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To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

JK Rowling , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Best Death Short Quote
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Woody Allen


Best Death Short Quote
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

Anaïs Nin


Best Death Short Quote
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.

Jimi Hendrix


Best Death Short Quote
Death ends a life, not a relationship.

Mitch Albom For One More Day , Tuesdays with Morrie


Death's got an Invisibility Cloak?" Harry interrupted again.
"So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking...

JK Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


I DON'T CARE!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!"
"You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.

JK Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.

Lemony Snicket , Horseradish


Best Death Short Quote
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Oscar Wilde


Best Death Short Quote
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.

Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett , The Last Continent


My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours

Kinky Friedman


Best Death Short Quote
When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

Shakespeare , Romeo and Juliet


It kills me sometimes, how people die.

Markus Zusak , The Book Thief


Best Death Short Quote
Unbeing dead isn't being alive.

E.E. Cummings


Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!

Hunter S Thompson , The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-67


Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.

Langston Hughes , The Collected Poems


You'll stay with me?'
Until the very end,' said James.

JK Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.

Sarah Dessen What Happened to Goodbye , The Truth About Forever


If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn't be filled?

Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer , Nineteen Minutes


Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

JK Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Even death has a heart.

Markus Zusak , The Book Thief


We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.

Hunter S Thompson , The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-67


Best Death Short Quote
Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.

Percy Jackson , The Battle of the Labyrinth


When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

Laurie Halse Anderson Speak , Speak


To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.--Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember'd!

William Shakespeare , Hamlet


Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.

Herbert Hoover


DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.

Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett , Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch


The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

JK Rowling


I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you.

Ayn Rand , The Fountainhead


If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?

Chuck Palahniuk , Invisible Monsters


Best Death Short Quote
You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face

Ian Fleming (1953)


Stop fighting me!" he said, trying to pull on the arm he held.
He was in a precarious position himself, straddling the rail as he tried to lean over far enough to get me and actually hold onto me.
Let go of me! I yelled back.
But he was too strong and managed to haul most of me over the rail, enough so that I wasn’t in total danger of falling again.
See, here’s the thing. In that moment before I let go, I really had been contemplating my death. I’d come to terms with it and accepted it. I also, however, had known Dimitri might do something exactly like this. He was just that fast and that good. That was why I was holding my stake in the hand that was dangling free.
I looked him in the eye. "I will always love you."
Then I plunged the stake into his chest.
It wasn’t as precise a blow as I would have liked, not with the skilled way he was dodging. I struggled to get the stake in deep enough to his heart, unsure if I could do it from this angle. Then, his struggles stopped. His eyes stared at me, stunned, and his lips parted, almost into a smile, albeit a grisly and pained one.
"That’s what I was supposed to say. . . he gasped out.
Those were his last words.

Richelle Mead , Blood Promise


A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.

Markus Zusak , The Book Thief


A girl calls and asks, "Does it hurt very much to die?"
"Well, sweetheart," I tell her, "yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.

Chuck Palahniuk , Survivor


there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
a space
and even during the
best moments
and
the greatest times
times
we will know it
we will know it
more than
ever
there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
and
we will wait
and
wait
in that space.

Charles Bukowski


Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.

George R.R. Martin , A Game of Thrones


It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.

Victori Hugo , Les Miserables


there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

a space

and even during the
best moments
and
the greatest times
times

we will know it

we will know it
more than
ever

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
and

we will wait
and
wait

in that space.

Charles Bukowski


Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.

Edgar Allan Poe


Does it hurt?" The childish question had escaped Harry's lips before he could stop it.
"Dying? Not at all," said Sirius. "Quicker and easier than falling asleep.

JK Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder

Stephenie Meyer , Twilight


Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.

Mitch Albom For One More Day


لا أخاف الموت ..أخاف أن أموت قبل أن أحيا

أحمد خالد توفيق


Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.

Haruki Murakami , Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories


His soul sat up. It met me. Those kinds of souls always do - the best ones. The ones who rise up and say "I know who you are and I am ready. Not that I want to go, of course, but I will come." Those souls are always light because more of them have been put out. More of them have already found their way to other places.

Markus Zusak , The Book Thief


When you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.

J.D. Salinger , The Catcher in the Rye


Best Death Short Quote
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Isaac Asimov


I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn't that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they'll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don't know. She probably didn't even know I was there. But I'll always love her. All my life.

Neil Gaiman , World's End


and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart.

Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer