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Quotes About Fear Of Death

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George R.R. Martin
“What do we say to the Lord of Death?'

'Not today.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Winston S. Churchill
“...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Mark Haddon
“I think people believe in heaven because they don't like the idea of dying, because they want to carry on living and they don't like the idea that other people will move into their house and put their things into the rubbish.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Socrates
“To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.”
Socrates

Plato
“For to fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise without really being wise, for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For no one knows whether death may not be the greatest good that can happen to man.”
Plato, Apology

David Gemmell
“Fear is an aid to the warrior. It is a small fire burning. It heats the muscles, making us stronger. Panic comes when the fire is out of control, consuming all courage and pride.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow

Anne Lamott
“I just gave up one day. Around the time the news about toxic shock came out. I thought, Fuck me, man, I give up. Come and get me.”
Anne Lamott, Joe Jones

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is enough strength within you to overcome anything in life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great: Beautiful Quotes

Nirmal Gyanwali
“डर त्यो मान्छेमा हुन्छ जो मृत्यु देखि भाग्छ । जब मान्छेले मृत्युलाई नै जित्छ तब उसलाई यो भागम्-भागको दौड दौडन कुनै गाह्रो हुँदै न ।”
Nirmal Gyanwali, Freedom to Die

Roman Payne
“When I was younger, I would cling to life because life was at the top of the turning wheel. But like the song of my gypsy-girl, the great wheel turns over and lands on a minor key. It is then that you come of age and life means nothing to you. To live, to die, to overdose, to fall in a coma in the street... it is all the same. It is only in the peach innocence of youth that life is at its crest on top of the wheel. And there being only life, the young cling to it, they fear death... And they should! ...For they are in life.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

“Fear of death is fear of surrender to Infinity.
Learn to surrender, to exist at Infinity while alive, and fear of death dissolves.
Fear of death is fear of the Unknown.
Realize the Wonder, the Eternal Unknowability of the Totality of Existence, and fear of death is transcended.
If happiness or freedom depends on the Answer to the Question, then there can be no happiness or freedom.
The Question cannot be satisfactorily or finally Answered.
For one who abides at Infinity, happy and free, at ease with his Ultimate Ignorance, the Question and the Answer are equally unnecessary.
What began will come to an end.
What is Wonderful is not threatened.
The Process of the Totality of Existence is Transcendental and Eternal.
Only a fraction of the Whole can pass away in any moment, since only a fraction of the Whole appears in any moment.
Therefore, the Heart Itself is always already Full of Wonder and Love.
"I" is the body-mind, the fraction of the Whole that is now appearing and will soon disappear.
"I" must be surrendered to the Heart, to the Whole, which is Infinity, Wonder, and Love.”
Adi Da Samraj, The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace: The Transcendental Principle of Life Applied to Diet and the Regenerative Discipline of True Health

Roman Payne
“It is only in the peach innocence of youth that life is at its crest on top of the wheel. And there being only life, the young cling to it, they fear death... And they should! ...For they are in life.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

David Gaider
“Being Tranquil didn't sound so bad to him. He'd been terrified of being swallowed up by the darkness for so long it seemed like it would be a relief to get it over with. You were only scared of becoming nothing until you were nothing.

Just like dying”
David Gaider, Asunder

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You have to be brave in life.
You have to be fearless in life.
You have to be courageous in life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great: Beautiful Quotes

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Hope is anchor.No matter the circumstance, there is hope. Hang on to everlasting hope. It will keep your alive through the storms of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Beautiful Quotes

Don DeLillo
“The vast and terrible depth."
“Of course,” he said.
“The inexhaustibility.”
“I understand.”
“The whole huge nameless thing.”
“Yes, absolutely.”
“The massive darkness.”
“Certainly, certainly.”
“The whole terrible endless hugeness.”
“I know exactly what you mean.”
Don DeLillo, White Noise

Graham Greene
“She was like a landscape you see from the train, and you want to stop just there.”
Graham Greene, The Living Room

Shunryu Suzuki
“Before we were born we had no feeling; we were one with the universe. This is called "mind-only," or "essence of mind," or "big mind," After we are separated by birth from this oneness, as the water falling from the waterfall is separated by the wind and rocks, then we have feeling. You have difficulty because you have feeling. You attach to the feeling you have without knowing just how this kind of feeling is created. When you do not realize that you are one with the river, or one with the universe, you have fear. Whether it is separated into drops or not, water is water. Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact we have no fear of death anymore, and we have no actual difficulty in our life.”
Shunryu Suzuki

Raheel Farooq
“The greatest fear in life is not of death, but unsolicited change.”
Raheel Farooq

“Fear of death produced humanity.”
Junaid Raza

Carla H. Krueger
“The fear of not being remembered is a dangerous thing.”
Carla H. Krueger

Steve Bivans
“Much of our Fear, is based in the fear of loss. We fear losing our own lives. We fear death for our family and friends. We fear the loss of our means of survival. In the Western World that's tied up in the way we make money to support ourselves and families. In many parts of the World, it's more basic: food and water. We fear violence, oppression. We fear others.”
Steve Bivans, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

Carl R. Rogers
“You can't possibly be afraid of death, really, you can only be afraid of life.”
Carl R. Rogers, Client Centered Therapy: Its Current Practice, Implications and Theory

Munia Khan
“The amazing feeling of being alive beautifully conquers the fear of death”
Munia Khan

Edward T. Welch
“When you erode the fear of death with the knowledge that you already died [in Christ], you will find yourself moving toward a simple, bold obedience.”
Edward T. Welch, Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest

“Death is terrible for anyone. Young or old, good or evil, it’s all the same. Death is impartial. There is no especially terrible death. That’s why death is so fearsome. Your deeds, your age, your personality, your wealth, your beauty: they are all meaningless in the face of death.”
Sunako Kirishiki Shiki

“Believing in the possibility of resurrection and eternal life, Christians seek ‘redemption’ through moral behaviour. But moral behaviour does not, in itself, assuage fear of death, on the contrary, when people come to view themselves as marred by Sin, for instance because they are taught to believe that their most intimate feelings are sinful, this may increase significantly their anxiety about dying.”
Daniel Waterman

Emily Bleeker
“Dave learned that Death is the opposite of peace: it’s struggle, it’s ugly, it’s horrific, it’s dirty. And ultimately, Death is emptiness.”
Emily Bleeker, Wreckage

Henri Barbusse
“Humanity is the desire for novelty founded upon the fear of death”
Henri Barbusse, Hell

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