Famous Quotes & Quotations About Death:
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
~ Charles Spurgeon.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
~ Abraham Lincoln.
And with the morn those angel faces smile which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
~ John Henry Newman.
Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other.
~ Mahatma Gandhi.
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.
~ William Shakespeare.
Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
~ Jane Welsh Carlyle.
On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.
~ Henry David Thoreau.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
~ J.J. Furnas.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~ Author Unknown, on a headstone in Ireland.
I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
~ Mae West.
Everyone should live to be 92 years old, have an orgasm and drop dead.
~ Jon Carroll.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
~ William Penn.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
I ain't got time to die.
~ Ann Nixon Cooper.
I hope to die right in the middle of a song and right on the stage doing what I love to do. I hope to be about 120 when that happens.
~ Dolly Parton.
Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world.
~ Jean Paul Richter.
"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, Sourcery.
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.
~ Movie: The Crow.
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
~ Stephen Levine.
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