Sometimes we find inspiration in the most unexpected places. This is exactly what you’ll find in our list of the most inspirational quotes on life and death. We tend to see death as an ending; a moment where everything is lost, but it can be more than that. These quotes remind us that there are tears to shed in death, lessons to be learned, humour to be found and solace to seek.

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Most Inspirational Quotes on Life and Death


“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there with it happens” – Woody Allen

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

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ― Mark Twain


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.” – David Gerrold

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike


“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” ― Emily Dickinson

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” – Langston Hughes

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

“I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross



“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost

“You mustn’t be afraid of death. You’re a deathless soul you can’t be kept in a dark grave you’re filled with God’s glow” – Rumi

“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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  1. Unbeing dead is’t being alive -E.E cummings

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