Aphorisms: Death

Posted: January 8, 2011 in ALL POSTS, Aphorisms, Words

Here are some aphorisms related to death:


The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.
–  Woody Allen

Death is both a threat and promise
–  Howard Ogden

I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.
–  Richard Feynman (last words)

No one can die now without teddy bears and candles being left at a fence
–  George Carlin

Goddamit!  He beat me to it.
— Janis Joplin (on hearing of Jimi Hendris’s death)

As the poets have mournfully sung
Death takes the innocent young
The rolling-in-money,
The screamingly funny,
And those who are very well hung

There are more dead people than living and their numbers are increasing.
–  Eugene Ionesco

Being over seventy is like being in a war.  All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
–  Muriel Spark

We are all cremated equal
–  Goodman Ace

Dyeing is no big deal.  The least of us will manage that.  Living is the trick.
– Red Smith

Death is part of life. The last part.
–  annonymous

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident ot someone who’s dead.
–  Albert Einstein


  1. anonnickus says:

    This is a nice piece. I found it because of your terrific comment to ‘the single space after the period always’ guy. Good work.

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