„Death is not the end. Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The soul is the guide.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
My Rose Petals (1971)
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
The Lotos-Eaters (1832), Context: Death is the end of life; ah, why Should life all labour be? Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast, And in a little while our lips are dumb. Let us alone. What is it that will last? All things are taken from us, and become Portions and parcels of the dreadful past. Let us alone. What pleasure can we have To war with evil? Is there any peace In ever climbing up the climbing wave? All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave In silence; ripen, fall and cease: Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease. Choric Song, st. 4
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Inhale and Exhale (1936), Antranik and the Spirit of Armenia
„And what is death? It is the change in the living process of a particular body. Integration ends and disintegration sets in. (…) In death only the body dies. Life does not, consciousness does not, reality does not. And the life is never so alive as after death.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Death, Source: "I am That." P.12.
„With a mind not diseased, a holy life is a life of hope; and at the end of it, death is a great act of hope.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 328.
— Nadine Gordimer South african Nobel-winning writer 1923 - 2014
Yonder Mark (ed.), The Quotable Gordimer, 2014.