Quotes About Dead People

Quotes tagged as "dead-people" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Tennessee Williams
“Every time you come in yelling that God damn "Rise and Shine!" "Rise and Shine!" I say to myself, "How lucky dead people are!”
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Claudia Gray
“All of my best friends are dead people. Someday I've got to figure out how that happened.”
Claudia Gray, Afterlife

Darynda Jones
“My calculations - allowing for a 12 percent margin of error, based on the radius of the corresponding confidence interval and the surgeon general's warning - concluded that they probably didn't stay behind for the tacos.”
Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right

J. Cornell Michel
“They all call me "Excuse me," even though my nametag clearly says "Jordan." It's like people don't actually exist while they're working. Workers are just tools who aren't supposed to have feelings or personalities. You don't become human until your shift is over. Until then, we're all just zombies. We're dead to the world: infected people who need to be avoided, unless, of course, someone needs to know where the paintbrushes are located.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

John Green
“I knew that I would know more dead people. The bodies pile up. Could there be a space in my memory for each of them, or would I forget a little of Alaska every day for the rest of my life?”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Tess Gerritsen
“You know that movie, where the little boy says 'I see dead people'?

The Sixth Sense.

Well, I see them all the time, and I'm getting tired of it. That's what's ruined my mood. Here it is, almost Christmas, and I didn't even think about putting up a tree, because I'm still seeing the autopsy lab in my head. I'm still smelling it on my hands. I come home on a day like this, after two postmortems, and I can't think about cooking dinner. I can't even look at a piece of meat without thinking of muscle fibers. All I can deal with is a cocktail. And then I pour the drink and smell the alcohol, and suddenly there I am, back in the lab. Alcohol, formalin, they both have that same sharp smell.”
Tess Gerritsen, The Sinner

George R.R. Martin
“Bad enough when the dead come walking,"he said (Dolorous Edd) to Jon, "now the Old Bear wants them talking as well? No good will come of that, I'll warrant. And who's to say the bones wouldn't lie? Why should death make a man truthful, or even clever? The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints-the ground's too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does he get more worms than I do. . . .”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Julian Barnes
“The companionship of dead writers is a wonderful form of live friendship.”
Julian Barnes

Cecilia Randall
“E'stata reale prima di tutti noi. Siamo solo nati ottocento anni troppo tardi per poterla incontrare.”
Cecilia Randall, Hyperversum

Bernhard Schlink
“It is as if people refused to leave their dead alone, forced them back into the light, made them keep their composure even in death.”
Bernhard Schlink, Homecoming

Oğuz Atay
“Bir yaşantıyı sonuna kadar sürekli izlemenin,bitirmenin bir çeşit ölmek olduğunu hissediyor.Yarım yaşantılar sürdürerek,bütün ölümlerden kaçıyor..”
Oğuz Atay, Günlük

Shannon Celebi
“Mama wasn't dead...exactly. They all said she was, but when Elma was small, she seen Mama creep into her room at night, half-naked, head all bloodied red like when they found her by the well that day, and Elma reckoned dead just meant pretendin' you couldn't move or breathe until nightfall when you got up and walked around like you was free.”
Shannon Celebi

Raheel Farooq
“It's not that people don't know when they'll die. It's that they don't seem to know they'll die.”
Raheel Farooq

Mary Roach
“It is difficult to put words to the smell of decomposing human. It is dense and cloying, sweet but not flower-sweet. Halfway between rotting fruit and rotting meat.”
Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Ray Bradbury
“She knew a thing she should have known all along: that dead people are like wax memory-you take them in your mind, you shape and squeeze them, push a bump here, stretch one out there, pull the body tall, shape and reshape, handle, sculp and finish a man-memory until he's all out of kilter.”
Ray Bradbury, I Sing the Body Electric! & Other Stories

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Only the dead, can speak about their world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Neil Gaiman
“Now what?” asked Fat Charlie. “Shall we all join hands and contact the living?”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Mary Roach
“compressed into boxes, packed in sawdust,... trussed up in sacks, roped up like hams...”
Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach
“cadavers' intestines hanging like a parade streamers off the sides of tables, skulls bobbing in boiling pots, organs strewn on the floor being eaten by dogs.....”
Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Ann Marie Aguilar
“I don’t glorify the dead. If I didn’t care if they were still alive, why do I even bother when they are dead. If I love a person when they are still alive, they will remain in my mind and in my heart when they die.”
Ann Marie Aguilar

Allan Dare Pearce
“Son of a bitch! Even dead people are after my ass today.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April

Alastair Reynolds
“The trouble with the dead, Triumvir Ilia Volyova thought, was that they had no real idea when to shut up.”
Alastair Reynolds

Dorothy Simpson
“Why it should feel worse to speak ill of the dead than the living I can't imagine.”
Dorothy Simpson, Puppet For A Corpse

Ruta Sepetys
“I don't want to see no dead body. Willie ain't in there. She put her walkin' shoes on. She gone to see the Lord.”
Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy

“C'est important de donner un nom à un mort, autant qu'à un nouveau-né.”
Kamel Daoud

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