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

“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

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

Jen DeLuca
“The dead are held in such high esteem that we only remember the good things, and we not only forgive their faults but we forget them.”
Jen DeLuca, Well Met

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

Laura Greenwood
“Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people, William,”
Laura Greenwood, Fangs For Nothing

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

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

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

Madeleine Ryan
“The old and the dead are the most rewarding people to idolize, because they know things that we don't.”
Madeleine Ryan, A Room Called Earth

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

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

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

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

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

“We are not born once, every time you forgive someone’s mistake, you are reborn and we are not dead once, every time you kill someone’s feeling, you are dead”
Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Kate Elliott
“Thank God I don't have to pass judgement! Lord Geoffrey's accusations are troubling, and hard to disprove. But Count Alain is no fool. King Henry respected Lavastine, and as Alain said, it is harder to pass judgement on the actions of a dead man than on the worthiness of a living one."
"Do you think so? The dead man can't defend himself."
"But a good reputation is its own defense. It's harder to pass judgement exactly because he can't defend himself, because the whole of his life is laid out before you. Who are we, then, to decide we would have acted differently, and that our actions would have turned out for the better?”
Kate Elliott, The Burning Stone

Eli Wilde
“She said she was a clairvoyant. She saw dead people. She saw things even before she was born.”
Eli Wilde, Cruel

Matt Ruff
“The tea and the cookie were remarkably bland - flavourless, to be honest - but when swallowed, they produced a mild intoxication, a torpor of reason that allowed him to embrace a parley with a dead man as the natural order of things.”
Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“The soul is the only difference between human beings and the dead.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

Louise Penny
“ day Jean-Guy Beauvoir understood that when people died, they didn't go away. They were very much alive in the minds, in the hearts, in the vivid memories of those left behind.

And they were not always easy to live with. Some ghosts had demands.”
Louise Penny, The Madness of Crowds

“People who will spend their entire life dead will be buried twice.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

“People who spend their entire life dead will be buried twice.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

Kevin Brockmeier
“From the perspective of the dead, life was a dangerous thing: a world of bullets, with everyone dodging everyone else, and no one to blame but God or the cosmos, contingency or fate, whoever had fired the gun.”
Kevin Brockmeier, The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories

Bayard Taylor
“Shelved around us lie the mummied authors.”
Bayard Taylor

Anthony Horowitz
“He had followed the trail left by a dead man. It was only now that he realised it might lead only to the grave.”
Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker

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