Favorite Quotations ~  Death, 6 Child's Garden of Verses

"Death closes all." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses

John Lennon's Imagine

Dying is a wild night and a new road. ~ Emily Dickinson

I can’t forgive my friends for dying. I don’t find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith, The Sun, 2/06

The dead carry with them to the grave in their clutched hands only that which they have given away. ~ Dewitt Wallace

Since every death diminishes us a little, we grieve—not so much for the death as for ourselves. ~ Lynn Caine

There's a magical part of it (writing obituaries), too, which is you're trying to breathe life back into someone who has just died. You're trying to conjure them up. ~ Marilyn Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 5/28/06

You can have money stacked to the ceiling, but the size of your funeral is still going to depend upon the weather. ~ Chuck Tanner

It is natural to die as to be born. ~ Francis Bacon

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. ~ Steward Alsop

To die will be an awfully big adventure. ~ J. M. Barrie

In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us. ~ Dag Hammarskjöld

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