Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

George Bernard Shaw

Biography lends to death a new terror.

Oscar Wilde

I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.

Oscar Wilde

One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing.

Oscar Wilde

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task.


Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.


O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci

Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.


Death is not the worst; rather, in vainTo wish for death, and not to compass it.


Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.

Horace Mann

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.


Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.

Randy K. Milholland

I guess that's how death works. It doesn't matter if we're ready or not. It just happens.

Randy K. Milholland

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.

Lois McMaster Bujold

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George F. Burns

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Woody Allen

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.

Woody Allen

It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.

Jonathan Swift

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.

Publilius Syrus

The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.

Publilius Syrus

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.

Samuel Goldwyn

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

Johnny Carson

For certain is death for the bornAnd certain is birth for the dead;Therefore over the inevitableThou shouldst not grieve.

Bhagavad Gita

Death's in the good-bye.

Anne Sexton

I am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race.

Hugh Elliott

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.

Joseph Stalin

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.

Wilson Mizner

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.

Rodney Yee

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.


The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.

W. Somerset Maugham

Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!

Matt Frewer

I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse.

Craig Volk

Death knocks once, dying, countless times.

Martin Dansky

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

Bertolt Brecht

That is not dead which can eternal lie, yet with stranger aeons, even Death may die.

H. P Lovecraft

There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.

Edith Sitwell

If it doesn't start with you, it dies with you.

Julian Casablancas

Everyone knows that time is Death, that Death hides in clocks. Imposing another time powered by the Clock of the Imagination, however, can refuse his law. Here, freed of the Grim Reaper's scythe, we learn that pain is knowledge and all knowledge pain.

Federico Fellini

The stirrings within us have their own fearful excesses; the excesses show which way these stirrings would take us. They are simply a sign to remind us constantly that death, the rupture of discontinuous individualities to which we cleave in terror, stands there before us more real than life itself.

George Bataille

We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.

Antonin Artaud

'Cause I swear that I'm dying, slowly but its happining.

Conor Oberst

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.

Frida Kahlo

The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.

Craig Volk

When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.

Aaron Mcgruder

It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.

Pamela Ribon

The report of my death was an exaggeration.

Mark Twain

We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.

Mark Twain

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?


Those who have passed away must be in a happier state than those living. How we have been so self-centered as to think primarily in terms of the contrary.

Martin Dansky

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

A. Sachs

Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.

Marcus Aurelius

Death can sneak up on you like a silent kitten, surprising you with it's touch and you have a right to act surprised. Other times death stomps in the front door, unwanted and unannounced, and makes it's noisy way to your seat on the sofa.

Hugh Elliott

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

W. Somerset Maugham

Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.

David Assael

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.


My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.

Oscar Wilde

My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to death. One or the other has to go.

Oscar Wilde

The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.

Oscar Wilde

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.

Alfred North Whitehead

Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The whole world is a dream, and death the interpreter.

Yiddish proverb

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.

Mary Renault

Death is not the greatest of evils; it is worse to want to die, and not be able to.


Death tugs at my ear and says: 'Live, I am coming.'

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.

Edgar Allan Poe

Inactivity is death.

Benito Mussolini

I would fain die a dry death.

William Shakespeare

Death … It's the only thing we haven't succeeded in completely vulgarizing.

Aldous Huxley

Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.

Tennessee Williams

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

Life without the courage for death is slavery.


Only some will star the sky. Only believers in death will die.

Saul Williams

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

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


It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

J. K. Rowling

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

J. K. Rowling

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.

Arlo Guthrie

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Ayn Rand

Though lovers be lost, love shall not and death shall have no dominion.

Dylan Thomas

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated.

Tupac Shakur

The only difference between sex and death is, with death you can do it alone and nobody's going to make fun of you.

Woody Allen

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

Patrick Henry

The goal of all life is death.

Sigmund Freud

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.

Albert Einstein

Death rather than disgrace.


After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling

Hell isn't an after-death experience. It's what we live every day.

Corey Rouse

We're getting taxed to death.

Linda Baumann

There is nothing much really to say about the man's death.

Steve Biko

Mr. Knight doesn't have $107 million. It remains to be seen what becomes of Death Row.

Laurence Strick

The death penalty was designed for.

Beth Wilkinson

The SS men said, 'Do you really want to go with your children?' They said, 'Yes' and went to their death.

Walter Feiden

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Omar Bradley

I love it, absolutely love it. I was thrilled to death to come over here.

Kathy Jones

It's stunning to me, the barrage of articles about the impending death of the movie theater.

John Fithian

Her death was drawn out. A very horrible, horrible way to die.

Chris Owens

There is no indication that Rice's death has to do with the results of this company.

Norma Dunn

A civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

This case involves a death which has a lot of emotions in it.

Louis Jordan

I believe she was murdered. I believe there was an argument. She was choked to death.

George Patterson

David's bad judgment, his bad choices, shouldn't result in his death.

Mia Magness

There was some confusion on when they are required to notify us of a death.

Kelly White

I don't think this will be seen as the governor backing away from the death penalty.

Curt Smith

Death: To stop sinning suddenly.

Elbert Hubbard

It's death by a thousand cuts.

Jan Wald

Criminal punishments will be meted out, including the death penalty.

Ma Weiya

The dread of criticism is the death of genius.

William Gilmore Simms

There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.

Portuguese Proverb

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.

Lyman Beecher

Better be killed than frightened to death.

Robert Smith Surtees

We shouldn't have to wait a quarter of a century to find out whether he's exonerated or put to death.

Adam Stewart

They can suffer from hypothermia, which could possibly result in death.

Jill Wohlfeil

So far the death toll has reached 14 and we can see some dead bodies within the building.

Jaspher Ombati

Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.

Georges Bataille

For all the problems i have caused you both in life and in death.

Richard Reid

Americans continue treating death as if it's an option instead of a reality.

Carlos Gomez

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.

Thomas Mann

Many children use it as a memory and for comfort because kids deal with death differently than we do.

Deb Wolf

It's comparable to a monster shotgun blast. It's accompanied by considerable tissue death.

Peter Byrne

Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.

Paul De Man

I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death.

David Blaine

Well, you did a good job. You scared me half to death, but you did a splendid job.

Dave Fields

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.

Dave Barry

You do not have any feelings any more because you are on the verge of death.

Susanne Osthoff

Foreign Affairs has been informed yesterday of the death of a Canadian couple.

Pamela Greenwell

We will go to the sun of freedom or to the death; if we die, our cause will continue living.

Augusto Sandino

I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way.

Isabelle Eberhardt

The gloom of death is on the raven's wing.


More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty.

Jerry Weller

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

Bertolt Brecht

I was devastated. It was like a death sentence. I didn't know what to do.

Amy Newman

I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.

Virginia Woolf

My son's death meant nothing to him.

Michelle Anderson

Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils.

General John Stark

Christianity is a missionary religion, converting, advancing, aggressive, encompassing the world; a non-missionary church is in the bands of death.

Friedrich Max Muller

My daughter is in the building behind me, starving to death.

Mary Schindler

An answer is always a form of death.

John Fowles

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.


We're of course investigating the death, trying to determine what may have been the factors or causes.

Javier Sambrano

You can't say there's going to be no death penalty and then say we can't have severe conditions of confinement.

Scott Turow

It was cramped. They packed us in ... It was suffocation (death) for some of the guys.

Joe Hrupcho

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.

Dennis Quaid

It put a little bit of a damper on us, but it's not the death penalty or anything. That's what you should get when you don't play well.

Randall Bispo

Best while you have it use your breath,There is no drinking after death. (The Bloody Brother).

John Fletcher

A Daily Dance with Death.

Michael Hastings

I believe the decision by the WTO today is a death blow for sea turtles.

Todd Steiner

I told my mom, 'I will fight to get him the death penalty.

Melanie Schweinhardt

They were hanged to death.

Leith Kubba

If the child is the direct beneficiary, then all of the IRA assets go to the child upon the mother's death and are subject to income tax.

Mike Janko

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Titus Lucretius Carus

She's right there, right there with it. Seeing death, up close and personal.

Mary Wilson Little

I'm tickled to death that we can do this in Kansas City because it's another attraction for Kansas City.

Bob Bernstein

We envisioned this place together. After his death, we wanted it to become a place for healing.

Keith Bradkowski

I had this death grip on his shirt, and I told him he wasn't going anywhere, because I was so angry.

Sabrina Bartlett

He's the only individual responsible for the death of Kerri-Lea Dixon.

Joe Taplin

For the wages of sin is death.


I like death. I'm a big fan of it.

Guy Ritchie

Merciful death, how you love your precious guilt.

Anne Rice

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.

Glenn Close

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.

Joseph Hall

We are investigating the circumstances of his death.

Laura Eimiller

If I thought my little brother had anything to do with it, I'd be the first one to beat him to death.

William Mcdonald

We are all in a race for dear life: that is to say, we are fugitives from death.

Theodor Reik

The cause of death of all 12 appears to be traumatic asphyxia - they suffocated because they couldn't get out.

Malcolm Midgley

Debate is the death of conversation.

Kitty O'neill Collins

The fact of the matter is that the hospital killed him. They caused his death, not her.

Ian Hirsch

We totally agree with the results of the autopsy. This is typical of sudden cardiac death.

Leo Bokeria

The time of death was less than a year, probably early this summer.

Sam Page

Because it was their dogs and their careless disregard for Diane's life that caused her death.

Sharon Smith

I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

It was like a death in the family. It's depressing, shocking.

John Killeen

He's finished, he's going to get the death penalty for sure.

Andrew Mcbride

I'm here to support the May family. It has nothing to do with the death penalty.

Pam Mccoy

We'll pick something people know but something that hasn't been beaten to death.

Bill Fox

I can officially confirm the death of 79 children from encephalitis.

O. P. Singh

Treat Death as it treats us: with utter indifference.

Stephen Evans

Death is the tyrant of the imagination.

Barry Cornwall

I didn't think the officials from Canada would do that because from what I understand, Canada has no death penalty.

Bill Mcpike

In the midst of life we are in death. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Book of Common Prayer

Death hath so many doors to let out life.

John Fletcher

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.

Heinrich Heine

Death is an evil; the gods have so judged; had it been good, they would die.


I was tickled to death with how we played in the first half.

Chris Sampson

Perfectionism is slow death.

Hugh Prather

I underestimated the death of business in town in the fall.

James Hutson

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.

Rosalind Russell

The first condition of immortality is death.

Stanislaw J. Lec

He didn't confess that he intended to cause her death. By that alone, the jury should find him not guilty.

Brian Donohue

I don't believe you should give up this community for this building. If you rezone this thing to M-1, you would be signing the death warrant for this community.

Ralph White

It's death, taxes and KMOX.

Tim Sullivan

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.

David Sarnoff

We believe that the death penalty is not appropriate under the facts of this case.

Dennis Koehler

And these horrible acts almost always include terrible death and destruction.

Hilton Sutton

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

Jean Cocteau