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Literary Quotations from Famous Authors


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

Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus (525 BC - 456 BC), Agamemnon

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956), The Mother, 1932

He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan (1941 - )

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Epicurus (341 BC - 270 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana (1863 - 1952), Soliloquies in England, 1922, "War Shrines"

Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
Horace (65 BC - 8 BC), Odes

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Johnny Carson (1925 - )

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity, 2002

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 (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations

The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), New York Journal, June 2, 1897

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"

I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), upon being told the cost of an operation

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), Dialogues, Phaedo


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