You are scared of dying – and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead? Where is it I’ve read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he’d only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once. Jiddu Krishnamurti, Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. Anne Lamott, Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honour, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier. Dalai Lama, "Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is. Not an embarrassing thing. Only a change of worlds. Does it ever get any easier? Mary Macbeth, Why should I fear death? Just let it go. He lived from 15th October 1844 – 25th August 1900, and his work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Some die too young, some die too old; the precept sounds strange, but die at the right age. Friedrich Nietzsche, Part 5. Bodies found in Ohio funeral home storage after their supposed cremation, Funeral Homes Increasingly Using Dogs to Comfort Mourners. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain). “The Thought of Death. Mark Twain, Success is failure recycled. Washington Irving, Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. But do not fear it either. I am going to meet my friends in another world. People seek a new orientation, a new philosophy, one which is centered on the priorities of life-physically and spiritually-and not on the priorities of death. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. His “herd” is alive and well and his insanities still provoke the modern world. Laurie Halse Anderson, Life is for the living. Julian Barnes, Hi Maxime, Friedrich Nietzsche God Quotes. C.S. In fact, these ideas, discussions and philosophies surrounding death have been the origin of many great works of art. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Henry David Thoreau, For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. When you coming for me? Friedrich Nietzsche, Part 4. Unknown Click to tweet, Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. Jimi Hendrix, I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. We die only once, and for such a long time. John Heywood, The hardest thing you overcome are the ones that give the most meaning. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. #2. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? Boris Pasternak, For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. Arthur Miller, Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! The sound of a bagpipe. And we have killed him. Socrates Click to tweet, The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Mann's Death in Venice actually contains a snippet of philosophy about the second question, when Aschenbach, collapsed in the plaza, engages in his quasi-Socratic, anti-Socratic, ruminations. We do not remember days, we remember moments. And we have killed him. Saul Alinsky, We must constantly remind ourselves that we are eternity, infinite, beyond birth and death. Ludwig Wittgenstein, We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death. I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. Friedrich Nietzsche (2010). “Dying is a wild night and a new road.”, #17. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. Martin Luther King Jr, If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word “freedom” out of your vocabulary. “If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character… Would you slow down? Death is imminent. “I do not fear death. A fear of time running out. Haruki Murakami, If I can see pain in your eyes, then share with me your tears.