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Death And Dying Quotes

'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.

Author: Charles II (1630-1685)

Profession: King of England and Ireland

You cannot live without lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them.

Author: Joseph H. Choate

Profession:

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.

Author: Deepak Chopra

Profession: East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer

I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist