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Death And Dying Quotes

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him merely seize me, and only declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome me. When I must shipwreck, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotency might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming.

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will.

Author: Coleman Dowell (1925-1985)

Profession: American Novelist, Dramatist, Lyricist

To die is landing on some distant shore.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go.

Author: James Duffecy

Profession:

I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.

Author: Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

Profession: British Author

The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist