Dead Quotes

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Plato
“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
Plato

J.K. Rowling
“You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Lady Gaga
“Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.”
Lady Gaga

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

Neil Gaiman
“Name the different kinds of people,’ said Miss Lupescu. ‘Now.’

Bod thought for a moment. ‘The living,’ he said. ‘Er. The dead.’ He stopped. Then, ‘... Cats?’ he offered, uncertainly.”
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Maggie Stiefvater
“Ronan's bedroom door burst open. Hanging on the door frame, Ronan leaned out to peer past Gansey. He was doing that thing where he looked like both the dangerous Ronan he was now and the cheerier Ronan he had been when Gansey first met him.

"Hold on," Gansey told Adam. Then, to Ronan: "Why would he be?"

"No reason. Just no reason." Ronan slammed his door.

Gansey asked Adam, "Sorry. You still have that suit for the party?"

Adam's response was buried in the sound of the second-story door falling open. Noah slouched in. In a wounded tone, he said, "He threw me out the window!"

Ronan's voice sang out from behind his closed door: "You're already dead!”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Jeaniene Frost
“There is only one way to fight, and that's dirty. Clean gentlemanly fighting will get you nowhere but dead, and fast. Take every cheap shot, every low blow, absolutely kick people when they're down, and maybe you'll be the one who walks away.”
Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

George Eliot
“O may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence; live
In pulses stirred to generosity,
In deeds of daring rectitude...”
George Eliot, O May I Join the Choir Invisible! And Other Favourite Poems

Gerard Way
“Life is but a dream for the dead.”
Gerard Way

Mary E. Pearson
“It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception

“Crap.
It's all crap.
Living is crap.
Life has no meaning.
None. Nowhere to be found.
Crap.
Why doesn't anybody realize this?”
K-Ske Hasegawa, Ballad of a Shinigami, Vol. 1

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philippics

Tess Gerritsen
“Only the forgotten are truly dead.”
Tess Gerritsen, The Sinner

Robert Galbraith
“The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them.”
Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“I got a shotgun and a backhoe and no one looks under a septic tank for a dead body. (Bubba)”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infinity

Bram Stoker
“Denn die Todten reiten Schnell. (For the dead travel fast.)”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Maggie Stiefvater
“Ronan," Noah said, "I have a super bad feeling."
"It's called being dead," Ronan replied.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

N.H. Kleinbaum
“That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”
N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society

Stephen King
“All is forgotten in the stone halls of the dead. These are the rooms of ruin where the spiders spin and the great circuits fall quiet, one by one...”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower
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Hidekaz Himaruya
“It seems as if Americans like to be the center of attention even after they're dead.”
Hidekaz Himaruya, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol. 2

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Isn’t it so weird how the number of dead people is increasing even though the earth stays the same size, so that one day there isn’t going to be room to bury anyone anymore? For my ninth birthday last year, Grandma gave me a subscription to National Geographic, which she calls “the National Geographic.” She also gave me a white blazer, because I only wear white clothes, and it’s too big to wear so it will last me a long time. She also gave me Grandpa’s camera, which I loved for two reasons. I asked why he didn’t take it with him when he left her. She said, “Maybe he wanted you to have it.”
I said, “But I was negative-thirty years old.” She said, “Still.” Anyway, the fascinating thing was that I read in National Geographic that there are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they couldn’t, because there aren’t enough skulls!”
Jonathan Safran Foer

John Green
“I didn't know what to say to her - I was caught in a love triangle with one dead side.”
John Green

Mary Harris Jones
“Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”
Mary Harris Jones

Tess Gerritsen
“The dead do not hurt you; only the living do.”
Tess Gerritsen, The Sinner

Jojo Moyes
“It is important not to turn the dead into saints. Nobody can walk in the shadow of a saint.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Madeline Miller
“Achilles’ eyes lift. They are bloodshot and dead. “I wish he had let you all die.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Tahereh Mafi
“He's looking at the wall and at the floor and at the bedsheets and at the way his knuckles look when he clenches his fist but no not at me he won't look at me and his next words are so, so soft.

"Because they're dead, love. They're all dead.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

China Miéville
“The dead are way more organized than the living.”
China Miéville, Un Lun Dun

“When the black thing was at its worst, when the illicit cocktails and the ten-mile runs stopped working, I would feel numb as if dead to the world. I moved unconsciously, with heavy limbs, like a zombie from a horror film. I felt a pain so fierce and persistent deep inside me, I was tempted to take the chopping knife in the kitchen and cut the black thing out I would lie on my bed staring at the ceiling thinking about that knife and using all my limited powers of self-control to stop myself from going downstairs to get it.”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

Madeline Miller
“Patroclus, he says, Patroclus. Patroclus. Over and over until it is sound only.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

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