Death Quotes and Sayings
Death is a tool of transfer, from temporary life to eternal which has no end.
When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
– Buddhist saying
Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.
– Jelaluddin Rumi
Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I do not die.
– Mary Elizabeth Frye
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Life is a dream walking. Death is going home.
– Chinese Proverb
It is worth dying to find out what life is.
– T.S. Eliot
All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
– William Shakespeare
I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Death–the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
– Walter Scott
For in the sleep of death, what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause.
– William Shakespeare
“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
– Steve Jobs (Jobs’ biological sister Mona Simpson reported these being Jobs last words before he died.)
It is very beautiful over there!
– Thomas Edison (These words were reported as being spoken by Edison’s by his physician days before he died as he awoke from a nap and gazed upward.)
Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.
– The Bible
Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
– Mother Teresa
Death is the most beautiful adventure in life.
– Charles Frohman
O death! We thank you for the light that you will shed upon our ignorance.
– Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car and into another.
– John Lennon
You live on earth for only a few short years which you call an incarnation, and then you leave your body as an outworn dress and go for refreshment to your true home in the spirit.
– White Eagle
Death is one of two things. Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything; or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another.