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Death And Dying Quotes

An evil life is a kind of death.

Author: Ovid

Profession: Roman Poet

If only I could understand the reason for my crying. If only I could stop this fear of dreaming that I'm dying.

Author: Laura Palmer


Die, my dear doctor! That's the last thing I shall do!

Author: Lord Palmerston (1784-1865)

Profession: British Politician, Prime Minister

He that lives to forever, never fears dying.

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

He has gone over to the majority.

Author: Petronius

Profession: Roman Writer

O how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living.

Author: Philip II

Profession: Macedonian King - Father of Alexander

Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.

Author: Francis Picabia (1878-1953)

Profession: French Painter, Poet

dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.

Author: Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

Profession: American Poet

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

Profession: Roman Comic Poet

Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.

Author: Plutarch (46-120 AD)

Profession: Greek Essayist, Biographer

Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called ''Living'' is conquered at last.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, short-story Writer

Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

There are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle ''promise'' from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic