Death Quotes - Page 3

Someday I’ll be a weather-beaten skull resting on a grass pillow,
Serenaded by a stray bird or two.
Kings and commoners end up the same,
No more enduring than last night’s dream.

– Ryokan

Name me no names for my disease,
With uninforming breath;
I tell you I am none of these,
But homesick unto death.

– Witter Bynner

And they die an equal death — the idler and the man of mighty deeds.

– Homer

There’s nothing that death is e’er able to do
But sever the cord that binds body to you…

– Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

Into the winter’s gray delight,
Into the summer’s golden dream,
Holy and high and impartial,
Death, the mother of Life,
Mingles all men for ever.

– William Ernest Henley

When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness…. No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever…. I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it.

– H.L. Mencken

Why fear death; ’tis just as natural
As a tiny baby’s birth,
When it’s brought from Heaven’s portal
To its new home on the earth.

– Gertrude Buckingham

Every word affords me pain. Yet how sweet it would be if I could hear what the flowers have to say about death!

– E.M. Cioran

The goal of all life is death.

– Sigmund Freud

He first deceas’d; She for a little tri’d
To live without him: lik’d it not, and di’d.

– Henry Worton

Death hath ten thousand several doors
For men to take their exits.

– John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

God is growing bitter, He envies man his mortality.

– Jacques Rigaut, Pensées

My soul is full of whispered song;
My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
Are all alive with light.

– Alice Cary

We all lie down in our bed of earth as sure to wake as ever we can be to shut our eyes.

– Joseph Hall

After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

– J.K. Rowling

No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well.

– Plato

Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in.

– George Bernard Shaw

To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one’s own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

When I think of ages past
That have floated down the stream
Of life and love and death,
I feel how free it makes us
To pass away.

– Rabindranath Tagore

Thou art not dead! Thou art the whole
Of life that quickens in the sod.

– Charles Hanson Towne