Quotes of Dying

“ I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away. ”

- Derek Jarman

“ Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. ”

- Matthew

“ The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying. ”

- Sir Thomas Browne

“ Alas, I am dying beyond my means. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing. ”

- Logan Pearsall Smith

“ It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Here lies Charles Cuevas. He once said "Gimme hockey, or gimme death." He didn't quite get hockey. ”

- Epitaph

“ A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own. ”

- Thomas Mann

“ Along with the lazy man… the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others. ”

- Michel De Certeau

“ And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying. ”

- Christina Rossetti

“ And now, I am dying beyond my means. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic. ”

- Joseph Stalin

“ The violets were past their prime, Yet their departing breath Was sweeter, in the blast of death, Than all the lavish fragrance of the time. ”

- James Montgomery

“ Death does not frighten me, but dying obscurely and above all uselessly does. ”

- Isabelle Eberhardt

“ Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“ Dying is a wild night and a new road. ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth. ”

- Elisabeth Kubler Ross

“ Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. ”

- Andy Warhol

“ Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. ”

- Martin Luther

“ He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it. ”

- Charles II

“ Some die too young, some die too old; the precept sounds strange, but die at the right age. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ I died a mineral and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal, and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? ”

- Jalaluddin Rumi

“ If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ If only I could understand the reason for my crying. If only I could stop this fear of dreaming that I'm dying. ”

- Laura Palmer

“ It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ It is not death that alarms me, but dying. ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“ It is not death, but dying, which is terrible. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when. ”

- Philip Roth

“ Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. ”

- Albert Camus
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