Stephen Hawking, I carry death in my left pocket. Remembering a loved one? Chief Seattle (Native American), Death is the greatest illusion of all. Image: Two soft winged butterflies with wings open on flowers a to symbolize the transition we all take. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. Martin (Game of Thrones), End? He writes: What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. Hi David, thanks for your thoughtful comment. Life never ends. Bhagavad Gita, The strongest intimidation, by the way, is the invention of a hereafter with a hell everlasting. But, once realise what the true object is in life — that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, ‘that last infirmity of noble minds’ — but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man — and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning! Stay away from easy. It can be helpful to print out your favorites and hang them up in the areas where you look each day, sometimes in the spot by the door right where you leave the house to boost your mood. You still have your life. Your email address will not be published. Oliver Sacks Click to tweet, Part 2. Leaves have their time to fall / And flowers to wither at the north-wind's breath / And starts to set—but all / Thou hast all seasons for thine own, oh death! Robin Williams, Neither the sun, nor death can be looked at steadily. No, the journey doesn’t end here. Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita), Not only are selves conditional but they die. Sirius Black (Harry Potter), The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live. ... and hospitals has concluded that the unburied dead have been returning to … Carson McCullers, When death overtakes us, all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us. Life is hard, but in the end, it’s worth it. Let life be like music. 5 Powerful Ways To Deal With Death, Grief & Loss, Coping With Grief: 5 Lessons Learned From Death, 10 Things I Learned While Dealing With the Death of a Loved One, The Grieving Process: Coping with Death (YouTube video), 340 Pain Quotes That Will Make You Feel Stronger. Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. C.S. It is now in the public domain. Everybody who knew them came to it, members of the family, old friends of the family, the members of Julia’s choir, any of Kate’s pupils that were grown up enough, and even some of Mary Jane’s pupils too. A fear of time running out. Zhuangzi, For some moments in life there are no words. If I am, death is not. Kenzaburō Ōe, Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. Below are my favorite quotes on the afterlife. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. It's the transition that's troublesome. Votes: 2. Gabriel García Márquez, It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. Langston Hughes Click to tweet, Give place to others, as others have given place to you. It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. Jo Nesbø, Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. Gilda Radner, I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits. Amelia Burr, Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. Norman Cousins, In the short term, you’ll see a thunderstorm. Death moulded into calm completeness the status of his life. Tecumseh, Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident. Those places will always be reserved. Terry Pratchett, Do not seek death. Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. When the Spirit is freed of the body and goes beyond the container that we have previously experienced the soul, some people continue to experience the soul in new forms after it loses its body. Frederick Lenz, Part 1. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Henry David Thoreau, For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. These are the best quotes to honor the life of a loved one. William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar), No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. I thank you for that. It helped me a lot around the time of my cancer treatment so it was probably written between 2007 & 2010. See also: sister quotes, brother quotes, hurt quotes. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? And so we will believe in our even a hundred times more worthy of their attention. Julian Barnes, Hi Maxime, I am nearly 50 and have yet to experience grief. Napoleon Bonaparte Click to tweet, Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Maxime Lagacé, Don’t be afraid to cry. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile. I’ll be ready”. David Seltzer, All men think that all men are mortal but themselves. Fulton Oursler, Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death. Death produced a state of gloom and emptiness in which life and hope were to be left behind. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Nathaniel Branden Click to tweet, Without birth and death, and without the perpetual transmutation of all the forms of life, the world would be static, rhythm-less, undancing, mummified. Make sure you don’t give up. To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive. Mary Macbeth, Why should I fear death? It’s filled with eyewitness testimony accounts for those who are cool with qualitative evidence and would like to see some. There are only so many tomorrows. William Wallace Click to tweet, I shall not die of a cold. Maxime Lagacé, If we can prove an afterlife, then we have less pressure to make our physical life last forever. Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. Death - the last sleep? Death is simply a shedding of the physical body, like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. Laurie Halse Anderson, Life is for the living. Death cannot kill what never dies. I fly! Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. This post covers 14 Quotes to remember a Loved One who has changed form and shape, and Butterflies are symbolic for times just like this. Who would yearn for the day if there were no night? The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. For death is but a passing phase of Life; A change of dress, a disrobing; A birth into the unborn again; A commencing where we ended; A starting where we stopped to rest; A crossroad of Eternity; A giving up of something, to possess all things. Franz Kafka, It’s better to burn out than to fade away. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and be able to grow. Emily Dickinson, The death of a beloved is an amputation. Death is always at our side. Where is it I’ve read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he’d only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once. Your email address will not be published. You are scared of dying – and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead? Philip Pullman, There is no death. He will not be alone. All evil is easy. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths! No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessings of human beings. Swami Vivekananda, It is necessary to be strong in the face of death, because death is intrinsic to life. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. Buddha, The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Everything else is a transition. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Martin Luther, If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise-you will not be anxious. Why for so short a life tease ourselves with so many projects? Death is the veil which those who live call life: They sleep, and it is lifted. I have only slipped away into the next room. Yann Martel (Life of Pi), To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. The Gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. It does not count. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. Updated and re-released with new links and resources. Try to be alive. Washington Irving, Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Thank Heaven! Following, you will find fourteen of my favorite quotes for boosting your Spirit in this process, along with citations and small backstories with the origins of each. The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around. As long as you are not aware of the continual law of Die and Be Again, you are merely a vague guest on a dark Earth. I like the ancient Egyptian test ‘Did you bring joy?’ and ‘Did you find joy?’ It seems to resonate more than ‘Did your pupils make 1.32 sub levels of progress?’ Thank you . Margaret Mead, How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind? Haruki Murakami, Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. There’s no such thing as a terrible death, that’s why it’s frightening. Michael Landon, Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. One-liners, thoughts, sayings and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Boris Pasternak, For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain). Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. Death is like thunder in two particulars: we are alarmed at the sound of it, and it is formidable only from that which preceded it. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. Death hides, but it does not divide, they are but on Christ's other side. Photo from Pixabay of Butterflies in Garden with text overlay that reads, “14 Inspiring Quotes To Remember A Loved One.”