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Death Quotes, Sayings about Death and Dying
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|One can survive everything nowadays, except death.
A Woman of No Importance.
Its not that Im afraid to die. I just dont
want to be there when it happens.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for
the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
When you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you
have money, it's sex. When you have both it's health, you worry
about getting rupture or something. If everything is simply
jake then you're frightened of death.
J. P. Donleavy
The Ginger Man.
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
let it be spoken without effect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just round the corner.
And all is well
Canon Henry Scott Holland
Death is Nothing At All.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Either this man is dead or my watch is stopped.
Dont let Krustys death get you down, boy. People
die all the time, just like that. Why, you could wake up dead
tomorrow Well, goodnight.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want
to achieve immortality through not dying.
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 diamond glints on snow.
I am sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
I Did Not Die.
Death is a wonderful way of cutting down on your expenses.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. Its the transition
Nobody ever died of laughter.
Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators
would be dead.
Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me;
The Carriage held but just ourselves
I want to die before my wife, and the reason is this: If it
is true that when you die, your soul goes up to judgment, I
don't want my wife up there ahead of me to tell them things.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary
notices I have read with pleasure.
Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell
when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the
river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam
cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your
stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when
you're dead? Nobody.
J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye.
I refused to attend his funeral, but I wrote a very nice letter
explaining that I approved of it.
On hearing of death of corrupt politician.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent
an evening with an insurance salesman?
Death would be a beautiful place if it looks like Brad Pitt.
The bastards murdered half my family.
Asked if he would consider a visit to Russia.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea . . .
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Crossing the Bar.
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates
his mind wonderfully.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be
done just as easily lying down.
Death, the undiscovered country, from whose bourne no traveler
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause; there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Oh Death, where is thy sting? It has none. But life has.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral?
It is because we are not the person involved.
Puddnhead Wilsons Calendar.
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Hed make a lovely corpse.
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