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“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” -  Chuck Palahniuk. Here are 45 Death Quotes.

Death Quotes

1. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ” - Winnie The Pooh

2. “The most important thing to arrive on your deathbed satisfied and grateful is to first live your life fully. ” - Maxime Lagacé

3. “Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.” -  Walter Scott

4. “Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise.” -  Kim Harrison

5. “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.” -  Thomas Moore

6. “There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it?” -  Robert A. Heinlein

7. “Of course you don’t die. Nobody dies. Death doesn’t exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world.” -  Henry Miller

8. “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” -  Stephen Hawking

9. “Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?” -  Leo Buscaglia

10. “I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.” -  Isaac Asimov

11. “I don’t like paradise, as they probably don’t have obsessions there.” -  Alda Merini

Death Quotes

12. “The strongest intimidation, by the way, is the invention of a hereafter with a hell everlasting.” -  Friedrich Nietzsche

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

14. “Death is the greatest illusion of all.” -  Osho

15. “There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” -  Chief Seattle

16. “You are dead – what am I speaking to?” -  Philip Pullman

17. “Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point.” -  Zhuangzi

18. “We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.” -  Nathaniel Hawthorne

19. “The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves. ” - Ludwig Wittgenstein

20. “I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.” -  Carl Sagan

21. “If we can prove an afterlife, then we have less pressure to make our physical life last forever.” -  Chuck Palahniuk

22. “Whether or not there’s an afterlife, screw it. Just live your life right here, right now before it’s too late.” -  Maxime Lagacé

Death Quotes

23. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” -  J.K. Rowling

24. “I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world.” -  Ludovico Ariosto

25. “There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.” -  Paulo Coelho

26. “Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death.” -  William Gurnall

27. “Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it.” -  John Green

28. “Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.” -  Rabindranath Tagore

29. “The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.” -  James Patterson

30. “Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?” -  John Updike

31. “Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.” -  Mitch Albom

32. “To fear death is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not. For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessings of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil.” -  Socrates

33. “You are facing death and danger and competition, but at any moment, you can decide to have a fearless mindset. ” - Robert Greene

Death Quotes

34. “Isn’t it sad that so often it takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully?” -  Esther Earl

35. “Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.” -  John Dryden

36. “Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.” -  Tecumseh

37. “When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. ” - Henry David Thoreau

38. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. ” - J.K. Rowling

39. “Death is a law, not a punishment.” -  Jean Dubos

40. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” -  Isaac Asimov

41. “What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.” -  Albert Camus

42. “And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.” -  Walt Whitman

43. “Death is life’s high meed.” -  John Keats

44. “One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. ” - Friedrich Nietzsche

45. “Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love… ” - Rainer Maria Rilke


Best Death Quotes

1.
“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!” -Edgar Allan Poe
2.
“It is as natural to die as it is to be born. ” - Francis Bacon
3.
“Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.” - Bryant H. McGill

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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