“Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready.’”
— Robin WilliamsWikimedia Commons
"They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time."
— BanksyStew Dean/Flickr
“The connections we make in the course of a life--maybe that's what heaven is.”
— Fred Rogersgalaxyfm/Flickr
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
— Harriet Beecher-StoweWikimedia Commons
“The truth I have been seeking — this truth is Death. Yet Death is also a seeker. Forever seeking me. So — we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace.”
— Bruce LeeStanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images
“Unable are the Loved to die / For Love is Immortality…”
— Emily DickinsonWikimedia Commons
“I've been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn't look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I'd want someone like me around. And I will be there!”
— Carrie FisherRiccardo Ghilardi/Wikimedia Commons
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
— Chuck PalahniukTerry Robinson/Wikimedia Commons
“Drama is very important in life … you never want to go out with a whimper.”
— Julia ChildLynn Gilbert/Wikimedia Commons
“No one here gets out alive.”
— Jim Morrisonzeppelin/Flickr
"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail … There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
— Stephen Hawkinglwpkommunikacio/Flickr
“I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
— Winston ChurchillCanada Science and Technology Museum/Flickr
“I want to go on living after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me!”
— Anne FrankWikimedia Commons
“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
— Langston HughesWikimedia Commons
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”
— Nelson MandelaWikimedia Commons
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
— Steve Jobsplasticbag/Flickr
"I feel monotony and death to be almost the same."
— Charlotte BrontëWikimedia Commons
“If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die.”
— Stephen KingUlf Andersen/Getty Images
"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?"
— Edgar Allan PoeWikimedia Commons
"Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter."
— Albert CamusWikimedia Commons
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
— J.K. Rowlingmarca-pasos/Flickr
“Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all — the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.”
— Mark TwainWikimedia Commons
“After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die.”
— E.B. WhiteWikimedia Commons
“Do not go gentle into that good night...
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
— Dylan Thomasjimforest/Flickr
“It is as natural to die as to be born…”
— Francis BaconWikimedia Commons
“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.”
— Anthony HopkinsElena Torre/Wikimedia Commons
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
— Oscar WildeWikimedia Commons
“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.”
— Elon Muskoninnovation/Flickr
"Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out."
— Mitch AlbomMichael L Abramson/Getty Images
“I am death, not taxes. I turn up only once.”
— Terry Pratchettsteeljam/Flickr
"Dying / Is an art, like everything else."
— Sylvia Plathsummonedbyfells/Flickr
“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”
— Toni MorrisonRadulescu/Wikimedia Commons
“To die will be an awfully big adventure.”
— J.M. BarrieWikimedia Commons