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101 Inspirational Quotes About Death & Life (COMFORT)

Top 11 Most Famous Quotes About Death

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. - Mark TwainPin
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 is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. - Norman CousinsPin
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins
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 HendrixPin
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
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. - Charles BukowskiPin
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. – Charles Bukowski
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. - SocratesPin
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. – Socrates
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. - J.K. RowlingPin
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. – J.K. Rowling
You only live twice Once when you’re born and once when you look death in the face. - Ian FlemingPin
You only live twice: Once when you’re born and once when you look death in the face. – Ian Fleming
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death. - Elisabeth Kubler-RossPin
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius CiceroPin
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. - Walt WhitmanPin
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. – Walt Whitman
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 PalahniukPin
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

14 Wise Quotes About Death That Will Remind You To Value Life More

“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
The meaning of life is that it stops. - Franz KafkaPin
The meaning of life is that it stops. – Franz Kafka
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. - Khalil GibranPin
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. – Khalil Gibran
If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right. - Steve JobsPin
If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right. – Steve Jobs
The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now. - Leo BabautaPin
The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now. – Leo Babauta
If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. - Martin Luther King Jr.Pin
If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. – Martin Luther King Jr.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. - EuripidesPin
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. – Euripides
Nothing in life is promised except death. - Kanye WestPin
Nothing in life is promised except death. – Kanye West
I want to be all used up when I die. - George Bernard ShawPin
I want to be all used up when I die. – George Bernard Shaw
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 ElizabethPin
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
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. - Benjamin FranklinPin
Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. – Benjamin Franklin
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. - Napoleon BonapartePin
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. - Virginia WoolfPin
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. – Virginia Woolf
Sometimes the strong die, too. - Louis Gosset Jr.Pin
Sometimes the strong die, too. – Louis Gosset Jr.

19 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Death

“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
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. - Haruki MurakamiPin
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. - Isaac AsimovPin
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. – Isaac Asimov
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. - Joseph StalinPin
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. – Joseph Stalin
Those who are afraid of death will carry it on their shoulders. - Federico García LorcaPin
Those who are afraid of death will carry it on their shoulders. – Federico García Lorca
Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. - Marcus AureliusPin
Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. – Marcus Aurelius
What do we say to the Lord of Death 'Not today.'. - George R.R. MartinPin
What do we say to the Lord of Death? ‘Not today.’. – George R.R. Martin
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all. - Lucius Annaeus SenecaPin
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. - Michel Eyquem de MontaignePin
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
The goal of all life is death. - Sigmund FreudPin
The goal of all life is death. – Sigmund Freud
After all, what’s a life, anyway We’re born, we live a little while, we die. - E.B. WhitePin
After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. – E.B. White
It kills me sometimes, how people die. - Markus ZusakPin
It kills me sometimes, how people die. – Markus Zusak
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. - Horace MannPin
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. – Horace Mann
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 GerroldPin
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
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 KellerPin
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 we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. - Maya AngelouPin
If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. – Maya Angelou
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. - Oscar WildePin
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. - Terry PratchettPin
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life. – Terry Pratchett
When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time. - Laurie Halse AndersonPin
When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. – Laurie Halse Anderson

11 Quotes About Death That Will Help You Live Life to The Fullest

“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a façade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods - Thomas Babington MacaulayPin
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
You'll have time to rest when you're dead. - Robert De NiroPin
You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead. – Robert De Niro

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

Langston Hughes
I intend to live forever, or die trying. - Groucho MarxPin
I intend to live forever, or die trying. – Groucho Marx
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. - William ShakespearePin
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. – William Shakespeare
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. - Corazon AquinoPin
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. – Corazon Aquino
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. - Henry Van DykePin
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. – Henry Van Dyke
I don't want to die without any scars. - Chuck PalahniukPin
I don’t want to die without any scars. – Chuck Palahniuk
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Susan ErtzPin
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. – Susan Ertz
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life. - Jack KerouacPin
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life. – Jack Kerouac

6 Quotes About Death That Will Comfort You

“We see a hearse; we think sorrow. We see a grave; we think despair. We hear of a death; we think of a loss. Not so in heaven. When heaven sees a breathless body, it sees the vacated cocoon & the liberated butterfly.”

Max Lucado
How people die remains in the memory of those who live on. - Dame Cicely SaundersPin
How people die remains in the memory of those who live on. – Dame Cicely Saunders
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert PikePin
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
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 KalwarPin
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
Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved. - Jean CameronPin
Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved. – Jean Cameron
What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen KellerPin
What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller

7 Quotes About Fearing Death

“Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change.”

Isabel Allende
Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. - Mitch AlbomPin
Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. – Mitch Albom
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 TwainPin
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
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. - Marcus AureliusPin
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. – Marcus Aurelius
He who doesn't fear death dies only once. - Giovanni FalconePin
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once. – Giovanni Falcone
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt BrechtPin
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. – Bertolt Brecht
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. - Francis BaconPin
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. – Francis Bacon

8 Quotes About Death of a Loved One

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”

Lemony Snicket
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. - George EliotPin
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. – George Eliot
And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. - William Cullen BryantPin
And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. – William Cullen Bryant
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. - Harriet Beecher-StowePin
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. – Harriet Beecher-Stowe
When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him. - Madeline MillerPin
When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him. – Madeline Miller
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. - James O’BarrPin
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. – James O’Barr
The death of a beloved is an amputation. - C. S. LewisPin
The death of a beloved is an amputation. – C. S. Lewis
A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies. - Gustave FlaubertPin
A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. – Gustave Flaubert

2 Quotes About Death of a Father

“My father took to his grave the short-sleeved, beer-swilling men of summer, big bellies, raucous laughter, pipe smoke and the aroma of cigars. My daddy is really gone and his vacant place is my cold, hard border. As always, my life is framed by his absence.”

Bebe Moore Campbell
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. - Bessie Anderson StanleyPin
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. – Bessie Anderson Stanley

2 Quotes About Death of a Mother

Losing a mother doesn't happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what's gone. - Lisa-Jo BakerPin
Losing a mother doesn’t happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what’s gone. – Lisa-Jo Baker
She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. - Ariana DancuPin
She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. – Ariana Dancu

3 Quotes About Death and Love

“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 withering, of tarnishing.”

Anais Nin
Death ends a life, not a relationship. - Mitch AlbomPin
Death ends a life, not a relationship. – Mitch Albom
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 PicoultPin
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

2 Quotes About Death Being Natural

It’s not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It’s part of the deal we made. - Mitch AlbomPin
It’s not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It’s part of the deal we made. – Mitch Albom
It is natural to die as to be born. - Francis BaconPin
It is natural to die as to be born. – Francis Bacon

5 Funny Quotes About Death

Everybody is going to be dead one day, just give them time. - Neil GaimanPin
Everybody is going to be dead one day, just give them time. – Neil Gaiman
Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death. - William S. BurroughsPin
Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death. – William S. Burroughs
I’d rather be dead than sing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45. - Mick JaggerPin
I’d rather be dead than sing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45. – Mick Jagger
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. - Winston ChurchillPin
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. – Winston Churchill
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them. - E. W. HowePin
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them. – E. W. Howe

11 Quotes About Death That Will Make You Think

It’s better to burn out than to fade away. - Neil YoungPin
It’s better to burn out than to fade away. – Neil Young
Death is contagious; it is contracted the moment we are conceived. - Madeleine L’EnglePin
Death is contagious; it is contracted the moment we are conceived. – Madeleine L’Engle
Death should take me while I am in the mood. - Nathaniel HawthornePin
Death should take me while I am in the mood. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Grief is the price we pay for love. - Queen Elizabeth IIPin
Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II
Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them. - Margaret MitchellPin
Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them. – Margaret Mitchell
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews. - Katharine HepburnPin
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews. – Katharine Hepburn
After your death you will be what you were before your birth. - Arthur SchopenhauerPin
After your death you will be what you were before your birth. – Arthur Schopenhauer
No one here gets out alive. - Jim MorrisonPin
No one here gets out alive. – Jim Morrison
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. - BanksyPin
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
The idea is to die young as late as possible. - Ashley MontaguPin
The idea is to die young as late as possible. – Ashley Montagu
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. - Edvard MunchPin
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. – Edvard Munch
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