Favorite Quotations ~  Death, 4 Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies

"Get the coffin ready and the man won't die." ~ Chinese Proverb


Where it is permissible both to die and not to die, it is an abuse of valour to die. ~ Mencius

Friends you have, people you love, die and are born again. ~ Sherwood Anderson

Why do dying people never shed tears? ~ Max Frisch, Sketchbook, 1966-71

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. ~ Bertolt Brecht, The Mother

Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living. ~ William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

When a friend dies, part of yourself dies, too. ~ St. John Irvine

When I die I'm going to dance first in all the galaxies... I'm gonna play and dance and sing. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Death. It doesn't have to be boring. ~ Mary Roach

I feel so much the continual death of everything and everybody, and have so learned to reconcile myself to it, that the final and official end loses most of its impressiveness. ~ George Santayana, Letters, 1931

Until death, it is all life. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

When I am dead, I hope it may be said, "His sins were Scarlett but his books were read." ~ Hilaire Belloc

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup--they all die. So do we. ~ Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

I don't fear death. ~ Benazir Bhutto

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