Death ends a life, not a relationship. ~ Morrie Schwartz
We are all dying a slow and painful death called life. ~ James Sacksteder
If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die. ~ Christine
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~ Stephen Levine
Pippin: I didn’t think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path . . . one that we must all take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass…
Gandalf: …And then you see it.
Pippin: What, Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf: White shores . . . and beyond. A far green country, under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: Well, that isn’t so bad.
Gandalf: [Softly:] No… No it isn’t.
~ Lord of the Rings
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. ~ Albus Dumbledore
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness. ~ Albus Dumbledore
In this world, one day death is going to take the life from everything that you love. So while you’re able, love what you have. Takes the death from your life.
~ Mercy Ealing to Joe Carpenter in Sole Survivor (2000 film)
For certain is death for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve.
~ Bhagavad Gita
So many people tiptoe through life, so carefully, to arrive, safely, at death. ~ Jermaine Evans
Understand Death? Sure. That was when the monsters got you. ~ Mark Petrie
Death is utterly acceptable to consciousness and life. There has been endless times of numberless deaths, but neither consciousness nor life has ceased to arise. The felt quality and cycle to death has not modified the fragility of flowers, even the flowers within the human body. ~ Adi Da Samraj Prologue to The Knee Of Listening
Death is not the opposite of life; it exists as a part of them. ~ Watanabe
Empty-handed I entered the world
Barefoot I leave it.
My coming, my going
Two simple happenings
That got entangled.
~ Kozan Ichikyo Zen teacher
The dead if not separated from the living, bring madness upon them. ~ Nykusa proverb
Eat healthy, excercise daily, you still die. ~ unknown
Jamaican Woman: It nice it happen to you. Like you come to the island and had a holiday. Sun didn’t burn you red-red, just brown. You sleep and no mosquito eat you. But the truth is, it bound to happen if you stay long enough. So take that nice picture you got in your head home with you, but don’t be fooled. We lonely here mostly too. If we lucky, maybe, we got some nice pictures to take with us. ~ from the movie Meet Joe Black (1998).
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. ~ A. Sachs