There are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer.
EUGENE IONESCO, Rhinoceros
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
J.M. BARRIE, Peter Pan
A man dies … only a few circles in the water prove that he was ever there. And even they quickly disappear. And when they’re gone, he’s forgotten, without a trace, as if he’d never even existed. And that’s all.
WOLFGANG BORCHERT, The Outsider
Dying is like getting audited by the IRS–something that only happens to other people … until it happens to you.
JEROME P. CRABB, Death Quotes and Quibbles
The human animal is a beast that dies but the fact that he’s dying don’t give him pity for others, no sir.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cowards die many times before their deaths
The valiant never taste of death but once.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesa