Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Oscar Wilde

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


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


I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.

Jimi Hendrix

This dance was the dance of death. [The clowns] danced it for the wretched of the earth, that they might witness their own wretchedness.

Angela Carter

I am about to take my last voyage. A great leap in the dark.

Thomas Hobbes

Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.

Andy Warhol

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me.

Christina G. Rossetti

I picture my epitaph: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown".

Paul Newman

You do not die all at once. Some tissues live on for minutes, even hours, giving still their little cellular shrieks, molecular echoes of the agony of the whole corpus.

Dr. Richard Selzer

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

Robert Maynard Hutchins

Since we have to speak well of the dead, let's knock them while they're alive.

John Sloan

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.

Henry Van Dyke

They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you're looking at him. Elvis isn't dead; he just changed color.

Dennis Rodman

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.

Havelock Ellis

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

Robert M. Hutchins

Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death.

Gilbert Highet

If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.

Angelina Jolie

In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.

Dag Hammarskjold

The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.

George D. Boardman

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


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

Jean Cocteau

Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.

Jim Bishop

Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.

Alexandre Dumas Père

So softly death succeeded life in her, She did but dream of heaven, and she was there.

John Dryden

Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.

James Russell Lowell

The survivors would envy the dead.

Nikita Khrushchev

People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend...

Jim Morrison

I cannot stop thinking that I died before I was born and that at my death I will return to the same state.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.

Jean Cocteau

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams And our desires.

Wallace Stevens

In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.

Idi Amin Dada

These death sentences are cruel and unusual in the same way that being struck by lightning is cruel and unusual.

Potter Stewart

He sees death in convicted thieves, the burglars, the muggers, the con men, the pimps, a death imposed by law, the gradual death of confinement behind bars.

Ed Mcbain

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

He who's not busy being born is busy dying.

Bob Dylan

The new wine is dying on the vine. How much must you age before you're ageless?

Saul Williams

There are many in the world dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

Mother Teresa

The conscience of the dying belies their life.

Luc De Clapier De Vauvanargues

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

Matthew Arnold

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

Woody Allen

I don't want to become immortal through my work, I want to become immortal through not dying.

Woody Allen

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

Bertrand Russell

Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.

Bertrand Russell

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?

Sir Arthur Helps

Angels dancing on the head of a pin dissolve into nothingness at the bedside of a dying child.

Waiter Rant

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.


We are really in a race against the clock. He is doing really well right now, but we know that the muscles are dying a little bit every day.

Linda Hastings

Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst.

Frederick Buechner

Death knocks once, dying, countless times.

Martin Dansky

I'm losing one of my best friends because of this. He's dying and it's all because he went into the water.

Stephany Sofos

On Tuesday, she told me I'm dying, and it was obvious that she was dying.

Ronnene Harris

When fire is done right, it does clear out dead and dying forests.

Mike Apicello

The majority of people dying in our crashes aren't wearing seat belts.

Lt. Paul Hermes

Somebody is dying of anthrax and would like to be immune right now.

Kary Mullis

When VH1 said, 'We think you're probably going to die, and we don't want to film you dying,'.

Danny Bonaduce

Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be.

Lionel Barrymore

Dying To Tell The Story.

John Simpson

There's too many people dying.

Janet Howard

Living in limbo is better than dying in jail.

Steve Kubby

We've got to do something about that. That's a lot of people dying for no reason.

Jim Lynch

It's urgent. People are dying.

Heraldo Munoz

One of a dying breed. If I could have another two or three of him right now, we'd be laughing.

Bob Lenarduzzi

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

Conor Oberst

I am innocent of the crime as charged, and I will declare that until my dying breath.

Ira Einhorn

We're not politicians, and that's where we're dying here. We've been to city council meetings now, and it's a very uncomfortable zone for us.

Christopher Sacca

I don't think it's dying yet.

Bill Flinn

I'm dying to get back in front of the cameras. I miss it like crazy.

Holly Valance

You had to go from he's dying in your arms to hoping that she's not dying next. Because that's what they were telling us.

Jane Perillo

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

Craig Volk

Sure enough, birds were dying.

William Karesh

I'd be a butterfly; living a rover, / Dying when fair things are fading away.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

He left a man on the ground dying, and he didn't attempt to render aid.

George Dunlap

I'm not afraid of death; but dying scares the hell out of me.

Jack Cleary

Bacteria has been around since the beginning of time, it only makes sense that they will find a way around dying.

Mary Eley

I'm glad if what I did saved another kid from dying from a drunk driver.

Jim Saucier

There needs to be more research on these diseases. Because kids are dying, and not only that, they're suffering.

Shannon Olson

My aunt, she's dying of cancer. If I can't help her, I can help somebody else.

Krystal Wilson

She is dying to come and I think she's actually going to be here at the end of the month.

Nicolette Sheridan

They were dying to. It was amazing. We actually had more photographers than we could use.

Jennifer Bishop

Congress has never said aid in dying is a crime. The people of Oregon say it's a blessing.

Barbara Coombs Lee

Upstate is absolutely sinking under these mandates. We've got to see some change, because we're dying here.

Sandy Parker

When people think of death and dying issues, we want them to think of us.

Stuart Miller

It's fine with me. I've been dying to get rid of it.

Aaron Lowe

We were just so devastated. We saw all the people that were dying and all the homes that were ruined.

Michael Rich

People literally are dying on the transplant list who could be cured with this.

Brian Mason

It looks amazing. I'm dying to get in there, trust me.

Kevin Boyle

My biggest fear is dying.

John Peel

When we encourage kids to drink, we're putting them at risk of dying.

Marge Bartoletti

She had been dying so long that I had almost come to regard her as immortal.

Thomas Nelson Page

Why should I be worried about dying? It's not going to happen in my lifetime!

Raymond Smullyan

People are dying in US custody and no one's being held to account.

Deborah Pearlstein

I've been dying to work with Simon since I saw Shaun of the Dead.

Jj Abrams

My friends were dying in front of my eyes.

Konstantyn Sokolov

So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition.

Theodore Roethke

And we're dying to talk to them.

Nikki Anderson

The CDC seriously underestimated the risk of dying in the overweight by not adequately dealing with the bias due to smoking and disease.

Michael Thun

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.

Bette Davis

The Dying Gaul.

Craig Lucas

We should all care about this because animals are dying in the streets.

Jill Wohlfeil

The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying.

Sir Thomas Browne

There's a whole coolness aura around [The Matrix]. People are really dying to see it.

Daniel Davis

Now all of a sudden you're living and dying over it.

Brian Higgins

Germans are at risk of dying out if the trend continues.

Harald Michel

He's dying to get into that car. He's like a kid on Christmas morning when the parents won't wake up.

Philippe Lopez

He's calling us every 15 minutes. He's dying to know how everything's going on.

Steven Ballard

He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Alaskan pilots have a one in eight chance of dying during a 30-year career, ... That's huge.

George Conway

People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord.

Michael Scott

I am dying with the help of too many physicians.

Alexander The Great

A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.

Thomas Mann

But I'm dying now and done for, / What on earth was all the fun for? / For I'm old and ill and terrified and tight.

John Betjeman

It's all a sign that this river is dying. We have to do something about it as soon as possible or we will have continuing disasters on the Klamath.

Glen Spain

I'm glad you said that. I've been dying to get up there for a hike.

Rod Grover

He said, since he was already dying, if he was confronted by police, he was going to shoot. He wasn't going to let them arrest them.

Rosendo Romero

I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

Logan Pearsall Smith

I put that woman through a living nightmare with what I was doing, ... Her son was dying.

Donald Calloway

Not dying peacefully and painlessly.

Bobby Schindler

People are dying for a bad cause.

Marshall D'arcy

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

W. Somerset Maugham

It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood. We're all dying to win an Oscar.

Jerry Della Femina

The classical realm is dying because nobody cares about new classical composers. My concerto suite was an injection of something new.

Yngwie Malmsteen

I got connected to this film by luck, ... I was telling my agent that I was dying to do something with a big melody.

Alex Wurman

Just because you're a CEO doesn't mean you're dying to go to work.

Jenny Susser

If you track the path of Isabel, that's exactly where these trees are dying.

Dean Smith

Dogs that are sick are dying in spite of us.

Sara Sanders

There are people out there, people we all care for, who are suffering and dying and need therapies now.

Michael West

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.

William Gaddis

'There's nothing glorious in dying. Anyone can do it.'

Johnny Rotten

I'm not afraid of turning 80 and I have lots of things to do. I don't have time for dying.

Ingvar Kamprad

Have started to look like dying elephants.

Rupert Murdoch

Actually, he was over the threshold of dying. Doctors told me to make final arrangements.

James Davis

She did not perceive he was dying. Certainly there was no plan to starve him to death.

Anil Kapoor

No wonder we're dying.

Paul Wallace

Two minutes from now, he would lie dying.

David Rubin

Oh, I'm just sitting here dying about it.

Ken Burns

Lent is a time to reflect on Jesus dying on the cross.

Laura Gale

I'm dying. I swear to God.

Lorraine Hayes

It was always about everybody else. Even when she was dying, she was concerned about everyone else.

Kate Wiatrowski

He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.

Charles Ii

Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.

Christian Furchtegott Gellert

I don't want to go all over the map here, but where is the protest against this war when almost on a daily basis, someone is dying over there?

Alec Baldwin

Sleep - Death without dying - living, but not life.

Edwin Arnold