William ShakespeareCowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Mark TwainThe fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
William ShakespeareI were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
Langston HughesLife is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.
Mark TwainI 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.
William ShakespeareAnd why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
Henry Van DykeWhat you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
David ByrneThe true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
Ben JonsonDrink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death.
Helen KellerDeath is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
William ShakespeareTo die, to sleep - To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub, For in this sleep of death what dreams may come...
Johnny CashOf emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.
Tupac ShakurDeath is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.
George CarlinI'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. ... These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
Johnny CashMy father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.
Oscar WildeI may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.
C. S. LewisYou never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
Johnny CashThere's no way around grief and loss: you can dodge all you want, but sooner or later you just have to go into it, through it, and, hopefully, come out the other side. The world you find there will never be the same as the world you left.
James PattersonThe funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
Betty FriedanAll year there have been these cover stories that the women's movement is dead and about the death of feminism and the post-feminist generation of young women who don't identify with feminism - and then we have the biggest march ever of women in Washington. More people than had ever marched for anything - not only more women, but more people.
Malcolm XTo me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.
Anderson CooperThe world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death.
Edgar Allan PoeThe death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.
Steven SpielbergThe Japanese had a very strong belief in Bushido, death before dishonour. They were fighting for their country; they were the aggressors in World War II.
Charles BukowskiI carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: "Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I'll be ready.
John SteinbeckIt seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John LennonI'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another.
Johnny DeppI don't think anybody's necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you've said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.
Ernest HemingwayMadame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Charles BukowskiWe are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Isabel AllendeThere is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.
Johnny CashI love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.
Emily DickinsonBecause I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality.
James Weldon JohnsonI do not see how a people that can find in its conscience any excuse whatever for slowly burning to death a human being, or for tolerating such an act, can be entrusted with the salvation of a race.
Germaine GreerAll societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.
Jeanette WintersonI want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and knows that love is as strong as death, and be on my side forever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me.
Robert F. KennedyThe Gross National Product includes the destruction of the redwoods and the death of Lake Superior. It grows with the production of napalm and missiles and nuclear warheads... It includes... the broadcasting of television programs which glorify violence to sell goods to our children.
Edgar Allan PoeThe boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Sun TzuThe art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
EpicurusDeath, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.
Jiddu KrishnamurtiTell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.
Kurt CobainIf you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.
Marcus AureliusDo not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
Rabindranath TagoreDeath is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Jim MorrisonDeath makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders round as ravens claws.
Elton JohnTo forgive and be forgiven, if it's the last thing I do, then in death's release I may find the peace that in life I never knew.
Ludwig WittgensteinThe real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
Daisaku IkedaWhile conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.
Milan KunderaDogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.
Irvine WelshBy definition, you have to live until you die. Better to make that life as complete and enjoyable an experience as possible, in case death is shite, which I suspect it will be.
Woody AllenThe difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.
John F KennedyA man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
Joseph StalinIf any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a 'peace conference', you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
Jim MorrisonWe're reaching for death on the end of a candle We're trying for something that's already found us