Life and Death Quotes

44 Life and Death Quotes:

I know I’m not dead, but am I alive?
~Frank Conroy

Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.
~Kablil Gibran

Waiting to die is not living.
~ Akira Kurasawa

There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.
~ Kevin Welch 

Life is like a great jazz riff, you sense the end the very moment you were wanting it to go on forever.
~Sheila Ballantyne

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
~C.K. Chesteron

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It’s easy to say no, even if it means dyeing.
~Jean Anouilh

Live as long as you can. Die when you can’t help it.
~James brown

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
~James F. Byrnes

A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.
~Carl Sandburg

At the end of life you can’t take it with you, but during life everyone tries to take it from you.

~Unknown Author

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

~George Santayana

There is nothing terrible in life for the man who realizes that there is nothing terrible in death.

Life is a dead-end street.

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
~ Lao Tzu

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
~e.e. cummings

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

When a man says he has exhausted life one always knows life has exhausted him.
~Oscar Wilde

Every man is born to one possession which out values all his others- his last breath.
~Mark Twain

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
~John Morley

A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past life is to live twice.

History makes some amends for the shortness of life.
~Robert Skelton

Life is not fate, but fatal.
~Unknown Author

The greatest thing in life is to die young- but delay it as long as possible.
~George Bernard Shaw

Take care of your life, without it your dead.
~Unknown Author

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
~Cardinal John Henry Newman

The goal is the same: life itself; and the price is the same; life itself
~Unknown Author

We do not know what to do with this short life, but we want another that will be eternal.
~Anatole France

Life is a gamble with terrible odds; if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it.
~Tom Stoppard

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
~Diane Ackerman

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting “holy shit what a ride!”
~Unknown Author

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.  
~Author Unknown

To live your life in the fear of losing it is to lose the point of your life.
~Malcolm Forbes

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movement of a dance. A lifetime is a flash in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us.

~Charles Bukowski

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
~John Morley

About the time we learn how to make the most of life, most of it is gone.
~Unknown Author

I wish to die knowing that I took a fleeting instant of eternity and fashioned from it a lifetime.
~Robert Brault

You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
~Quentin Crisp

He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.  
~Moroccan Proverb

I said to life, “I would hear death speak.” and life raised her voice a little higher and said, “You hear him now?”
~Kahlil Gibran

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
~ Latin proverb

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

You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.
~ Joan Baez

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