100 Enlightening Quotes About Death Which Will Ease The Pain You Suffered At A Dear Ones Loss

Death: the mention of it terrifies most of us. It is like something which should not be talked about even though we know that it is a part of our existence. It is the ultimate truth, and if anything is as real as life, it is death, yet it is not accepted as it is. There are many things associated with death like separation, loneliness, pain and all of it is heart wrenching. May be that is the reason why we shy away from this, pretending that it does not exist.

However, there are people who have taken this reality very boldly, and have come up with thoughts which make it appear less horrifying. As in the poem ‘Death Be Not Proud’ John Donne said, “Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; …From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, …Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, …One short sleep past, we wake eternally And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.”

The following quotes will give change your perspective about this dreadful thing.

I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

- Woody Allen

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

- Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love, Jimi Hendrix

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

- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

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

- Mark Twain

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

- Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.

- The Last Continent, Terry Pratchett

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

- Oscar Wilde

I don't want to die without any scars.

- Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.

- Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Collection), William Shakespeare

Unbeing dead isn't being alive.

- E.E. Cummings

It kills me sometimes, how people die.

- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

- Mark Twain

Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.

- The Collected Poems, Langston Hughes

You'll stay with me?' Until the very end,' said James.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn't be filled?

- Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult

I go to seek a Great Perhaps.

- François Rabelais

Even death has a heart.

- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.

- The Battle of the Labyrinth, Rick Riordan

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

- Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.

- Herbert Hoover

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

- J.K. Rowling

If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?

- My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult

I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it. CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

- Sourcery, Terry Pratchett

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?

- Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk

A girl calls and asks, "Does it hurt very much to die?" "Well, sweetheart," I tell her, "yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.

- Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk

I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you.

- The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand


- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Terry Pratchett

You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face

- You Only Live Twice, Ian Fleming

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.

- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Does it hurt?" The childish question had escaped Harry's lips before he could stop it. "Dying? Not at all," said Sirius. "Quicker and easier than falling asleep.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.

- A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.

- Mitch Albom

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

- Les Misérables, Victor Hugo

Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder

- Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.

- Edgar Allan Poe

The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live.

- Hiroshima Notes, Kenzaburō Ōe

And what would humans be without love?" RARE, said Death.

- Sourcery, Terry Pratchett

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

- Blind Willow, Haruki Murakami

That's what literature is. It's the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!

- Passage, Connie Willis

People living deeply have no fear of death.

- Anaïs Nin

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

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

- Isaac Asimov

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

- Ernest Hemingway

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.

- Antonio Porchia

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

- Will Rogers

Here lies Dobby, a free elf.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Dying is an art. Like everything else, I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I have a call.

- Ariel, Sylvia Plath

At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.

- Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

It's better to burn out than to fade away.

- Neil Young

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

- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

- Benjamin Franklin

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

- Thomas Campbell

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.

- Benjamin Franklin

The meaning of life is that it stops.

- Franz Kafka

Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.

- Roberto Bolaño

Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.

- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn't eased, but there was room there for humour, too.

- Brown Girl in the Ring, Nalo Hopkinson

He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.

- Mort, Terry Pratchett

Nothing is ever certain.

- The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold

Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it's over, you feel like you don't have any bones left to hold you up.

- Twenty Boy Summer, Sarah Ockler

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

- Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

No one here gets out alive.

- Jim Morrison

When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.

- Love Is a Mix Tape, Rob Sheffield

It's better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.

- Michael Crichton

I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can't due to deadness.

- Looking for Alaska, John Green

I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: "Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I'll be ready.

- Charles Bukowski

Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.

- Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman

Six hundred and forty fish later, the only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground.

- Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk

I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot. It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.

- Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas, Brian Andreas

In the end, it wasn't death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life.

- The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn't break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly.

- Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke

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

- John Lennon

I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving.

- Jealousy, Lili St. Crow

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

- Neither Victims Nor Executioners, Albert Camus

He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

- Collected Poems, W.H. Auden

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.

- The Nameless City, H.P. Lovecraft

After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die.

- Charlotte's Web, E.B. White

Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.

- Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right

- Steve Jobs

How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?

- Mercy, Jodi Picoult

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.

- Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin

But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.

- Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas

Things die. But they don't always stay dead. Believe me, I know.

- Frostbite, Richelle Mead

You fuck - you ate my cat!

- Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake

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

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

- Norman Cousins

But she wasn't around, and that's the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.

- For One More Day, Mitch Albom

I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank.

- Langston Hughes

Would you like me to [kill you] now?" asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

You're Hell's Angels, then? What chapter are you from?' 'REVELATIONS. CHAPTER SIX.

- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Neil Gaiman

In this land some of us fuck more than we die but most of us die better than we fuck

- Love Is a Dog from Hell, Charles Bukowski

The phoenix must burn to emerge.

- White Oleander, Janet Fitch

Sweets to the sweet.

- Hamlet, William Shakespeare

What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence.

- Hitch-22: A Memoir, Christopher Hitchens

Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.

- Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk

من قال لك أن درب الجنة معبد بالورود؟

- قالوا, أحمد خيري العمري

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