The cycle of one’s borrowed life begins on being born and ends with death. Yes, it’s a final destination no one could ever avoid. People said there’s nothing to worry about death for we shall all experience this. The very reason why we feel different towards death is the cause of dying itself, for we will all be uncertain how our life would come to end. Some died because of old age which is the most acceptable cause for everyone. Some died due to sickness while the most tragic and hurtful causes would be accidents or massacres.
I’ve always hear it from the elders that they have this wish to die while sleeping so they won’t feel the pain of struggling for life when it is finally about to end. Some old couples, I can hear them wishing to die together so each of them won’t worry anymore of who’s leaving first and who is left behind.
Though some believe that eternity awaits for us in that paradise called Heaven where everything is good,death worries people because it’s the separation of one person to the living world. Leaving all the loved ones and worldly possessions behind. It’s a destination we can’t even tell exactly when we are bound to leave or where exactly would the last trip station be.
Beyond the confusion and fear, death is to remind us that one day we will be gone and how people would remember us depends on the life we had. Are we worth remembering or are we ought to be forgotten? Can we make those people behind miss us or our leaving makes them happier? That if we can consider it a fulfilling life, not a wasted life. We will all have the last drop of our sand timer. In God’s time, for He is our Maker and is rightful to take back this life.
Here are some “Quotes about Death”. These are insights of how one should feel towards death. I’ve grouped them into three.
Negative Quotes about Death
“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die”
Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
-Henry Van Dyke
Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to life forever, you just have to live.
Death doesn’t bargain.
“People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over”
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
-W. Somerset Maugham
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.
“I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death”
Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death.
It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
“I guess that’s how death works. It doesn’t matter if we’re ready or not. It just happens”
-Randy K. Milholland
Positive Quotes about Death
Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
“Expect an early death. It will keep you busier”
-Martin H. Fischer
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity”
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain.
Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.
Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter”
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
-Pope Paul VI
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I knew a man who once said, “death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back.”
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.
-Leonardo da Vinci
Because someone we love is in Heaven, there’s a little but of Heaven in our home.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
As soon as one is born, one starts dying.
“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?”
― Jodi Picoult
I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
― J.K. Rowling
“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
― Jimi Hendrix
“I am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race”
“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
― Mark Twain
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
― Mitch Albom
Cowards die many times before their deaths
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
Death is the condition of higher and more fruitful life.
-E. H. CHAPIN
Death is the last enemy: once we’ve got past that I think everything will be alright.
-Alice Thomas Ellis
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
“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
“God made death so we’d know when to stop”
Random quotes about Death
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
Death aims only once, but never misses.
For death is but a passing phase of Life;
A change of dress, a disrobing;
A birth into the unborn again;
A commencing where we ended;
A starting where we stopped to rest;
A crossroad of Eternity;
A giving up of something, to possess all things.
The end of the unreal, the beginning of the real.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me”
-The Bible, Psalms
Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.
We live as we die, and die as we live.
Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
-Bryant H. McGill
“Death they say, acquits us of all obligations”
-Michel de Montaigne
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
-Mary Catherine Bateson
One day, your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
“Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die”
-The Bible, Isaiah
“For life is neared every day to death”