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Death is an inevitable event, but we don’t all consider its arrival in the same way. Some approach the subject with fear or denial, and others contemplate the end of this life with quiet certainty. These quotes about life, and its eventual cessation, are as said by famous folks or are found in the pages of popular tomes. Which one suits your thoughts on life and death the best?
“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” — Albus Dumbledore, as found in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.” — Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems
“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” — e. e. cummings
“Give me my Romeo; and when he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.” — Juliet, as found in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
“There is only one god, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’.” — Syrio Forel, as heard in Game of Thrones (based on George R. R. Martin’s novels)
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.” — Rumi
“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” — Mitch Albom
“Life is pain, your highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” — Dread Pirate Roberts, as heard in The Princess Bride
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., as written in The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” — Tyrion Lannister, as seen in A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin
“People living deeply have no fear of death.” — Anaïs Nin, as written in The Diary Of Anaïs Nin, Volume Two
“The truth is . . . once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” — Morrie, as seen in Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” — Antonio Porchia
“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” — Ernest Hemingway