Death Quotes - Page 2

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

– Thomas Browne

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.

– Doris Day

I wouldn’t mind dying — it’s the business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.

– R. Geis

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

– William Penn

But in a story, which is a kind of dreaming, the dead sometimes smile and sit up and return to the world.

– Tim O’Brien

On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero.

– Chuck Palahniuk

God made death so we’d know when to stop.

– Steven Stiles

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That signifies nothing. For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

– Albert Einstein

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

– Stewart Alsop

You can be a king or a street sweeper,
but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.

– Robert Alton Harris

Death is life’s way of telling you you’re fired.

– Author Unknown

Oh, may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again.

– George Eliot

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

– Elbert Hubbard

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

– Steven Wright

Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.

– J.J. Furnas

There is only one ultimate and effectual preventive for the maladies to which flesh is heir, and that is death.

– Harvey Cushing

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.

– Leonardo da Vinci

Old persons are sometimes as unwilling to die as tired-out children are to say good night and go to bed.

– Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Man does not die, for death’s not true;
We’ll just pass on to joys anew…

– Gertrude T. Buckingham

Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax.

– Philip Dow