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There's a psychological mechanism, I've come to believe, that prevents most of us from imagining the moment of our own death. For if it were possible to imagine fully that instant of passing from consciousness to nonexistence, with all the attendant fear and humiliation of absolute helplessness, it would be very hard to live. It would be unbearably obvious that death is inscribed in everything that constitutes life, that any moment of your existence may be only a breath away from being the last. We would be continuously devastated by the magnitude of that inescapable fact. Still, as we mature into our mortality, we begin to gingerly dip our horror-tingling toes into the void, hoping that our mind will somehow ease itself into dying, that God or some other soothing opiate will remain available as we venture into the darkness of non-being.Aleksandar Hemon Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Aleksandar Hemon: There's a psychological mechanism, I've come to believe, that prevents most of us from imagining
In my opinion, anyone who says they have no anxiety at all over experiencing their own physical death is not in touch with their humanity".

~R. Alan Woods [2012]
R. Alan Woods Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By R. Alan Woods: In my opinion, anyone who says they have no anxiety at all over experiencing their
Since the dawn of existence, you mortals have feared dying, feared the unknown and the pain of it, and yet, pain is a part of life, not death. And I - I am the first moment after pain ceases," he [Death] pronounced. "It is life that fights and struggles and rages; life, that tears at you in its last agonizing throes to hold on, even if but for one futile instant longer ... Whereas I, I come softly when it is all done. Pain and death are an ordered sequence, not a parallel pair. So easy to confuse the correlations, not realizing that one does not bring the other.Vera Nazarian Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Vera Nazarian: Since the dawn of existence, you mortals have feared dying, feared the unknown and the
He was astonished at how calm he found he was. Fear of death had always energised him, making him move far more quickly than his body should have been capable of, accelerating his reactions and his thought process to a quite incredible level. This time, though, he only thought, Oh, and realised that he didn't really care all that much. He could feel his responsibilities, the love of others towards him, the unfulfilled possibilities; they were like a child's hand trying to pull him up, doing its best but simply not strong enough for the job. Above all, there was no blame. I tried to climb a wall, but I couldn't, and there it is.K.J. Parker Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By K.J. Parker: He was astonished at how calm he found he was. Fear of death had always
I love cheetahs. Every moment of every day is spent in fear of dying a terrible death yet they always carry themselves elegantly, remain loyal to their family, and never complain about anything.Gregor Collins Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Gregor Collins: I love cheetahs. Every moment of every day is spent in fear of dying a
Darkness is but a door, scary not because it opens, but out of fear that it will never closeJohnathan Jena Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Johnathan Jena: Darkness is but a door, scary not because it opens, but out of fear that
It's only young people who make giant, life-altering decisions based on what other people might think, and it's because they don't see their own death looming. Their fear is, "Will my family, friends and lovers admire me?" whereas an older person's fear is that vision of themselves lying in a hospital bed, a breathing tube up their nose and the thought running through their heads, "Why didn't I at least try to do what I wanted to do, while I had the chance?PatriciaV. Davis Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By PatriciaV. Davis: It's only young people who make giant, life-altering decisions based on what other people might
An old Celtic proverb boldly places death right at the center of life. 'Death is the middle of a long life,' they used to say. Ancient people did things like that; they put death at the center instead of casting it out of sight and leaving such an important subject until the last possible moment. Of course, they lived close to nature and couldn't help but see how the forest grew from fallen trees and how death seemed to replenish life from fallen members. Only the unwise and the overly fearful think that death is the blind enemy of life.Michael Meade Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Michael Meade: An old Celtic proverb boldly places death right at the center of life. 'Death is
We are taught to fear anything that can bring us closer to death - to keep us from taking huge leaps that involve risk. The only thing you should fear in this lifetime is not taking risks while you are living. I do not mean to go jump off a bridge. I mean, to go all out to reach your dreams, to dare to do things you typically would not do out of fear. Pain has a threshold and so does death. Fear neither, and never fear what has no right to be feared.Suzy Kassem Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Suzy Kassem: We are taught to fear anything that can bring us closer to death - to
For years afterward, I had dreams in which my mother appeared in strange forms, her features sewn onto other beings in combinations that seemed both grotesque and profound: as a slippery white fish at the end of my hook, with a trout's gaping, sorrowful mouth and her dark, shuttered eyes; as the elm tree at the edge of our property, its ragged clumps of tarnished gold leaves replaced by knotted skeins of her black hair; as the lame gray dog that lived on the Mueller's property, whose mouth, her mouth, opened and closed in yearning and who never made a sound. As I grew older, I came to realize that death had been easy for my mother; to fear death, you must first have something to tether you to life. But she had not. It was as if she had been preparing for her death the entire time I knew her. One day she was alive; the next, not.
And as Sybil said, she was lucky. For what more could we presume to ask from death - but kindness?
Hanya Yanagihara Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Hanya Yanagihara: For years afterward, I had dreams in which my mother appeared in strange forms, her
It is a balsam," answered Don Quixote, "the receipt of which I have in my memory, with which one need have no fear of death, or dread dying of any wound; and so when I make it and give it to thee thou hast nothing to do when in some battle thou seest they have cut me in half through the middle of the body - as is wont to happen frequently, - but neatly and with great nicety, ere the blood congeal, to place that portion of the body which shall have fallen to the ground upon the other half which remains in the saddle, taking care to fit it on evenly and exactly. Then thou shalt give me to drink but two drops of the balsam I have mentioned, and thou shalt see me become sounder than an apple.Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra: It is a balsam," answered Don Quixote, "the receipt of which I have in my
The amazing feeling of being alive beautifully conquers the fear of deathMunia Khan Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Munia Khan: The amazing feeling of being alive beautifully conquers the fear of death
I'm not afraid of death, just of dying.Duane Hewitt Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Duane Hewitt: I'm not afraid of death, just of dying.
In whatever wink of consciousness that remained to me I felt I understood the secret grandeur of dying, all the knowledge held back from all humankind until the very end: no pain, no fear, magnificent detachment, lying in state upon the death barge and receding into the grand immensities like an emperor, gone, gone, observing all the distant scurryers on shore, freed from all the old human pettiness of love and fear and grief and death.Donna Tartt Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Donna Tartt: In whatever wink of consciousness that remained to me I felt I understood the secret
Death is most terrifying to those who have yet to live.Dan Pearce Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Dan Pearce: Death is most terrifying to those who have yet to live.
The worst part of writing fiction is the fear of wasting your life behind a keyboard. The idea that, dying, you'll realize you only lived on paper. Your only adventures were make-believe, and while the world fought and kissed, you sat in some dark room masturbating and making money.Chuck Palahniuk Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: The worst part of writing fiction is the fear of wasting your life behind a
What is there in music that it should so stir our deeps? We are all ordinarily in a state of desperation; such is our life; ofttimes it drives us to suicide. To how many, perhaps to most, life is barely tolerable, and if it were not for the fear of death or of dying, what a multitude would immediately commit suicide! But let us hear a strain of music, we are at once advertised of a life which no man had told us of, which no preacher preaches. Suppose I try to describe faithfully the prospect which a strain of music exhibits to me. The field of my life becomes a boundless plain, glorious to tread, with no death nor disappointment at the end of it. All meanness and trivialness disappear. I become adequate to any deed. No particulars survive this expansion; persons do not survive it. In the light of this strain there is no thou nor I. We are actually lifted above ourselves.Henry David Thoreau Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: What is there in music that it should so stir our deeps? We are all
Where there's life, death is inevitable. Dying's easy; it's living that's hard. The harder it gets, the stronger the will to live. And the greater the fear of death, the greater the struggle to keep on living.Mo Yan Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Mo Yan: Where there's life, death is inevitable. Dying's easy; it's living that's hard. The harder it
[T]hose who practice philosophy in the right way are in training for dying and they fear death least of all men.Plato Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Plato: [T]hose who practice philosophy in the right way are in training for dying and they
He who pretends to look on death without fear lies. All men are afraid of dying, this is the great law of sentient beings, without which the entire human species would soon be destroyed.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
French philosopher and writer.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jean-Jacques Rousseau: He who pretends to look on death without fear lies. All men are afraid of
Do I fear death? No, I am not afraid of being dead because there's nothing to be afraid of, I won't know it. I fear dying, of dying I feel a sense of waste about it and I fear a sordid death, where I am incapacitated or imbecilic at the end which isn't something to be afraid of, it's something to be terrified of.Christopher Hitchens Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Do I fear death? No, I am not afraid of being dead because there's nothing
I don't believe we return to haunt or comfort the living or anything, but I think something becomes of us." "But you fear oblivion." "Sure, I fear earthly oblivion. But, I mean, not to sound like my parents, but I believe humans have souls, and I believe in the conservation of souls. The oblivion fear is something else, fear that I won't be able to give anything in exchange for my life. If you don't live a life in service of a greater good, you've gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know? And I fear that I won't get either a life or a death that means anything." I just shook my head. "What?" he asked. "Your obsession with, like, dying for something or leaving behind some great sign of your heroism or whatever. It's just weird." "Everyone wants to lead an extraordinary life.John Green Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By John Green: I don't believe we return to haunt or comfort the living or anything, but I
On his way back through the plane Richard had seen women crying-- three women, four women. And he realized that there always were these women on planes, crying, with makeup in meltdown, folded over in the window seat or candidly hideous in the aisle, clutching Kleenex. Before, if he assumed anything, he assumed they were crying about boyfriends or husbands (partings or sunderings), or crying (who cared?) from toothache or curse pains or fear of flying. But now he was forty, and he knew.

Women on planes were crying because someone they love or loved is dead or dying. Every plane has them.
Martin Amis Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Martin Amis: On his way back through the plane Richard had seen women crying-- three women, four
Am I afraid to die? I am every time I let myself be seduced by the noisy voices of my world telling me that my "little life" is all I have and advising me to cling to it with all my might. But when I let these voices move to the background of my life and listen to that small soft voice calling me the Beloved, I know that there is nothing to fear and that dying is the greatest act of love, the act that leads me into the eternal embrace of my God whose love is everlasting.Henri J.M. Nouwen Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Henri J.M. Nouwen: Am I afraid to die? I am every time I let myself be seduced by
But it isn't only the terror everywhere, and the fear of being conscious of it, that freezes people. It's more than that. People know they are in a society dead or dying. They are refusing emotion because at the end of every emotion are property, money, power. They work and despise their work, and so freeze themselves. They love but know that it's a half-love or a twisted love, and so they freeze themselves.
It is possible that in order to keep love, feeling, tenderness alive, it will be necessary to feel these emotions ambiguously, even for what is false and debased, or for what is still an idea, a shadow in the willed imagination only ... or if what we feel is pain, then we must feel it, acknowledging that the alternative is death. Better anything than the shrewd, the calculated, the non-committal, the refusal of giving for fear of the consequences ...
Doris Lessing Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Doris Lessing: But it isn't only the terror everywhere, and the fear of being conscious of it,
But when I went to Hiroshima and began to study or just listen to people's descriptions of their work, it was quite clear they were talking about death all the time, about people dying all around them, about their own fear of death.Robert Jay Lifton Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Robert Jay Lifton: But when I went to Hiroshima and began to study or just listen to people's
To live fully we would need to let go of our fear of dying. That fear can only be addressed by the love of living. We have a long history in this nation of believing that to be too celebratory is dangerous, that being optimistic is foolhardy, hence our difficulty in celebrating life, in teaching our children and ourselves how to love life.Bell Hooks Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Bell Hooks: To live fully we would need to let go of our fear of dying. That
But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony
Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?
Erich Maria Remarque Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Erich Maria Remarque: But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I
But, sir, isn't death a dreadful thing?" asked Malcolm.
"That depends on whether a man regards it as his fate or as the will of a perfect God. Its obscurity is its dread. But if God be light, then death itself must be full of splendor
a splendor probably too keen for our eyes to receive."
"But there's the dying itself; isn't that fearsome? It's that I would be afraid of."
"I don't see why it should be. It's the lack of a God that makes it dreadful, and you would be greatly to blame for that, Malcolm, if you hadn't found your God by the time you had to die.
George MacDonald Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By George MacDonald: But, sir, isn't death a dreadful thing?" asked Malcolm."That depends on whether a man regards
When God issues a call to us, it is always a holy call. The vocation of dying is a sacred vocation. To understand that is one of the most important lessons a Christian can ever learn. When the summons comes, we can respond in many ways. We can become angry, bitter or terrified. But if we see it as a call from God and not a threat from Satan, we are far more prepared to cope with its difficulties.R.C. Sproul Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By R.C. Sproul: When God issues a call to us, it is always a holy call. The vocation
I think people believe in heaven because they don't like the idea of dying, because they want to carry on living and they don't like the idea that other people will move into their house and put their things into the rubbish.Mark Haddon Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Mark Haddon: I think people believe in heaven because they don't like the idea of dying, because
I recall my life every day. I recall my sins and my acts of purity. I remind myself I was never a religious man. I remind myself that I have been dead for half of forever. I remind myself of nothing. I move along to the next minute. Next day. Next year. The earth doesn't change so much anymore. It doesn't change so quickly. With humans, the earth had to keep changing. But you can only replace a dying thing so many times before someone notices. There haven't been humans for years. Maybe a decade. Maybe more. I find myself loving their absence. The absence of humanity is the absence of violence. I love this peace. But then I remember my bones. My mind and my memories. I remember I'm human. I am the thing I detest. The creature that haunts my steps. It's my shadow I see watching me. It's my reflection in the water. I keep remembering. I live in fear. But still, I walk on.F.K. Preston Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By F.K. Preston: I recall my life every day. I recall my sins and my acts of purity.
He wrote arguments for and against life; he began to think the slowest and most painful form of suicide was living, running the whole decathlon of suffering, no breather or bottled water. Fear of dying was irrational. Death was utilitarian. Decrease in net resource consumption and planetary suffering. Increase in net comedy. There was no afterlife but there was a right-before-death, and medical research said it was loopy and nice, all white lights and gentle voices. With booze it wasn't even scary. Some people with terrible lives didn't kill themselves, but that didn't mean they shouldn't. Most people weren't alive and didn't mind. You couldn't regret it.Tony Tulathimutte Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Tony Tulathimutte: He wrote arguments for and against life; he began to think the slowest and most
Concha would cry when she found out I was dead, she should have no taste for life for months afterward. But I was still the one who was going to die. I thought of her soft, beautiful eyes. when she looked at me something passed her to me. But I knew it was over: if she looked at me now the look would stay in her eyes, it wouldn't reach me. I was aloneJean-Paul Sartre Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jean-Paul Sartre: Concha would cry when she found out I was dead, she should have no taste
So I do fear death in the sense that I find the prospect of dying pretty scary. But I no longer fear that I will one day be annihilated and cease to exist.Brad Warner Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Brad Warner: So I do fear death in the sense that I find the prospect of dying
All the same I fear what happens when we expand the terrain of medical practice to include actively assisting people with speeding their death. I am less worried about the abuse of these powers than I am about dependence on them.Atul Gawande Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Atul Gawande: All the same I fear what happens when we expand the terrain of medical practice
Love doesn't die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others' lives. Love changes form and shape. Love gets into everything. Death doesn't conquer all; love does. Love wins every single time. Love wins by lasting through death. Love wins by loving more, loving again, loving without fear.Kate O'Neill Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Kate O'Neill: Love doesn't die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps
No one wants to go into a nursing home. My patients fear it; families often feel terrible guilt when the time comes: it is thought of as an abandonment. Nursing homes are where we place our bad outcomes, our frail, our no-longer-independents. They are places people go to wait safely to die. The old doubly incontinents. You might have stood up to Stalin, you might still read Tolstoy, but if you're losing it from both the front and back and you're not a two-year-old, you're going to be hidden away.
"Don't know the nursing homes, they do a pretty good job," a geriatrician said to me. And most of the time they perform their function: as a holding bay for old people. Most of the time.
Karen Hitchcock Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Karen Hitchcock: No one wants to go into a nursing home. My patients fear it; families often
Everyone died in solitude, after all. A simple enough truth. A truth no one need fear. The spirits waited before they cast judgement upon a soul, waited for that soul - in its dying isolation - to set judgement upon itself, upon the life it had lived, and if peace came of that, then the spirits would show mercy. If torment rode the Wild Mare, why, then, the spirits knew to match it. When the soul faced itself, after all, it was impossible to lie. Deceiving arguments rang loud with falsehood, their facile weakness too obvious to ignore.Steven Erikson Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Steven Erikson: Everyone died in solitude, after all. A simple enough truth. A truth no one need
I am young now and can look upon my body and soul with pride. But it will be mangled soon, and later it will begin to disintegrate, and then I shall die, and die conclusively. How can we face such a fact, and not live in fear?Jack Kerouac Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jack Kerouac: I am young now and can look upon my body and soul with pride. But
I'm slightly pessimistic about human nature, about how close it's possible to bond with those around you. Dying alone is a deep fear for most people. I'm not scared of death but I'm scared of dying scared. Maybe everything else in life comes from those two points: the separation anxiety of childhood and the ultimate fear of dying alone.Jonathan Trigell Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jonathan Trigell: I'm slightly pessimistic about human nature, about how close it's possible to bond with those
To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.Socrates Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Socrates: To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is
Maybe someone who dies at the age of a hundred doesn't feel anything more than the fear that grips us when we're six and it's nighttime and our mother comes in to turn out the light.Kamel Daoud Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Kamel Daoud: Maybe someone who dies at the age of a hundred doesn't feel anything more than
The courage to continue before the face of despair is the recognition in those eyes of darkness we find our own night vision. Women blessed with death-eyes are fearless.Terry Tempest Williams Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: The courage to continue before the face of despair is the recognition in those eyes
Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.Stanislav Grof Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Stanislav Grof: Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of
We tend to have a limited concept of spiritual death as saying no only to things we want or covet
our guilty pleasures and selfish ambitions. But in reality, it means dying inwardly to whatever has control over us. The thing that really controls us may not be what we want. It may be what we fear. Fear can dominate our lives just as strongly as desire.
Nancy Pearcey Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Nancy Pearcey: We tend to have a limited concept of spiritual death as saying no only to
I can't bear the thought of oblivion, Asriel," she continued. "Sooner anything than that. I used to think pain would be worse - to be tortured forever - I thought that must be worse . . . But as long as you were conscious, it would be better, wouldn't it? Better than feeling nothing, just going into the dark, everything going out forever and ever?Philip Pullman Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Philip Pullman: I can't bear the thought of oblivion, Asriel," she continued. "Sooner anything than that. I
Those of us with the courage to open ourselves to that much love and not fear it - who can give joy to a dying child until the very end without withdrawing to save ourselves - those are our saints. It is not the martyrs. It is never the martyrs.Derek Miller Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Derek Miller: Those of us with the courage to open ourselves to that much love and not
Garraty wondered how it would be, to lie in the biggest, dustiest library silence of all, dreaming endless, thoughtless dreams behind your gummed-down eyelids, dressed forever in your Sunday suit. No worries about money, success, fear, joy, pain, sorrow, sex, or love. Absolute zero. No father, mother, girlfriend, lover. The dead are orphans. No company but the silence like a moth's wing. An end to the agony of movement, to the long nightmare of going down the road. The body in peace, stillness, and order. The perfect darkness of death.
How would that be? Just how would that be?
Stephen King Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Stephen King: Garraty wondered how it would be, to lie in the biggest, dustiest library silence of
Most of us were not afraid of death, only of the act of dying; and there were times when we overcame even this fear. At such moments we were free-men without shadows, dismissed from the ranks of the mortal; it was the most complete experience of freedom that can be granted a man.Arthur Koestler Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Arthur Koestler: Most of us were not afraid of death, only of the act of dying; and
Death is only dreadful for those who live in dread and fear of it. Death is not wild and terrible, if only we can be still and hold fast to God's Word. Death is not bitter, if we have not become bitter ourselves. Death is grace, the greatest gift of grace that God gives to people who believe in him. Death is mild, death is sweet and gentle; it beckons to us with heavenly power, if only we realize that it is the gateway to our homeland, the tabernacle of joy, the everlasting kingdom of peace.
How do we know that dying is so dreadful? Who knows whether, in our human fear and anguish we are only shivering and shuddering at the most glorious, heavenly, blessed event in the world? Death is hell and night and cold, if it is not transformed by our faith. But that is just what is so marvelous, that we can transform death.
Eric Metaxas Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Eric Metaxas: Death is only dreadful for those who live in dread and fear of it. Death
Dying was nothing and he had no picture of it nor fear of it in his mind. But living was a field of grain blowing in the wind on the side of a hill. Living was a hawk in the sky. Living was an earthen jar of water in the dust of the threshing with the grain flailed out and the chaff blowing. Living was a horse between your legs and a carbine under one leg and a hill and a valley and a stream with trees along it and the far side of the valley and the hills beyond.Ernest Hemingway, Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: Dying was nothing and he had no picture of it nor fear of it in
When you lose someone untimely; all left is never ending guilt, fear, and pain.Nikita Dudani Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Nikita Dudani: When you lose someone untimely; all left is never ending guilt, fear, and pain.
The song and dance didn't stop us dying. It just stopped the fear of death swallowing us up while we were still alive.Jackie French Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jackie French: The song and dance didn't stop us dying. It just stopped the fear of death
If things do not exist as fixed, independent entities, then how can they die? Our notion of death as the sudden expiration of that which was once so real starts to unwind. If things do not exist in their own right and are flickering rather than static, then we can no longer fear their ultimate demise. We may fear their instability, or their emptiness, but the looming threat of death starts to seem absurd. Things are constantly dying, we find. Or rather, they are constantly in flux, arising and passing away with each moment of consciousness.Mark Epstein Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Mark Epstein: If things do not exist as fixed, independent entities, then how can they die? Our
Jesus didn't have to extend His love. He didn't have to think of me when He went up on that cross. He didn't have to rewrite my story from one of beauty to one of brokenness and create a whole new brand of beauty. He simply didn't have to do it, but He did. He bought me. He bought me that day He died, and He showed His power when He overcame death and rose from the grave. He overcame my death in that moment. He overcame my fear of death in that unbelievable, beautiful moment, and the fruit of that death, that resurrection, and that stunning grace is peace. It is the hardest peace, because it is brutal. Horribly brutal and ugly, and we want to look away, but it is the greatest, greatest story that ever was. And it was, and it is.Kara Tippetts Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Kara Tippetts: Jesus didn't have to extend His love. He didn't have to think of me when
What tormented Ivan Ilyich most," Tolstoy writes, "was the deception, the lie, which for some reason they all accepted, that he was not dying but was simply ill, and he only need keep quiet and undergo a treatment and then something very good would result." Ivan Ilyich has flashes of hope that maybe things will turn around, but as he grows weaker and more emaciated he knows what is happening. He lives in mounting anguish and fear of death. But death is not a subject that his doctors, friends, or family can countenance. That is what causes him his most profound pain.Atul Gawande Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Atul Gawande: What tormented Ivan Ilyich most," Tolstoy writes, "was the deception, the lie, which for some
A trite but effective tactic against the fear of death: think of the list of people who had to be pried away from life. What did they gain by dying old? In the end, they all sleep six feet under - Caedicianus, Fabius, Julian, Lepidus, and all the rest. They buried their contemporaries, and were buried in turn. Our lifetime is so brief. And to live it out in these circumstances, among these people, in this body? Nothing to get excited about. Consider the abyss of time past, the infinite future. Three days of life or three generations: what's the difference?Marcus Aurelius Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: A trite but effective tactic against the fear of death: think of the list of
I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fearRoger Ebert Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Roger Ebert: I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there
I know there's no heaven. I know it all turns to nothingness. But I fear there will be some remnant of me left within that void. Left conscious by some random fluke. Something that will scream out for this. That one speck of my soul will still exist and be left trapped and wanting. For you. For the light. For anything.Drew Magary Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Drew Magary: I know there's no heaven. I know it all turns to nothingness. But I fear
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying says that death is the graduation ceremony, while living is just a long course in learning and preparing for the next journey. If we acknowledge death as the beginning, then how can we fear it?Nikki Sixx Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Nikki Sixx: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying says that death is the graduation ceremony, while
When you live with a potentially life-threatening condition you get used to the thought of dying. You accept it, you push on. The thing that scared me was the picture of dying slowly and painfully, the loss of independence and identity to illness.Josh Lanyon Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Josh Lanyon: When you live with a potentially life-threatening condition you get used to the thought of
I make a joke of it, but ... but I'm afraid of death." He straightened up and turned to look into Joseph's eyes. Joseph saw the fear there and was shocked by the intensity of it. "Are you afraid to die, Joseph?"
Joseph considered for a moment, then shook his head. "I'm not afraid to now, but then I'm not dying now. When I come to that moment, I will probably be ... what's the right word? Maybe frightened in a way that you're frightened when an experience lies before you you've never had.
"No more than that?"
"I hope not.
Gilbert Morris Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Gilbert Morris: I make a joke of it, but ... but I'm afraid of death." He straightened
My doctor told me that I drastically needed to lose weight. Fear of death and dying motivated meto make many lifestyle changes that led me to eventually shed over 100 pounds.Kelly Price Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Kelly Price: My doctor told me that I drastically needed to lose weight. Fear of death and
Why, do you not know, then, that the origin of all human evils, and of baseness, and cowardice, is not death, but rather the fear of death?Epictetus Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Epictetus: Why, do you not know, then, that the origin of all human evils, and of
Kiernan told me-" Tears I hadn't even felt coming on suddenly began streaming down my cheeks. I had to swallow a sob before I could continue. "He told me he was sorry for-for loving me. He was s-sorry because," a deep breath helped me regain some of my waning control, "he didn't want to hut me. His biggest fear was the pain he'd cause those he cared about after he was gone. But I think we can all agree that knowing Kiernan for even a single day was worth a lifetime of griefJamie Canosa Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jamie Canosa: Kiernan told me-" Tears I hadn't even felt coming on suddenly began streaming down my
Are you afraid of dying?"
"I was at first, maybe I still am a little bit. But it's not death that scares me so much as not being alive anymore. It's missing all the things that I would have seen if I hadn't gotten AIDS. Things like my daughter's graduation, her wedding, my grandchildren. I'll never see those things, and that makes me sad.
Deanna Lynn Sletten Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Deanna Lynn Sletten: Are you afraid of dying?" "I was at first, maybe I still am a little
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.Ann Landers Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Ann Landers: We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need
We die a day at a timeBangambiki Habyarimana Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Bangambiki Habyarimana: We die a day at a time
It is never too late To overcome despair, To turn sorrow into resolve And pain into purpose. It is never too late to alter my world, Not by magical incantations Or manipulations of the cards Or deciphering the stars. But by opening myself To curative forces buried within, To hidden energies The powers in my interior self. In sickness and in dying, it is never too late Living, I teach, Dying, I teach, How I face pain and fear, Others observe me, children, adults, Students of life and death, Learn from my bearing, my posture, My philosophy.Rochelle B. Weinstein Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Rochelle B. Weinstein: It is never too late To overcome despair, To turn sorrow into resolve And pain
When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will go, and Death himself will die.Ray Bradbury Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Ray Bradbury: When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will
He realized now that to be afraid of this death he was staring at with animal terror meant to be afraid of life. Fear of dying justified a limitless attachment to what is alive in man. And all those who had not made the gestures necessary to live their lives, all those who feared and exalted impotence - they were afraid of death because of the sanction it gave to a life in which they had not been involved. They had not lived enough, never having lived at all. And death was a kind of gesture, forever withholding water from the traveler vainly seeking to slake his thirst. But for the others, it was the fatal and tender gesture that erases and denies, smiling at gratitude as at rebellion.Albert Camus Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Albert Camus: He realized now that to be afraid of this death he was staring at with
Jesus' death wasn't to free us from dying, but to free us from the fear of death. Jesus came to liberate us so that we could die up front and then live. Jesus Christ wants to take us to places where only dead men and women can go.Erwin McManus Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Erwin McManus: Jesus' death wasn't to free us from dying, but to free us from the fear
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.Indira Gandhi Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Indira Gandhi: If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I
If this is death, if we are dead or dying or even if we are living and just going to die, then what do we have to fear? What are we worried about? I think the knowledge of death is freeing. That pressure we feel, the weight of life and its impending conclusion, is imaginary. And the fact that we're all in this together is unifying: there's solidarity in mortality.Chuck Palahniuk Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: If this is death, if we are dead or dying or even if we are
What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good.Maya Angelou Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Maya Angelou: What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not
I will simply die, as you will simply die, when our hearts stop beating. And instead of the fires of Hell or the clouds of Heaven, there will be a chorus of hungry worms or fish, depending on how we go. Isn't that what really terrifies you most of all, why you force yourself against all reason to believe in such tales? It's because you're afraid of the nothingness at the end. You're ashamed of it.Cliff James Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Cliff James: I will simply die, as you will simply die, when our hearts stop beating. And
Dave learned that Death is the opposite of peace: it's struggle, it's ugly, it's horrific, it's dirty. And ultimately, Death is emptiness.Emily Bleeker Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Emily Bleeker: Dave learned that Death is the opposite of peace: it's struggle, it's ugly, it's horrific,
It had to do with making a place for fear as a way of controlling it. He knew the smell of death and was terrified of it, for he could not anticipate it. It was not death or dying that frightened him, but the unexpectedness of both. In sorting it all out, he hit on the notion that if one day a year were devoted to it, everybody could get it out of the way and the rest of the year would be safe and free. In this manner he instituted National Suicide Day. On the third day of the new year, he walked through the Bottom down Carpenter's Road with a cowbell and a hangman's rope calling the people together. Telling them that this was their only chance to kill themselves or each other.Toni Morrison Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Toni Morrison: It had to do with making a place for fear as a way of controlling
Mr. Codro's destiny is Ptolemaic; in other words, based on fiction. Ptolemaic says it all; it means above all fixed and unchanging, that is to say different from real life which is by nature changing and temporary. It means: not according to natural truth, but according to man's desire and the pretense inspired by his fear of dying and his desire for permanence.Alberto Savinio Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Alberto Savinio: Mr. Codro's destiny is Ptolemaic; in other words, based on fiction. Ptolemaic says it all;
Why are you afraid of death? Is it perhaps because you do not know how to live? If you knew how to live fully, would you be afraid of death? If you loved the trees, the sunset, the birds, the falling leaf; if you were aware of men and women in tears, of poor people, and really felt love in your heart, would you be afraid of death? Would you? Don't be persuaded by me. Let us think about it together. You do not live with joy, you are not happy, you are not vitally sensitive to things; and is that why you ask what is going to happen when you die? Life for you is sorrow, and so you are much more interested in death. You feel that perhaps there will be happiness after death. But that is a tremendous problem, and I do not know if you want to go into it. After all, fear is at the bottom of all this - fear of dying, fear of living, fear of suffering. If you cannot understand what it is that causes fear and be free of it, then it does not matter very much whether yo u are living or dead.Jiddu Krishnamurti Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jiddu Krishnamurti: Why are you afraid of death? Is it perhaps because you do not know how
Three, 300, or 3,000 - these are the number of unknown days, a week, a year, or a decade, each far too precious little and yet, poignantly too much at the same time, to see an irrevocably declined loved one languish and suffer. That fear-ridden, irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but hesitates for reasons we don't understand, leaving us to weep with a mixture of angst and gratitude all at the same time. It is finally ushered all the way in, to comfort and carry our loved one to that Better Place. When the time finally comes, we can be enveloped in a warm cloak of long-awaited acceptance and peace that eases our own pain. It quiets the grief which has moaned inside of us, at least some, every single one of those bittersweet days, weeks... or years.Connie Kerbs Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Connie Kerbs: Three, 300, or 3,000 - these are the number of unknown days, a week, a
The fear of death is why we build cathedrals, have children, declare war, and watch cat videos online at three a.m.Caitlin Doughty Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Caitlin Doughty: The fear of death is why we build cathedrals, have children, declare war, and watch
[On the ancient Venus figurines:] If the central religious figure was a woman giving birth and not, as in our time, a man dying on a cross, it would not be unreasonable to infer that life and the love of life - rather than death and the fear of death - were dominant in society as well as art.Riane Eisler Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Riane Eisler: [On the ancient Venus figurines:] If the central religious figure was a woman giving birth
Lady Dance's music wasn't a magic charm. I'd misunderstood. We had all failed to understand. The song and dance didn't stop us dying. It just stopped the fear of death swallowing us up while we were still alive. 'Rejoice,' came the soft voice of Lady Dance in my mind. 'Watch the moon and stars ... ' Death had ruled my life till I met Lady Dance. Her dance had set me free.Jackie French Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Jackie French: Lady Dance's music wasn't a magic charm. I'd misunderstood. We had all failed to understand.
The People are a capricious and stupid beast that doesn't know its own strength and bears burdens and blows with patience;... it knows not what fear it inspires, or that its masters have prepared a magic potion to stupefy it. What a fantastic situation! The People beating and tying itself up with its own hands; fighting and dying for a few pennies from the King,... totally unaware that everything between heaven and earth really belongs to it and stoning to death anyone who would remind it of its rights.Tommaso Campanella Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Tommaso Campanella: The People are a capricious and stupid beast that doesn't know its own strength and
Jim turned his head slowly to look into my eyes and shuddered. It's the closest I've ever felt to dying.Susan Oakey-Baker Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By Susan Oakey-Baker: Jim turned his head slowly to look into my eyes and shuddered. It's the closest
Consider the impasse of a one God universe.
He is all-knowing and all-powerful.
He can't go anywhere since He is already everywhere.
He can't do anything since the act of doing presupposes opposition.
His universe is irrevocably thermodynamic having no friction by definition. So, He has to create friction: War, Fear, Sickness, Death,
To keep his dying show on the road.
William S. Burroughs Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By William S. Burroughs: Consider the impasse of a one God universe. He is all-knowing and all-powerful. He can't
A few generations living and dying without a sky, and enclosed spaces lost the atavistic terror of premature burial.James S.A. Corey Fear Of Death And Dying Sayings By James S.A. Corey: A few generations living and dying without a sky, and enclosed spaces lost the atavistic