ – Henri Nouwen

‘I learned through his death that, hey, life is short. You think you’re going to live to be 75 years of age, and Brian proved that you’re not going to live that long.’ – Gale Sayers

‘I am reconciled to my death, but I detest the mode.’ – John Andre

‘All I want is a gentleman. I’m sick to bloody death of bastards.’ – Katie Price

‘I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between.’ – Ani DiFranco

‘No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually.’ – Billy Graham

‘In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death.’ – Daniel Boone

‘Vijay Anand’s death marks the passing away of a true, original mind. Vijay had charisma and cinematic dazzle. He was the first who gave Indian film directors the status of a star.’ – Mahesh Bhatt

‘Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.’ – Friedrich Schiller

‘We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.’ – Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘We burned to death 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo – men, women and children. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?’ – Robert McNamara

‘Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.’ – Sidney Hook

‘Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child’s death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.’ – Ezekiel Emanuel

‘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.’ – Charles de Gaulle

‘It’s a consoling notion that death is a very tiny hole, and you need to make yourself very small to get through it. One obviously needs to lighten off, and a rucksack full of bricks or a mantelpiece full of trophies will certainly have to be abandoned – the sooner the better, I say.’ – Michael Leunig

‘Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, drawing no dividend from time’s tomorrows.’ – Siegfried Sassoon

‘I think death is just a transition to another state of consciousness.’ – Val Kilmer

‘Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?’ – Plato

‘I taped the autopsy photos from Marilyn Monroe’s death to my lunch box in fifth grade, and I would write stories in which someone inevitably died.’ – Karin Slaughter

‘The very first thing you learn if you’re a gentleman is that you never compare one woman to another. That’s the way of all death.’ – Patrick Macnee

‘You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.’ – Eliot Ness

‘I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death.’ – Dave Grohl

‘The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.’ – William Lloyd Garrison

‘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.’ – Henry Rollins

‘God grants an easy death only to the just.’ – Svetlana Alliluyeva

‘The dread of criticism is the death of genius.’ – William Gilmore Simms

‘I must say, I always – from experience, when I watch TV shows and I see characters leave without a proper explanation or leave with not enough time, I get irritated. I like it when there’s a clean-cut reason or a defining moment where they have to go. Whether that’s death or not, I think that’s subjective.’ – Alycia Debnam-Carey

‘Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.’ – Ernest Hemingway

‘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.’ – Bob Iger

‘The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.’ – Patrick Swayze

‘The paradigm of the ‘Aquarian Conspiracy’ sees humankind embedded in nature. It promotes the autonomous individual in a decentralized society… The new perspective respects the ecology of everything: birth, death, learning, health, family, work, science, spirituality, the arts, the community, relationships, politics.’ – Marilyn Ferguson

‘It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.’ – Mary Renault

‘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.’ – John Banville

‘Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.’ – Clint Eastwood

‘I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.’ – Jack Kevorkian

‘Death, torture and prison are part of daily life for the youth of Iran. They are not like us, my friends and I at their age; they are not scared. They are not what we were. They hold hands and scream: ‘Don’t be afraid! Don’t be afraid! We are together!’ They understand that no one will give them their rights; they must go get them.’ – Marjane Satrapi

‘Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.’ – Ken Kesey

‘I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.’ – Pope John XXIII

‘If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.’ – Sam Snead

‘Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.’ – John Dryden

‘Do I favor the death penalty? Theoretically, I do, but when you realize that there’s a 4 percent error rate, you end up putting guilty people to death.’ – Gary Johnson

‘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.’ – Leo Burnett

‘The true Christian is called to be a soldier and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence and security. He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and doze along the way to heaven, like one traveling in an easy carriage.’ – J. C. Ryle

‘Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.’ – Isabel Allende

‘Even one heatstroke death is one too many because every death caused by leaving a child unattended in a hot car is 100 percent avoidable.’ – Anthony Foxx

‘Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.’ – Elizabeth Fishel

‘In Hinduism, Shiva is a deity who represents transformation. Through destruction and restoration, Shiva reminds us that endings are beginnings, and that our world is constantly undergoing a cycle of birth, death and rebirth.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.’ – Richard Dawkins

‘Early this morning, I signed my death warrant.’ – Michael Collins

‘I thank God that I can say on my death bed that I am a virtuous woman.’ – Belle Boyd

‘I often think about death, and it saddens me to leave this world and not be able to paint more. I love it so much.’ – Fernando Botero

‘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.’ – Mahavira

‘He that fears death loses the joys of life.’ – Jan Hus

‘No one owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.’ – William S. Burroughs

‘The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.’ – Isaac Bashevis Singer

‘I’m working myself to death.’ – Alan Ladd

‘Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.’ – Marcus Aurelius

‘Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.’ – Claes Oldenburg

‘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.’ – Lee Iacocca

‘We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past.’ – Robert Falcon Scott

‘I think the idea that death is not the end, that your dog’s just gone to live on the farm, is limiting. Thoughts like that prevent you from making the most of the time that you have.’ – Jimmy Carr

‘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.’ – Ryuichi Sakamoto

‘Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.’ – Jose Marti

‘Nixon was a bad loser. He hated losing worse than death, and that is why I enjoyed him. We were both football fans, both addicts; and on some days, nothing else mattered.’ – Hunter S. Thompson

‘Everybody believes that capital punishment is wrong, but when they look at certain cases, they’re quick to say, ‘Put them to death,’ or scream ‘capital punishment.” – Jeff Lindsay

‘Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.’ – Georg Hermes

‘Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.’ – Edvard Munch

‘The death of my husband, coming immediately after the general knowledge of the discoveries with which his name is associated, was felt by the public, and especially by the scientific circles, to be a national misfortune.’ – Marie Curie

‘There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war – at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.’ – Daniel Berrigan

‘Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.’ – Herman Melville

‘There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?’ – Woody Allen

‘The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.’ – Pierre Salinger

‘I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.’ – Stella Young

‘I think that after divorce, I took my life a little bit more seriously, because you have to face endings in a way that you maybe never – death in one thing, but an ending in your own chapter. It’s so clearly placed there for you with divorce.’ – Alice Eve

‘Sleep – death without dying – living, but not life.’ – Edwin Arnold

‘The amount of death terror experienced is closely related to the amount of life unlived.’ – Irvin D. Yalom

‘People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.’ – Jim Morrison

‘I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.’ – Priyanka Chopra

‘I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn’t death.’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan

”Hamlet’ is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what’s real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.’ – Michael Sheen

‘Life is apogee, apex, decline; life is death – and everything else is open to discussion.’ – Colin Farrell

‘Fur is not luxury: it is an industry of death and suffering.’ – Brigitte Bardot

‘His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad.’ – Red Skelton

‘We need to stop spending money on death, the war in Iraq and on enhancing the lives of the people in our own country.’ – Dick Morris

‘Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.’ – Karen Armstrong

‘Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don’t really think it is.’ – H. R. Giger

‘Death became a desired option. I hoped I would hit a mine or run into an ambush and just end it all. I think some part of me wanted to join the legions of the dead, whom I had failed.’ – Romeo Dallaire

‘Here’s what we know right now: the vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States are among the unvaccinated. In almost every study suggests the vaccine reduces severity and death from COVID.’ – Will Cain

‘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.’ – Hu Shih

‘Death is important for a couple reasons. The first is that death creates scarcity in our life, which therefore gives our decisions meaning and value. From a practical point of view, it therefore makes sense that we keep our own deaths in mind when deciding how to use our time.’ – Mark Manson

‘No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the gods.’ – Socrates

‘Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.’ – Lena Horne

‘Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.’ – Buddha

‘Death doesn’t affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn’t concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.’ – W. Somerset Maugham

‘Death is better than slavery.’ – Harriet Ann Jacobs

‘Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘Death is shot through with the details and colours of the lives that were lived.’ – Michael Rosen

‘Biography is one of the new terrors of death.’ – John Arbuthnot

‘When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.’ – Sun Tzu

‘I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.’ – Jean Giraudoux

‘I found that the things I am afraid of most are things for which there are no obvious remedies. Like, what do you do with a fear of death? You either come to terms with it or you don’t, but there’s no solving it.’ – Ari Aster

‘Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.’ – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

‘We are all in a race for dear life: that is to say, we are fugitives from death.’ – Theodor Reik

‘The King of Spain displayed his esteem for me in a manner that I confess flattered me pleasantly when, after the death of Don Luis de Haro, he stated publicly in front of all the foreign ambassadors that he wanted to follow my example in not having a prime minister any longer.’ – Louis XIV

‘My children are magical creatures and I love them to death.’ – Jack Black

‘The truth, whether we admit it or not, is that grace scares us to death. It scares us primarily because it wrestles control and manageability out of our hands – introducing chaos and freedom.’ – Tullian Tchividjian

‘The first novel I wrote was a monster – clocking in at 180,000 words – but it died a death, a death it deserved. It was called ‘The Gods First Make Mad.’ It was a good title, but it was the only good thing about the book. I didn’t let that put me off.’ – Wilbur Smith

‘I feel my dad, I still feel his love, and I still love him. I would do anything to have him back, but half the reason that my life is good, has real, true value, is that he died. I would obviously rather have him alive, but he gave me so much in his death.’ – Gwyneth Paltrow

‘Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you’re free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.’ – Saul Alinsky

‘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? – Barry Goldwater’ – Barry Goldwater

‘At that time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and I believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Russia and Germany to fight each other to the death.’ – Klaus Fuchs

‘I’m scared to death of being poor. It’s like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It’s my pet paranoia.’ – Cher

‘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.’ – Joan Jett

‘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.’ – Yamamoto Tsunetomo

‘Death frames the high wire. But I don’t see myself as taking risks. I do all of the preparations that a non-death seeker would do.’ – Philippe Petit

‘I don’t sleep. I hate those little slices of death.’ – Walter Reisch

‘States without the death penalty have had consistently lower murder rates. And national murder rates have declined steadily since 1992, despite fewer executions.’ – S.E. Cupp

‘Homeland or death! Socialism or death! We shall overcome!’ – Fidel Castro

‘I want to see the U.S. wiped out. Death to the U.S.’ – Bobby Fischer

‘If you don’t have imagination, you stop being human; animals don’t have imagination; Alzheimer’s is the death of imagination.’ – Devdutt Pattanaik

‘Demons, chaos, dragons – all of them are different incarnations and representations of our idea of death in ‘Dark Souls.” – Hidetaka Miyazaki

‘To awake from death is to die in peace.’ – Douglas Horton

‘I’m a standup comedian who can’t drive. I have never learned. I don’t trust my hand-eye coordination. You’re looking at someone who once dropped a cricket ball on to his own head during a routine catching practice; I don’t think it’s a great idea to have me in control of a high-speed metal death robot.’ – Nish Kumar

‘I have six brothers, and in the past I’ve done quite a few girlie films, like ‘Wild Child’ and ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’ – so when they’ve been to those, they’ve been incredibly embarrassed. They won’t be embarrassed going to see ‘Black Death’ – I reckon they’re going to love it.’ – Kimberley Nixon

‘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.’ – Alfred Nobel

‘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.’ – David Mitchell

‘Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was a lad. From then on, he lived in fear that death was just around the corner, and he set about programming me to work hard and bring in some cash.’ – Marco Pierre White

‘I feel birth, death, marriage is destined, and these things can’t be manipulated. I have surrendered my life completely. So, whenever it happens, I will accept it.’ – Sakshi Tanwar

‘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.’ – Hedy Lamarr

‘It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood – no more – to man, and love to a woman is life or death.’ – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

‘Death and genitals are things that frighten people, and when people are frightened, they develop means of concealment and aggression. It is common sense.’ – Noam Chomsky

‘Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.’ – James Stephens

‘Death is a false fear. When it is here, you won’t be. When it’s not, you are here.’ – Michel Onfray

‘To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death.’ – Garrett Fort

‘Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.’ – Donald Rumsfeld

‘Despair is despair, sorrow is sorrow, death is death. It’s not about who is experiencing it; it’s about building a bridge of empathy across these experiences.’ – Okieriete Onaodowan

‘To be honest, I’m scared to death of rollercoaster rides.’ – Liam Neeson

‘If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicised? I have values I inherited from my father. He helped many. Anyone, even a postman knocking on our door would get a glass of water and some sweets.’ – Sachin Tendulkar

‘I’m trying to surround myself during my life with the eight people I’d surround my bed with on my death.’ – Bob Goff

‘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.’ – Albert Camus

‘Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards.’ – Giacomo Leopardi

‘I think that many of my ideas are correct, but I’ll bet you, before my death other discoveries will be made that will prompt me to alter various ideas I have about human evolution.’ – Donald Johanson

‘Two weeks before Owen Hart’s death I objected in writing to the obscenity and the safety.’ – Sable

‘Everyone is born, and has a death date. The days in between are meant to live, which is why I am not afraid of anyone.’ – Rajpal Yadav

‘Perhaps we don’t need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That’s enough for me.’ – Brad Pitt

‘When I got out of the hospital, it was one of those classic things – you’re looking death in the eye, and it changes you. I thought, I ought to go back on the road.’ – Robert Hunter

‘I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.’ – Muqtada al Sadr

‘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.’ – George Carlin

‘My hair’s a pain in live performance. I’m always inhaling it: I almost choked to death a couple of times.’ – Dimebag Darrell

‘Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.’ – Bodhidharma

‘It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte

‘Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.’ – Tecumseh

‘Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.’ – Mitt Romney

‘Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.’ – Hesiod

‘Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives.’ – Mary Harris Jones

‘Death, the final, triumphant lover.’ – Bela Lugosi

‘The two great risks are risking too much but also risking too little. That’s for each person to decide. For me, not risking anything is worse than death. By far.’ – Jimmy Chin

‘This country is being managed to death, being public related to death.’ – Kurt Vonnegut

‘Sex and death, the magnetic poles of fiction, attract us children’s writers no less than adult authors, but we have to be more leery of their pull.’ – Mal Peet

‘Concerning Poland, I can only say that the peoples of Central Europe and Hungary are a community in fate, to the death. Many of us would spill our blood for Poland any time. And vice versa: in an emergency, many Polish people would give his life to protect Hungarians. This has happened more than once over the course of history.’ – Viktor Orban

‘I’m totally against the death penalty – which, if anyone has a right to support, I do – because I do not see it as a deterrent to crime.’ – Martin Luther King III

‘It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.’ – Patrick Henry

”American Graffiti’ was unpleasant because of the fact that there was no money, no time, and I was compromising myself to death.’ – George Lucas

‘Privacy is dead. We live in a world of instantaneous, globalised gossip. The idea that there is a ‘private’ sphere and a ‘public’ sphere for world leaders, politicians or anyone in the public eye is slowly disintegrating. The death of privacy will have a profound effect on who our leaders will be in the future.’ – Gavin Esler

‘In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘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.’ – Kent Haruf

‘Biography lends to death a new terror.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘There is great mystery in a church. For me, there is a great privilege to be confronted with the design of a church because it shelters the most powerful themes of humanity: birth, marriage, death.’ – Mario Botta

‘Emigration is no longer a solution; it’s a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they’re knocking on doors that are not open.’ – Tahar Ben Jelloun

‘I’ve become pretty philosophical about a lot of things, including death. It doesn’t get to me.’ – Gene Wilder

‘Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing… You may decide you want to spend your time working as a neurosurgeon, but two months later, you may want to learn to play the saxophone or devote yourself to the church. Death may be a one-time event, but living with terminal illness is a process.’ – Paul Kalanithi

‘Disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, oil spills and radioactive fallout cause massive death of people, pigs, bats and birds. These disasters also impact the immune health of survivors. All harbor viruses.’ – Paul Stamets

‘Well, there’s a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.’ – Miguel de Cervantes

‘A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.’ – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

‘Death is acceptable only if it represents the physically necessary passage toward a union, the condition of a metamorphosis.’ – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

‘At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.’ – Ivan Illich

‘The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat.’ – Orlando Gibbons

‘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.’ – Antonin Scalia

‘I was on a starvation diet to look like I was near death in a film… but I went at it with a plan, and I had a guide; a nutritionist kind of helped me with it.’ – Anne Hathaway

‘If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised.’ – William Adams

‘I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.’ – Billy Graham

‘I’m one of those guys that is still a bit afraid of the telephone, its implications for conversation. I still wonder if the jukebox might be the death of live music.’ – Tom Waits

‘The whole essence of the Christian religion is based on the atonement of Christ, his death and his resurrection.’ – Gordon B. Hinckley

‘If we can’t face death, we’ll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.’ – Maya Lin

‘The sinner who suddenly realizes God’s love for him and then looks at his rejection of that love feels a loss similar to the death of a loved one. A deep void is created in the soul and a loneliness akin to the agony of death.’ – Mother Angelica

‘The fundamental human truth underpinning ‘Ox Mountain Death Song’ is that men so very often turn into their fathers. The way that everything gets passed down.’ – Kevin Barry

‘The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. The problem of education, then, among Negroes must first of all deal with the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the Best of this race that they may guide the Mass away from the contamination and death of the Worst, in their own and other races.’ – W. E. B. Du Bois

‘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.’ – Blaise Pascal

‘Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘I don’t have a death wish. On the contrary, I’m hanging onto my life like never before.’ – Ueli Steck

‘Normality is death.’ – Theodor W. Adorno

‘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.’ – Joseph Rotblat

‘I used to watch ‘Death Becomes Her,’ and I knew I wanted to become Meryl Streep.’ – Jinkx Monsoon

‘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.’ – Brooke Shields

‘Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.’ – Matthew Walker

”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.’ – Thomas Paine

‘The world says you gain your life by getting more and more and more and more, but Jesus says, ‘No, that leads to death. You get it back by giving it away and when you give it away you get it back.” – Philip Yancey

‘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.’ – Tom Lehman

‘I have seen and drawn dying, poisoned worlds. I published a book of drawings called ‘Death of Wood’ about one such world, on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and what was then still the German Democratic Republic.’ – Gunter Grass

‘I support the death penalty. But I also think there has to be no margin for error.’ – George Ryan

‘After your death you will be what you were before your birth.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Death is softer by far than tyranny.’ – Aeschylus

‘Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.’ – Larry Wall

‘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.’ – Aldous Huxley

‘Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.’ – Stanislav Grof

‘The total eclipses of the sun are very special and have been associated with wars, famines, floods, unprecedented climate changes and the death or birth of dictators, rulers, presidents and kings, especially near the area where the total eclipse occurs.’ – Walter Mercado

‘The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.’ – Bobby Scott

‘Not even death can take us from the eternal blessings promised by a loving Heavenly Father.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from.’ – John Cleese

‘My dad is a farmer, so I used to love watching ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – that’s where I got most of my death and drama.’ – Sara Cox

‘Death and the dice level all distinctions.’ – Samuel Foote

‘There are some people who walk into a room and they oxygenate it, by their very being there’s fresh air. Then there are those who come in with the smell of death and they suck the life out.’ – Peter Mullan

‘The idea is that Jesus overcame death through the Resurrection. What that does is fail to appreciate the fact that the resurrected Christ is the crucified Christ. It’s not like, ‘Oh, that was just a mistake, now it’s over.’ Jesus continues to suffer from our sins.’ – Stanley Hauerwas

‘The opposite of compromise is fanaticism and death.’ – Amos Oz

‘When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.’ – George Eliot

‘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!’ – Eddie Vedder

‘It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.’ – Alexandre Dumas

‘Although it hath pleased God to hasten my death by you, by whom my life should rather have been lengthened, yet can I patiently take it, that I yield God more hearty thanks for shortening my woeful days.’ – Jane Grey

‘I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.’ – Harold Kushner

‘The approach of death certainly concentrates the mind.’ – A. N. Wilson

‘As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die… I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer.’ – Tom Araya

‘Basically, I don’t ever move too far past the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, because it’s of first importance. And I make sure it’s of first importance with anyone I’m talking to. It all comes down to that, really, when you get right down to it. So it’s not complex. Jesus removed our sins and guarantees we can be raised from the dead.’ – Phil Robertson

‘My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother’s anxiety.’ – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

‘Many of the young people living in inner-city America don’t see themselves – I mean, they even talk about things like death and dying. And there’s a tremendous loss of hope. And of all the things to lose, I think nothing is worse or more difficult to overcome than the loss of hope.’ – Danny K. Davis

‘I used to do a lot of ouija boards, and I asked if there was life after death. Some spirit replied, ‘He who seeketh knowledge seeketh sorrow!” – Matt Bellamy

‘When I first started, you couldn’t mention divorce or death. You couldn’t show smelly socks. You couldn’t show a snake. They took a skunk out of my strip one time.’ – Mort Walker

‘Marriage is the death of hope.’ – Woody Allen

‘In ‘Julius Caesar,’ we are witnesses to the final death throes of the Roman republic.’ – Robert Beltran

‘I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here.’ – Morning Star

‘I’m a Ninja. I’m not scared of death.’ – Watkin Tudor Jones

‘Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley

‘You can’t be scared of death. When that time comes, it comes.’ – Sean Taylor

‘I think, in real life, when we’re facing death – that is, when we come out on the other side of it, whether it’s death of a friend or a family member – you come out on the other side of the mourning cherishing your life that much more.’ – Tony DiTerlizzi

‘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.’ – Steven Curtis Chapman

‘The number of cells in our bodies is defined by an equilibrium of opposing forces: mitosis adds cells, while programmed cell death removes them. Just as too much cell division can lead to a pathological increase in cell number, so can too little cell death.’ – H. Robert Horvitz

‘The white sail of his soul has rounded the promontory – death.’ – William Alexander

‘What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.’ – Dave Barry

‘Nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. And in Donald Trump’s case, lies.’ – Pamela Meyer

‘Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.’ – Phoebe Cary

‘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.’ – Jean Baudrillard

‘Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.’ – William Inge

‘In classical times, it was a capital offense to speculate upon the hour of a king’s death or upon the identity of his successor.’ – Gore Vidal

‘Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.’ – William J. Brennan, Jr.

‘It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honour, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier.’ – Xenophon

‘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.’ – Lobsang Tenzin

‘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.’ – Adlai Stevenson I

‘I agree with Scott Turow: A courtroom is inherently dramatic. You walk into court – it’s like an ER, you know? Life and death is going on there. And it’s moment-by-moment, and it’s packed with energy. And even though you think you know what a witness is going to say, you can be wrong. Witnesses surprise you.’ – Marcia Clark

‘The destination is a happy life, an accomplished life that doesn’t end with death but with eternal life.’ – Angelo Scola

‘I’ve always been fascinated with death and darkness, and I still am.’ – The Undertaker

‘A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.’ – Montesquieu

‘Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.’ – David Hume

”Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.’ – Marquis de Sade

‘The web of life, love, suffering and death unites all beings.’ – Alex Grey

‘I’ve jumped out of an airplane 34 times. I’ve dove 212 feet under water. I’ve done a lot of things that defied death.’ – Jesse Ventura

‘There is something about poverty that smells like death.’ – Zora Neale Hurston

‘Cinema sustains life. It captures death in its progress.’ – Harmony Korine

‘Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.’ – Morrissey

‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.’ – Pearl S. Buck

‘On ‘Death In Paradise,’ I had a CGI pet lizard and had to react to nothing, which was hideously embarrassing.’ – Ben Miller

‘The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’ – Mark Twain

‘I did a production of Macbeth in the 1960s in which I had a swordfight in the final scene. But the blade fell off my sword just as I was stabbing the guy. I ended up having to hammer him to death.’ – Alan Dale

‘Death just comes, not happiness. Because when you’re trying to find happiness, you’re trying to navigate a very, very murky minefield of distractions, of disappointments, of deceptions. That’s why you have to work on happiness.’ – Ian K. Smith

‘When death is imminent and dying patients find their suffering unbearable, then the physician’s role should shift from healing to relieving suffering in accord with the patient’s wishes.’ – Marcia Angell

‘I’m a trumpet player, so I always carry a pocket trumpet in case there’s an opportunity to jam with the locals. I was in Guadeloupe last year filming ‘Death in Paradise,’ and I played all over the island and had the best time.’ – Colin Salmon

‘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.’ – Thomas Aquinas

‘The definition of ‘morbid’ is an unhealthy preoccupation with death. Unfortunately, there’s no word to mean the perfectly healthy preoccupation with death, which is what I have.’ – Caitlin Doughty

‘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.’ – Brennan Manning

‘My book ‘Trust Your Heart’, which is the story of my life, will be followed by ‘Singing Lessons’, a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.’ – Judy Collins

‘Life is an incurable disease leading to death, but it’s also an unrequested gift, which, if we can manage to keep giving it away to others, can keep giving back everything to us.’ – Stephen Hough

‘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!’ – William Shakespeare

‘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.’ – John Donne

‘The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.’ – Joseph Stalin

‘I know my generation – a lot of them, they’re getting old now, and they want to think back fondly, they want to kid themselves. A lot of them think, ‘Yeah, we were the best.’ That’s the kiss of death. That’s non-growth. And also that’s very bad for the world.’ – Joni Mitchell

”Who Fears Death’ addresses the push and pull in African culture that powerful women face when their culture has certain duties and beliefs that can stifle them.’ – Nnedi Okorafor

‘Since we all know that death is inevitable, I don’t really see the difference between dying now and dying a decade later. So if I’m threatened with assassination, I welcome it!’ – Miriam Defensor-Santiago

‘With the advent of DNA, we know that people have been convicted and sentenced to death who later proved not to be guilty of the crime.’ – Kamala Harris

‘From an eternal perspective, the only death that is truly premature is the death of one who is not prepared to meet God.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘Working with the dying is like being a midwife for this great rite of passage of death. Just as a midwife helps a being take their first breath, you help a being take their last breath.’ – Ram Dass

‘My dream was to become a ballet dancer, but after a year in bed with rheumatic fever at 13, I had grown too tall, and had no muscle tone left. I tried a ballet class and couldn’t even do a plie without falling over. It was my first death.’ – Carmen Dell’Orefice

‘Trump, like any good Stalinist, knows that one death is a tragedy but 100,000 is a statistic.’ – Rick Wilson

‘Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’.’ – Julius Caesar

‘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.’ – Sting

‘My thatha’s death was the biggest blow I’ve dealt with in all my life. I have never seen death in my family, especially not of someone who’s so close to me… I might be this big guy from the outside, but I’m very sensitive when it comes to my family.’ – Rana Daggubati

‘Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.’ – Paul de Man

‘Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.’ – Confucius

‘You don’t have people chanting ‘Death to America’ in Israel.’ – Benjamin Netanyahu

‘I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity’s relationship with God.’ – Timothy Radcliffe

”Philistines’ was so beautiful, and it bored me to death. I never want to see another production where the rain splashes against a window and actors wander around in drab cardigans saying, ‘I’m so bored.” – John Tiffany

‘When we look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the tragic death of Michael Brown, we are reminded of the importance of who we elect to our city councils, who sits on our local board of education committees, who we pick to represent us in Congress, in the Senate and more.’ – Al Sharpton

‘To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘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!’ – Anne Frank

‘When you start fooling around with drugs, you’re hurting your creativity, you’re hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don’t kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul’s dead, you’ve got nothing to offer, anyway.’ – Paul Stanley

‘We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.’ – Yitzhak Rabin

‘We think birth is a miracle and death is a tragedy, but really they’re flip sides of the same coin – anything born is gonna die.’ – Mario Van Peebles

‘The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom.’ – Montgomery Clift

‘The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.’ – Desiderius Erasmus

‘The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction – there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome.’ – Marco Tempest

‘Sometimes I wish my first word was ‘quote,’ so that on my death bed, my last words could be ‘end quote.” – Steven Wright

‘I try to write lyrics so that they won’t age, which sort of leaves you with the big subjects like death and love and sex and violence.’ – Florence Welch

‘I’m not really obsessed with death.’ – Robert Smith

‘The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.’ – Edgar Allan Poe

‘Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any.’ – Peter De Vries

‘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.’ – Ramana Maharshi

‘If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘Death can happen anywhere, but kids in Chicago, like 4 years old, can get shot. You don’t really hear that in too many places.’ – Lil Durk

‘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.’ – Leo Buscaglia

‘Saddam’s fate should be in the hands of his country men. They were the major victims of his brutal reign and should decide his life, death, or permanent imprisonment. Personally, I would lock him away forever.’ – Ronnie James Dio

‘When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.’ – W. C. Fields

‘If I am elected president, every militant on the face of the planet will know, if you go and join ISIS, if you wage jihad on the United States of America, if you attempt to murder innocent Americans you are signing your death warrant.’ – Ted Cruz

‘On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.’ – Emily Dickinson

‘Birth, life, death is a cycle. And they’re all beautiful, you celebrate all of them. Animals do grieve, but they move on. That’s the lesson behind animals.’ – Cesar Millan

‘No matter what heights you achieve, even if you’re Brad Pitt, the slide is coming, sure as death and taxes.’ – James Caan

‘Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.’ – Bill Shankly

‘Kobe Bryant, to me, is still the best basketball player in my mind. He played with me and he was in my era. I still love him to death. He’s a little brother to me.’ – Gary Payton

‘My mom ending up passing away, and I got really depressed and didn’t have money for therapy, and so I started doing standup to cope with my mom’s death.’ – Cristela Alonzo

‘My attitude about death is, going into the next room, and it’s a room that the rest of us can’t get into because we don’t have the key. But when we do get the key, we’ll go in there, and we’ll see one another again, in some shape or form or whatever. It’s not the end.’ – Roger Moore

‘People living deeply have no fear of death.’ – Anais Nin

‘It’s a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.’ – Wangari Maathai

‘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.’ – Norman Cousins

‘The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.’ – Joseph Addison

‘If you want a name, you have to fight death.’ – Milkha Singh

‘When my parents died, it became clear to me that there was an end in sight. Death was never a real thing to me. And then when that happened I realized I only have so many years left, if I’m lucky.’ – Rick Baker

‘Hunting is part of a cycle of life that repeats. Life. Death. Life. Death. Death is part of life.’ – Roberto Baggio

‘Life and death are matters of the God. I can be killed even at home.’ – Mehbooba Mufti

‘My favorite place to go is Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. If you see it at sunrise and sunset, it’s like you’re on Mars.’ – Petra Collins

‘Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.’ – Ernest Hemingway

‘My family and I have been the target of constant harassment and death threats, and I have been called the most vile and hateful names imaginable.’ – Christine Blasey Ford

‘Illness and problems are the specialties of life. But the death of a child is a cause of mental agony which can be overcome if one concedes this world to be a stage or stadium wherein praiseworthy are those who are not proud of their achievement and those who do not cry at their defeat.’ – Munshi Premchand

‘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.’ – Gilbert Parker

‘The commanding general publishes, for the information of all concerned, that hereafter all persons found within our lines who commit acts for the benefit of the enemies of our country will be tried as spies or traitors, and, if convicted, will suffer death.’ – Ambrose Burnside

‘My father was a Japanese prisoner of war, a survivor of the Thai-Burma Death Railway, built by a quarter of a million slave labourers in 1943. Between 100,000 and 200,000 died.’ – Richard Flanagan

‘Here’s a thing about the death of your mother, or anyone else you love: You can’t anticipate how you’ll feel afterward. People will tell you; a few may be close to right, none exactly right.’ – Mary Schmich

‘While thousands of Americans die alone, Donald touts stock market gains. As my father lay dying alone, Donald went to the movies. If he can in any way profit from your death, he’ll facilitate it, and then he’ll ignore the fact that you died.’ – Mary L. Trump

‘The sole equality on earth is death.’ – Philip James Bailey

‘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.’ – Keith Richards

‘Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.’ – Eliot Spitzer

‘Golf is such a wonderful game. I love it to death.’ – Charlie Sifford

‘NC-17 means that you get it in like 3 theaters. They won’t run the spots on MTV, won’t run the advertising. It’s the kiss of death so there was really no other choice.’ – Rob Zombie

‘The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.’ – Thomas Mann

‘If you followed the media you’d think that everybody in Africa was starving to death, and that’s not the case; so it’s important to engage with the other Africa.’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.’ – Marcus Aurelius

‘Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.’ – Mary Shelley

‘Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.’ – Jean Paul

‘A weak soul does not have the endurance to resist the flesh for very long. It grows heavy, becomes flesh itself, and the contest ends. But among responsible men, men who keep their eyes riveted day and night upon the Supreme Duty, the conflict between flesh and spirit breaks out mercilessly and may last until death.’ – Nikos Kazantzakis

‘Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.’ – Tennessee Williams

‘Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.’ – Heinrich Heine

‘No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.’ – Plato

‘Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.’ – Hilaire Belloc

‘If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.’ – Michelangelo

‘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.’ – Johnny Cash

‘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.’ – Soren Kierkegaard

‘The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.’ – Voltaire

‘I’m one of the slowest drivers on the road. I mosey along. If you’re doing anything too fast, including living life too fast, that creates sudden death. If I have to be somewhere on time, I make sure I leave early enough.’ – Anthony Hopkins

‘Every human being is under construction from conception to death.’ – Billy Graham

‘All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.’ – Deepak Chopra

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

‘Our life is made by the death of others.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.’ – Bob Dylan

‘Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.’ – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

‘We are all of us resigned to death: it’s life we aren’t resigned to.’ – Graham Greene

‘If we heard that somebody starved to death in Sweden or Switzerland, we would be shocked.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘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.’ – Max Lucado

‘I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.’ – William Shakespeare

‘It is important to feel the anger without judging it, without attempting to find meaning in it. It may take many forms: anger at the health-care system, at life, at your loved one for leaving. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. Anger is a natural reaction to the unfairness of loss.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.’ – Thomas Hobbes

‘Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.’ – Angela Davis

‘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.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘In an artwork you’re always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.’ – Damien Hirst

‘The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.’ – Edvard Munch

‘Death is less bitter punishment than death’s delay.’ – Ovid

‘Among all the vicissitudes of life, which vary in each individual’s experience, there is one event which sooner or later comes to everyone – Death!’ – Max Heindel

‘Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

‘We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.’ – Bill Hicks

‘Life inspires more dread than death – it is life which is the great unknown.’ – Emil Cioran

‘An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.’ – Jose Marti

‘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.’ – Zig Ziglar

‘The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.’ – Joel Osteen

‘Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.’ – Jean Anouilh

‘We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once, at least, the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death’s deserters.’ – Jean Giraudoux

‘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.’ – Socrates

‘As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.’ – John Andre

‘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.’ – Lemmy

‘Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.’ – E. M. Forster

‘I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.’ – Francis Bacon

‘I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?’ – Guru Nanak

‘There’s only two things. There’s life, and there’s death.’ – John Prine

‘A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘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.’ – Yamamoto Tsunetomo

‘If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘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.’ – Sun Tzu

‘The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.’ – Jim Morrison

‘I think death is a crucial element when designing games around the theme of the satisfaction of overcoming overwhelming odds.’ – Hidetaka Miyazaki

‘Everybody dies. There’s no avoiding it, and I do not believe for one second that butter is the cause of anyone’s death. Overeating may be, but not butter, please. I just feel bad for people who make that mistake.’ – Nora Ephron

‘And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.’ – Walt Whitman

‘People after death become complete again. The blind can see, the deaf can hear, cripples are no longer crippled after all their vital signs have ceased to exist.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘Life and death are important. Don’t suffer them in vain.’ – Bodhidharma

‘Give me liberty or give me death.’ – Patrick Henry

‘I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.’ – Hedy Lamarr

‘I refuse for any person or organized group to dictate to me what God is. That is really the height of insufferable hubris. I believe in just immediately putting to death or just putting over the cliff people who assume they know about God.’ – Miriam Defensor-Santiago

‘It is easy not to support the death penalty when there is doubt about the culpability of the person sitting in the chair; it is harder to sustain such principles when the crime of the accused is morally indefensible.’ – Clint Smith

‘Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.’ – Albert Camus

‘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.’ – Hannah Arendt

‘We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.’ – Daniel Boone

‘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.’ – John Ortberg

‘Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.’ – Theodor W. Adorno

‘To live without risk for me would be tantamount to death.’ – Jacqueline Cochran

‘I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief.’ – Jan Hus

‘The ‘kingdom of Heaven’ is a condition of the heart – not something that comes ‘upon the earth’ or ‘after death.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.’ – Bertolt Brecht

‘Ultimately, you walk life side-by-side with death, and the Day of the Dead, curiously enough, is about life. It’s an impulse that’s intrinsic to the Mexican character.’ – Guillermo del Toro

‘A man who cannot be enticed by money or intimidated by the threat of jail or death has two of the strongest weapons that anyone has to offer.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘Not death but disease is the real enemy; disease, the malign force that requires confrontation. Death is the surcease that comes when the exhausting battle has been lost.’ – Sherwin B. Nuland

‘I feel about aging the way William Saroyan said he felt about death: Everybody has to do it, but I always believed an exception would be made in my case.’ – Martha Beck

‘Christ has conquered death, not only by suppressing its evil effects, but by reversing its sting. By virtue of Christ’s rising again, nothing any longer kills inevitably, but everything is capable of becoming the blessed touch of the divine hands, the blessed influence of the will of God upon our lives.’ – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

‘You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte

‘There can be no darker or more devastating tragedy than the death of man’s faith in himself and in his power to direct his future.’ – Saul Alinsky

‘It’s absolutely clear that whatever cruel and unusual punishments may – may mean with regard to future things, such as death by injection or the electric chair, it’s clear that – that the death penalty, in and of itself, is not considered cruel and unusual punishment.’ – Antonin Scalia

‘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.’ – Thomas Paine

‘Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.’ – Pearl S. Buck

‘Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.’ – Kim Elizabeth

‘If Shaw and Einstein couldn’t beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.’ – Mel Brooks

‘I know nothing new except that Herr Gellert, the Leipzig poet, is dead, and has written no more poetry since his death.’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

‘In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character; there was nothing particularly new about this – death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.’ – Terry Pratchett

‘The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.’ – William Shakespeare

‘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.” – Robert H. Schuller

‘I’m trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities, and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.’ – Jack Kevorkian

‘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.’ – Joseph Stalin

‘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.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.’ – John Greenleaf Whittier

‘On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down .’ – Woody Allen

‘Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.’ – Jerry Garcia

‘Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘Death wasn’t part of God’s original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy – the last enemy to be destroyed.’ – Billy Graham

‘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.’ – Louis XIV

‘At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.’ – George Carlin

‘A useless life is an early death.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘People don’t see very often their death coming… Look at the French Revolution: The king of France was thinking in the 1780s, ‘We’re doing rather better than my father in the 1770s.” – Norman Davies

‘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.’ – Anais Nin

‘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.’ – Marcus Aurelius

‘In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it.’ – Ram Dass

‘Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘These are the things of which men think, who live: of their own selves and the dwelling place of their fathers; of their neighbors; of work and service; of rule and reason and women and children; of Beauty and Death and War.’ – W. E. B. Du Bois

‘I mean, death is a serious thing, certainly not to be sneezed at.’ – Morrissey

‘Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.’ – Aeschylus

‘Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.’ – Tecumseh

‘The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.’ – Blaise Pascal

‘Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Although we resolutely supported the armed struggle against Batista’s tyranny, we were, on principle, opposed to any terrorist action that could cause the death of innocent people.’ – Fidel Castro

‘The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.’ – Plato

‘All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.’ – Thomas Mann

‘All my life, I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until it began to creak, in order to create a great thought which might be able to give a new meaning to life, a new meaning to death, and to console mankind.’ – Nikos Kazantzakis

‘People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.’ – E. M. Forster

‘I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.’ – Montesquieu

‘Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.’ – Edvard Munch

‘In every parting there is an image of death.’ – George Eliot

‘Death is so important that God visited death upon his own son, thereby helping us learn right from wrong well enough that we may escape death forever and live eternally in God’s grace.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘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.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘I don’t think so-called high technology matters in death. I think they had high technology before Noah’s Ark. And it got lost because that was the first Ice Age.’ – Miriam Defensor-Santiago

‘There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.’ – Albert Camus

‘Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor.’ – Ernest Hemingway

‘It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.’ – Woody Allen

‘The valiant never taste of death but once.’ – William Shakespeare

‘Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.’ – Billy Graham

‘I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no death the way we understood it. The body dies, but not the soul.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘I was destined to work with dying patients. I had no choice when I encountered my first AIDS patient. I felt called to travel some 250,000 miles each year to hold workshops that helped people cope with the most painful aspects of life, death and the transition between the two.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross