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Death And Dying Quotes

The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.

Author: Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.

Author: Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Profession: American Comic Actor

Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

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

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

There is no death. the stars go down to rise upon some other shore. And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown, they shine for ever more.

Author: John Luckey Mccreery (1835-1906)

Profession: American Journalist

It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.

Author: George Mcgovern (1922)

Profession: American Democratic Politician

Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.

Author: Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Profession: American Author

At birth man is offered only one choice --the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless.

Author: Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-1973)

Profession: French Film Director

A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.

Author: George Meredith (1828-1909)

Profession: British Author

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

Author: Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Profession: American Religious Writer, Poet

In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

The world is the mirror of myself dying.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Joaquin Miller (1839-1913)

Profession: American Poet

How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet