It is foolish to be afraid of death. JUST THINK!! No more repaired tires on the body vehicle, no more patchwork living.
--Paramhansa Yogananda
Do not take thought for your persons or your properties, but first and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that the virtue is not given by money, but that from vitue come money and every other good of man, public as well as private... The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.

Death row is a state of mind.
--Doris Ann Foster

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
--Charles Brower

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death.
--Jewish Proverb

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave. Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
--Bishop Hall

It's a phony issue. To pretend the death penalty is going to end crime in the United States is to fool people, to promote public ignorance.
--Rudolph W. Giuliani (R), former U.S. Attorney of New York, former mayor of New York City

For life in the present there is no death. Death is not an event in life. It is not a fact in the world.

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 (1737-1809)

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"
--Leo Buscaglia

Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone.
--Marion Woodman Canadian analyst, writer

To infinite, ever present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin sickness, nor death.
--Mary Baker Eddy

I only remember two kisses - the first and the last. The first, with my love and the last, with death. The first brought happiness and the last relief!
--Srijit Prabhakaran

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not
--Robert G. Ingersoll

It is not "anti-choice" and "pro-choice" it is "pro-life" and "pro-death".

Born free, taxed to death.

Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Of the two, taxes happen annually.
--Joel Fox

The only people helped by the death tax are lawyers, accountants, and IRS agents.
--Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colorado

No taxation without respiration.
--Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colorado, on repeal of the death tax.

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.
--Betty Bender

Death Valley is neither dead nor a valley.
--Jerry Bunin, News Editor, Five Cities Times-Press-Recorder, April 6, 1988

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

Nothing makes a man more aware of his capabilities and of his limitations than those moments when he must push aside all the familiar defenses of ego and vanity, and accept reality by staring, with the fear that is normal to a man in combat, into the face of Death.
--Major Robert S. Johnson, USAAF

Om Asatoma Sadgamaya
Tamasoma Jyoti Gamaya
Myrityoma Amritam Gamaya

From delusion lead me to Truth
From darkness lead me to Light
From death lead me to eternal life.

--Hindu prayer from the Sanskrit - Universal Prayer

The valley we call Death, isn't really that different from much of the rest of the desert West. It's just a little deeper, a little hotter and a little drier. What sets it apart more than anything else is the mind's eye.
--Richard E. Lingenfelter

Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.
--Gloria Steinem

Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! . . . Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.
--Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I am become Death, shatterer of worlds.
--J. Robert Oppenheimer upon witnessing the explosion of the first atomic bomb

Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
--Francis Bacon

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

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

Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat we say we have had our day
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

I said to Life, I would hear Death speak. And Life raised her voice a little higher and said, You hear him now.
--Kahlil Gibran

Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery.
--Kahlil Gibran

Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.
--Kahlil Gibran

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

For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind? And when the Earth has claimed our limbs, Then we shall truly dance.
--Kahlil Gibran

A man is not completely born until he is dead.
--Benjamin Franklin

What we commonly call death does not destroy the body, it only causes a separation of spirit and body.
--Brigham Young

Is death the last sleep? No--it is the last and final awakening.
--Sir Walter Scott

Death is the most beautiful adventure in life.
--Charles Frohman

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

Life is eternal and love is immortal; And death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
--Rossiter W. Raymond

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 (B.C.E. 568-488)

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
--Margaret Mitchell Gone with the wind

If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend.
--Stone Temple Pilots

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

If man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
--H.H. Munroe

Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?
--Holly Near

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
--Mark Twain

A person who chooses to die or to risk death demonstrates that there are values, principles, maxims, that are more valuable to him than is life itself. In short, he places his immortal self above his mortal self. Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
--Henry David Thoreau

Born Free. . . . .Taxed to Death

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
--Edward W. Howe

It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
--Virginia Woolf

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

I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death.
--Frederick Douglass

I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
--Patrick Henry

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion and put to death by reality.
--Judy Garland (1922-1969) US actress, singer

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying
--Woody Allen

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
--Jack Lemmon

We must love one another or die
--W.H. Auden poem - September 1, 1939

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
--Stephen Levine Poet, Author

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic
--Joseph Stalin

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
--Sir Winston Churchill

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more potent that history. I believe 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.
--From the movie The Crow

One owes respect to the living; but to the dead one owes nothing but the truth.
--Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet]

I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
--A.L. Williams Businessman

If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.
--Angelina Jolie

Fear; if allowed free rein, would reduce all of us to trembling shadows of men, for whom only death could bring release
--John M. Wilson

When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
--Albert Einstein

The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.

There will always be death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year.

Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes
--Benjamin Franklin

the silence that guards the tomb does not reveal God's secret in the obscurity of the coffin, and the rustling of the branches whose roots suck the body's elements do not tell the mysteries of the grave, by the agonized sighs of my heart announce to the living the drama which love, beauty, and death have performed.
--Kahlil Gibran

Will the Black Death return?
Dread of this horrible epidemic is a dim memory confined to history books. But antibiotic-resistant plague is alive and well. and if it is used as a weapon, no one will be safe.
--Wendy Orent,

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
--William Wallace From the movie Braveheart

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

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
--Rabindranath Tagore

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
--John Taylor

Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not
--Henry David Thoreau (upon the death of his brother)

Be of good cheer about death and know this as a truth
--that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world.
--Jean Paul Richter

For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come.
--William Shakespeare Hamlet

I have died many a death in love, and yet, had I not loved I would never have lived at all.
--David Lasater

The great Easter truth is not that we are to live newly after death
--that is not the great thing
--but that...we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever.
--Phillips Brooks

Death certificates in the US over represent coronary heart disease as a cause of death by 24.3 per cent ...
--Lloyd-Jones DM, Martin DO, Larson MG, Levy D., "Accuracy of death certificates for coding coronary heart disease as the cause of death." Ann Intern Med 1998; 129: 1020-6

If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. You can nail it to a cross, wrap it in winding sheets and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise!
--Clarence W. Hall Reader's Digest_, 1957

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

Death is well understood,it's life that isn't.
--Tony Follari Comedian
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.


Death--- the last sleep? No the final awakening.

---Walter Scott

I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain.

---Joyce Cary

Unto God, the Lord belong the issues of death.

---Psalm 68:20

Good men must die, but death can not kill their names


It is good to die before one has done anything deserving death.


There is a dignity in dying that doctors should not dare to deny.


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

-Winston Churchill

Do not seek death. Death will find you.
But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

-Dag Hammarskjöld

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by
standing in awe of death.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid
and deeds left undone.

-Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author

God's finger touched him, and he slept.

-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

-Richard Bach

Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

-William Shakespeare / Macbeth, 1606

Lord, now lettest now thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.

---Luke 2:29

For death begins with life's first breath
And life begins at touch of death

---John Oxenham

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death

Publilius Syrus

Death-the last voyage, the longest and the best

Thomas Wolfe

Because I could not stop for death
He kindly stopped for me
The carriage held but just ourselves
And immortaility

Emily Dickinson

Nothing you can lose by dying is half as precious as the
readiness to die,which is man's charter of nobility.

---George Santayana

There is but one freedom,
To put oneself right with death.
After that everything is possible.
I cannot force you to believe in God.
Believing in God amounts to coming
to terms with death. When you have
accepted death, the problem of God
will be solved--and not the reverse.

-- Camus, Albert

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live you life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

--Native American Proverb

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.

-David Searls

Knowledge by suffering entereth,
And life is perfected by death.

Elizabeth Barret Browning

If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound,
How beautiful beyond compare
Will paradise be found!

James Montgomery. 1771-1854.

Death came with friendly care;
The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.

Death cometh soon or late;
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods?

-Thomas B. Macaulay

There is no death! What seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
Whose portal we call Death.

-Henry W. Longfellow

In death a hero, as in life a friend!

-Alexander Pope

Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.

-Vladimir Nobokov

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.


It is a far, far better thing that I do, than anything I have ever done;
it is a far, far, better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

-Charles Dickens

I am going to seek the great Perhaps

death si not the most tragic lost in life. the most tragic lost is what dies inside of you while your still alive.

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

A Lizard continues it's life into the wilderness like a human into heaven. Our fate is entirely dependent on our life

Even in the desolate wilderness, stars can still shine.

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by,like a torrent down a steep mountain.

100 per cent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased.

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

Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.

So tonight to shush you how about if I say I have administrative bones to pick with God, Boo. I'll say God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I'm not crazy about. I'm pretty much anti-death. God looks by all accounts to be pro-death. I'm not seeing how we can get together on this issue, he and I, Boo.

"You get what anyone gets - you get a lifetime"

They say that "guns don't kill people, people kill people." Well I think the gun helps. If you just stood there and yelled BANG, I don't think you'd kill too many people.

Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called "Living" is conquered at last.

You have conquered, and I yield. Yet, henceforward, art thou also dead - - dead to the World, to Heaven, and to Hope! In me didst thou exist - - and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself.

If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture - that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.

I hit him to get his attention. I shot him to calm him down I killed him to reason with him.

We are afraid to live, but scared to die

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

"People, some good, some bad, but in the long run we come out even."

I know one day I'll turn the corner and I won't be ready for it.

The trouble with quotes about death is that 99.999 percent of them are made by people who are still alive.

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.

Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat.

And the wild regrets and the bloody sweats None knew so well as I: That he who lives more lives than one, More deaths than one shall die.

Why was it that the more advanced a civilization became in conquering sickness, the more expert it became in the destruction of human life? Was there ever a golden age, anywhere, where science was advanced and men were humane? Were the two incompatible some how?

Take death for example. A great deal of our effort goes into avoiding it. We make extraordinary efforts to delay it and often consider its intrusion a tragic event. Yet we'd find it hard to live without it. Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it. If death were indefinitely put off, the human psyche would end up, well, like the gambler in the "Twilight Zone" episode.

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.

Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death?

Many an ancient lord's last words have been, "You can't kill me because I've got magic aaargh."

what is death but a passage to life

In an artist's life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing.

Now, my good man,this is no time for making enemies.

Fate succumbs many a species: one alone jeopardizes itself.

Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.

"...then laugh, leaning back in my arms, for life is not a paragraph, and death i think is no parenthesis"

There's a hell of a universe next door; lets go.
God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled. ~Author Unknown

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. ~Mark Twain

I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life. ~Jean Giraudoux, Amphitryon, 1929

There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year. ~Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

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, "Of Death"

If you spend all your time worrying about dying, living isn't going to be much fun. ~From the television show Roseanne

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

He who doesn't fear death dies only once. ~Giovanni Falcone

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me.
The Carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality
~Emily Dickinson

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man. ~Percival Arland Ussher

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

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it. ~Lord Byron

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. ~Euripides

Boy, when you are dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you are dead? Nobody. ~J.D. Salinger

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

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

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

A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own. ~Thomas Mann

There are so many little dyings that it doesn't matter which of them is death. ~Kenneth Patchen

If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death. ~Charles Sanders Peirce

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. ~Seneca

Years, following years, steal something every day;
At last they steal us from ourselves away.

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. ~Albert Einstein

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. ~Socrates

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. ~Rush Limbaugh

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. ~Erik H. Erikson

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. ~Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky

We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance. ~Marcel Proust

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation. ~Tennessee Williams, "The Rose Tattoo"

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love. ~Madame de Stael

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

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

The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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

People living deeply have no fear of death. ~Anaiïs Nin, Diary, 1967

To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Expeditions of an Untimely Man

Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in. ~George Bernard Shaw

I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back." ~From the movie Gladiator

I want a priest, a rabbi, and a Protestant clergyman. I want to hedge my bets. ~Wilson Mizner

No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well. ~Plato

For what is it to die,
But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?
~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet"

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit." ~Bill Maher, on Politically Incorrect, 1995

Suicide is... the sincerest form of criticism life gets. ~Wilfred Sheed, The Good Word, 1978

God is growing bitter, He envies man his mortality. ~Jacques Rigaut, Pensées

Embalm, v.: To cheat vegetation by locking up the gases upon which it feeds. By embalming their dead and thereby deranging the natural balance between animal and vegetable life, the Egyptians made their once fertile and populous country barren and incapable of supporting more than a meagre crew. The modern metallic burial casket is a step in the same direction, and many a dead man who ought now to be ornamenting his neighbor's lawn as a tree, or enriching his table as a bunch of radishes, is doomed to a long inutility. We shall get him after awhile if we are spared, but in the meantime the violet and the rose are languishing for a nibble at his glutaeus maximus. ~Ambrose Bierce

The goal of all life is death. ~Sigmund Freud

When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness.... No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever.... I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it. ~H.L. Mencken

Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. ~John Muir

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life. ~Henry David Thoreau, 11 March 1842, letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Someday I'll be a weather-beaten skull resting on a grass pillow,
Serenaded by a stray bird or two.
Kings and commoners end up the same,
No more enduring than last night's dream.

Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax. ~Philip Dow

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

Paradise -
I see flowers
from the cottage where I lie.
~Yaitsu's death poem, 1807

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

On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero. ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

God made death so we'd know when to stop. ~Steven Stiles

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

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it. ~Doris Day

Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees. ~J.J. Furnas

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly. ~Elbert Hubbard

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. ~Steven Wright

I wouldn't mind dying - it's the business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me. ~R. Geis

Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty five years and you pay it back and then one day you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then one day you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe. ~Denis Leary

You can be a king or a street sweeper,
but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
~Robert Alton Harris

Death is life's way of telling you you're fired. ~Author Unknown


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