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Death And Dying Quotes

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

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

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

Your body must become familiar with its death -- in all its possible forms and degrees -- as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.

Author: Edmond Haracourt

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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Author: Rutger Hauer

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You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.

Author: Vance Havner

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We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer

Death cancels everything but truth; and strips a man of everything but genius and virtue. It is a sort of natural canonization. It makes the meanest of us sacred --it installs the poet in his immortality, and lifts him to the skies. Death is the greatest assayer of the sterling ore of talent. At his touch the dropsy particles fall off, the irritable, the personal, the gross, and mingle with the dust --the finer and more ethereal part mounts with winged spirit to watch over our latest memory, and protect our bones from insult. We consign the least worthy qualities to oblivion, and cherish the nobler and imperishable nature with double pride and fondness.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!

Author: Thomas F. Healey

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Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

Author: Martin Heidegger (1889-1976)

Profession: German Philosopher

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

Author: Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)

Profession: American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.

Author: William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Editor

Only the young die good.

Author: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

Profession: American Author, Illustrator

Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.

Author: Georg Hermes

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