Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another
I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.
I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.
It is not all of life to live, nor yet all of death to die. For life and death are one, and only those who will consider the experience as one may come to understand or comprehend what peace indeed means.
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.
Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another's life, another's death, I stake my whole eternity.
By definition, you have to live until you die. Better to make that life as complete and enjoyable an experience as possible, in case death is shite, which I suspect it will be.
It always comes down to just two choices. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
No one, at night, really believes he'll live forever.
You have to die a few times before you can really live.
Do not say that every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to dying. Every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to finally living.
Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives!
Death is but a transition from this life to another existence where there is no more pain and anguish. All the bitterness and disagreements will vanish, and the only thing that lives forever is love.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.
How people die remains in the memory of those who live on
Death left its old tragic heaven and became the lyrical core of man: his invisible truth, his visible secret.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
I've come to believe that whoever I am didn't start on December 14, 1946, and isn't going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
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