Favorite Quotations ~  Death, 5 Celebrating Friendship

"Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie,
Glad did I live and gladly die
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me.
Here he lies where he longed to be.
Home is the sailor, home from the sea.
And the hunter home from the hill."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson, (His epitaph)

Albert Einstein

Death in various forms is sometimes comforting, while resurrection and new life can be demanding and threatening. If I lived as if resurrection were real, and allowed myself to die for the sake of a new life, what might I be called upon to do? ~ Parker J. Palmer

May the culture of life and love render vain the logic of death. ~ Pope John Paul II

What is death to me? I have sown the seeds others will reap. ~ José Rizal

All stories, if continued far enough, end in death. And he is no true storyteller who would keep that from you. ~ Ernest Hemingway

By any accepted standard, I have had more than nine lives. I counted them up once and there were 13 times I almost and maybe should have died. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~ Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground

Death is supposed to be the great equalizer, but that's never true. Death is random, capricious, unconcerned, a flagrant player of favorites. It keeps its own counsel, so much the better to profoundly shock by its actions. ~ Kenneth Turan, LA Times, 11/1/93

I'm not afraid of dying. I'm prepared for death because I don't believe in it. I think it's just getting out of one car and getting into another. ~ John Lennon

As long as someone thinks of you and remembers you, you’re not really gone. ~ Jeanine M. Waterman

Well, we're all dying in increments. I don't mind people knowing what I look like, but I don't want them thinking I'm dying. ~ Roger Ebert

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