life and death Quotes

35 of the best book quotes about life and death
  1. #1
    “That’s death and life, you see. We all shine on. You just have to release your hearts, alert your senses, and pay attention. A leaf, a star, a song, a laugh. Notice the little things, because somebody is reaching out to you. Qualcuno ti ama. Somebody loves you.”
  2. #2
    “In one horrible moment the last piece of the prophecy became clear.
    So bid him take care, bid him look where he leaps,
    As life may be death and death life again reaps.
    He had to leap, and by his death, the others would live. That was it. That was what Sandwich had been trying to say all along, and by now he believed in Sandwich.
    He put on a final burst of speed, just like the coach taught him in track. He gave everything he had. In the last few steps before the canyon he felt a sharp pain in the back of his leg, and then the ground gave way under his feet.
    Gregor the Overlander leaped.”
  3. #3
    “It did not lead him to meditate upon ... man’s frailty ... able only to live within certain narrow limits of heat and cold. ”
  4. #4
    “Beware, Underlanders, time hangs by a thread.
    The hunters are hunted, white water runs red.
    The Gnawers will strike to extinguish the rest.
    The hope of the hopeless resides in a quest.
    An Overland warrior, a son of the sun,
    May bring us back light, he may bring us back none.
    But gather your neighbors and follow his call
    Or rats will most surely devour us all.
    Two over, two under, of royal descent,
    Two flyers, two crawlers, two spinners assent.
    One gnawer beside and one lost up ahead.
    And eight will be left when we count up the dead.
    The last who will die must decide where he stands.
    The fate of the eight is contained in his hands.
    So bid him take care, bid him look where he leaps,
    As life may be death and death life again reaps.”
  5. #5
    “Heavy matters! heavy matters! but look thee here,
    boy. Now bless thyself: thou mettest with things
    dying, I with things newborn.”
  6. #6
    “You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that, oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, I was part of the nastiness now. Far more a part of it than Rusty Regan was...”
  7. #7
    “Know thyself deathless and able to know all things, all arts, sciences, the way of every life. Become higher than the highest height and lower than the lowest depth. Amass in thyself all senses of animals, fire, water, dryness and moistness. Think of thyself in all places at the same time, earth, sea, sky, not yet born, in the womb, young, old, dead, and in the after death state.”
  8. #8
    “O people of the earth, men and women born and made of the elements, but with the spirit of the Divine within you, rise from your sleep of ignorance! Be sober and thoughtful. Realize that your home is not on the earth but in the Light. Why have you delivered yourselves unto death, having power to partake of immortality?”
  1. #9
    “Being dead is not worse than being alive. It is different, though. You could say the view is larger.”
  2. #10
    “What am I going to regret? My mind cycles through visions: my mom alone in my white room wondering where everyone she’s ever loved went. My mom alone in a green field staring down at my grave and my dad’s grave and my brother’s grave. My mom dying all alone in that house.”
  3. #11
    ″ I didn’t know I was really alive in this world until I felt things hard enough to kill for ‘em. ”
  4. #12
    “I had it all wrong . . . Before I found you, I thought the only way to hold on was to find something to live for. It isn’t. To hold on, you have to find something you’re willing to die for.”
  5. #13
    “The greatest sin a person can do to another is to take away that life. Next to that, all the rule and religions in the world are secondary; mere words and beliefs that people choose to believe and kill and hate by. My life won’t be lived that way, and neither, I hope, will my children’s. I left for New York happy in the knowledge that my grandmother had not suffered and died for nothing.”
  6. #14
    “Mommy staggered about in an emotional stupor for nearly a year. But while she weebled and wobbled and leaned, she did not fall.”
  7. #15
    “David drove Henrietta nearly twenty miles to get [to Hopkins], not because they preferred it, but because it was the only major hospital for miles that treated black patients. This was the era of Jim Crow—when black people showed up at white-only hospitals, the staff was likely to send them away, even it if meant they might die in the parking lot”
  8. #16
    “Let this be my final lesson. Everyone and everything has a time to die.”

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  1. #17
    “Maybe it’s being alive that makes them lie, and being almost not alive makes me sort of accidentally truthful”
  2. #18
    “This not only meant that you were scarred for life but that you could never escape from them, because escaping with the carving of the rebels’ initials was asking for death, as soldiers would kill you without any questions and militant civilians would do the same.”
  3. #19
    “The Clayr saw me, the Wallmaker made me, the King quenched me, the Abhorsen wields me so that no Dead shall walk in Life. For this is not their path.”
  4. #20
    ″ Nobody says, ‘You’re dying.’ You have to fool them. They have to fool themselves. ”
  5. #21
    “What you are, I once was. What I am, you will become.”
  6. #22
    “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?”
  7. #23
    “Jesus’ suffering and death brought joy and life. His humiliation brought glory; his rejection brought a community of love.”
  8. #24
    “The odds is gone,
    And there is nothing left remarkable
    Beneath the visiting moon.”
  1. #25
    “Sometimes I think I might be the last human on Earth. Which means I’m the last human in the universe.”
  2. #26
    “Antony Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall see
    Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness
    I’th’posture of a whore. ”
  3. #27
    “Instantly, she turned on her left heel and began racing back to the border with Life, drawing her sword. [...] Sabriel reached the border and, with a furious thrust of will, her spirit emerged back into Life.”
  4. #28
    “I wish you all a long and happy life. ”
  5. #29
    “The stone is strong, Bran told himself, the roots of the trees go deep, and under the ground the Kings of Winter sit their thrones. So long as those remained, Winterfell remained. It was not dead, just broken. Like me, he thought. I’m not dead either. ”
  6. #30
    “If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?”
  7. #31
    “I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”
  8. #32
    ″‘Thank you! Thank you!’ Isabel cried. Her heart ached with gratitude toward these people. Just a moment’s kindness from each of them might mean the difference between death and survival for her mother and everyone else on the little raft.”
  9. #33
    “Life ... is only heavy and none else; there is only the one trip, all heavy. Heavy that leads to the grave. For everyone and everything.”
  10. #34
    “In order to rise from its own ashes a phoenix first must burn.”
  11. #35
    “It does not matter where his body lies, for it is grass; but where his spirit is, it will be good to be.”

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