Death Quotes

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When death gives us a long lease of life, it takes as hostages all those whom we have loved
Suzanne Curchod Necker

There was silence deep as death;
And the boldest held his breath,
For a time.
Thomas Campbell

Death cannot come
To him untimely who is fit to die;
The less of this cold world, the more of heaven;
The briefer life, the earlier immortality
H H Milman

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them
Margaret Mitchell

If you're forced to the decision between death or surrendering your honour to live and raise your children, choose death. If you surrender your honour, you won't be fit to raise children.
John A Marshall

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

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

Sort of desolate, decayed, the smell of - I don't want to dramatise it - death, you know.

That is what it feels like no mans land, and it is not a nice place to be [after losing to France in rugby world cup]
Anton Oliver

It's always good beating the Australians - and it's even better to beat them out there. But the Ashes is just one thing. Ask me for the biggest highlight when I'm lying on my deathbed - then I'll tell you
Ian Botham

Heaven deprives me of a wife who never caused me any other grief than that of her death
Louis XIV Of France

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

This CGI bullshit is the death knell of cinema. If I'd wanted all that computer game bullshit, I'd have stuck my dick in a Nintendo.
Quentin Tarantino

For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.
William Shakespeare

Men, I'm getting out of Rome. Anyone who wants to carry on the war against the outsiders, come with me. I can offer you neither honours nor wages; I offer you hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Anyone who loves his country, follow me
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Death and love are the two wings which bear man from earth to heaven
Michelangelo

James Bond, with two double bourbons inside him, sat in the final departure lounge of Miami Airport and though about life and death
Ian Fleming

Forsooth, brethren, fellowship is heaven and lack of fellowship is hell; fellowship is life and lack of fellowship is death; and the deeds that ye do upon the earth, it is for fellowship's sake that ye do them.
William Morris

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
Thornton Wilder

Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death (Beasts and super-Beasts)
Saki

A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
Susan Sontag

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.
Michel Aoun

It's like being on Death Row in an American jail. You are waiting for the door handle to turn, not knowing whether it's a reprieve or just your final breakfast before being executed. [enjoying life at Notts County!]
Howard Wilkinson

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

Death comes as a heavy blow when, known too well to others, you die unknown to yourself.
Francis Bacon

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

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

It is an immense loss of a great comedian but more importantly a good friend [on the death of Dave Allen]
Jimmy Tarbuck

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

I did not kill my father, but I sometimes felt I had helped him on his way. And but for the fact that it coincided with a landmark in my own physical growth, his death seemed insignificant compared to what followed. [The Cement Garden]
Ian McEwan

Death borders upon our birth; and our cradle stands in our grave
Joseph Hall

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honour scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
Robert G Ingersoll

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.
Yoda

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

Dear beauteous death, the jewel of the just.
Henry Vaughan

Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Francis Bacon

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

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.
Buddha

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

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

Every parting is a foretaste of death,
and every reunion a foretaste of resurrection.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I think that horror fiction is one of the ways to approach these problems [of death]
Clive Barker

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

Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
Joseph Stalin

Grumbling is the death of love.
Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.
Horatio Nelson

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

Light for every darkness, life in death, the promise of our Lord's return, and the assurance of everlasting glory.
Dwight Moody



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