Top Ten Tuesday: Book Quotes About Death

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.  

This week’s topic is: Book Quotes about death

So I chose this topic because it was one that I didn’t think anyone was going to do. Also there are some really great book quotes out there about death and they are not all morbid. I wanted to show that death may be heartbreaking but it doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful too. 

Lover Reborn by JR Ward

“Life was short, no matter how many days you were granted. And people were precious, each and every one, no matter how many you were lucky enough to have in your life. And love… love was worth dying for. Worth living for, too.”

Dearest Ivie by J.R Ward

“It’s peaceful. Death can be a release and a relief for the person, and that is a blessing. The thing is, a lot of times, it is work to die. It requires physical and emotional effort. What sucks is that for most, particularly if they’re dying out of sequence, it’s a job they don’t want. It’s about loss of control, loss of function, loss of identity and independence…loss of choice and decision, of family and friends. But if you can let go of all that, what comes with it is freedom. A soaring freedom, the soul released from its temporary prison of mortality.”

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

“Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, “Why do people die?” and “Why is this happening to me?” Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all.”

“Beyond life, beyond death, my love for thee is eternal.”

“The best way to fight back the darkness is with love and light. The best way to cheat death is to live life with no regrets, holding nothing back, just throwing yourself into the messy, vibrant, unexpected beauty of it.”

“Death is not such a bad thing. What would be a bad thing would be living without challenges. Without knowing defeat, we cannot know what victory is. There is no life without death.”

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

“The silence of death, of the cemetery, was no punishment, but a reward for a life well lived.”

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

“Outside forces will always be out of your control. One thing you can control is how you choose to live. If you wake up fearful of every bad thing that might happen, you miss out on the good. Death will come for us one day. Worrying about tomorrow only accomplishes ruining today.”

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

“Death comes in endless forms. Of the body. Of the soul. Of the heart.”

Morbid Magic: Death Spirituality and Culture from Around the World by Tomas Prower

“Tomorrow is not guaranteed, and old age (even with all its inconveniences) is a gift denied to many. You’re alive now, and isn’t that reason enough to celebrate and be happy? And when death does come, will you look back with amazement at all the things you’ve done, or with regret at all the things you prevented yourself from doing? Until then, though, be easy on yourself. Cry when you’re sad. Mourn when there’s a death, and know that grief is the medicine, not the impediment, to healing from a loss. And if still none of this makes any sense to you, don’t worry; it will someday.”

I hope you enjoyed these quotes. I find them uplifting because they teach you to use death to motivate yourself to live a full life doing what you enjoy, which for me is a lot of reading but I am trying to branch out.

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