Favorite Quotations ~  Death, 3 Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations

"Death is what makes life an event." ~ Francis Ford Coppola

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I always say that death can be one of the greatest experiences ever. If you live each day of your life right, then you have nothing to fear. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, The Wheel of Life

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.~ Norman Cousins

Death is an inheritance for the body. ~ Hawaiian Proverb

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. ~ J.R.R Tolkien

My prayer to the Lord every day, is this--I have been a great sinner. I do not deserve Heaven. Let me stay here. ~ Andres Segovia

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. ~ Francis Bacon

Death is sometimes a punishment, sometimes a gift; to many it has come as a favor. ~ Lucius Amaeus Seneca

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic. ~ W. H. Auden

With the death of every friend I love... a part of me has been buried... but their contribution to my being of happiness, strength, and understanding remains to sustain me in my altered world. ~ Helen Keller

Almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~ Steve Jobs, Stanford, 6/12/05

Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject. ~ Hannah Arendt

Death is a continuation of my life without me. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre, Essays in Aesthetics