Death Quotes

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Death Quotes

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

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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

Woody Allen

“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, Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love

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

Mark Twain

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

Oscar Wilde

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

Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

“I don’t want to die without any scars.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.”

E. E. Cummings

“It kills me sometimes, how people die.”

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”

François Rabelais

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”

JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Even death has a heart.”

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“Don’t feel bad, I’m usually about to die.”

Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

“When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.”

Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”

Herbert Hoover

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

J.K. Rowling

“I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder”

Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

“And what would humans be without love?””
RARE, said Death.”


“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”

Mitch Albom

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”

Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”

Isaac Asimov

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

Will Rogers

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”

Anaïs Nin

“The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live.”

Kenzaburō Ōe, Hiroshima Notes

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

Antonio Porchia

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Here lies Dobby, a free elf.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

Benjamin Franklin

“The meaning of life is that it stops.”

Franz Kafka

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Thomas Campbell

“It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”

Neil Young

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

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.”

Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

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

Benjamin Franklin

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”

Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena

“He’d been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.”

Terry Pratchett, Mort

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.”

Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

“No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.”

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

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

Dylan Thomas

“Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.”

H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”

William S. Burroughs

“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.”

James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Would it hurt to die?”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Reality means you live until you die…the real truth is nobody wants reality.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

“Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power.”

Gloria Steinem

“We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything.”

Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

“Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.”

Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight

“I want words at my funeral. But I guess that means you need life in your life.”

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”

Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

“Nothing is ever certain.”

Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

“Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies”

Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

“No one here gets out alive.”

Jim Morrison

“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.”

Albert Camus, Neither Victims Nor Executioners

“Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.”

Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

“I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving.”

Lili St. Crow, Jealousy

“What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.”


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


“After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die.”


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


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


“People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn’t. It continues and is ever-changing.”


“Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”


“Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)”


“If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right”


“I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.”


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


“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.”


“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”


“When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.”


“People rarely bring flowers to a suicide.”


“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…”


“What do you most value in your friends?
Their continued existence.”


“People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.”


“You fuck – you ate my cat!”


“Things die. But they don’t always stay dead. Believe me, I know.”


“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”


“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.”


“Sweets to the sweet.”


“It’s only in drugs or death we’ll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.”


“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”


“I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.”


“Live or die, but don’t poison everything.”


“Death should take me while I am in the mood.”


“Even in the grave, all is not lost.”


“The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.”


“I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.”


“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”


“Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.”


“Life is too short when you think of the length of death”


“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”


“The absence of the will to live is, alas, not sufficient to make one want to die.”


“Yes, it’s a well-known fact about you: you’re like death, you take everything.”


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


“Our lives can’t be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.”


“Sometimes dead is better”


“The end is in the beginning and yet you go on.”


“How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?”


“So wise so young, they say, do never live long.”


“The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.”


“To escape death, she’d become death.”


“No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.”


“I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”


“In the midst of life, we are in death.”


“I saw the world from the stars’ point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.”


“The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live –moreover, the only one.”


“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”


“regret is mostly caused by not having
done anything.”


“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”


“Kill me, or you are a murderer.”

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