Barbossa For too long I've been parched of thirst and unable to quench it. Too long I've been starving to death and haven't died. I feel nothing. Not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea. Nor the warmth of a woman's flesh. You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner. You're in one.
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Anais Nin

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
Dwight D Eisenhower

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
George Bernard Shaw

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death is not the worst rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Sophocles

Death is not the worst thing rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.
Sophocles

Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life.
Johann von Goethe

If we don't know life, how can we know death
Confucius

While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits of the dead...While you do not know life, how can you know about death
Confucius

The first condition of immortality is death.
Stanislaw Lec

The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Mark Twain

On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.
Mark Twain

Cold If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death
Mark Twain

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Mark Twain

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.
Rabindranath Tagore

Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.
John Dryden

For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'dAnd the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still
George Gordon Byron

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
George Gordon Byron

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Woody Allen

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
Woody Allen

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman
Woody Allen

And come he slow, or come he fast, It is but death who comes at last.
Sir Walter Scott

A nation that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.N.B. This is a paraphrase from the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.
Emily Dickinson

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
Kahlil Gibran

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Kahlil Gibran

When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life.
Kahlil Gibran

We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.
Kahlil Gibran

Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
John Donne

No man is an Island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls It tolls for thee.
John Donne

Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.
John Donne

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
John Donne

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Buddha

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Buddha

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Buddha

Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.
Buddha

The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life.
Thomas Mann

As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Thomas Mann

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
Thomas Mann

One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
Josef Stalin

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery Forbid it, Almighty God I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death
Patrick Henry

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Epicurus

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Epicurus

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Norman Cousins

The Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People on Methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Joseph Addison

How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue Who would not be that youth What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country
Joseph Addison

The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
Publilius Syrus

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Publilius Syrus

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.N. B. This quote is commonly attributed to Voltaire, but it is not found in his writing.
S. G. Tallentyre

Tough girl I'm almost single, my husband's on death row.
Coming to America

It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
Leonardo DaVinci

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

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
Dave Barry

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
Dave Barry

To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know
Logan Pearsall Smith

Biography lends to death a new terror.
Oscar Wilde

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Oscar Wilde

To die, to sleep --To sleep, perchance to dream, ay there's the rub,For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause there's the respectThat makes calamity of so long life.
William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deathsThe valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare

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.
William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub 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 For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
William Shakespeare

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, Signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

If the radiance of a thousand sunsWere to burst at once into the skyThat would be like the splendor of the Mighty one --I am become Death,The shatterer of Worlds.
Hindu Spiritual

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Francis Bacon

Death is a friend of ours and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Francis Bacon

Death Its the only thing we havent succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
Aldous Huxley

It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
Clive Staples Lewis

What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.
William Wordsworth

Prudent people are very happy 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
Mary Wortley Montagu

An answer is always a form of death.
John Dean

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
Plato

Death is not the worst than can happen to men.
Plato

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death
Plato

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Plato

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Ayn Rand

When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
Duffy Daugherty

The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Theodore Roosevelt

...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Voltaire

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
Albert Camus

I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.
Tom Stoppard

What is play to the cat is death to the mouse.
Danish proverb

Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Danish proverb

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Danish proverb

Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike.
Homer

It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.
Homer

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
Bertrand Russell

Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sarah Connor How are you supposed to know Men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something to create a life to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death...
Terminator 2 Judgment Day

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert

And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, (No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.)
Walt Whitman

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.
Horace

It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
Horace

Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
Horace

Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anyone can stop a man's life, but no one his death a thousand doors open on to it. - Phoenissae
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas Alva Edison

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Maya Angelou

I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'
Maya Angelou

'Humph' grunted Mr. Romford, seeing his worst fears about to be realized. He had dreamt that he had timbled over a poodle in the drawing-room, and squirted a bottle of porter right into a lady's face. 'Who's goin' besides ourselves' asked Romford, wishing to know the worst at once. 'Better be killed than frightened to death,' thought he.
Robert Smith Surtees

Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not this gives us no concern -- why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be
William Hazlitt

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
Jean-Paul Sartre

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. (on atomic energy)
Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Albert Einstein

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Death's brother, Sleep.
Virgil

It is easy to go down into Hell night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task.
Virgil

Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Gary Mark Gilmore

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Alice Walker

The ass will carry his load, but not a double load ride not a free horse to death.
Miguel de Cervantes

There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.
Miguel de Cervantes

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
George Santayana

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana

Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus

Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.
Anouk Aimee

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
Jean Anouilh

Be not as one that hath ten thousand years to live death is nigh at hand while thou livest, while thou hast time, be good.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

It was from an old friend who . thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'
Thomas Arnold

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men their wars, their concentration camps, their justice.
Marcel Ayme

The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Francis Behan

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Eugene Benge

We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were.
John Berger

Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
Jim

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Robert Oxton Bolt

No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness.
Robert Oxton Bolt

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
Charles Hendrickson Brower

He who dies a thousand deaths meets the final hour with the calmness of one who approaches a well remembered door.
Heywood Brown

Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Sir Thomas Browne

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
Michelangelo Buonarroti

The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy - invincible determination--a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.
Al Capone

Wouldn't it be weird if the only way people could die was that their heads suddenly exploded without warning If there was simply no other cause of death One day you'd be sitting there having a hot chocolate, and suddenly your head would explode.
George

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Johnny Carson

When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

He can be lethal death.
Jerry Coleman

Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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. If everything is simply jake, then you're frightened of death.
J. P. Donleavy

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards

Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.
Charles Feidelson, Jr.

Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death--fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant.
Edna Ferber

In this dispensation, God has clearly included the burial and resurrection of Christ along with His death as a part of 'the gospel' (1 Cor. 151-4)...It is God who has set these terms as the content of our faith in order to be saved. This is the METHOD of salvation in this day of grace.
Joel Finack

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
James Anthony Froude

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

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. (Handwritten statement found in her residence)
Indira Nehru Gandhi

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
Bhagavad Gita

For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
Bhagavad Gita

Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
William Goldman

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.
Charles Grodin

Whenever anyone says 'I can't,' it makes me wish he'd get stung to death by about ten thousand bees. When he says 'I'll try,' five thousand bees. ('I can,' one bee.)
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death which precedes the actual physical one.
Tom Hanks

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.
Zora Neale Hurston

There is something about poverty that smells like death.
Zora Neale Hurston

I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.
Zora Neale Hurston

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert Hutchins

At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
Ivan Illich

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Although rumors persist to the contrary, there were no deaths while making the movie Ben Hur.
Deane Jordan

If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.
Franz Kafka

If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
Alphonse Karr

The most painful death in all the world is the death of a child. When a child dies, when one child dies-not the 11 per 1,000 we talk about statistically, but the one that a mother held briefly in her arms-he leaves an empty place in a parent's heart that will never heal.
Thomas H. Kean

On CBS Radio the news of his Ed Murrow's death, reportedly from lung cancer, was followed by a cigarette commercial.
Alexander Kendrick

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
Dean Koontz

If you must choose between two paths, either of which will bring death and defeat, then choose the path wherein you die fighting for honor and justice.
Pan Ku

There are only three events in a man's life birth, life, and death he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Jean de la Bruyere

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death -- ourselves.
Eda LeShan

It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest.
Martin Luther

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Masterlinck

It's not the rules and regulations you follow carefully that will win you favor with God but rather offering your life to Him in complete faith that His Son, Jesus Christ, conquered sin and death on your behalf and for your salvation.
James L. Mathews

If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death No death may be called futile.
Yukio Mishima

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
Wilson Mizner

To philosophize is nothing else than to prepare oneself for death.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
Joe Moore

As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
Hector Hugh Munro

Just as there is a lower carelessness which means death to the soul, so there is a higher carelessness which is the supreme gift of religion. We must all at length rest back upon God.
W. E. Orchard

They say that death kills you, But death doesn't kill you. Boredom and indifference kill you.
Iggy Pop

We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit.
Book of Common Prayer

We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
Marcel Proust

Life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant either.
Assyrian Proverb

Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
Latin Proverb

I am sailing out along parallel 32.5 to stress that this is the Libyan border. This is the line of death where we shall stand and fight with our backs to the wall. (On planning confrontation with US Sixth Fleet in Mediterranean)
Muammar Qaddafi

A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
Dixie Lee Ray

As a sinner I could not please God, I could not neutralize or pay for my own sin. But when God justified me by His grace He went on record declaring me righteous. He didn't wave a magic wand and declare me to be innocent. His holiness would not permit it. A basis for declaring me righteous was needed. The ground upon which my justification is built is the substitutionary death of His son, Jesus Christ. The shedding of blood demonstrates the righteousness of God 'that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus' (Rom. 326 NKJV). What a marvelous plan Man's plan of salvation by good works is offensive to God and to anyone who has been saved by God's grace.
Larry Riemersma

Do what you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
Anthony Robbins

If Christ Jesus be the periode, the end and the lodging-home at the end of your journey, there is no fear ye go to a friend . . . ye may look death in the face with joy.
Samual Rutherford

I do not fear the inevitable death for it is certain. Instead I fear life for here anything is possible.
Mavette Sadile

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
Saki

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, to one's affections, and one's inner happiness.
George Sand

Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.
Thomas Savage

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr. Robert Schuller

Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.
Eric Sevareid

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.
Bill Shankly

The coming together of two laudable movements -- death with dignity and cost containment -- concerns me Patients have a right to die. But do they have a duty to die
Mark Siegler

If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Swami Sivanada

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.
Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Stal Stal

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville

The root of fear is the death of yourself or someone you care about, but this will inevitably happen since we are only mortal, so why fear
Unknown

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
William H. Walton

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White

It ever has been since time began, And ever will be, till time lose breath, That love is a mood - no more - to a man, And love to a woman is life or death.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Security is a kind of death.
Tennessee Williams

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Harold Wilson

Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires I have lost friends, some by death others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia

I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia

I thought I loved him, but I really just needed him. There was so much death and when I was in bed with him, I wasn't thinking about death...Look, what I'm trying to say is that we can't know what's in another person's heart, we can't even know what's in our own. Life turns on a dime, and somehow we muddle through.
Sybil Adelman

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
Lucius Accius

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beecher

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Behan

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman

The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
Cicero

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin

We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules of good grooming.
Don Delillo

Death comes to all But great achievements raise a monument Which shall endure until the sun grows old.
George Fabricius

Death hath so many doors to let out life.
John Fletcher

Never knock on Death's door ring the bell and run away Death really hates that
Matt Frewer

Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To judge the real importance of an individual, we should think of the effect his death would produce.
Peter de Gaston Levis

Is there life before death
Graffito

I am...blood. That primordial ooze. Not out there, listeners, in here. Inside this skin we wear, it only lets us think we're something else-- nice clean brains, little talking computers running around in the pursuit of happiness. We pierce this skin and what do we see Warm ooze, protoplasm churning and jesting, defecating, pulsating, life, death.
Robin Green

Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Deep is a wounded heart, and strong A voice that cries against a mighty wrong And full of death as a hot wind's blight, Doth the ire of a crushed affection light.
Felicia Hermans

You think Nature is some Disney movie Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It's feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn't getting hit with lightning today, it's an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you're ending up on the wrong end of the food chain.
Jeff Melvoin

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.
Paula Poundstone

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Mary Renault

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
Nancy Reagan

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
J. K. Rowling

I hate life, I hate death and everything in between just doesn't interest me.
Chris Rapier

Death is more universal than life everyone dies but not everyone lives.
A. Sachs

You've been listening to the adagio from Beethoven's 7th Symphony. I think Ludwig pretty much summed up death in this one. You know, he had lost just about all his hearing when he wrote it, and I've often wondered if that didn't help him tune into the final silence of the great beyond.
Andrew Schneider

The fact that we don't know this man, isn't important really. Cause his experience is our experience, and his fate is our fate. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass, says the preacher. All is vanity I think that's a pretty good epitaph for all of us. When we're stripped of all our worldly possessions and all our fame, family, friends, we all face death alone. But it's that solitude in death that's our common bond in life. I know it's ironic, but that's just the way things are. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass. Only when we understand all is vanity, only then, it isn't.
Andrew Schneider

I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll remember.
Andrew Schneider

Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.
Andrew Schneider

Marriage. It's a hard term to define. Especially for me--I've ducked it like root canal. Still there's no denying the fact that marriage ranks right up there with birth and death as one of the three biggies in the human safari. It's the only one though that we'll celebrate with a conscious awareness. Very few of you remember your arrival and even fewer of you will attend your own funeral.
Andrew Schneider

Dateline Mesopotamia, 3500 B.C. That's when the multi-faceted sounds we call music got its humble beginnings. It seems clappers were sent out the the fields to scare evil spirits away. These clappers started getting into the beat of their duty and, bingo, you got drums. From there, horns, strings, reeds, the whole orchestral gestalt. So, born in staving off death, music continues to nourish us in a variety of forms as different as the colors of the spectrum.
Jeffrey Vlaming

I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia Woolf

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
Rodney Yee