Top 570 Death Quotes

Death Quotes: Reflecting on the Inevitable Journey of Life

Contemplating the Transcendence of Life

Death is a universal experience, an inevitable part of the human journey. It is a profound and mysterious transition that holds both sorrow and wisdom. In this article, we delve into the depths of the human experience through a collection of quotes that offer insights, reflections, and perspectives on death.

Death quotes invite us to contemplate the transient nature of life, to embrace its preciousness, and to find meaning in the face of mortality. They remind us to live fully, to cherish our relationships, and to seek purpose and fulfillment. These quotes, expressed by poets, philosophers, and thinkers throughout history, provide solace, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of the intricate dance between life and death.

A Glimpse into the Beyond: Quotes on the Journey of Death

Throughout the ages, individuals have pondered the mysteries of death, grappling with its complexities and seeking meaning in its presence. Their words offer us a glimpse into the vastness of the human experience and the enigmatic nature of the afterlife. Below, we present a collection of death quotes that will inspire contemplation, reflection, and a deeper appreciation for the fragile beauty of life.

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively

It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.
Woody Allen
I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
Warren Zevon
If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.
Martin Heidegger
Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.
We are all dwellers on this one small earth; we live one life, die one death; we have the same difficulties to contend with; we ought in common to fight the foes of ignorance and wrong.
Charles Glover Barkla
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
John Keats
When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.
Steven Wright
The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.
William Shakespeare
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
Hannah Arendt
I want to tell you what it was really like to think death is imminent, but I can’t. It’s a taste in your mouth. And an emptiness.
Aaron Huey
Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.
Jack Kevorkian
As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses… An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.
Coretta Scott King
All us got a due date. All us got a death sentence. One day, we gonna die.
Kodak Black
Death can come at any time to anyone. Everybody is equal before death.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
Anna Akhmatova
The first requisite for immortality is death.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
Boris Pasternak
Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.
Saint Ignatius
If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
Khalil Gibran
Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.
Heinrich Heine
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
William Blake
First need in the reform of hospital management? That’s easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
Martin H. Fischer
Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
Elbert Hubbard
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine
Normality is death.
Theodor W. Adorno
You’ve gotta know what death is to know life!
Jack Kevorkian
Death is not painful. It is the most beautiful experience you will have.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one’s lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.
Gilbert Parker
The thing about death is it’s so final, isn’t it, really? As far as we know… Nobody has ever come back and told us about it.
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
Deepak Chopra
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We a

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
Patrick Henry
Everything that gets born dies.
Morrie Schwartz
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
E. M. Forster
When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.
Marlene Dietrich
Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.
Walter Benjamin
I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?
Deepak Chopra
Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to unfasten your belt and look for a fight.
Nikos Kazantzakis
Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
John Galsworthy
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
Death is such a strange thing. One minute you’re here and then just gone. You’d think there would be an anteroom, a place where you could be visited before you go.
John Banville
Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they’ll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you, they’ll follow you to the death.
Lee Iacocca
Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
Heinrich Heine
Success can breed all kinds of other behavior and cause companies to behave a certain way that isn’t necessarily the ingredients for achieving more success. For instance, with success comes arrogance, and that’s typically the death of success.
Bob Iger
I guess I just process death differently than some folks. Realizing you’re not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you.
John Prine
Maybe I haven’t been tested, but I have no fear of death at all. I was with Allen Ginsberg during the last year of his life, and he called all his friends and said, ‘I’m on my way out, and it’s kind of exciting.’ I see it as kind of exciting, too.
Thomas McGuane
Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks.
Les Brown
Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.
Robert Bolt
Healthcare is a human right. No one should face bankruptcy or death because of lack of healthcare. All Americans – regardless of their health or residential status – should be able to access the healthcare they need, whenever they need it.
Deb Haaland
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
Death frames the high wire. But I don’t see myself as taking risks. I do all of the preparations that a non-death seeker would do.
Philippe Petit
I’m a huge animal lover – I love animals to death. I’ve got tortoises and three dogs, and I’ve had a million animals in the past. I just think that we should do all we can to take care of them.
Roshon Fegan
Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.
James Stephens
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death.
Garrett Fort
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Albert Camus
I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!
Anne Frank
Death is the cure for all diseases.
Thomas Browne
The most feared thing should be death, but after a lot of rumination, I have settled to fear incessant pain. It is not a ‘screaming hysterically’ kind of fear but a silently lurking one.
Kamal Haasan
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
Thomas Mann
We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death.
Umberto Eco
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
Friedrich Schiller
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings.
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Arthur Schopenhauer