Thought-Provoking Death Quotes to Reflect Upon

“Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.” – Jack Thorne

Death Quotes

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  1. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

2. “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

3. “Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder” – Stephenie Meyer

4. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” – C.S. Lewis

5. “Nothing in life is promised except death” – Kanye West

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

7. “It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.” – Victor Hugo

8. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose” – Steve Jobs

9. “People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anaïs Nin

10. “Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life” – D. Aswini

Powerful Quotes about Death

11. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius

12. “Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies” – Rick Riordan

13. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

14. “If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention.” – Chuck Palahniuk

15. “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives” – Andrew Sachs

16. “Death 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” – Helen Keller

17. “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” –  Woody Allen

18. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Mitch Albom

19. “I’ve got death inside me. It’s just a question of whether or not I can outlive it.” –  Don DeLillo

20. “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot

21. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life” – Corazon Aquino

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

23. “Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready’” – Robin Williams

24. “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.” – Terry Pratchett

25. “A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu

26. “The goal of all life is death” – Sigmund Freud

27. “Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.” – Benjamin Franklin

28. “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin

29. “Life is too short when you think of the length of death” – Sean Mangan

30. “There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death.” – Fran Lebowitz

31. “Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid” – Langston Hughes

32. “Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.” – Jack Thorne

33. “It’s better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.” – Michael Crichton

34. “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.” – Arthur Golden

35. “Death does not concern us because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist” – Epicurus

36. “When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him. – Madeline Miller

37. “Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” – Dylan Thomas

38. “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” – George R.R. Martin

39. “In the end, it wasn’t death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life.” – Jeffrey Eugenides

40. “Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” – Haruki Murakami

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

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

43. “Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.” – Benjamin Franklin

45. “Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.” – Neil Gaiman

46. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz

47. “Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names” – Unknown

48. “Death aims only once, but never misses” – Edward Counsel

49. “If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death”- Samuel Butler

50. “Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready.’”-  Robin Williams

Death has long been a topic of thought and reflection because it is an unavoidable aspect of life.

Poets, philosophers, and other thinkers have debated its mysteries throughout history in an effort to find comfort and understanding in the face of loss and passing.

I hope this collection of death quotes encouraged you to reflect, find comfort, and appreciate the wonder of our common human journey, whether you are grieving, wondering what life is all about, or are just intrigued by the deep ideas that surround death.

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