65 Reaper Quotes On Success In Life

These reaper quotes will inspire you. Reaper is one that reaps; especially: any of various machines for reaping grain or a person or machine that harvests a crop.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging reaper quotes, reaper sayings, and reaper proverbs.

Best Reaper Quotes

  1. “You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.” ~ Robert Alton Harris
  2. “There is a Reaper, whose name is Death,
    And, with his sickle keen,
    He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
    And the flowers that grow between.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first and is waiting for it.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  4. “We don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well.” ~ Randy Pausch

  5. “Everyone knows that time is Death, that Death hides in clocks. Imposing another time powered by the Clock of the Imagination, however, can refuse his law. Here, freed of the Grim Reaper’s scythe, we learn that pain is knowledge and all knowledge pain.” ~ Federico Fellini
  6. “The reaper does not listen to the harvest.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  7. “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  8. “We don’t beat the reaper by living longer, but by living well, and living fully – for the reaper will come for all of us. The question is: what do we do between the time we’re born and the time he shows up.” ~ Randy Pausch

  9. “I am not cute. I am the dreaded Grim Reaper. People fear me, you know. There’s a whole song about it.” ~ Rachel Vincent
  10. “Just FYI, in your case, I think it’s okay to fear the reaper.” ~ Rachel Vincent
  11. “You will need to find your passion. Don’t give up on finding it because then all you’re doing is waiting for the Reaper.” ~ Randy Pausch
  12. “What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man?” ~ Terry Pratchett

  13. “All things that are, are ours. But we must care. For if we do not care, we do not exist. If we do not exist, then there is nothing but blind oblivion. And even oblivion must end someday. Lord, will you grant me just a little time? For the proper balance of things. To return what was given. For the sake of prisoners and the flight of birds. Death took a step backwards. It was impossible to read expression in azrael’s features. Death glanced sideways at the servants. Lord, what can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the reaper man?” ~ Terry Pratchett
  14. “I’m so happy dancing while the grim reaper
    cuts, cuts, cuts, but he can’t get me.
    I’m as clever as can be, and I’m very quick but don’t forget;
    we’ve only got so many tricks.
    no one lives forever.” ~ Danny Elfman
  15. “But a day must come when the fire of youth will be quenched in my veins, when winter will dwell in my heart, when his snowflakes will whiten my locks, and his mists will dim my eyes. Then my friends will lie in their lonely grave, and I alone will remain like a solitary stalk forgotten by the reaper.” ~ Heinrich Heine
  16. “Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.” ~ Taliesin

  17. “What can the harvest hope for…” ~ Terry Pratchett
  18. “It was the living who ignored the strange and wonderful because life was too full of the boring and mundane.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  19. “I’ma do my thing until the day the reaper come for me. You can keep on grillin’, I’ma smile back.” ~ Mac Miller
  20. “You’re my Red Reaper, and I’ve missed you terribly.” ~ Jeaniene Frost

  21. “In the midst of a foggy field, the answers are hidden But the impossible journey deems them forbidden. The Reaper of Death, the Angel of Life. They walk together in day and night.” ~ Jessica Sorensen
  22. “The Grim Reaper doesn’t disappear… he catches up.” ~ Patrick Carman
  23. “Life is a copiously branching bush, continually pruned by the grim reaper of extinction, not a ladder of predictable progress.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould
  24. “Your mortal attachments are like a puppet’s strings,” Avari said, both hands clasped casually at his back. “One need only pluck the right cord to make the puppet dance.” His smile was almost creepier than his threats. “Dance, reaper!” ~ Rachel Vincent

  25. “I have been taunting the Reaper into taking a free scythe in my direction and have now succumbed to something so predictable and banal that it bores even me.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  26. “The lush green of the fields became a rich gold that swayed sturdily under the wind and fell at last before the hands of the reapers.” ~ Martha Ostenso
  27. “Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb; Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch, Till the white-wing’d reapers come.” ~ Francis Bacon
  28. “Never so sweet a repast as the Reaper’s when you tread upon the threshold of a Quiznos.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  29. “Lie in the sun with the child in your flesh shining like a jewel. Dream and sing, pagan, wise in your vitals. Stand still like a fat budding tree, like a stalk of corn athrob and aglisten in the heat. Lie like a mare panting with the dancing feet of colts against her sides. Sleep at night as the spring earth. Walk heavily as a wheat stalk at its full time bending towards the earth waiting for the reaper. Let your life swell downward so you become like a vase, a vessel. Let the unknown child knock and knock against you and rise like a dolphin within.” ~ Meridel Le Sueur
  30. “The reaction to death is sometimes as violent as death itself. Shock throws a cautious coolness over your senses, but your stomach still has knots, your skin stings as if the Reaper is glaring at you as well.” ~ Tim Lebbon
  31. “Come to the sunset tree! The day is past and gone; The woodman’s axe lies free, And the reaper’s work is done.” ~ John Milton
  32. “Handsome enough’ is this Grim Reaper, Who can snuff all these ‘brief candles,’ every fluttering soul sucking the air, from this hall” -The Vampire Lestat” ~ Anne Rice

  33. “The Crone, the Reaper… She is the Dark Moon, what you don’t see coming at you, what you don’t get away with, the wind that whips the spark across the fire line. Chance, you could say, or, what’s scarier still: the intersection of chance with choices and actions made before. The brush that is tinder dry from decades of drought, the warming of the earth’s climate that sends the storms away north, the hole in the ozone layer. Not punishment, not even justice, but consequence.” ~ Starhawk
  34. “You’re not a woman,” he said finally. “You’re the Grim Reaper with red hair!” ~ Jeaniene Frost
  35. “Do you know, every time I’ve seen you you’ve been like the Grim Reaper of goodwill and cheer. You should find another profession.” ~ Lora Leigh
  36. “Will the real Red Reaper please stand up?” ~ Jeaniene Frost

  37. “I’ve cheated the Grim Reaper more times than anyone I know, and I’ll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me.” ~ Eddie Rickenbacker
  38. “Death is not a reaper, like they say, nor even a friend. It is a dark, fierce water, an inundation.” ~ Siobhan Dowd
  39. “Five exclamation marks: the sure sign of an insane mind.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  40. “The Grim Reaper, Gloria corrected herself – if anyone deserved capital letters it was surely Death. Gloria would rather like to be the Grim Reaper. She wouldn’t necessarily be grim, she suspected she would be quite cheerful (Come along now, don’t make such a fuss).” ~ Kate Atkinson

  41. “Only reapers, reaping early In among the bearded barley, Hear a song that echoes cheerly From the river winding clearly, Down to towered Camelot.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  42. “Can we move this along?” a bored voice stated. “I have places to be and people to shag.” “Ian, I’m not going to hug you,” I stated as I approached him. “I know you like this better.” With that, I slapped him hard enough to rock his head to the side. When he’d straightened, he flashed me a wicked grin. “Finally, you give me what I want. Knew you loved me, Reaper.” ~ Jeaniene Frost
  43. “The whole idea of Mass Effect3 is resolving all of the biggest questions, about the Protheons and
    the Reapers, and being in the driver’s seat to end the galaxy and all
    of these big plot lines, to decide what civilizations are going to
    live or die: All of these things are answered in Mass Effect 3.” ~ Casey Hudson
  44. “So could we please not mob the three-thousand-plus-year-old reaper like tweens at a boy-band concert?” ~ Rachel Vincent

  45. “Ruth is so loyal and gentle-hearted, we cannot help loving her, as she stands with the reapers amid the waving corn. Her beautiful, unselfish spirit shines out like a bright star in the night of a dark and cruel age. Love like Ruth’s, love which can rise above conflicting creeds and deep-seated racial prejudices, is hard to find in all the world.” ~ Helen Keller
  46. “The world’s worst is when you find yourself going like Mother Hubbard and cupping your hand behind your ear. I was a major glutton for volume: ‘Gotta feel it, gotta hear it.’ Sooner or later you’re going to pay the reaper.” ~ Mick Fleetwood
  47. “Some day soon, reaper, your mouth is going to be the source of your own destruction.” “That does seem likely, doesn’t it?” Tod glanced at me and shrugged. “Until then, it remains a source of my own amusement.” ~ Rachel Vincent
  48. “PIE, n. An advance agent of the reaper whose name is Indigestion.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  49. “It feels like getting a back massage from the Grim Reaper: one must get comfortable with the most horrifying things in the world.” ~ Gerald R. Ford
  50. “In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character; there was nothing particularly new about this – death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  51. “Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well.” ~ Ellen Muth
  52. “Great oaks grow from little acorns. He has a green thumb. He has green fingers. He’s sowing his wild oats. Here Ceres’ gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper’s hand.” ~ Alexander Pope

  53. “Let us award a just, a brilliant homage to those rare men whom nature has endowed with the precious privilege of arranging a thousand isolated facts, of making seductive theories spring from them; but let us not forget to state, that the scythe of the reaper had cut the stalks before one had thought of uniting them into sheaves!” ~ Francois Arago
  54. “I came in rather late in the casting process of Reaper. I believe they had all the other roles cast. They were having trouble finding the devil. They had seen almost 100 actors for the role. I got the script and I liked it – it was clever and witty and very, very funny, and a nice, fresh take on an old story. I went in and did a scene for the producers, the kitchen scene from the pilot where I’m cooking a chicken-fried steak. At the end of it, they all had a smile on their face, and they realized they had found their devil.” ~ Ray Wise
  55. “Canada, having few indigenous prejudices, has been compelled to import them from elsewhere, duty-free, and it is the rare Canadian who is not shaken, at some time in the year, by “old, unhappy, far-off things / And battles long ago”, like Wordsworth’s solitary reaper. We are a nation of immigrants, and not happy in our minds.” ~ Robertson Davies
  56. “”He’s lying, Kay,” Nash said, fists clenched at his sides. “Hellions can’t lie, but we all know reapers can.” “Careful, pot,” Tod said. “Someone might notice your resemblance to the kettle.”” ~ Rachel Vincent

  57. “Listen to the Water-Mill: Through the live-long day How the clicking of its wheel Wears the hours away! Languidly the Autumn wind Stirs the forest leaves, From the field the reapers sing Binding up their sheaves: And a proverb haunts my mind As a spell is cast, “The mill cannot grind With the water that is past.” ~ Sarah Doudney
  58. “Two students severely injured, you yourself covered in blood, a Reaper on the premises, a Fenrir wolf running around loose somewhere, and extensive property damage to the resort. Well?” Nickamedes snapped. “What do you have to say for yourself, Gwendolyn?” I thought for a second, then grinned at him. “I followed your directions exactly. I never set one foot outside the hotel.” ~ Jennifer Estep
  59. “Just another part of that Spartan killer instinct. I can slay the ladies just as well as I can reapers.” ~ Jennifer Estep

  60. “Tod’s eyes widened, and his irises swirled in tight twists of blue. “Well, I don’t see that I have much of a choice, considering that’s part of Reaper Law.” “There’s a Reaper Law?” “Of course. ‘A reaper is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous…'” He shrugged. “It gets boring after that. But this situation is clearly covered under the ‘helpful’ category.” I rolled my eyes. “I think that’s the Boy Scout law.” “They took it from us. But they left out all the good stuff.” ~ Rachel Vincent
  61. “”I spent two hours trying to question reapers without sounding like I was questioning them. What do you think it says about us as a group, that every reaper I know is either irritable, egotistical, voyeuristic, or some combination of the three?” “That you fit in well?”” ~ Rachel Vincent
  62. “He’s like the Rasputin of reapers.” ~ Rachel Vincent

  63. “I can’t go back because I lost all my Soul Reaper powers! – Rukia You lost your powers? What are they, socks? – Ichigo” ~ Tite Kubo
  64. “Poverty is a reaper: it harvests everything inside us that might have made us capable of social intercourse with others, and leaves us empty, purged of feeling, so that we may endure all the darkness of the present day.” ~ Muriel Barbery
  65. “The beginnings of moral enterprises in this world are never to be measured by any apparent growth. … At length comes the sudden ripeness and the full success, and he who is called in at the final moment deems this success his own. He is but the reaper and not the laborer. Other men sowed and tilled and he but enters into their labors.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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