Now it's over I'm dead and I haven't
done anything that I want (now it's over) / Or, I'm still alive
and there's nothing I want to do.
- They might be giants
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste the afterlife?
- Modest Mouse, ocean breathes salty
If I should die in a car wreck. May I have Van Morrison on
my tape deck.
- Poi Dog Pondering
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
Haven't seen you in quite a while. I was down the hold, just
passing time. Last time we met was a low-lit room. We were as
close together as bride and groom. We ate the food, we drank
the wine. Everybody having a good time. Except you ... You were
talking about the end of the world
Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death.
Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has
What appears to you as a setting is for me a rising. What appears
to you as a prison is for my soul an endless garden.
They've had a good innings. (He had a good life.)
- Popular expression adapted from cricket.
We run after values that, at death, become zero. At the end
of your life, nobody asks you how many degrees you have, or
how many mansions you built, or how many Rolls Royces you could
afford. That's what dying patients teach you.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to
- Mahatma Gandhi
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
Society is indeed a contract . . . between those who are living,
those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
- Edmund Burke
There is no life without death.
What are you going to so that you can arrive on your deathbed
50 years from now with a big grin on your face that says 'lord
sakes that was a ripper. that was a good life well lived.' For
me that means engaging meaningfully with what I think I am here
on the planet to do.
- Petrea King,
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things
- Martin Luther King
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when
it comes, you'll know you are dead.
- Tennessee Williams
Haere! Matenga ke moku. (Go! Your death and mine will be in
- Maori proverb
A colleague of mine described Día de los Muertos as
'the only time during the year when the veil that separates
our world from the next is lifted.'
- Joshua Berman, Día
de los Muertos: What I've learned about Day of the Dead (so
Don't mean to dwell on this dying thing.
- Dave Matthews
Se petatio. S/he died.
- Mexico expression
of the Dead in Mexico