One thing’s for sure, we all have to deal with loss and we’re all going to die. As humans, we usually find this a tough thing to level with – physically, spiritually and emotionally. I don’t have all the answers but it can never hurt to seek comfort in some inspirational words, can it?

It’s important we feel able to discuss death, dying and grief now and for the future. Removing the fear and stigma around this will be a game changer – which is something I’ve started to realise just recently as I participate in Dying Matters Week.

Here’s 15 comforting quotes about death:
  1. “Past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion”. Albert Einstein.

  2. “I think our fear on dying is a loss of control. Those thoughts are your conditioning. Those thoughts are not you”. Ondrea Levine.

  3. “Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it”. Haruki Murakami.

  4. “To die will be an awfully big adventure”. Peter Pan.

  5. “Life asked death, “why do people love me, but hate you?” Death responded, “because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth”.” Anon.

  6. “Analysis of death is not for the sake of becoming fearful but to appreciate this precious lifetime”. Dalai Lama.

  7. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure”. J.K. Rowling.

  8. “The truth is, when people know they are going to die, that last year is often the most loving, most conscious, and most caring – even under the conditions of poor concentration, the side effects of medication, and so on. So don’t wait to die until you die. Start practicing now”. Stephen Levine.

  9. “No one here gets out alive”. Jim Morrison.

  10. “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away”. Terry Pratchett.

  11. “Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening”. Walter Scott.

  12. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will”. Chuck Palahniuk.

  13. “It is not length of life, but depth of life”. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  14. “A cloud can become rain, or snow, or ice, but a cloud cannot become nothing. And that is why the notion of death cannot be applied to reality. There is a transformation, there is a continuation, but you cannot say that there is death. Because in your mind, to die, means you suddenly become nothing. From someone, you suddenly become no one….when you can remover those notions, you are free and you have no fear”. Thich Nhat Hanh.

  15. “While I thought I was learning how to live, I was learning how to die”. Leonardo da Vinci.

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