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facing death Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about facing death
  1. #1
    “Yet I fall fighting, fighting still!”
  2. #2
    “But since Death comes,
    I meet him still afoot . . .
    And sword in hand!”
  3. #3
    “Within Easy Company they had made the best friends they had ever had, or would ever have. They were prepared to die for each other; more important, they were prepared to kill for each other.”
  4. #4
    “It was as if I was bulletproof or something. How many times had I cheated death?”
  5. #5
    Suppose you fell over with this fish. Is there anything you could do? Sure. Pray. It’d be like falling out of an airplane without a parachute and hoping you’ll land in a haystack. The only thing that’d save you would be God, and since He pushed you overboard in the first place, I wouldn’t give a nickel for your chances.
  6. #6
    “When people say it’s for life, it’s for life. You gotta be willing to die in it or die for it. You want out?”
  7. #7
    “I had fulfilled my purpose and there was no reason for me to be a dog anymore. So whether it happened this summer or the next didn’t matter. Ethan, loving Ethan, was my ultimate purpose, and I had done it as well as I could. I was a good dog.”
  8. #8
    “This insect, which marks off time, clicking like a clock, issues the sound no one ever wants to hear beside her beloved. A man’s tenure on earth is limited enough, but once the beetle’s ticking begins there’s no way to stop it; there’s no plug to pull, no pendulum to stop, no switch that will restore the time you once thought you had.”
  9. #9
    “This surpassed the fear of death. Death would be a mercy if it would make the feeling stop, the uncontrollable panic mingling with the mind-scrambling certainty of something sinister approaching, something with no need to hurry, something that would not be so kind as to let him die. The fear was palpable, suffocating, irresistible.”
  10. #10
    “Is that what death would feel like? The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap? If that’s what it’s like, I wouldn’t mind. If that’s what dying is like, I wouldn’t mind that at all.”
  11. #11
    “‘I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.’”
  12. #12
    “All through the long months of winter she lay dying and upon her bed, and for the first time Wang Lung and his children knew what she had been in the house, and how she made comfort for them all and they had not known it.”
  13. #13
    “But I know what it’s like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can’t. You hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside.”
  14. #14
    “And as for death, if there be any gods, it is no grievous thing to leave the society of men.”
  15. #15
    “Seth realized he had made the worst mistake of his life, and that now he would die. Why hadn’t he waited to open the cocoon? Why was he so impatient?”

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