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dying Quotes

43 of the best book quotes about dying
  1. #1
    “When that day comes, we’ll be waiting. Waiting for Charlie St. Cloud to come home to us. Until then we offer these parting words... May he live in peace.”
  2. #2
    “Be determined and advance. To say that dying without reaching one’s aim is to die a dog’s death is the frivolous way of sophisticates.”
  3. #3
    “I’m dying, Landon.”
  4. #4
    ″‘DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING,’ said Death, ‘JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.‘”
  5. #5
    “Nothing ever dies.”
  6. #6
    “Mama’s love had always been the kind that acted itself out with soup pot and sewing basket. But now that these things were taken away, the love seemed as whole as before. She sat in her chair at the window and loved us.”
  7. #7
    “When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need--just in time.”
  8. #8
    “Now it was coming to an end, and it was like he was watching the last flicker of light wink out in the darkness of an endless tunnel.”
  9. #9
    “Victory was for those willing to fight and die. Intellectuals could theorize until they sucked their thumbs right off their hands, but in the real world, power still flowed from the barrel of a gun.”
  10. #10
    ″‘I think you should read it, Ruth,’ he said to her. ‘It’s what he wants you to do. Read it aloud, so he can hear you.‘”
  1. #11
    “They were America’s elite fighters and the were going to die here, outnumbered by this determined rabble. Their future was setting with this sun on this day and in this place.”
  2. #12
    “He went over and sat next to her on the side facing the window. She ran her hand through his hair, lifting it out of his eyes, and he could see how skinny her arm was, almost like it was just bone and skin.”
  3. #13
    ″ ‘Son,’ his father said, leaning forward. ‘Stories don’t always have happy endings.’ ”
  4. #14
    “And then she groaned, deep in her chest, her mouth still closed. It was a sound so painful, Conor could barely keep himself from putting his hands over his ears.”
  5. #15
    “I’ve known forever she wasn’t going to make it, almost from the beginning. She said she was getting better because that’s what I wanted to hear. And I believed her. Except I didn’t.”
  6. #16
    “She hadn’t tied her scarf around her head yet this morning, and her bare scalp looked too soft, too fragile in the morning light, like a baby’s. It made Conor’s stomach hurt to see it.”
  7. #17
    “In the land of the dying, sentences go unfinished, you know how they’re going to end.”
  8. #18
    ″ ‘You be as angry as you need to be,’ she said. ‘Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Not your grandma, not your dad, no one. And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard.’ ”
  9. #19
    “To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.”
  10. #20
    ″ Nobody says, ‘You’re dying.’ You have to fool them. They have to fool themselves. ”
  1. #21
    “Tears formed in my eyes and my forehead became warm, thinking about what Saidu had said. I tried not to believe that I too was dying, slowly, on my way to find safety.”
  2. #22
    “This, my darling, is the last letter I will write you. You know what the doctors have told me, you know that I am dying, and that I will not visit Black Mountain in August. And yet, I want you to know that I’m not afraid.”
  3. #23
    “There are so many options for dying in this new world. [...] All roads lead to us, the Dead, and our very unglamorous immortality.”
  4. #24
    “There are a thousand kinds of life and death across the whole metaphysical spectrum, not to mention the metaphorical. You don’t want to stay dead for the rest of your life, do you?”
  5. #25
    “My time on earth is ending and I’m at peace with whatever comes.”
  6. #26
    ″‘The reason so many people are starving is because we’ve wrecked the planet. The Earth is dying, you know? It’s time to leave.‘”
  7. #27
    “That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.”
  8. #28
    ″..we ask for no mercy or no
    miracles;
    we are strong enough to live
    and to die and to
    kill flies..”
  9. #29
    ″ I am dying, Egypt, dying. Only I here importune death awhile until
    Of many thousand kisses the poor last I lay upon thy lips ”
  10. #30
    “It occurs to me that there’s no real difference between us, the living and the dead; it’s just a matter of tense: past-dead and future-dead.”
  1. #31
    “I’m afraid to live and afraid to die...”
  2. #32
    “Do I know how a man is supposed to die? I’m still trying to find out how a man should live.”
  3. #33
    “None of us wants to die. But it’s a possibility, and if you don’t accept that, it’s going to be in the back of your head the whole time, and you’re not going to be able to function. So you accept it, you realize that you’re not going to be able to talk to your family possibly ever again.”
  4. #34
    “Time is not what you think. Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on Earth is only the beginning.”
  5. #35
    “Even if I’m dying, until I actually die, I am still living.”
  6. #36
    “There was just something about her dying that I had understood but not really understood, if you know what I mean. I mean, you can know someone is dying on an intellectual level, but emotionally it hasn’t really hit you, and then when it does, that’s when you feel like shit.”
  7. #37
    “I’m not really putting this very well. My point is this: This book contains precisely zero Important Life Lessons, or Little-Known Facts About Love, or sappy tear-jerking Moments When We Knew We Had Left Our Childhood Behind for Good, or whatever. And, unlike most books in which a girl gets cancer, there are definitely no sugary paradoxical single-sentence-paragraphs that you’re supposed to think are deep because they’re in italics. Do you know what I’m talking about? I’m talking about sentences like this:
    The cancer had taken her eyeballs, yet she saw the world with more clarity than ever before.
    Barf. Forget it. For me personally, things are in no way more meaningful because I got to know Rachel before she died. If anything, things are less meaningful. All right?”
  8. #38
    “Crying, semi-hysterically, Mom made a number of points:
    •Your friend is dying
    •It’s just so hard to watch a child die
    •And it’s much harder to watch a friend’s daughter die
    •But the hardest is watching your son watching his friend die
    •You have to make your own decisions now
    •It’s so hard for me to let you make your own decisions
    •But I have to let you make your own decisions
    •I am so proud of you
    •Your friend is dying, and you have been so strong.”
  9. #39
    “The saddest part of life lies not in the act of dying, but in the failing to truly live while we are alive.”
  10. #40
    “Every morning when I wake up, now, I regard it as having another borrowed day.”
  11. #41
    “You can smell it, too. Death. Dying. Decay. The sky is falling, the sky is dying, the sky is dead.”
  12. #42
    “Nothing stands still - everything is being born, growing, dying - the very instant a thing reaches its height, it begins to decline - the law of rhythm is in constant operations.”
  13. #43
    “A king does not abide within his tent while his men bleed and die upon the field. A king does not dine while his men go hungry, nor sleep when they stand at watch upon the wall. A king does not command his men’s loyalty through fear nor purchase it with gold; he earns their love by the sweat of his own back and the pains he endures for their sake.”