Favorite Quotations ~† Death, 2 On Death and Dying

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

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Death is birthing into another realm. ~ Therese Schroeder-Sheker

I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn't want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below. ~ Brigitte Bardot

I have lost friends, some by death--others by sheer inability to cross the street. ~ Virginia Woolf

He who pretends to look upon death without fear, lies.~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The one certain thing was that death never came at an expected moment. ~ George Orwell

Death is not the enemy; living in constant fear of it is. ~ Norman Cousins

If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise--you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind. ~ Dalai Lama

A civilization that denies death ends by denying life. ~ Octavio Paz

The way you get through tragedy is to look at the good things in life. ~ Rudolph Giuliani

How do I know that love of life is not a delusion after all? How do I know but that he who dreads death is not as a child who has lost his way and does not know his way home? ~ Chuang Tzu

The fact that we die, that makes life important. Itís hard to take, but itís the truth. ~ Alan Ball

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of chill from within the marrow of your own life. ~ Thomas Merton, Seven Storey Mountain

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