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Profoundly Death Quotes That’ll Help You Deal With Loss

Last Updated: November 6, 2022 by Team

Death can be sad or frightening. It can be weird and even funny. It can feel like a relief at the end of a long, rewarding journey or the cold unknown from which even our dreams recoil. A sad fact is that with life comes death. It will happen to all of us. But that doesn’t make dealing with or understanding it any easier.

The devastation that the death of a friend or loved one causes is profound. And facing up to our mortality can be distressing too. So looking for a way to cope or help with the loss of someone is natural. We seek ways to make tough times that bit easier, as well as some understanding.

We’ve uncovered and curated over a hundred of the most insightful quotes about death, grief, and losing a loved one. Even if you haven’t experienced a recent loss, we all will face death in some shape or form throughout our lives. These death quotes from famous authors, ancient and modern alike, will help us consider the end of life with clear eyes and honest, curious, and hopeful hearts.

What’s my goal? To bring you some relief and make you feel (hopefully) a little bit better.

Death Quotes About Losing a Loved One, Grief, & Comfort

Top 10 Death Quotes

“Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.” – Rumi

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.” – William Shakespeare

“Dealing with death is there forever, really, you know, because we all have to face it.” – Pierce Brosnan

“I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” – Winston Churchill

“I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.” – John Lennon

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived.” – Jet Black

“Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs.” – Leo Tolstoy

“When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

Death is not the opposite of life.The living being is only a species ofthe dead, and a very rare species. Friedrich Nietzsche

What is Death?

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“Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life.” – D. Aswini

“Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters.” – Horace

“Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.” – Wallace Stevens

“Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may swell.”

“Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new.” – Steve Jobs

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” – Nelson Mandela

“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” – George R.R. Martin

“Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you.” – Welcome to Night Vale

“Death is only a small interruption.” – Anita Brookner

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.” – Epicurus

“Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” – Mother Teresa

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” – Haruki Murakami

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins

“Death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey.” – Debasish Mridha

“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” – Helen Keller

“Death is never an apology.” – Soul King

“Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready.’” – Robin Williams

“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” – Andrew Sachs

“Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

“Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down.” – Dick Sharples

“Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back!” – Ghostbusters II

“Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Death is an ending. Death is a closing. Death is idle words in the ebb and flow of life.” – Elizabeth Edwards

“Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.” – Carter Burwell

“Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul.” – E.H. Chapin

“Death is a distant rumor to the young.” – Andrew A. Rooney

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Death? Be as proud as you want: bore me later, because Love is sovereign here. Life never ends. Joy comes in the morning. Glory hallelujah. And let it be so.” – Anne Lamott

“Death: something like birth, a natural mystery, elements that split and recombine. Not an embarrassing thing. Not an offense to reason, or our nature.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.” – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.” – Epicurus

“Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.” – Lord George Gordon Byron

“Death, in itself, is nothing; but we fear, to be we know not what, we know not where.” – John Dryden

“Death takes no bribes.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Death should take me while I am in the mood.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Death pays all debts.” – William Shakespeare

“Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.” – Oscar Wilde

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.” – Socrates

“Death makes equal the high and low.” – John Heywood

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

“Death helps us to see what is worth trusting and loving and what is a waste of time.” – J. Neville Ward

“Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.” – Dennis Rodman

“Death happens but once, yet we feel it every moment of our lives; it is worse to dread it than to suffer it.” – Jean de la Bruyere

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Mitch Albom

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.” – Epicurus

“Death commences too early – almost before you’re half-acquainted with life – you meet the other.” – Tennessee Williams

“Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Death can come at any age, but the pride of life fools a person into thinking that day is far away.” – John Buttrick

“Death belongs to God alone; by what right do men touch that unknown thing?” – Victor Hugo

“Death at times seems like a dark tunnel to be traveled, and the future seems bleak.” – Mother Angelica

“Death anxiety is greater in those who feel they have lived an unfulfilled life.” – Irvin Yalom (See also: Anxiety Quotes)

“Death aims only once, but never misses.” – Edward Counsel

“Death…the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return.”

“I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

Famous Death Quotes

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

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” – Buddha

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

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.” – Steve Jobs

“People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.” – Haruki Murakami

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs

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

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.” – Albert Einstein

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Rumi

“If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die.” – Stephen King

“If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” – Steve Jobs

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The truth I have been seeking — this truth is Death. Yet Death is also a seeker. Forever seeking me. So — we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace.” – Bruce Lee

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – JK Rowling

“Though death be poor, it ends a mortal woe.” – William Shakespeare

“We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening.” – Zhuangzi

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling

“When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“You mustn’t be afraid of death. You’re a deathless soul you can’t be kept in a dark grave you’re filled with God’s glow.” – Rumi

We are born from a quiet sleep,and we die to a calm awakening. Zhuangzi

Inspirational Death Quotes

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“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

“You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.” – Ian Fleming

“A day grows old as we do. Do not wish death upon it. Let it live, let it love, and only then should you let it rest in peace.” – Michelle C. Ustaszeski

“A fact of life we all die. But the positive impact you have on others will be a living legacy.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” – John Donne

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” – Horace Mann

“Birth and death are the most singular events we experience – and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility.” – Jacob K. Javits

“Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light. But, if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity.” – Laughing Bull

“Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.” – Dag Hammarskjold

“Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one’s heart; but death is a splendid thing – a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Everybody know death is inevitably coming , but it never fails to catch everybody by surprise everytime one is going.” – Hlovate

“Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive.” – Mary Macbeth

“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.” – Edvard Munch

“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.” – Mitch Albom

“Graves cannot contain my spirit; death is not the end of time, though my body turns to ashes, I will rest in peace sublime.” – Greta Zwaan

“How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” – Carson McCullers

“I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

“I am not afraid of death, which after all can’t be far away. What does frighten me, though, is the halfway stage.” – Rosie Thomas

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” – Mark Twain

“I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character. Would you slow down? Or speed up?” – Chuck Palahniuk

“If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm X

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius

“It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.” – Samuel Johnson

“It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle.” – Leo Tolstoy

“It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

“Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone’s about to die.” – John Green

“Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.” – William Mitford

“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.” – Terry Pratchett

“On the day of your earthly death, take heart in knowing that you will be going to a almost unimaginable place, where you will exist with Christ, for an eternity.” – Richard Kelley MD

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving

“Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honour, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier.” – Xenophon

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” – Tecumseh

“Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?” – Epicurus

“Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.” – H. Rider Haggard

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.” – Lois McMaster Bujold

Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius

Short Death Quotes

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“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” – Warren Zevon

“When I shall die, let it be doing that I had designed.” – Ovid

“What will survive of us is love.” – Philip Larkin

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” – J.M. Barrie

“Sometimes dead is better” – Stephen King

“Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.” – Henry Van Dyke

“Live how we can, yet die we must.” – William Shakespeare

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” – Oscar Wilde

“After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.” – William Shakespeare

“All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.” – Edward Young

“Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.” – Bryant H. McGill

“Dying is easy; it’s living that’s difficult.” – Frederick Lenz

“Even trees do not die without a groan.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.” – Tryon Edwards

“Every man dies – not every man really lives.” – William Ross Wallace

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.”

“Everyone dies but not everyone lives.” – William Wallace

“Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.” – Morrie Schwartz

“Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.” – Proverb

“Give me liberty or give me death.” – Patrick Henry

“Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.” – Yoko Ono

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

“Everyone dies. But not everyone really lives.”

“Finally there is nothing here for death to take away.” – Charles Bukowski

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” – Elizabeth Berg

“He who is not busy being born is busy dying.” – Bob Dylan

“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.” – Franz Kafka

“How could the death of someone you had never met affect you so?” – Robert Galbraith

“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on.” – Dame Cicely Saunders

“I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.” – Ayn Rand

“I think about death sometimes. Analytically, of course.” – Lynne Truss

“I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.” – Willa Cather

“I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.” – Charlotte Brontë

“I don’t want to die without any scars.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“I want to be all used up when I die.” – George Bernard Shaw

“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” – Maya Angelou

“It is as natural to die as it is to be born.” – Francis Bacon

“In the long run we are all dead.” – John Maynard Keynes

“In my end is my beginning.” – Mary, Queen of Scots

“It is natural to die as to be born.” – Francis Bacon

“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.” – Victor Hugo

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

“Man always dies before he is fully born.” – Erich Fromm

“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” – Arthur Miller

“No one here gets out alive.” – Jim Morrison

“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.” – Euripides

“No art is possible without a dance with death.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Neither the sun, nor death can be looked at steadily.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

“Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.” – Aeschylus

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” – George Eliot

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

“Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.” – Forrest Church

“The dead and not-yet dead, we are company all together.”

“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” – Seneca

“The death of a beloved is an amputation.” – C. S. Lewis

“The fear of death is the beginning of slavery.” – Robert Anton Wilson

“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” – Thornton Wilder

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” – Janet Fitch

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” – J.K. Rowling

“The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.” – Dr Joan Borysenko

“There are always two deaths, the real one and the one people know about.” – Jean Rhys

“Things die. But they don’t always stay dead. Believe me, I know.” – Richelle Mead

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

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” – E. E. Cummings

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

“We are all created by desire and we all die because of desire.”

“We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything.” – Terry Pratchett

“We took such care of tomorrow, but died on the way there.” – Warsan Shire

“We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.” – Voltaire

“We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death.” – Umberto Eco

“What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.” – Albert Camus

“What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness.” – Thomas Bailey

“Whenever a soul leaves the body a void is felt across the world..”

“Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.” – J.D. Salinger

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

“The idea is to die young as late as possible.” – Ashley Montagu

Life is a sweet lie and death is a bitter truth. Sourav chakraborti

Sad Death Quotes

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“This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad.” – William Shakespeare

“They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days.” – Garrison Keillor

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.”

“A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.” – Stewart Alsop

“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place.”

“Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease.” – Steven Pinker

“The actuality of death and the experience of grief sinks in at different times for everyone.” – Valerie Orr

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” – Harriet Beecher-Stowe

“Things change after you die, though, I guess because dying is the loneliest thing you can do.” – Lauren Oliver

“We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passers-by to ashes underlying the earth.” – Kim Elizabeth

“You know, what’s so dreadful about dying is that you are completely on your own.” – Vladimir Nabokov

And because I love this life, I knowI shall love death as well. RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Comforting Death Quotes

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“A feeling of pleasure or solace can be so hard to find when you are in the depths of your grief. Sometimes it’s the little things that help get you through the day.”

“Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved.” – Jean Cameron

“If I can see pain in your eyes, then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile.” – Santosh Kalwar

“It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.” – Jonathan Swift

“None of us knows the day of our death. However, if we knew that death is actually our acquisition, we would remove the fear of death from our lives.” – Sunday Adelaja

“Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” – William Saroyan


Funny Death Quotes

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“A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.” – Emily Dickinson

“Anything I’ve done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender

“At my age I do what Mark Twain did. I get my daily paper, look at the obituaries page and if I’m not there I carry on as usual.” – Patrick Moore

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard Bach

“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.” – James Patterson

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain

“There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’.” – Syrio Forel

“They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.” – Banksy

“When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

“When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!” – Jim Elliot

“When you’ve told someone that you’ve left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.” – Samuel Butler

“Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.” – Brian Clough

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal

Death Quotes For Friend

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“You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?” – Jerome Salinger

“When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.” – Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

“When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail’s response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, ‘My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.’” – David McCullough

“We go to the grave of a friend saying, “A man is dead,” but angels throng about him saying, “A man is born.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.” – Robert Southey

“The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” – German Proverb

“Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.” – Richard Adams

“I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world.” – Ludovico Ariosto

“Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral.” – Kehlog Albran

“But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.” – Edward Young

“A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.” – Gustave Flaubert

“One day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second.” – Samuel Beckett

“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left in our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson

“People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn’t. It continues and is ever-changing.” – Jandy Nelson

“Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.” – Albert Camus

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.”

“What happens after you die? Lot’s of things happen after you die – they just don’t involve you.” – Louis C. K.


Death Quotes For Loved Ones

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“For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms.” – Lurlene McDaniel

“I don’t think kids have a problem with death. It’s us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened.” – Helena Bonham Carter

“If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they’re gone. They’ll come back.” – Prince

“It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.” – Heather Brewer

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anais Nin

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

“She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.” – George Eliot

“The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure. But rather we honor, we remember, and incorporate our deceased children and siblings into our lives in a new way. In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey.” – Harriet Schiff

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”

“Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.” – Jack Thorne

“We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.” – Gayle Forman

“When someone we love dies, we get so busy mourning what died that we ignore what didn’t.” – Ram Dass

“When someone you love dies, you don’t lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time, like how the mail stops coming.” – Jim Carrey

“When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity. When your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.” – Stephen Levine

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – Anne Lamott

Death is a chance to look more deeply into the experience of being alive. Sarah Kerr, PhD

Sister Death Quotes

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“I hope my sister feels at peace just like she always made me feel.”

“Every time I see two sisters, I smile then I cry. I once had that kind of love, but now it’s hard to find.”

“A lost sister is like the missing piece in the game of life.”

“Losing a sister is like losing your keys – you always find them in unexpected places if you look hard enough.”

“The day you were born, I became a sister. The day you died, you became my guardian angel.”

“Rest in peace big sister, you’ve given me all I need.”

“The day we became sisters, you were imprinted on my brain and can never truly go away.”

“Memories fade over time, but my sister isn’t a memory she’s a part of me.”

“A sister makes your life complete no matter where she is.”

“She couldn’t rest in peace on earth with a sister like me, so she found a private space where she can have both.”

“Anniversaries take place only once each year, but I think of my sister each day.”

“Sisterhood transcends life.”

“The way I look at our childhood photos is the way my sister looks upon my life today.”

“Sisterhood is tried and true, remember me and I’ll remember you.”

“I may not have my sister here, but we will always have each other.”

“Spirit to spirit and heart to heart, sisters forever together and apart.”

“I miss her, my sister, her spirit dulled to a whisper.”

“When she was alive, I didn’t always miss my sister – now I can’t stop missing her.”

“Missing my sister in Heaven, but she fits in better there.”

“My sister lifted me up all my life, now it’s my turn to lift her.”

“Without my sister, my life will be like a book without page numbers. The story will go on, but it might feel out of order.”

“Like Sleeping Beauty my sister rests until the day our fates align.”

“Days, weeks, and months have passed, but my memories of my sister stand still.”

“Angels are sisters who’ve moved far away.”

“My sister was the gift I never asked for, but always wanted.”

“A little bit of my sister will always live in me.”

“How can I be a sister without her?”

“My sister was the X marking the spot of my treasured heart, now it will be lost to all.”

“The years I had with my sister will always be more memorable than the years she’s been gone.”

“Death wears a hood just as sisters do and it can never be removed.”


Mother Death Quotes

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“My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for’.” – Tupac Shakur

“You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” – Nigella Lawson

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.”

“The sand of time will never wash away the love that I have for you. Your sweet memory will remain forever in my heart.”

“Now I know why you always told me to be strong. You knew that one day I would need the strength to bear your loss.”

“No matter what age … I’ll always need you mom.”

“Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky, They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love.”

“Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, you’re always at our side.”

“I cried endlessly when you died but I promise, I won’t let the tears mar the smiles that you’ve given me when you were alive.”

“Mother’s hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.”

“A mother’s love is always with her children. Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on-like a legacy of love that will always be with you. May that love surround you now and bring you peace.”

“Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.”

“The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away.”

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller

“I know you are listening from above. There’s nothing that I value more than your love. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, your memories will always keep me smiling.”

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

“A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”

“No daughter and mother should ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” – Christie Watson

“I truly never learned what the words ‘I miss you’ were until I reached for my mom’s hand and it wasn’t there.”

“My mother is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.” – Graycie Harmon

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk in my own garden forever.” – Alfred Jennyon

“In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.”

“Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes is is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

Death is the ultimate truth of life.

Father Death Quotes

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“When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did – in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.”

“I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.” – William Faulkner

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” – Anne Sexton

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

“There is no expiration date on the love between a father and his child.” – Jennifer Williamson

“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.” – Dorothy L. Sayers

“When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.”” – Alyson Noel

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Robert Benchley

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” – Mitch Albom

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”” – John Steinbeck

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – Anne Lamott

“Everything I do in my life I do to make my mum and dad proud. I want to carry on in my dad’s footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on forever.” –

“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wordsworth

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” – Hilary Stanton Zunin

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” – Unknown

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile.” – Santosh Kalwar

“And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?” – Thomas Babington Macaulay

What's lost is nothing to what's found, and all the death that ever was, set next to life, would scarcely fill a cup. Frederick Buechner, Godric

Sudden Death Quotes

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“And where does that minute go, that minute that separates life from death? I want those sixty seconds back.” – Carmen Rodrigues

“I didn’t get to say goodbye to you, but there’s a peace in knowing we had no regrets.”

“Your life is like an unfinished story, and I desperately wanted to keep reading.”

“People say it takes time to heal, but seeing everything change in a moment changes the way I see time. It’s not a simple progression of one minute to the next. Some moments stretch out into the years.”

“Death is not a tragedy to the one who dies; to have wasted the life before that death, that is the tragedy.” – Orsen Scott Card

“When God says you’re ready, it does not matter where you are in life.” – Carlos Wallace

“The tragedy of life, Howard, is not that the beautiful die young, but that they grow old and mean. It will not happen to me.” – Raymond Chandler

“You were gone in an instant, but I’ll spend the rest of my life remembering you.”

“Death never comes at the right time, despite what mortals believe. Death always comes like a thief.” – Christopher Pike

“Some of the most beautiful things in life end suddenly and without warning, but that doesn’t make them less lovely.”

“Like a switch that was flipped, you were suddenly gone, and I was left without your light.”

“A sudden death divides everything into a ‘before’ and an ‘after’. In the ‘after’ of life without you, I carry your memory everywhere.”

“When everything changes in a moment, we are grateful for the love we shared freely. We never wish we’d held more back.”

“The hardest goodbyes are the ones we don’t get to say.”

“You disappeared like a candle that someone blew out, and I’m left with smoke that stings my eyes and the memory of your beautiful light.”

“It’s heartbreaking to know I didn’t get to say goodbye, but even if I had, my love for you would never feel finished.”

“They hadn’t lived long enough to understand what grace it was to die in an instant and not to linger.” – Donna Leon

“You are everywhere I look, but the pain of your loss is everywhere too.”

“In an instant, it was like the lights were put out. I couldn’t see or find my way until I remembered the light of your memory.”

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” – Jonathan Harnisch

“The greatest tribute we can give to the deceased is to keep on living. For when we don’t, we too shall die, before our time.” – Charles Glassman

“It only takes a moment to make you realize how lucky you were.”

“Sudden death proves that life isn’t fair, but I will even the scales by keeping your memory alive.”

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Death Quotes Bible

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“Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” – Luke 18:15-17

“Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” – John 16:22

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27

“Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” – Revelation 14:13

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

“For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” – Psalm 48:14

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” – Romans 8:18

“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14

“I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare.” – Philippians 2:20

“2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” – 1 John 3:2

“So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; and it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.” – 1 Corinthians 15:42-44

“Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.” – Genesis 24:67

“The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.” – Isaiah 57:1-2

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” – John 14:1-2

“For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.” – Luke 20:36

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” – John 14:1

“For the Lord will not reject forever, For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant loving kindness.” – Lamentations 3:31-32

“After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

“who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1

“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:1-3

“The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble;” – Psalm 9:9

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” – Romans 14:8

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” – 1 Corinthians 15:55

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

“The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.” – Isaiah 57:1-2

“We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians 5:8

“So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” – Matthew 18:14

Since death doesn't provide any circumstances, I'll happily take the ones that life provides, good or bad. Isaac Samuel Miller

Dog Death Quotes

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“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” – Gene Hill

“Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.” – John Galsworthy

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Khalil Gibran

“The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” – Cassandra Clare

“I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” – Alyson Noel

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

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.” – Erica Jong

“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?” – Sir Walter Scott

“Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” – William Shakespeare

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts”

“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” – Alphonse de Lamartine

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

“The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?” – Sir Walter Scott

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” – Hilary Stanton Zunin

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot

“Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.” – Ann Hood

“To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.” – Hermione Gingold

“I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.” – Joe Garagiola

“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” – Amy Sedaris

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – From an Irish Headstone

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ” – Mark Twain

One day My feeling will die. and I'll forget you.

Life And Death Quotes

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“Many of us think about death when considering our legacy, which is why so many wait to consider what we leave behind, or we are just passive in the process.” – Dr. Rachel Talton

“A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue.” – George Orwell

“After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die.” – E.B. White

“All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.” – Scott Alexander

“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.” – William Cullen Bryant

“You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end.” – Stephen King

“You don’t know – can’t know – that it is the first of a series of “wrongful” events that will culminate in the utter devastation of your life as you have known it.” – Joyce Carol Oates, A Widow’s Story

“You do not understand even life. How can you understand death?”

“What would life be worth if there were no death? Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?” – Glenn Ringtved

“To fear death is to misunderstand life.”

“Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James

“Thinking and talking about death need not be morbid; they may be quite the opposite. Ignorance and fear of death overshadow life, while knowing and accepting death erases this shadow.” – Lily Pincus

“There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not.” – T.S. Eliot

“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colours of life in all their purity.” – George Santayana

“The only certainty life contains is death.” – Patricia Briggs

“The more you transform your life from the material to the spiritual domain, the less you become afraid of death. A person who lives a truly spiritual life has no fear of death.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The goal of all life is death.” – Sigmund Freud

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

“The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.” – Fred Rogers

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe

“That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!” – Connie Willis

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” – Emily Dickinson

“She had been given a wonderful gift: life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it’s what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted.” – Cecelia Ahern

“People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.” – Haruki Murakami

“Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.” – Albert Einstein

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

“Nothing in life is promised except death.” – Kanye West

“Not only is death inevitable; death is necessary for us to inherit the new life we are to enjoy in Christ.” – Max Lucado

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” – Steve Jobs

“No more let life divide what death can join together.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.” – David Hume

“Loss and possession, death and life are one. There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.” – Hilaire Belloc

“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.” – Jo Nesbø

“Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.” – Tecumseh

“Life without an ideal is spiritual death.” – Emma Goldman

“Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death.” – Paulo Coelho

“Life is too short when you think of the length of death.” – Sean Mangan

“Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.” – Edward Young

“Life is short, death is forever.” – Marsha Qualey

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

“Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death.” – Desmond Morris

“Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.” – David Gerrold

“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” – Katharine Hepburn

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” – Langston Hughes

“Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Life has more meaning in the face of death.” – Robert Greene

“Life asked death, ‘Why do people love me but hate you?’ Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.”

“Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.” – Lao Tzu

“Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” – John Muir

“Less base the fear of death than fear of life.” – Edward Young

“It’s not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It’s part of the deal we made.” – Mitch Albom

“It is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.” – Oliver Sacks

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called life.” – Terry Pratchett

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

“In the midst of life, we are in death.” – Agatha Christie

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” – Jimi Hendrix

“If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.” – Samuel Butler

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” – Jimi Hendrix

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” – Gilda Radner

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death.” – David Blaine

“For some moments in life there are no words.” – David Seltzer

“For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.” – Bram Stoker

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Kahlil Gibran

“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

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable.” – Keisei Tagami

“Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.” – Bertolt Brecht

“Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.” – Kahlil Gibran

“By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life.” – Robert Greene

“Because life is fragile and death inevitable, we must make the most of each day.” – Thomas S. Monson

“Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.” – Amelia Burr

“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to.” – Richard Russo

Final Thoughts

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Death refers to the end of life. We all go through this sad occurrence, which is unavoidable. We have to accept death, but for as long as you are alive, you should live your life to the fullest and make sure to enjoy it.

These quotes will help us think about death, dying, and remembering; provide comfort for our grieving hearts or friend; express the sorrow we feel while treasuring the memories we keep. May these inspirational death quotes help you accept death as part of life, acquire informative facts about death, help you deal with sadness, and properly handle the pain caused by grief. Share these quotes about death with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.

What do you think about these death quotes? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

Note: These quotes are meant to inspire to help improve the quality of life for you and your loved ones. If you feel overwhelmed with grief or sadness or feel you can’t go on, there is a qualified professional who is ready and willing to talk or chat with you here.

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