Browse quotes about death and dying.

One man asked another on the death of a mutual friend, “How much did he leave?” His friend responded, “He left it all.”

We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed,a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita… “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

Why should we look for his errors when a brave man dies? Unless we can learn from his experience, there is no need to look for weakness. Rather, we should admire the courage and spirit in his life. What kind of man would live where there is no daring? And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure? Is there a better way to die?

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.

August 15, 2014 Clarence Darrow ,

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

June 16, 2014 Winston Churchill

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

June 15, 2014 Mark Twain ,

At my age I do what Mark Twain did. I get my daily paper, look at the obituaries page and if I’m not there I carry on as usual.

June 14, 2014 Patrick Moore

For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

June 13, 2014 Johnny Carson

The report of my death was an exaggeration.

June 12, 2014 Mark Twain

When looking into the face of impending doom, smile. If you have to die, go out with a grin. The Devil cannot abide to be mocked!

January 18, 2014 Anonymous