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29 Death Quotations

''Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.''
- Aeschylus Agamemnon

''I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.''
- Woody Allen

''It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.''
- Woody Allen

''On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.''
- Woody Allen

''There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?''
- Woody Allen

''Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.''
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Meditations

''Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.''
- Isaac Asimov

''Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.''
- Bertolt Brecht The Mother

''For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.''
- Johnny Carson

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

''He not busy being born is busy dying.''
- Bob Dylan

''Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.''
- Epicurus from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

''Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!''
- Matt Frewer as Dr. Mike Stratford in "Doctor, Doctor"

''For certain is death for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve.''

- Bhagavad Gita

''Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.''
- William Goldman "The Princess Bride"

''If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.''
- Samuel Goldwyn

''Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.''
- Horace Odes

''Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.''
- W. Somerset Maugham

''Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.''
- Wilson Mizner

''Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?''
- Plato Dialogues, Phaedo

''Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.''
- A. Sachs

''There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.''
- George Santayana

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

''Death is not the worst; rather, in vain
To wish for death, and not to compass it.''

- Sophocles Electra

''A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.''
- Joseph Stalin

''As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.''
- Publilius Syrus Moral Sayings

''As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.''
- Publilius Syrus Maxims

''The report of my death was an exaggeration.''
- Mark Twain

''Alas, I am dying beyond my means.''
- Oscar Wilde as he sipped champagne on his deathbed

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