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Death Archive Quote No. 12,296

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. – Mark Twain Quote No. 12,293

Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. – Mark Twain

“Sometimes it feels like everyone’s moved on, but they all miss you in their own way. Mom, there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about you. The good news is I know now I’m not crazy. I was saved by a beast. He didn’t get there in time to save you, [...]

“‘I’m not into bullshit clichés like dying.'” – Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe

“See, but… that’s bullshit. That’s what everyone has been telling me since the beginning. ‘Oh, you’re gonna be okay,’ and ‘Oh, everything’s fine,’ and like, it’s not… It makes it worse… that no one will just come out and say it. Like, ‘hey man, you’re gonna die.’” – 50/50

“I have heard many people say, who have lost a loved one, that in some ways it is like learning to live with an amputation. You do heal, but you are never the same.” – Courageous

"I wish I could see some people just one more time you know just to let them know that they've made a difference in my life and I appreciate them; to let them know that a part of them will always be with me; to tell them that I'll never forget them."

"We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance." - Marcel Proust

"sometimes they take people, and they don't say why, sometimes people leave and never say goodbye, sometimes there are no second chances to say i love you, sometimes there are no next times, sometimes you lose someone and you feel like your heart has followed them to heaven, sometimes there is just nothing you can do to make the tears stop."

"When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose them all at once; you lose them in pieces over a long time - the way the mail stops coming - and their scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in their closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of them that are gone. Just when the day comes, when there's a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feelings that they're gone forever, there comes another day, and another specifically missing part."

"So you're gone and I know you had me promise I wouldn't cry, and I'm sorry. I know you're never coming back and I may never see you again, and well, it hurts. It hurts beyond imagination. And I thought I could handle it, but I can't. I want to reach out and touch you -- kiss you -- but you're not there. I would have given anything to tell you, 'I love you' one last time. But it wouldn't have changed anything. I despise fate." - JoAnne Golden

"We attach ourselves so strongly to people that when they're gone, a part of us is gone too."

"You're going to meet the most extraordinary men, the sexiest, brightest, funniest men, and you're going to fall in love with so many of them, and you won't know until the end of your life who your greatest friends were or your greatest love was." - Milk

"Sometimes I see you standing there. Sometimes I feel an angel's touch. Sometimes I feel that I'm so lucky to have had the chance to love this much." - LeAnn Rimes, "probably wouldn't be that way"

"You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper." - Robert Alton Harris

"Heaven must be a wonderful place now that you are there...because I know the world is a lot less beautiful ... without you by my side." - Sara

"I don't know what most people say at these occasions because in all honesty, I've tried to avoid them. The simplest thing is I loved him and I miss him. Carter and I saw the world together, which is amazing when you think that only three months ago we were complete strangers. I hope that it doesn't sound selfish of me, but the last months of his life were the best months of mine. He saved my life, and he knew it before I did. I'm deeply proud that this man found it worth his while to know me. In the end, I think it's safe to say that we brought some joy to one another's lives, so one day, when I go to some final resting place, if I happen to wake up next to a certain wall with a gate, I hope that Carter's there to vouch for me and show me the ropes on the other side." - The Bucket List

"When my time comes, scatter my ashes in the mountains, have a drink, tell yourselves, 'She lived well...She had a few laughs.'" - Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

"When you lose someone you love, you never get over it. You just get used to it."

"It's complicated. I think when bad things happen--whether someone dies or people argue or split up--you get to a point where it's just too hard to go back. There's so much lost. So many versions of the truth. So many versions of how things might've turned out differently. We all long for what could have been. For some people, it's just easier to move forward and try to forget." - Sarah Ockler, Fixing Delilah