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I do not believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
-- Woody Allen


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it by not dying!
-- Woody Allen


It's impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
-- Woody Allen


The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind.
-- John Allston


What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
-- Dave Barry


Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte


The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
-- Joan Borysenko


He who dies a thousand deaths meets the final hour with the calmness of one who approaches a well remembered door.
-- Heywood Brown


Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
-- Buddha


Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
-- Buddha


Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
-- Epicurus


Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz


I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
-- Nathan Hale


He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
-- J. Heller


Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!
-- Patrick Henry


We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.
-- Russell M. Nelson, LDS Church News, April 1992 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


I am become death, shatterer of worlds.
-- Robert J. Oppenheimer, citing from the Bhagavadgita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion


How could they tell?
-- Dorothy Parker, upon hearing that President Coolidge had died


There are many things worth living for, there are a few things worth dying for, but there is nothing worth killing for.
-- Tom Robbins


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
-- George Santayana


I want to die in my sleep like my friend.... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
-- Seen on a bumper sticker


Everything is drive-through. In California, they even have a burial service called Jump-In-The-Box.
-- Wil Shriner


Early to rise and early to bed.
Makes a male healthy, wealthy and dead.
-- James Thurber


I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.
-- Virginia Woolf


It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
-- Emiliano Zapata


Beginning in February 1976 your assistance benefits will be discontinued ... Reason: it has been reported to our office that you expired on January 1, 1976.
-- excerpt from a letter, Illinois Department of Public Aid