Category Death / Dying

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Live your own life for you must die your own death.

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Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. ~ H.L. Mencken

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It’s not the pace of life that concerns me; it’s the sudden stop at the end.

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Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end the faster it goes.

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Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. ~ H.L. Mencken

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Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

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When we die we leave behind us all that we have and take with us all that we are. ~ Anonymous

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We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. ~ John Updike

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There’s more pressure on a vet to get it right. People say ‘It was God’s will’ when Granny dies, but they get angry when they lose a cow. ~ Terry Pratchett

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Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.

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Oh yeah, life goes on Long after the thrill Of living is gone. ~ John Cougar Mellencamp

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It kills me sometimes, how people die.~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

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I fear vastly more a futile, incompetent old age than I do any form of death.  ~ William Allen White

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The idea is to die young as late as possible.

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Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery. ~ F. Alexander Magoun

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The day that you die will be like any other day… only shorter. ~ Samuel Beckett

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I tried to hang myself with a bungee chord. I kept almost dying.

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Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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In a nuclear war, all men will be cremated equal.

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Sometimes, when one person dies, it leaves the whole world empty. 

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It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on… ~  Markus Zusak

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I am haunted by humans. ~ Markus Zusak

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And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile. ~ John Henry Newman

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Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children under age 15.

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Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave. ~ Quentin Crisp

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The first condition of immortality is death. ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

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My wife says that she will dance on my grave. I’ve now arranged to be buried at sea.

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It isn’t that life is short. It’s that death is so long.

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Being an atheist isn’t too bad until someone dies.

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My greatest fear in life is that no one will remember me after I’m dead. ~ Some Dead Guy

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Life is pleasant.  Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. ~ Isaac Asimov

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Old skiers never die–they just go down hill.

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Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. ~ Ingrid Bergman

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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. ~ C.S. Lewis

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The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost  

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Today is the last day of your life, so far.

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A life is never ended until all the lives it has touched have ended too. ~ Chinese proverb

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Some men die in shrapnel Some go down in flames Most men perish inch by inch Playing little games. ~ from “Business Beyond the Box” by John O’Keeffe  

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How strange to use “you only live once” as an excuse to throw life away. ~ Bill Copeland  

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Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever  encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~ Steve Jobs  

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The “kingdom of Heaven” is a condition of the heart–not something that comes “upon the earth” or “after death.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche  

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Let us so live that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry. ~ Mark Twain  

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Cemetery (n):  A marble orchard not to be taken for granite.  

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Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral. ~ Kehlog Albran  

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Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so. ~ Bertrand Russell

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People who insist on drinking before driving, are putting the quart before the hearse. ~ G.K. Chesterton

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But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them. ~ Dave Eggers  

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Necrophilia: that uncontrollable urge to crack open a cold one.

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It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly. ~ Margaret Mead  

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How much roadkill do you think is suicide? Come on, some of those bastards are stepping out on purpose.  ~ Kathleen Kanz