Life And Death Quotes : Quotes About Life and Death

These life and death quotes will inspire you. If you are aware in every moment both life and death are involved. If you as much as breathe a little more consciously you will notice with every inhalation there is life, with every exhalation there is death.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging life and death quotes, life and death sayings, and life and death proverbs.

Inspirational Life And Death Quotes

  1. “If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.” ~ James Dean
  2. “Love knows no difference between life and death the one who gives you a reason to live is also the one who takes your breath away” ~ Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
  3. “The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
  4. “The line between life and death is not thicker than an eyelid.” ~ Eiji Yoshikawa

  5. “There are moments that stop the heart, that catch the breath, that halt the beat of blood in your veins, and you are suspended in time, held between life and death, and you wait for something to bring you back again.” ~ Robert Cormier
  6. “The fight between life and death is to the finish, and death ultimately is the victor . . . I do not deplore the passing of these crude old days.” ~ Jack Johnson
  7. “The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where’s the compromise between life and death – and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there’s nothing wrong with them?” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  8. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” ~ James Dean

  9. “Sometimes it’s the tiniest things that can mean the difference between life and death.” ~ Anthony Horowitz
  10. “A long disease seems to be a halting-place between life and death, that death itself may be a comfort to those who die and to those who are left behind.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
  11. “Given a choice between life and death, choose life. Given a choice between right and wrong, choose what’s right. And given a choice between a terrible truth and a beautiful lie, choose the truth every time.” ~ Mira Grant
  12. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ~ Albert Einstein

  13. “We are left with nothing but death, the irreducible fact of our own mortality. Death after a long illness we can accept with resignation. Even accidental death we can ascribe to fate. But for a man to die of no apparent cause, for a man to die simply because he is a man, brings us so close to the invisible boundary between life and death that we no longer know which side we are on. Life becomes death, and it is as if this death has owned this life all along. Death without warning. Which is to say: life stops. And it can stop at any moment.” ~ Paul Auster
  14. “…when I was angry at God because I couldn’t go to my son, hold him, and comfort him, God’s son was holding my son in his lap.” ~ Todd Burpo
  15. “I believe that the black-and-white photograph, or rather the gray zones in the black-and-white photograph, stand for this territory that is located between life and death.” ~ W. G. Sebald
  16. “By putting a borderline between life and death, we separate the world of death from our world of life, casting the dead away into the “world of oblivion”.” ~ Yasumasa Morimura
  17. “The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss.” ~ Erin Hunter

  18. “Death is not a self-evident phenomenon. The margins between life and death are socially and culturally constructed, mobile, multiple, and open to dispute and reformulation.” ~ Margaret M. Lock
  19. “A warrior is worthless unless he rises above others and stands strong in the midst of a storm.” ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  20. “The heaven I witnessed was so pure, love-filled, and magnificent that I did not want to return to earth.” ~ Mary C. Neal
  21. “The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family… The family is placed at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  22. “I enjoy every climb – maybe it’s because it’s a literal dance between life and death.” ~ Alain Robert

  23. “Thales said there was no difference between life and death. Why, then, said someone to him, do not you die? Because said he, it does make no difference.” ~ Diogenes Laertius
  24. “The difference between trying to be fit and not being fit really means the difference between life and death.” ~ Bruce Willis
  25. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  26. “Decadence attracts me. It suggests a new world, and, for me, society’s struggle between life and death is absolutely beautiful.” ~ Yves Saint Laurent

  27. “I believe that the fundamental alternative for man is the choice between “life” and “death”; between creativity and destructive violence; between reality and illusions; between objectivity and intolerance; between brotherhood-independence and dominance-submission.” ~ Erich Fromm
  28. “And now I see with eye serene, The very pulse of the machine. A being breathing thoughtful breaths, A traveler between life and death.” ~ William Wordsworth
  29. “I have studied many religions, many different persuasions of thought in Christian belief, and I have come, in this experience to this: the most important question in anyone’s life is the question asked by poor Pilate in Matthew 27:22: ‘What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?’ No Other question in the whole sweep of human experience is as important as this. It is the choice between life and death, between meaningless existence and life abundant. What will you do with Christ? Accept Him and life, or reject Him and die? What else is there?” ~ Dale Evans
  30. “Fungi are the interface organisms between life and death.” ~ Paul Stamets

  31. “The choices Israelis face and the decisions they make, day in and day out, are literally the difference between life and death. In many ways, I liken their reactions to the way I felt while serving in Iraq.” ~ Pete Hegseth
  32. “‘Hamlet’ is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what’s real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.” ~ Michael Sheen
  33. “You are not just a meaningless fragment in an alien universe, briefly suspended between life and death, allowed a few short-lived pleasures followed by pain and ultimate annihilation.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  34. “I think that light and shadow have exactly the same duality that exists between life and death.” ~ Manuel Alvarez Bravo

  35. “I believe every person has a guardian spirit or angel. They assist us in the transition between life and death and they also help us pick our parents before we are born.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  36. “The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane.” ~ Dennis Prager
  37. “It must be good to die in Toronto. The transition between life and death would be continuous, painless, and scarcely noticeable in this silent town. I dreaded the Sundays and prayed to God that if he chose for me to die in Toronto, he would let it be on a Saturday afternoon to save me from one more Toronto Sunday.” ~ Leopold Infeld
  38. “[I’m concerned with] aesthetics and this idea of how the passage between life and death goes. I can visually present that by borrowing this Buddhist statue.” ~ Hiroshi Sugimoto
  39. “In the country, weather is as important as food and sometimes means the difference between life and death.” ~ Betty MacDonald

  40. “I believe the approach we take to talking to our kids about drugs can, in some cases, mean the difference between life and death. So my approach is really simple: I just don’t want them to die. And I want them to be able to save someone’s life if they see someone die.” ~ Ayelet Waldman
  41. “Without fear I can acknowledge that the authentic Christian tension is not between life and death, but between life and life.” ~ Brennan Manning
  42. “This swallowing up of life in nothingness, this obliteration of life by nothingness is what the emotion of malice ultimately desires. The eternal conflict between love and malice is the eternal contest between life and death. And this contest is what the complex vision reveals, as it moves from darkness to darkness.” ~ John Cowper Powys
  43. “The American empire is hovering between life and death.” ~ Mohsen Rezaee

  44. “Bushido is realized in the presence of death. In the case of having to choose between life and death, you should choose death. There is no other reasoning.” ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  45. “Man is a creature adapted for life under circumstances which are very narrowly limited. A few degrees of temperature more or less, a slight variation in the composition of air, the precise suitability of food, makes all the difference between health and sickness; between life and death.” ~ Robert Stawell Ball
  46. “You have to pay attention to who you are. You need to know your family history as well as you can. It is important for young women to have preventive care. If you catch any women’s cancers early it’s the difference between life and death. Do you really want to leave your kids without a mother?” ~ Cokie Roberts
  47. “Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.” ~ Tecumseh

  48. “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first breakthrough, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  49. “Starting a business is like riding a wave between life and death. If you can hang on long enough, you’re bound to succeed” ~ Sam Altman
  50. “When everything is at risk, good judgment, not haste, makes the difference between life and death. Panic is the enemy.” ~ Greg Iles
  51. “He drew the dagger and laid it on the table between them; a length of dragonbone and Valyrian steel, as sharp as the difference between right and wrong, between true and false, between life and death.” ~ George R. R. Martin
  52. “Every human being is called to solidarity in a world battling between life and death” ~ Ignacio Ellacuria

  53. “How many boys like him were out there in the ether, holding on to their big brothers and sisters who were still alive? How many husbands were floating between life and death, clinging to their wives in this world? And how may millions and millions of people were there in the world like Charlie who wouldn’t let go of their loved ones when they’re gone?” ~ Ben Sherwood
  54. “I have found that the Way of the samurai is death. This means that when you are compelled to choose between life and death, you must quickly choose death.” ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  55. “The consequences of decisions don’t just affect spreadsheets… They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death.” ~ Phil Bredesen
  56. “I oscillate between life and death, happiness and sadness, good and evil.” ~ Alexander McQueen

  57. “Censors are dead men set up to judge between life and death. For no live, sunny man would be a censor, he’d just laugh.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  58. “There are times when only America can make the difference between war and peace, between freedom and repression, between life death. We cannot save all the world’s children but we can save many of them.” ~ William J. Clinton
  59. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  60. “And what do you really do? asked Tiffany. The thin witch hesitated for a moment, and then: We look to … the edges, said Mistress Weatherwax. There’s a lot of edges, more than people know. Between life and death, this world and the next, night and day, right and wrong … an’ they need watchin’. We watch ’em, we guard the sum of things. And we never ask for any reward. That’s important.” ~ Terry Pratchett

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