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A friend who dies

A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.
Gustave Flaubert

A rumor
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
Aldous Huxley

Are they dead?
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
George Eliot

Birth and death
I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
Ernest Hemingway

City without walls
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

Darkness and Decay
And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.
Edgar Allan Poe

Death does not concern us
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Death hangs over you
Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
Marcus Aurelius

Death is dull
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham

Deep in Earth
Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.
Edgar Allan Poe

I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
Alexander the Great

Dying of hunger
I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
Benjamin Franklin

Even in the grave
Even in the grave, all is not lost.
Edgar Allan Poe

Fear of death
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon

Fear of death
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Ernest Hemingway

Happy death
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

How I loathe them.
I am not afraid
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen

I hate leaving it
The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
Ernest Hemingway

It is Life's change agent
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Steve Jobs

It is very dull!
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham

Kids and adults
You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.
Walt Disney

Leaving a message in a bottle
You die, but most of what you have accumulated will not be lost; you are leaving a message in a bottle.
Umberto Eco

Life and death
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.
Edgar Allan Poe

Lost experience
The thought that all experience will be lost at the moment of my death makes me feel pain and fear... What a waste, decades spent building up experience, only to throw it all away... We remedy this sadness by working. For example, by writing, painting, or building cities.
Umberto Eco

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

No true-story teller
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Ernest Hemingway

Not death
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius

Not victims
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.
Deepak Chopra

Only once
We die only once, and for such a long time.

Rage to live
And die of nothing but a rage to live.
Alexander Pope

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
Marcus Aurelius

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John Steinbeck

The birthday of eternity
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

The dead
The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
T. S. Eliot

The death of a beautiful woman
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Edgar Allan Poe

The funeral
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Mark Twain

The human consciousness
The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.
D. H. Lawrence

The most important tool
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

The writer's death
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
Jean Cocteau

There is no death
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death.
Eckhart Tolle

They are dead
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
Aldous Huxley

A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
Alexander the Great

What is death?
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Helen Keller

Wishing for death
It's necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
Alexandre Dumas

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