Death Quotes

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Death's sting has a new meaning now that the Times of London is including candid descriptions of human peccadilloes in its obituaries.
Francis X Clines

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

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

Don't be buffaloed by experts and elites. Experts often possess more data than judgment. Elites can become so inbred that they produce haemophiliacs who bleed to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world.
Colin Powell

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

The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Mark Twain

Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out and death's the other.
Tennessee Williams

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

It's the end of an era for a kind of comedy, a convention of comedy that seems to have moved on to an alternative form of comedy, and I would be much more of his generation. [on the death of Dave Allen]
Frank Kelly

I had led a private life and wanted to die a private death.
Jean Harris

If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
Jean De La Bruyere

Oh death, rock me asleep, Bring me to quiet rest, Let pass my weary guiltless ghost Out of my careful breast.
Anne Boleyn

The mother is not dying exactly, but has reached a point in life where death is a familiar on the staircase.
Clive Barnes

In our rampantly secular world, biography is now the only form of life after death
David Cannadine

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

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
W B Yeats

There are but 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

Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow
Mark Twain

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
Rollo May

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

Her late husband, you know, a very sad death - eaten by missionaries - pour soul!
William Archibald Spooner

It is not cheery to think but nonetheless true that the older you get the closer you must come to Death.
Bell Hooks

Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John
Boris Pasternak

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 Wilcox

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
Edna Ferber

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 timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Bateson

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

There are certain people that are marked for death. I have my little list of those that treated me unfairly.
Jennifer Lopez

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 Singer

It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
Norman Tebbit

I am absolutely delighted to give my full support to Gordon as the next leader of the Labour Party and as prime minister and to endorse him fully [is that the kiss of death?]
Tony Blair

Then there is my noble and biographical friend who has added a new terror to death. (Of Lord Campbell)
Sir Charles Wetherell

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

I admired and valued Robin as a colleague and friend and as one of the greatest parliamentarians of our time. His wife Gaynor and his two sons are in our thoughts and prayers. [on the death of Robin Cook]
Gordon Brown

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

Nay, why should I fear Death,
Who gives us life, and in exchange takes breath?
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

Roses red and roses white Plucked I for my love's delight. She would none of all my posies-- Bade me gather her blue roses.

Half the world I wandered through, Seeking where such flowers grew. Half the world unto my quest Answered me with laugh and jest.

Home I came at wintertide, But my silly love had died Seeking with her latest breath Roses from the arms of Death.
Rudyard Kipling

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

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

What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death? (on Sigourney Weaver's concern about the use of guns in Aliens)
James Cameron

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.
Dennis Quaid

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

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

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

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
George Carlin

Because I could not stop for Death - He kindly stopped for me - The Carriage held but just Ourselves - and Immortality..
Emily Dickinson

And death makes equal the high and low
John Heywood

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

Virtue alone has majesty in death.
Edward Young



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