Quotes About Death

Quotes tagged as "death" (showing 61-90 of 3,000)
J.D. Salinger
“When you're 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're dead? Nobody.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Markus Zusak
“I carried [Rudy] softly through the broken street...with him I tried a little harder [at comforting]. I watched the contents of his soul for a moment and saw a black-painted boy calling the name Jesse Owens as he ran through an imaginary tape. I saw him hip-deep in some icy water, chasing a book, and I saw a boy lying in bed, imagining how a kiss would taste from his glorious next-door neighbor. He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It's his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

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

Martin Luther King Jr.
“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Anaïs Nin
“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
Anaïs Nin

Steve Jobs
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs

Will Rogers
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
Will Rogers

Ernest Hemingway
“Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
Ernest Hemingway

Antonio Porchia
“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”
Antonio Porchia

J.K. Rowling
“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
“Here lies Dobby, a free elf.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Arthur Golden
“At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.”
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Sylvia Plath
“Dying is an art.
Like everything else,
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I have a call.”
Sylvia Plath, Ariel

Lao Tzu
“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

J.K. Rowling
“Ginny, listen...I can't be involved with you anymore. We've got to stop seeing each other. We can't be together."
"It's for some stupid noble reason isn't it?"
"It's been like...like something out of someone else's life these last few weeks with you. But I can't...we can't...I've got to do things alone now. Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He's already used you as bait once, and that was just because you were my best friend's sister. Think how much danger you'll be in if we keep this up. He'll know, he'll find out. He'll try and get me through you."
"What if I don't care?"
"I care. How do you think I'd feel if this was your funeral...and it was my fault...”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Neil Young
“It's better to burn out than to fade away.”
Neil Young

Jandy Nelson
“My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”
Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

Benjamin Franklin
“Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.”
Benjamin Franklin

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
Thomas Campbell

Suzanne Collins
“She's not here," I tell him. Buttercup hisses again. "She's not here. You can hiss all you like. You won't find Prim." At her name, he perks up. Raises his flattened ears. Begins to meow hopefully. "Get out!" He dodges the pillow I throw at him. "Go away! There's nothing left for you here!" I start to shake, furious with him. "She's not coming back! She's never ever coming back here again!" I grab another pillow and get to my feet to improve my aim. Out of nowhere, the tears begin to pour down my cheeks. "She's dead, you stupid cat. She's dead.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Richard Dawkins
“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”
Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Jeaniene Frost
“If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again… (Bones)”
Jeaniene Frost

Franz Kafka
“The meaning of life is that it stops.”
Franz Kafka

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

Markus Zusak
“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Roberto Bolaño
“Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.”
Roberto Bolaño

Rachel Caine
“I'm gonna kill him," Eve said, or at least that was what it sounded like filtered through the pillow.
Stake him right in the heart, shove garlic up his ass, and-and-"

And what?" (Michael)

When did you get home?" Claire demanded.

Apparently just in time to hear my funeral plans. I especially like the garlic up the ass. It's...different.”
Rachel Caine, Feast of Fools

Elizabeth Berg
“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

Nalo Hopkinson
“The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn't eased, but there was room there for humour, too.”
Nalo Hopkinson, Brown Girl in the Ring

Terry Pratchett
“He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.”
Terry Pratchett, Mort

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