ᐅ143+ Helpful Death Quotes On The Ways We Grieve

“You only live twice: Once when you are born

“You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face” ― Ian Fleming

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

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

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.

“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

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

“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.”

“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

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

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

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

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

“Death’s got an Invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again.

“Death's got an Invisibility Cloak?" Harry interrupted again. "So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking...” ― J.K. Rowling

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

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

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

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

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born

“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 don’t want to die without any scars.”

“I don't want to die without any scars.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

“When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars,

“When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” ― William Shakespeare

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.”

“Unbeing dead isn't being alive.” ― E. E. Cummings

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“It kills me sometimes, how people die.”

“It kills me sometimes, how people die.” ― Markus Zusak

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead.

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

“You’ll stay with me?’ Until the very end,’ said James.”

“You'll stay with me?' Until the very end,' said James.” ― J. K. Rowling

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” ― François Rabelais

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

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

“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone.

“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.” ― Sarah Dessen

“If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend

“If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn't be filled?” ― Jodi Picoult

“Even death has a heart.”

“Even death has a heart.” ― Markus Zusak

“Don’t feel bad, I’m usually about to die.”

“Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.” ― Rick Riordan

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

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

“I meant,” said Ipslore bitterly, “what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?”

“I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it. CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.” ― Terry Pratchett

“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.”

“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” ― Madeline Miller

“DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”

“DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”

“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” ― Herbert Hoover

“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister

“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?” ― Jodi Picoult

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

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

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

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

“A small but noteworthy note. I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think

“A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.” ― Markus Zusak

“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back

“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

“there is a place in the heart that will never be filled

“There is a place in the heart that will never be filled a space and even during the best moments and the greatest times times we will know it we will know it more than ever there is a place in the heart that will never be filled and we will wait and wait in that space.” ― Charles bukowski

“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”

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

“A girl calls and asks, “Does it hurt very much to die?”

“A girl calls and asks, "Does it hurt very much to die?" "Well, sweetheart," I tell her, "yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”

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

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

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

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder”

“Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.” ― Stephenie Meyer

“And what would humans be without love?”

“And what would humans be without love?" RARE, said Death.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Does it hurt?” The childish question had escaped Harry’s lips before he could stop it.

“Does it hurt?" The childish question had escaped Harry's lips before he could stop it. "Dying? Not at all," said Sirius. "Quicker and easier than falling asleep.” ― J.K. Rowling

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” ― Mitch Albom

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

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

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

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

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”

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

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.

“Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I have a call.” ― Sylvia Plath

“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words,

“At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” ― Arthur Golden

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”

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

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he

“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

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” ― Antonio Porchia

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

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

“The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live.”

“The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live.” ― Kenzaburō Ōe

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

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

“That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past,

“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

“Here lies Dobby, a free elf.”

“Here lies Dobby, a free elf.” ― J.K. Rowling

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

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

“Death: “THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT.”

“Death: "THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT." Albert: "Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite;

“Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.” ― Roberto Bolano

“If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from

“If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again… (Bones)” ― Jeaniene Frost

“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse

“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.” ― Markus Zusak

“The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day

“The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.” ― Arthur Golden

“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”

“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“He’d been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.”

“He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.” ― Terry Pratchett

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

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

“No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.”

“No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.” ― Cassandra Clare

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” ― Dylan Thomas

“The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn’t eased, but there was room there for humour, too.”

“The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn't eased, but there was room there for humour, too.” ― Nalo Hopkinson

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the time

“It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the time that followed. If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels, and if you haven't, you cannot possibly imagine it.” ― Lemony Snicket

“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.”

“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.” ― Sarah J. Maas

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.” ― J.K. Rowling

“You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.”

“You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.” ― John Green

“Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”

“Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.” ― William S. Burroughs

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

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

“I wish...I wish I were dead...” “And what use would that be to anyone?” ― J.K. Rowling

“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into

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

“The idea of being strong for someone else having never entered their heads, I find myself

“The idea of being strong for someone else having never entered their heads, I find myself in the position of having to console them. Since I'm the person going in to be slaughtered, this is somewhat annoying.” ― Suzanne Collins

“Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power.”

“Men should think twice before making widowhood women's only path to power.” ― Gloria Steinem

“Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it’s over

“Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it's over, you feel like you don't have any bones left to hold you up.” ― Sarah Ockler

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head

“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 tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.” ― Oscar Wilde

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.”

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.” ― Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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

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

“Reality means you live until you die…the real truth is nobody wants reality.”

“Reality means you live until you die...the real truth is nobody wants reality.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

“I want words at my funeral. But I guess that means you need life in your life.”

“I want words at my funeral. But I guess that means you need life in your life.” ― Markus Zusak

“Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies”

“Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies” ― Rick Riordan

“I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: “Hello, baby,

“I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: "Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I'll be ready.” ― Charles Bukowski

“Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.”

“Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.” ― John Green

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

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

“Nothing is ever certain.”

“Nothing is ever certain.” ― Alice Sebold

“It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action

“It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.” ― John Steinbeck

“He died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had done what it came to do

“He died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had done what it came to do, learned what it came to learn, and then was free to leave.” ― Garth Stein

“They tell us that Suicide is the greatest piece of Cowardice… That Suicide is wrong;

“They tell us that Suicide is the greatest piece of Cowardice... That Suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in this world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

“I told him I believed in hell, and that certain people, like me, had to live in hell before they died, to make up for missing out on it after death, since they didn't believe in life after death, and what each person believed happened to him when he died.” ― Sylvia Plath

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

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

“I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.” ― Daniel Keyes

“To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures who people the tree of your life and give it new branches. To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. To lose your mother, well, that is like losing the sun above you. It is like losing--I'm sorry, I would rather not go on.” ― Yann Martel

“No one here gets out alive.”

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

“From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” ― Albert Einstein

“I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank.” ― Langston Hughes

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

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

“I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I even simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant...I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS.” ― Markus Zusak

“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.” ― Albert Camus

“Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.” ― Neil Gaiman

“I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving.” ― Lili St. Crow

“It's better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.” ― Michael Crichton

“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” ― Terry Pratchett

“When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.” ― Rob Sheffield,

“In the end, it wasn't death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life.” ― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Stars," she whispered. "I can see the stars again, my lady." A tear trickled down Artemis's cheek. "Yes, my brave one. They are beautiful tonight." Stars," Zoe repeated. Her eyes fixed on the night sky. And she did not move again.” ― Rick Riordan

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ― Shannon Alder

“Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)” ― Horace

“Anne, I don't want to live. . . . Now listen, life is lovely, but I Can't Live It. I can't even explain. I know how silly it sounds . . . but if you knew how it Felt. To be alive, yes, alive, but not be able to live it. Ay that's the rub. I am like a stone that lives . . . locked outside of all that's real. . . . Anne, do you know of such things, can you hear???? I wish, or think I wish, that I were dying of something for then I could be brave, but to be not dying, and yet . . . and yet to [be] behind a wall, watching everyone fit in where I can't, to talk behind a gray foggy wall, to live but to not reach or to reach wrong . . . to do it all wrong . . . believe me, (can you?) . . . what's wrong. I want to belong. I'm like a jew who ends up in the wrong country. I'm not a part. I'm not a member. I'm frozen.” ― Anne Sexton

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. From an Irish headstone” ― Richard Puz

“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.” ― Ayaan Hirsi Al

“He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.” ― W. H. Auden

“People rarely bring flowers to a suicide.” ― Jennifer Niven

“May she wake in torment!" he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion. "Why, she's a liar to the end! Where is she? Not there—not in heaven—not perished—where? Oh! you said you cared nothing for my sufferings! And I pray one prayer—I repeat it till my tongue stiffens—May she wake in torment!" he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion. "Why, she's a liar to the end! Where is she? Not there—not in heaven—not perished—where? Oh! you said you cared nothing for my sufferings! And I pray one prayer—I repeat it till my tongue stiffens—Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!” ― Emily Brontë

“In time, in time they tell me, I'll not feel so bad. I don't want time to heal me. There's a reason I'm like this. I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won't smooth you away. I can't say goodbye.” ― China Miéville

“I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can't due to deadness.” ― John Green

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

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

“Dying is overrated. Human sentimentality has twisted it into the ultimate act of love. Biggest load of bullshit in the world. Dying for someone isn't the hard thing. The man that dies escapes. Plain and simple. Game over. End of pain...Try living for someone. Through it all-good, bad, thick, thin, joy, suffering. That's the hard thing.” ― Karen Marie Moning

“Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.” ― William Shakespeare

“O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical! Dove-feather'd raven! wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show! Just opposite to what thou justly seem'st, A damned saint, an honourable villain! O nature, what hadst thou to do in hell; When thou didst bower the spirit of a fiend In mortal paradise of such sweet flesh? Was ever book containing such vile matter So fairly bound? O that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace!” ― William Shakespeare

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.” ― Winston Churchill

“Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.” ― Stephenie Meyer

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

“On many counts, taking a boy like Rudy Steiner was robbery--so much life, so much to live for--yet somehow, I'm certain he would have loved to see the frightening rubble and the swelling of the sky on the night he passed away. He'd have cried and turned and smiled if only he could have seen the book thief on her hands and knees, next to his decimated body. He'd have been glad to witness her kissing his dusty, bomb-hit lips. Yes, I know it. In the darkness of my dark-beating heart, I know. He'd have loved it all right. You see? Even death has a heart.” ― Markus Zusak

“A SMALL PIECE OF TRUTH I do not carry a sickle or scythe. I only wear a hooded black robe when it's cold. And I don't have those skull-like facial features you seem to enjoy pinning on me from a distance. You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue.” ― Markus Zusak

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

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

“I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot. It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.” ― Brian Andreas

“Adam is crying and somewhere inside of me I am crying, too, because I'm feeling things at last. I'm feeling not just the physical pain, but all that I have lost, and it is profound and catastrophic and will leave a crater in me that nothing will ever fill.” ― Gayle Forman

“There once was a girl who found herself dead. She peered over the ledge of heaven and saw that back on earth her sister missed her too much, was way too sad, so she crossed some paths that would not have crossed, took some moments in her hand shook them up and spilled them like dice over the living world. It worked. The boy with the guitar collided with her sister. "There you go, Len," she whispered. "The rest is up to you.” ― Jandy Nelson

“A man who wants to die feels angry and full of life and desperate and bored and exhausted, all at the same time; he wants to fight everyone, and he wants to curl up in a ball and hide in a cupboard somewhere. He wants to say sorry to everyone, and he wants everyone to know just how badly they've all let him down.” ― Nick Hornby

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.” ― Frank Herbert

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” ― Joseph Stalin

“But if you have to go, then go. Go if it hurts. Go if it's time. Just go knowing you were loved, that I will never forget you, that you will live in everything Connor and I do. Go knowing I love you purely, Harry, that you were an amazing father. Go knowing I told you all my secrets. Because you were my best friend.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“You're Hell's Angels, then? What chapter are you from?' 'REVELATIONS. CHAPTER SIX.” ― Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

“I have outlasted all desire, My dreams and I have grown apart; My grief alone is left entire, The gleamings of an empty heart. The storms of ruthless dispensation Have struck my flowery garland numb, I live in lonely desolation And wonder when my end will come. Thus on a naked tree-limb, blasted By tardy winter's whistling chill, A single leaf which has outlasted Its season will be trembling still.” ― Alexander Pushkin

“We'd stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You'd think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn't.” ― Rick Yancey

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

“Six hundred and forty fish later, the only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” ― George Eliot

“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.” ― David M. Eagleman

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

“The trouble about jumping was that if you didn't pick the right number of storeys, you might still be alive when you hit bottom.” ― Sylvia Plath

“Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn't break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly.” ― Cornelia Funke

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

“... It's perfect! Locke would appreciate it." "Bug," Calo said, "Locke is our brother and our love for him knows no bounds. But the four most fatal words in the Therin language are 'Locke would appreciate it.'" "Rivalled only by 'Locke taught me a new trick,'" added Galo. "The only person who gets away with Locke Lamora games ..." "... is Locke ..." "... because we think the gods are saving him up for a really big death. Something with knives and hot irons ..." "... and fifty thousand cheering spectators.” ― Scott Lynch

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

“Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle. But of course if someone is killed by a freak chain of events -- the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there -- that must also be a miracle. Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.” ― Hemingway

“You can not die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again, and you feel like a traitor. How dare I feel happy. How dare I be glad in a world where my father is no more. And then you cry fresh tears, because you do not miss him as much as you once did, and giving up your grief is another kind of death.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton

“What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence.” ― Christopher Hitchens

“No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax — This won't hurt” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections-sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent-that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events that my death wrought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future. The price of what I came to see as this miraculous body had been my life.” ― Alice Sebold

“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

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

“in this land some of us fuck more than we die but most of us die better than we fuck” ― Charles Bukowski

“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.” ― Clifford Odets

“Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering grieving, to realize she slept a good night's sleep, and will be able to eat breakfast, and doesn't hear her husband's ghost all the time, but only some of the time. Her grief is replaced with a useful sadness. Every parent who loses a child finds a way to laugh again. The timbre begins to fade. The edge dulls. The hurt lessens. Every love is carved from loss. Mine was. Yours is. Your great-great-great-grandchildren's will be. But we learn to live in that love.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“Choking with dry tears and raging, raging, raging at the absolute indifference of nature and the world to the death of love, the death of hope and the death of beauty, I remember sitting on the end of my bed, collecting these pills and capsules together and wondering why, why when I felt I had so much to offer, so much love, such outpourings of love and energy to spend on the world, I was incapable of being offered love, giving it or summoning the energy with which I knew I could transform myself and everything around me.” ― Stephen Fry

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.” ― Margaret Mitchel

“You fuck - you ate my cat!” ― Kendare Blake

“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

“We may not get to choose how we die, but we can chose how we live. The universe may forget us, but it doesn't matter. Because we are the ants, and we'll keep marching on.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson

“Funeral Blues Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead, Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now; put out every one, Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood; For nothing now can ever come to any good.” ― W.H. Auden

“Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson

“I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.” ― Raymond Carver

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation." [As attributed by Alastair Reid in Neruda and Borges, The New Yorker, June 24, 1996; as well as in The Talk of the Town, The New Yorker, July 7, 1986]” ― Jorge Luis Borges

“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

“We throw our parties; we abandon our families to live alone in Canada; we struggle to write books that do not change the world, despite our gifts and our unstinting efforts, our most extravagant hopes. We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep. It's as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out windows, or drown themselves, or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us are slowly devoured by some disease, or, if we're very fortunate, by time itself. There's just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we've ever imagined, though everyone but children (and perhaps even they) know these hours will inevitably be followed by others, far darker and more difficult. Still, we cherish the city, the morning; we hope, more than anything, for more. Heaven only knows why we love it so...” ― Michael Cunningham

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

“Sweets to the sweet, farewell! I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet’s wife; I thought thy bride-bed to have decked, sweet maid, And not have strewed thy grave.” ― William Shakespeare

“He: What’s the matter with you? Me: Nothing. Nothing was slowly clotting my arteries. Nothing slowly numbing my soul. Caught by nothing, saying nothing, nothingness becomes me. When I am nothing they will say surprised in the way that they are forever surprised, "but there was nothing the matter with her.” ― Jeanette Winterson

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

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

“La tristesse durera toujours. [The sadness will last forever.]” ― Vincent van Gogh

“Would you like me to [kill you] now?" asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?” ― J. K. Rowling

“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.” ― Socrates

“Live or die, but don't poison everything.” ― Anne Sexton

“It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

“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

“Life is both sad and solemn. We are led into a wonderful world, we meet one another here, greet each other - and wander together for a brief moment. Then we lose each other and disappear as suddenly and unreasonably as we arrived.” ― Jostein Gaarder

“The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.” ― Sylvia Plath

“A human doesn't have a heart like mine. The human heart is a line, whereas my own is a circle, and I have the endless ability to be in the right place at the right time. The consequence of this is that I'm always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both. Still, they have one thing I envy. Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die.” ― Markus Zusak

“Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever

“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.” ― J. Krishnamurti

“My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die. I counted. It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La. We were going to the ocean, hundreds of miles away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. I remember asking, 'What’s the difference between a trip and a journey?' and my father said, 'Narnie, my love, when we get there, you’ll understand,' and that was the last thing he ever said.” ― Melina Marchetta

“I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.”

“I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.” ― John Green

“Life is the tragedy,' she said bitterly. 'You know how they categorize Shakespeare's plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it's a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it's a tragedy. So we're all living tragedies, because we all end the same way, and it isn't with a goddamn wedding.” ― Robyn Schneider

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

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

“It's not reasonable to love people who are only going to die," she said. Nash thought about that for a moment, stroking Small's neck with great deliberation, as if the fate of the Dells depended on that smooth, careful movement. "I have two responses to that," He said at last. "First, everyone is going to die. Second, love is stupid. It has nothing to do with reason. You love whomever you love. Against all reason I loved my father." He looked at her keenly. "Did you love yours?" "Yes," she whispered. He stroked Small's nose. "I love you," he said, "even knowing you'll never have me. And I love my brother, more than I ever realized before you came along. You can't help whom you love, Lady. Nor can you know what it's liable to cause you to do.” ― Kristin Cashore

“So wise so young, they say, do never live long.”

“So wise so young, they say, do never live long.” ― William Shakespeare

“I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.” ― Stephen Hawking

“...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 Churchill

“I saw the world from the stars' point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson

“Pulvis et umbra sumus. It's a line from Horace. 'We are dust and shadows'. Appropriate, don't you think?" Will said. "It's not a long life, killing demons; one tends to die young, and then they burn your body - dust to dust, in the literal sense. And then we vanish into the shadows of history, nary a mark on the page of a mundane book to remind the world that once we existed at all.” ― Cassandra Clare

“If they killed him tonight, at least he would die alive.” ― Markus Zusak

“Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life.” ― Maria V. Snyder

“No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.” ― Adam Silvera

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

“End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.” ― Peter Jackson

“If children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Would not a man rather have so much sympathy with the coming generation as to spare it the burden of existence, or at any rate not take it upon himself to impose that burden upon it in cold blood?” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

“The absence of the will to live is, alas, not sufficient to make one want to die.” ― Michel Houellebecq

“To escape death, she'd become death.” ― Sarah J. Maas

“He Is Not Dead I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead. He is just away. With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be, since he lingers there. And you—oh you, who the wildest yearn For an old-time step, and the glad return, Think of him faring on, as dear In the love of There as the love of Here. Think of him still as the same. I say, He is not dead—he is just away.” ― James Whitcomb Riley

“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

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.”

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

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

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” ― Thomas Mann

“Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.” ― Jeanette Winterson

“Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.” ― Gavin de Becker

“Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.” ― Marcus Aurelius

“Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a child. Nature doesn't disdain what lives only for a day. It pours the whole of itself into the each moment. We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last. Life's bounty is in its flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it's been sung? The dance when it's been danced? It's only we humans who want to own the future, too. We persuade ourselves that the universe is modestly employed in unfolding our destination. We note the haphazard chaos of history by the day, by the hour, but there is something wrong with the picture. Where is the unity, the meaning, of nature's highest creation? Surely those millions of little streams of accident and wilfulness have their correction in the vast underground river which, without a doubt, is carrying us to the place where we're expected! But there is no such place, that's why it's called utopia. The death of a child has no more meaning than the death of armies, of nations. Was the child happy while he lived? That is a proper question, the only question. If we can't arrange our own happiness, it's a conceit beyond vulgarity to arrange the happiness of those who come after us.” ― Tom Stoppard

“She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition, passion. They made the stories happen. Villains didn't fear death. No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armor! As she inhaled the school's graveyard smell, Agatha felt her blood rush. For like all villains, death didn't scare her. It made her feel alive.” ― Soman Chainani

“The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.” ― E. M. Cioran

“Yes, it's a well-known fact about you: you're like death, you take everything.” ― Milan Kundera

“Will having a newborn distract from the time we have together?" she asked. "Don't you think saying goodbye to your child will make your death more painful?" "Wouldn't it be great if it did?" I said. Lucy and I both felt that life wasn't about avoiding suffering.” ― Paul Kalanithi

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

“Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.” ― Milan Kundera

“There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow- that, in short, we are all going.” ― John Green

“...Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.” ― John Boyne

“Our lives can't be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“Sometimes dead is better” ― Stephen King

“One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate. In this there is also a residue of belief that during the move the master will chance to come along the corridor, look at the prisoner and say: "This man is not to be locked up again, He is to come with me.” ― Franz Kafka

“I thought about all of the things that everyone ever says to each other, and how everyone is going to die, whether it's in a millisecond, or days, or months, or 76.5 years, if you were just born. Everything that's born has to die, which means our lives are like skyscrapers. The smoke rises at different speeds, but they're all on fire, and we're all trapped.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.” ― Bill Hicks

“Life is too short when you think of the length of death”

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

“People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.” ― Marcel Proust

“You will think me cruel, very selfish, but love is always selfish; the more ardent the more selfish. How jealous I am you cannot know. You must come with me, loving me, to death; or else hate me, and still come with me, and hating me through death and after. There is no such word as indifference in my apathetic nature.” ― Sheridan Le Fanu

“And if one day,' she said, really crying now, 'you look back and you feel bad for being so angry, if you feel bad for being so angry at me that you couldn't even speak to me, then you have to know, Conor, you have to that is was okay. It was okay. That I knew. I know, okay? I know everything you need to tell me without you having to say it out loud.” ― Patrick Ness

“One to be a murderer. One to be a Martyr. One to be a Monarch. One to go Mad” ― Marissa Meyer

“Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am the starshine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave bereft I am not there. I have not left.” ― Mary Elizabeth Frye

“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

“The end is in the beginning and yet you go on.” ― Samuel Beckett

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

“I told you before, Jem, that you would not leave me," Will said, his bloody hand on the hilt of the dagger. " And you are still with me. When I breath, I will think of you, for without you I would have been dead years ago. When I wake up and when I sleep, when I lift up my hands to defend myself or when I lie down to die, you will be with me. You say we are born again. I say there is a river that divides the dead and the living. What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so we can cross together." Will took a deep breath and let go of the knife. He drew his hand back. The cut on his palm was already healing- the result of the half dozen iratzes on his skin. " You hear that, James Carstairs? We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down through whatever generations may come. Forever." He rose to his feet and looked down at the knife. The knife was Jem's, the blood was his. This spot of ground, whether he could ever find it again, whether he lived to try, would be theirs. He turned around to walk to Balios, towards Wales and Tessa. He did not look back.” ― Cassandra Clare

“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

“When I Am Dead, My Dearest When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress-tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. I shall not see the shadows, I shall not feel the rain; I shall not hear the nightingale Sing on, as if in pain: And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set, Haply I may remember, And haply may forget.” ― Christina Rossetti

“You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.” ― Aberjhani

“Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.” ― Terry Pratchett

“. . . owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don't live as long as people do.” ― John Grogan

“Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will. But we've drawn so many pictures of it, so many years, trying to pin it down, comprehend it, we've got to thinking of it as an entity, strangely alive and greedy. All it is, however, is a stopped watch, a loss, an end, a darkness. Nothing.” ― Ray Bradbury

“LADY LAZARUS I have done it again. One year in every ten I manage it-- A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My face a featureless, fine Jew linen. Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?-- The nose, the eye pits, the full set of teeth? The sour breath Will vanish in a day. Soon, soon the flesh The grave cave ate will be At home on me And I a smiling woman. I am only thirty. And like the cat I have nine times to die. This is Number Three. What a trash To annihilate each decade. What a million filaments. The peanut-crunching crowd Shoves in to see Them unwrap me hand and foot-- The big strip tease. Gentlemen, ladies These are my hands My knees. I may be skin and bone, Nevertheless, I am the same, identical woman. The first time it happened I was ten. It was an accident. The second time I meant To last it out and not come back at all. I rocked shut As a seashell. They had to call and call And pick the worms off me like sticky pearls. Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call. It's easy enough to do it in a cell. It's easy enough to do it and stay put. It's the theatrical Comeback in broad day To the same place, the same face, the same brute Amused shout: 'A miracle!' That knocks me out. There is a charge For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge For the hearing of my heart-- It really goes. And there is a charge, a very large charge For a word or a touch Or a bit of blood Or a piece of my hair or my clothes. So, so, Herr Doktor. So, Herr Enemy. I am your opus, I am your valuable, The pure gold baby That melts to a shriek. I turn and burn. Do not think I underestimate your great concern. Ash, ash-- You poke and stir. Flesh, bone, there is nothing there-- A cake of soap, A wedding ring, A gold filling. Herr God, Herr Lucifer Beware Beware. Out of the ash I rise with my red hair And I eat men like air. -- written 23-29 October 1962” ― Sylvia Plath

“Son. Everyone dies alone. That's what it is. It's a door. It's one person wide. When you go through it, you do it alone. But it doesn't mean you've got to be alone before you go through the door. And believe me, you aren't alone on the other side.” ― Jim Butcher

“It was a hurting tune, resigned, a cry of heartache for all in the world that fell apart. As ash rose black against the brilliant sky, Fire's fiddle cried out for the dead, and for the living who stay behind to say goodbye.” ― Kristin Cashore

“Now there is one thing I can tell you: you will enjoy certain pleasures you would not fathom now. When you still had your mother you often thought of the days when you would have her no longer. Now you will often think of days past when you had her. When you are used to this horrible thing that they will forever be cast into the past, then you will gently feel her revive, returning to take her place, her entire place, beside you. At the present time, this is not yet possible. Let yourself be inert, wait till the incomprehensible power ... that has broken you restores you a little, I say a little, for henceforth you will always keep something broken about you. Tell yourself this, too, for it is a kind of pleasure to know that you will never love less, that you will never be consoled, that you will constantly remember more and more.” ― Marcel Proust

“I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“It reminds me that no embrace will ever feel the same again, because no one will ever be like her again, because she's gone. She's gone, and crying feels so useless, so stupid, but it's all I can do.” ― Veronica Roth

“I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don't want it to win.” ― Jasmine Warga

“No sense of the irony of human experience, that we are the highest form of life on earth, and yet ineffably sad because we know what no other animal knows, that we must die.” ― Don DeLillo

“If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine.” ― Fernando Pessoa

“A piece of me is gone," she told me once while we were bra shopping. "I think we're made up of all these different pieces and every time someone goes, you're left with less of yourself.” ― Melina Marchetta

“How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?” ― Jodi Picoult

“I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.”

“I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.” ― Roger Zelazny

“It was ironic, really - you want to die because you can't be bothered to go on living - but then you're expected to get all energetic and move furniture and stand on chairs and hoist ropes and do complicated knots and attach things to other things and kick stools from under you and mess around with hot baths and razor blades and extension cords and electrical appliances and weedkiller. Suicide was a complicated, demanding business, often involving visits to hardware shops. And if you've managed to drag yourself from the bed and go down the road to the garden center or the drug store, by then the worst is over. At that point you might as well just go to work.” ― Marian Keyes

“The man who kills a man kills a man. The man who kills himself kills all men. As far as he is concerned, he wipes out the world.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.” ― Courtney Love

“For this moment, this one moment, we are together. I press you to me. Come, pain, feed on me. Bury your fangs in my flesh. Tear me asunder. I sob, I sob.” ― Virginia Woolf

“Do people look the same when they go to heaven, mommy?" "I don't know. I don't think so." "Then how do people recognize each other?" "I don't know, sweetie. They just feel it. You don't need your eyes to love, right?” ― R.J. Palacio

“Sleep would be so welcome. A warm blanket of black to erase everything else. Sleep without dreams. I've heard people talk about the sleep of the dead. Is that what death would feel like? The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap? If that's what it's like, I wouldn't mind. If that's what dying is like, I wouldn't mind that at all.” ― Gayle Forman

“My Dear, Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling

“My Dear, Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you and let it devour your remains. For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it's much better to be killed by a lover. -Falsely yours” ― Charles Bukowski

“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

“You can't give her that!' she screamed. 'It's not safe!' IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE. 'She's a child!' shouted Crumley. IT'S EDUCATIONAL. 'What if she cuts herself?' THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT LESSON.” ― Terry Pratchett

“You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live.” ― Neil Gaiman

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

“End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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

“YOU FEAR TO DIE? "It's not that I don't want... I mean, I've always...it's just that life is a habit that's hard to break...” ― Terry Pratchett

“Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. If there was no suffering, man would not know his limits, would not know himself. ” ― Leo Tolstoy

“You are so young, Lyra, too young to understand this, but I shall tell you anyway and you'll understand it later: men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain. We bear their children, who are witches if they are female, human if not; and then in the blink of an eye they are gone, felled, slain, lost. Our sons, too. When a little boy is growing, he thinks he is immortal. His mother knows he isn't. Each time becomes more painful, until finally your heart is broken. Perhaps that is when Yambe-Akka comes for you. She is older than the tundra. Perhaps, for her, witches' lives are as brief as men's are to us.” ― Philip Pullman

“Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.” ― Edgar Allen Poe

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

“regret is mostly caused by not having done anything.” ― Charles Bukowski

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase 'terrible beauty.' Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it's a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else's body. It also makes me quite astonishingly calm at the thought of death: I know whom I would die to protect and I also understand that nobody but a lugubrious serf can possibly wish for a father who never goes away.” ― Christopher Hitchens

“Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise! One thing at least is certain - This Life flies; One thing is certain and the rest is Lies - The Flower that once has blown forever dies.” ― Omar Khayyam

“Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat.” ― José Saramago

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

“You will be the first test subject, Tobias. Beatrice, however...." She smiles. "You are too injured to be of much use to me, so your execution will occur at the conclusion of this meeting." I try to hide the shudder that goes through me at the word "execution," my shoulder screaming with pain, and look up at Tobias. It's hard to blink tears back when I see the terror in Tobias's wide, dark eyes. "No," says Tobias. His voice trembles, but his look stern as he shakes his head. "I would rather die." "I'm afraid you don't have much of a choice in that matter," replies Jeanine lightly. Tobias takes my face in this hands roughly and kisses me, the pressure of his lips pushing mine apart. I forget my pain and the terror of approaching death and for a moment, I am grateful that the memory of that kiss will be fresh in my mind as I meet my end.” ― Veronica Roth

“It was a year for the ages, like 79, like 1346, to name just a few. Forget the scythe, Goddamn it, I needed a broom or a mop. And I needed a vacation. ” ― Markus Zusak

You are going to die.” ― Markus Zusak

“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

“I hope you never hear those words. Your mom. She died. They are different than other words. They are too big to fit in your ears. They belong to some strange, heavy, powerful language that pounds away at the side of your head, a wrecking ball coming at you again and again, until finally, the words crack a hole large enough to fit inside your brain. And in so doing, they split you apart. ” ― Mitch Albom

“Before I go," he said, and paused -- "I may kiss her?" It was remembered afterwards that when he bent down and touched her face with his lips, he murmured some words. The child, who was nearest to him, told them afterwards, and told her grandchildren when she was a handsome old lady, that she heard him say, "A life you love.” ― Charles Dickens

“I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” ― George McGovern

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” ― William Shakespeare

“عزيزي ثيو: إلى أين تمضي الحياة بي؟ ما الذي يصنعه العقل بنا؟ إنه يفقد الأشياء بهجتها ويقودنا نحو الكآبة... ... إنني أتعفن مللا لولا ريشتي وألواني هذه، أعيد بها خلق الأشياء من جديد.. كل الأشياء تغدو باردة وباهتة بعدما يطؤها الزمن.. ماذا أصنع؟ أريد أن أبتكر خطوطا وألوانا جديدة، غير تلك التي يتعثر بصرنا بها كل يوم. كل الألوان القديمة لها بريق حزين في قلبي. هل هي كذلك في الطبيعة أم أن عيني مريضتان؟ ها أنا أعيد رسمها كما أقدح النار الكامنة فيها. في قلب المأساة ثمة خطوط من البهجة أريد لألواني أن تظهرها، في حقول "الغربان" وسنابل القمح بأعناقها الملوية. وحتى "حذاء الفلاح" الذي يرشح بؤسا ثمة فرح ما أريد أن أقبض عليه بواسطة اللون والحركة... للأشياء القبيحة خصوصية فنية قد لا نجدها في الأشياء الجميلة وعين الفنان لا تخطئ ذلك. اليوم رسمت صورتي الشخصية ففي كل صباح، عندما أنظر إلى المرآة أقول لنفسي: أيها الوجه المكرر، يا وجه فانسان القبيح، لماذا لا تتجدد؟ أبصق في المرآة وأخرج ... واليوم قمت بتشكيل وجهي من جديد، لا كما أرادته الطبيعة، بل كما أريده أن يكون: عينان ذئبيتان بلا قرار. وجه أخضر ولحية كألسنة النار. كانت الأذن في اللوحة ناشزة لا حاجة بي إليها. أمسكت الريشة، أقصد موس الحلاقة وأزلتها.. يظهر أن الأمر اختلط علي، بين رأسي خارج اللوحة وداخلها... حسنا ماذا سأفعل بتلك الكتلة اللحمية؟ أرسلتها إلى المرأة التي لم تعرف قيمتي وظننت أني أحبها.. لا بأس فلتجتمع الزوائد مع بعضها.. إليك أذني أيتها المرأة الثرثارة، تحدثي إليها... الآن أستطيع أن أسمع وأرى بأصابعي. بل إن إصبعي السادس "الريشة" لتستطيع أكثر من ذلك: إنها ترقص وتب وتداعب بشرة اللوحة... أجلس متأملاً : لقد شاخ العالم وكثرت تجاعيده وبدأ وجه اللوحة يسترخي أكثر... آه يا إلهي ماذا باستطاعتي أن أفعل قبل أن يهبط الليل فوق برج الروح؟ الفرشاة. الألوان. و... بسرعة أتداركه: ضربات مستقيمة وقصيرة. حادة ورشيقة..ألواني واضحة وبدائية. أصفر أزرق أحمر.. أريد أن أعيد الأشياء إلى عفويتها كما لو أن العالم قد خرج تواً من بيضته الكونية الأولى. مازلت أذكر: كان الوقت غسقا أو ما بعد الغسق وقبل الفجر. اللون الليلكي يبلل خط الأفق... آه من رعشة الليلكي. عندما كنا نخرج إلى البستان لنسرق التوت البري. كنت مستقراً في جوف الشجرة أراقب دودة خضراء وصفراء بينما "أورسولا" الأكثر شقاوة تقفز بابتهاج بين الأغصان وفجأة اختل توازنها وهوت. ارتعش صدري قبل أن تتعلق بعنقي مستنجدة. ضممتها إلي وهي تتنفس مثل ظبي مذعور... ولما تناءت عني كانت حبة توت قد تركت رحيقها الليلكي على بياض قميصي.. منذ ذلك اليوم، عندما كنت في الثانية عشرة وأنا أحس رحيقها الليلكي على بياض قميصي.. منذ ذلك اليوم، عندما كنت في الثانية عشرة وأنا أحس بأن سعادة ستغمرني لو أن ثقباً ليلكياً انفتح في صدري ليتدفق البياض... يا لرعشة الليلكي ... الفكرة تلح علي كثيراً فهل أستطيع ألا أفعل؟ كامن في زهرة عباد الشمس، أيها اللون الأصفر يا أنا. أمتص من شعاع هذا الكوكب البهيج. أحدق وأحدق في عين الشمس حيث روح الكون حتى تحرقني عيناي. شيئان يحركان روحي: التحديق بالشمس، وفي الموت.. أريد أن أسافر في النجوم وهذا البائس جسدي يعيقني! متى سنمضي، نحن أبناء الأرض، حاملين مناديلنا المدماة .. - ولكن إلى أين؟ - إلى الحلم طبعاً. أمس رسمت زهوراً بلون الطين بعدما زرعت نفسي في التراب، وكانت السنابل خضراء وصفراء تنمو على مساحة رأسي وغربان الذاكرة تطير بلا هواء. سنابل قمح وغربان. غربان وقمح... الغربان تنقر في دماغي. غاق... غاق.. كل شيء حلم. هباء أحلام، وريشة التراب تخدعنا في كل حين.. قريباً سأعيد أمانة التراب، وأطلق العصفور من صدري نحو بلاد الشمس.. آه أيتها السنونو سأفتح لك القفص بهذا المسدس: القرمزي يسيل. دم أم النار؟ غليوني يشتعل: الأسود والأبيض يلونان الحياة بالرمادي. للرمادي احتمالات لا تنتهي: رمادي أحمر، رمادي أزرق، رمادي أخضر. التبغ يحترق والحياة تنسرب. للرماد طعم مر بالعادة نألفه، ثم ندمنه، كالحياة تماماً: كلما تقدم العمر بنا غدونا أكثر تعلقا بها... لأجل ذلك أغادرها في أوج اشتعالي.. ولكن لماذا؟! إنه الإخفاق مرة أخرى. لن ينتهي البؤس أبداً... وداعاً يا ثيو، "سأغادر نحو الربيع".” ― Vincent van Gogh

“Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” ― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“Wanting to Die Since you ask, most days I cannot remember. I walk in my clothing, unmarked by that voyage. Then the almost unnameable lust returns. Even then I have nothing against life. I know well the grass blades you mention, the furniture you have placed under the sun. But suicides have a special language. Like carpenters they want to know which tools. They never ask why build. Twice I have so simply declared myself, have possessed the enemy, eaten the enemy, have taken on his craft, his magic. In this way, heavy and thoughtful, warmer than oil or water, I have rested, drooling at the mouth-hole. I did not think of my body at needle point. Even the cornea and the leftover urine were gone. Suicides have already betrayed the body. Still-born, they don't always die, but dazzled, they can't forget a drug so sweet that even children would look on and smile. To thrust all that life under your tongue!— that, all by itself, becomes a passion. Death's a sad Bone; bruised, you'd say, and yet she waits for me, year after year, to so delicately undo an old wound, to empty my breath from its bad prison. Balanced there, suicides sometimes meet, raging at the fruit, a pumped-up moon, leaving the bread they mistook for a kiss, leaving the page of the book carelessly open, something unsaid, the phone off the hook and the love, whatever it was, an infection.” ― Anne Sexton

“No matter what, I want to continue living with the awareness that I will die. Without that, I am not alive.” ― Banana Yoshimoto