Top 110 Mortality Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Mortality Quotes from famous people such as Simon Schama, Jane Smiley, Adam Silvera, Mitch Hedberg, Leonard Nimoy, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We seem wired to grieve with greenery. Allowing the dea

We seem wired to grieve with greenery. Allowing the dead to dissolve into the earth, to become part of the cycle of the seasons, has, for millennia, held the promise of cheating mortality.
Simon Schama
Most of my childhood revolved around wondering when we would be blown up by the Russians. I couldn’t stand the news, I knew that if the missile were launched, mortality would arrive in half an hour, so I spent a lot of my childhood feeling that I was 30 minutes from being dead.
Jane Smiley
‘They Both Die At The End’ is about coming face to face with your own mortality.
Adam Silvera
I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn’t work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.
Mitch Hedberg
What I’m exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality. It’s an area that I’m curious about, and I’m researching it to see if there’s a photographic essay in it for me. If images don’t start to come, I’ll go to something else.
Leonard Nimoy
Historians once assumed that when childhood mortality was high, people must not have loved their children very much; it would have been too painful. Research has since proved that assumption wrong.
Jill Lepore
The best doctors and the best hospitals in America, if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it, it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality.
Timothy Murphy
God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
For me, Charles Xavier is a monk. He’s like a selfless, egoless almost sexless force for the betterment of humanity and mortality.
James McAvoy
The pain of loneliness seems to be part of the mortal experience. But the Lord in His mercy has made it so that we need never deal with the challenges of mortality alone.
Sheri L. Dew
Mortality is very different when you’re 20 to when you’re 50.
Keanu Reeves
I believe the only way we’ll be able to solve infant mortality – and other huge social problems – is by designing solutions for those with the greatest intent to carry it out.
Jane Chen
Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.
If we knew about the real facts and statistics of mortality, we’d be terrified.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
As a society, when you have your mortality slapped in your face, it changes you.
John Rzeznik
The elegy does the work of mourning; it allows us to experience mortality. It turns loss into remembrance, and it delivers an inheritance.
Edward Hirsch
Many of the lessons we are to learn in mortality can only be received through the things we experience and sometimes suffer. And God expects and trusts us to face temporary mortal adversity with His help so we can learn what we need to learn and ultimately become what we are to become in eternity.
David A. Bednar
With spectacular events taking up so much of the available anxiety quotient, we need to be constantly reminded of the more workaday threats to our mortality – threats that, while they may also be functions of human error, have become so ubiquitous that we’ve begun to apprehend them as natural phenomena.
Will Self
You realize mortality is everywhere.
Katey Sagal
Every hour you sit at work increases your mortality 11 percent. Think about that.
Mehmet Oz
To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.
Susan Sontag
Facing your own mortality forces you to re-evaluate your priorities.
Paul Allen
When you’re writing about superpowers, you’re writing about power. When you’re writing about immortals, you’re writing about mortality.
Margaret Stohl
Heavenly Father has given us a priceless gift in our capacity to communicate with each other. Our communications are at the core of our relationships with others. If we are to return home safely to Heavenly Father, we must develop righteous relationships with His children here in mortality.
L. Lionel Kendrick
Becoming a mother really put me in touch with not just my mortality but also my baby’s mortality. You spent nine months working on this thing, and it’s finally there, and the first thing you think about is, ‘I don’t want my child to die.’
Zoe Buckman
You have a bout with death, things that touch your mortality, when that happens, all that bling-bling gets thrown away because all you’ve got is you and God.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Something happened to me at the precise moment that my grandmother died. She was three time zones away, but that didn’t matter. I believe that I felt something at that moment she passed… some bit of her mortality slipping away.
Zak Bagans
Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.
Jane Howard
I’m interested in morality and mortality, and ‘Deadpool’ kind of has all of these themes.
T. J. Miller
I always think that good writers should be growing up on the brink of death – it really lets them see mortality very clearly.
Gary Shteyngart
There are no Hollywood stars speaking out for the elderly. They’re forgotten, bewildered, and I don’t think it’s because people are cruel or don’t care. It’s because you don’t want to think about your own mortality. I think people don’t talk about it enough.
Ricky Gervais
The birth of the Savior into mortality is an event of i

The birth of the Savior into mortality is an event of immeasurable significance that occurred almost 2,000 years ago. In much of the world, calendar years are numbered forward and backward from the entire time of His birth.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Just because you’ve faced your own mortality, it doesn’t make it any less frightening.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
My children have gone to Catholic school… Part of their whole education is talking about the inner life and looking at your life, even though you’re only 15 or 16 – thinking about your mortality, thinking about the value of your life, thinking about your obligations.
Alice McDermott
I actually came out the year that AIDS hit the front pages. So there was this mixed feeling about it – excitement that life’s finally begun, but it was completely tied up with mortality and danger and politics.
John Cameron Mitchell
Sufi poetry is, in a sense, self-help poetry about how to live a decent life, how to deal with your mortality.
Mohsin Hamid
Between 2000 and 2010, malaria mortality rates fell by 26 percent around the world. According to the latest World Health Organization estimates, there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 and an estimated 660,000 deaths.
Tom Frieden
Infant mortality and life expectancy are reasonable indicators of general well-being in a society.
P. J. O’Rourke
Don’t fear your mortality, because it is this very mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy to all the days that will be granted to you.
Paul Tsongas
When we look on the roses and gaiety of youth, the mournful idea of mortality is altogether alien to our thoughts. We have heard of it as a speculation and a tale, but nothing but experience can bring it home to us.
William Godwin
I am now faced with mortality. Definitely not the most generous move.
Lance Loud
How children attempt to deal with everyday comedies and tragedies, and mortality, is universal and ultimately such a large part of what it means to be human.
Paul G. Tremblay
I argued strongly to the American publisher that ‘Reality Hunger’ should come out first. They thought that ‘The Thing About Life’ would have more appeal because it’s on a broader topic; it’s about mortality rather than art.
David Shields
I find old women at weddings and funerals attractive; I have this weird mortality thing.
Liev Schreiber
Mortality defines the human condition.
Drew Gilpin Faust
When we talk about mortality, we are talking about our children.
Christopher Hitchens
Mortality is very brief but immeasurably important.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Disgust for the female body is always tinged with anxiety, since the body symbolizes mortality.
Martha Nussbaum
Mortality means you don’t have forever to work things out. You can live your life unexamined but then on the last day you’re going to think: ‘I’ve left things a little late.’
Mitch Albom
As a culture, we are not comfortable with mortality. We do not accept it the way other cultures do. We cling to youth, and we don’t want to die. It’s like, ‘Well, too bad, we do.’
Alan Ball
It’s always been intriguing to me, the loveability of mortality.
Martha Nussbaum
I’m kind of a morbid person. I’m very optimistic, but I also feel like I’m going to die at any moment. I feel very much aware of my mortality. I’m here, and then I’m not.
Brie Larson
When I was young, my parents were these titanic, infallible figures. But Mum’s illness and Dad’s battles with diabetes and heart attacks had a ripple effect on me – reminding me of my own mortality and that these illnesses are genetic.
Sam Worthington
I’ve spent a lot of words on my own mortality.
Elizabeth Edwards
When you have an intimate encounter with mortality as my family and I did with my mom’s death, I took a long look at my life and I asked myself what was the one thing that I hadn’t done that I had really wanted to do. And it was to write and direct a film.
Peter Hedges
One of the metaphors that I use for start-ups is, you throw yourself off a cliff and assemble your airplane on the way down. If you don’t solve the right problem at the right time, that’s the end. Mortality puts priorities into sharp focus.
Reid Hoffman
Prenatal care is one of the most effective ways to reduce maternal mortality because it identifies complications or high risks before emergency situations.
Liya Kebede
Our responsibility is to learn to draw upon the power of the Atonement. Otherwise, we walk through mortality relying solely on our own strength.
Sheri L. Dew