Quotes on Death
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
Say what we will, death is the best thing nature has found to please everyone. With each of us, everything vanishes, everything stops forever. What an advantage, what an abuse! Without the least effort on our part, we own the universe, we drag it into our own disappearance. No doubt about it, dying is immoral...
He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
No one wants to die. Even people that wanna go to heaven don't wanna die to ge there.
Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's changing agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new.
To find out actually what takes place when you die you must die. This isn't a joke. You must die - not physically but psychologically, inwardly, die to the things you have cherished and to the things you are bitter about. If you have died to one of your pleasures, the smallest or the greatest, naturally, without any enforcement or argument, then you will know what it means to die. To die is to have a mind that is completely empty of itself, empty of its daily longing, pleasure; and agonies. Death is a renewal, a mutation, in which thought does not function at all because thought is old. When there is death there is something totally new. Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards. Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.
I would rather die standing than live on my knees!
When I have ceased to exist, I won’t ever have existed.
Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.
It makes no sense to say that death is the goal of life. But what else is there to say?