Death Quotes

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On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.
Woody Allen

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
Stephen Butler Leacock

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. (Leviathan)
Thomas Hobbes

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
Horace Mann

Rome is the one great spiritual organisation which is able to resist and must, as a matter of life and death, the progress of science and modern civilization
Thomas Huxley

I don't really like the autumn. For me it is the beginning of winter and I hate the winter. White, the colour of death.
Simon Schama

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
William J Brennan

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

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

Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other.
Mahatma Gandhi

It's about death as much as it is about life [on gardening]
Germaine Greer

I like death. I'm a big fan of it.
Guy Ritchie

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

In the last couple of days before the deadline was extended I would have said it was in the death throes and time for the last rites. Now it is on life support with a bit of blinking going on [On Channel 4 racing]
John McCririck

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

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

There were some who said that a man at the point of death was more free than all others, because death breaks every bond, and over the dead the united world has no power
Francois De Salignac Fenelon

The angel of death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost hear the beating of his wings.
John Bright

Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
Edward Young

Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
James Baldwin

Journalist: 'Have you received any death threats?' Harry Redknapp: 'Only from the wife when I didn't do the washing up!'
Harry Redknapp

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. 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.
Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 5
William Shakespeare

Fourteen heart attacks and he had to die in my week. In MY week.
( on the death of President Eisenhower preventing her photo appearing on the cover of 'Newsweek' )
Janis Joplin

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

To understand the mysteries of life you must look around and within. You will see patterns everywhere; patterns that seem to manifest themselves over and over again. These patterns exist intertwined within nature and man bridging the gap between the enigma of self and universe. You see them in spiraling galaxies and the Mandelbrot fractal of fossilized Ammonoidea; growing from the unknown to atoms to molecules to solar systems to galaxies to the paradoxical expanses of the universe with origins and destinations unknown; just like us in birth and death. The similarities of tree branches, rivers and blood veins. The power of cellular division and nuclear fission, the patterns of finger prints like endoplasmic reticulum, or a black opal's play of fire like the nebula of supernova. Moon shots are like protoplasmic lurches, while simple thoughts and observations of the nature around us take us beyond the unknown. The clues to the great mystery are all around us and deep within us.
Bryant H McGill

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

The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself. - Maxims
Publilius Syrus

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life
Thomas Mann

Here are a list of Quotes from the delightful Northern Irish Comedian Danny McCrossan

Even the most powerful lie detector invented couldnít drag a secret out of a woman, however, women rarely have lunch with lie detectorsÖ - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian

See women need to talk because they feel like they have to have adequate levels of communication in order to sustain a healthy and open relationship, whereas men are only driven to speak because of matters beyond their control, like not being able to find clean socks. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

In Pagan times, uninspired people made sacrifices at the altar, and today, thanks to marraige, many still do. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

When women are bored they do the usual things, they eat, they go shopping, they neurotically judge the looks of other women, but men, men invade another country! - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

Anything that Iíve ever done that ended up worthwhile, initially scared me to death. Wether it was walking out on stage for that very first time, or asking a girl to include me in her plans for the future, but you know what, You have to risk everything sometimes or you risk even more. Itís not the challenges we face that define us, itís the actions we take. - Danny McCrossan -Northern irish Comedian.

Everyone had big plans for me when I was younger, it was a cliche ďDanny can do anything he wants to doĒ So I did the only thing I ever thought was worthwhile, bring laughter into the world. How I came to been seen as somewhat of a dissapointment to all those people who had made plans for me, well that still makes me chuckle. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

You learn alot in your teenage years, for instance I learned that if youíre ever being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a little tunnel, then onto a mini seesaw and then jump through a ring of fire, theyíve trained for that yísee. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

Asking people in Northern Ireland what they think of politics is like asking the Jews what they think of Hitler. - Danny MCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

There are too many warnings on packaging these days - defrost before eating - Use as directed - I mean, whatís next, you buy a packet of condoms, warning - may contain nuts! - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

I say donít conform, donít allow yourself to be pigeon holed, itís no good for the soul, and the pigeon doesnít enjoy it either. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

I remember how nervous I was my very first gig and I remember when I walked out on stage and spoke those words, how the audience laughed and laughed. I swore, there and then, that one day I would have my revenge. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.

The sign said ďThis door to remain closed at all timesĒ Correct me if Iím wrong, but doesnít that defeat the purpose of a door? - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
Danny McCrossan

He would like to be remembered as a family man and we were all so proud of him. We are all devastated by what has happened [his wife Eileen after his sad and sudden death at a Scottish Premier League game]
Phil O'Donnell

For life is nearer every day to death
Phaedrus

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

Israel, the Jewish people and the entire world, lost today a great champion of reconciliation and brotherhood between the faiths.

This is a great loss, first and foremost for the Catholic Church and its hundreds of millions of believers, but also for humanity as a whole.
[on the death of Pope John Paul II]
Silvan Shalom

The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Mark Twain

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

A sonnet is a moment's monument,- Memorial from the Soul's eternity To one dead deathless hour. (The House of Life)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Itís a very sad day and the end of an era. [on the death of Robert Sangster]
Lester Piggott

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

I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.
Courtney Love

I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid.
Ruth Rendell

We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
John Bacon

But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
Iris Murdoch

I could have another moan but I'm sick to death of my own whingeing.
Steve Bruce

This is David expressing a personal view that many people will agree with but it isn't party policy [on David Davis' pro death-penalty stance]
John Major

Death is not the worst than can happen to men.
Plato

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Ayn Rand

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Death is nothing at all; it does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room.
Henry Scott Holland

Their's not to reason why, Their's but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.
Alfred Lord Tennyson



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