Death Quotes

Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
– Jean Baudrillard
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
– Simone de Beauvoir
Birth was the death of him.
– Samuel Beckett
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
– Henry Ward Beecher
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
– Brendan Behan
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
– Hilaire Belloc
I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry.
– Robert Benchley
Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.
– Ambrose Bierce
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
– Robert Bolt
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
– Omar N. Bradley
Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
– Sir Thomas Browne
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
– Jean de la Bruyere
Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.
– Jean de la Bruyere
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.
– Jean de la Bruyere
I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death.
– Leo Burnett
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
– Samuel Butler
Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
– Samuel Butler
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
– Samuel Butler