Dead People Quotes

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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

Matt Haig
“People you love never die. That is what Omai had said, all those years ago. And he was right. They don't die. Not completely. They live in your mind, the way they always lived inside you. You keep their light alive. If you remember them well enough, they can still guide you, like the shine of long-extinguished stars could guide ships in unfamiliar waters.”
Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

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

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

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

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

Haruki Murakami
“Na minha opinião, a única coisa que podemos fazer pelos mortos é guardá-los na nossa memória.”
Haruki Murakami

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

“We walk on the bones of dead people, animals and plants long forgotten.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Stewart Stafford
“I read a report that said 88% of adults trust their doctors - well, 100% of dead people don't!”
Stewart Stafford

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

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

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

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

“Dead people have a right to be heard and seen.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

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

Ernst Jünger
“What is the meaning of the immense silence that surrounds the dead?”
Ernst Jünger, A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945

“The privilege of the living is to misquote the dead.”
Paul Ritchey

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

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

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

“Remember, you are as dispensable as the most indispensable king of kings, the mighty lord of silly worldly men.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

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

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

Graham Masterton
“The dead are more bloody desperate than we can even guess.”
Graham Masterton, Flights of Fear

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