Dead Quotes

Hollywood Undead

I look alive. I'm dead inside. My heart has holes, and black blood flows.

Lady Gaga

Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.

Simona Panova

Have a look around, my pretty, we are surrounded by Death in all forms – just the two of us are still alive –

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't be decieved by your mortality, you're just a piece of debris, and the sophisticated one lies inside us which was either created or would be destroyed.

Evan Meekins

Respect the dead, learn from them, do not follow or avenge them.

Simona Panova

The utter unbroken silence was more appalling than any ominous noise, than the loudest yells of anguish, than the most piercing screaming...
Dead silence.
Literally dead.

Hannah Kilfoyle

The sun leaves me to silence
Before my eyes adjust
My ears are tuned for violence
My jaw begins to rust
His words wrap all about me
And heavy as they seem
They do not feel as filthy
As leaving them in dreams

Michael Bassey Johnson

Death people who are still alive at this hour, must resurrect and ascend to the intellectual
Death people who are still alive at this hour, must resurrect and ascend to the intellectual heaven where there is no ignorance.

Simona Panova

My ghost is the only soul who ever comes to cry on my grave... Only the skies cried sincerely on my funeral.

John Green

(Witness also that when we talk about literature, we do so in the present tense. When we speak of the dead, we are not so kind.) You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.

Samuel Beckett

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

Doug Dorst

What begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin. Words are a gift to the dead and a warning to the living.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Stop sleeping, Get to work! You will have much time to sleep when you die.

Charles Bukowski

I decided to stay in bed until noon. Maybe by then half the world would be dead and it would only be half as hard to take.

Munia Khan

Slogans seem to be dead; this world is now busy chanting fears of lost democracy

Neil Gaiman

Name the different kinds of people,’ said Miss Lupescu. ‘Now.’

Bod thought for a moment. ‘The living,’ he said. ‘Er. The dead.’ He stopped. Then, ‘... Cats?’ he offered, uncertainly.

China Miéville

The dead are way more organized than the living.

K-Ske Hasegawa

It's all crap.
Living is crap.
Life has no meaning.
None. Nowhere to be found.
Why doesn't anybody realize this?

Gerard Way

Life is but a dream for the dead.

Mother Jones

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.

Tess Gerritsen

The dead do not hurt you; only the living do.

Megan McCafferty

You gotta take chances in this life or you're already

Yiyun Li

When the dead departed, they took away any falsehoods that they might have allowed us to believe while alive; we who are left behind have to embark on a different life, since the dead are no longer here to help us deceive ourselves.

Christopher Buehlman

Happiness is the province of those who ask few questions.

Amanda Ashley

That settles it, no more books about vampire before bedtime.

Amanda Ashley

You don't think I'm going to deflower you under your father's roof, do you?

Derek Landy

Of course I want to kill you," said Skulduggery. "I want to kill most people. But then where would I be? In a field of dead people with no one to talk to.

Stephen King

Sometimes dead is better

Rachel Vincent

...the dead have a way of becoming saints in the eyes of their survivors...

William S. Burroughs

when I become death. Death is the seed from which I grow.

Jeanette Winterson

There is a certain seductiveness about dead things. You can ill treat, alter and recolour what's dead. It won’t complain.

Wilfred Owen

Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead.

Ana Monnar

Good thing I'm aging, otherwise I'd be dead.

Amy Tintera

You smell so good,"
"No, I don't, I smell like death."
"You're crazy, you're not dead. You do not smell like death."
"I was dead a long time."
"And now you're not. Hence the alive smell.

Steven Ramirez

You can’t get the blood out.

Thomas Pynchon

As if the dead really do persist, even in a bottle of wine.

Thomm Quackenbush

She had thought he was dead, or at least not totally alive, and you could not still be dating someone you believe had an autopsy, so it was not really cheating.

Shannon Celebi

Instead, I opened my eyes to find the thing in front of my face, wafting dead horse breath across my chin and up my nose, its mouth like a gaping maw; its eyes, two giant wormholes, twisting and bending with some apparitional substance that could have been space and time if I’d known anything about physics.

Ryan Dobson

Think about this: You don't know when these people are going to die. They could get into a car today and be killed on the way home. Did they ever hear about Jesus? God has put you in their lives to be His ambassador. You're His megaphone, through which He wants to call out to them to come to Him and be saved.

Jane Goodall

The least I can do is speak out for the hundreds of chimpanzees who, right now, sit hunched, miserable and without hope, staring out with dead eyes from their metal prisons. They cannot speak for themselves.

Charles De Leusse

Massoud is dead, but not the hope ! (Massoud est mort, - Mais pas l'espoir !)

Richard Matheson

Shall I kill her now? Shall I not even investigate, but kill her and burn her?
His throat moved. Such thoughts were a hideous testimony to the world he had accepted; a world in which murder was easier than hope.

George Eliot

O may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence; live
In pulses stirred to generosity,
In deeds of daring rectitude...

Ray Bradbury

For if we're destroyed, the knowledge is dead...We're nothing more than dust jackets for many pages to a person...

Lailah Gifty Akita

The living has a great hope, we have life to bounce back from any difficulty. The dead had no hope.

Carew Papritz

It is everything that makes a man. It is everything that makes this man. And that is who I am alive, and that is who I am dead.

Cornelia Funke

I will try to write books until I drop dead.

Marcel Theroux

The Word is alive. We have always known it. But it needs to be uttered, aloud or in the mind of a reader. Without a consciousness to tickle them into life, those books were dead.

Richard Matheson

Again he shook his head. The world's gone mad, he thought. The dead walk about and I think nothing of it. The return of corpses has become trivial in import. How quickly one accepts the incredible if only one sees it enough!

Mercedes Lackey

How could we have been afraid of her? She was only dead. It’s the living we fear.

Anthony Liccione

She had died, I just never told her. So still, we walk, eat and sleep together, in fear one day she'll come to realize it.

Munia Khan

The amazing feeling of being alive beautifully conquers the fear of death

Sanhita Baruah

After torturing our adrenaline by watching a horror movie for a couple of hours the places we are most afraid of are the doors and windows of the room even though they are the only ways for us to escape in case of occurrence such an event.

Sharad Vivek Sagar

It's sad that several political parties still count the dead, the starving, the unemployed by their religion, caste, creed and sect. The young generation needs to engage in politics of right vs wrong and not right vs left.

Olaf Stapledon

With characteristic lack of false modesty, John once said to me, "My looks are a rough test of people. If they don't begin to see me beautiful when they have had a chance to learn, I know they're dead inside, and dangerous.

Munia Khan

You don’t need a sad soul
to feel the beauty of a dead grave
Just stay with the pale moon
when darkness wants the night to be brave

Aaron B. Powell

I’m just happy to have experienced life; to have had a beautiful son and to have loved.

Margaret Atwood

Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I can listen to my own heartbeat against the bedsprings...but there’s something dead about it, something deserted.

Robert J.A. Gilbert

A hero is not measured by the lives that he has saved. A hero is measured by the number of the dead that he did not join.

LeAnne Mechelle

I'm chasing a decade old ghost. Searching beneath the rafters of a cobweb-filled haven lined with old memories which my brain cannot accept are dead. The light of nostalgia is burning bright inside my heart. Ignoring the emptiness around me, and hoping for a resurrection of love.

Arundhati Roy

The only dream worth having, I told her, is to dream that you will live while you're alive and die only when you're dead.


Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Stéphane Audeguy

One dead body required two men either to bury it or to transport it to the rear. A wounded soldier, on the other hand, immobilized five men for an indeterminate amount of time; and who knew whether it was even worth the effort.

Charles De Leusse

War limits the deads. It limits them to the cimetery ... (La guerre limite les morts. - Les limite au cimetière...)

Primo Levi

The living are more demanding; the dead can wait.

Hugh Howey

Heroes didn't win. The heroes were whoever happened to win. History told their story - the dead didn't say a word. All of it was bullshit.

George R.R. Martin

The day is won [...] And yet you do not smile, boy. The living should smile, for the dead cannot.

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

But it's fair to say that the war's [WWI] dialectic forced those who were more or less alive to go to their death, and gave those who were more or less dead the right to live. And if the war managed only to separate the living from the dead, then the new regime, arriving in its wake, would sooner or later pit them against each other as enemies.

Jandy Nelson

Y hay que ver, esos libros sobre el duelo son una
mierda, todos iguales, una porquería total al cien por cien.

Judith Merkle Riley

Why the Romans, Father?" I asked him one afternoon.
"Because, my child, they teach us how to bear suffering in a world of injustice where all faith is dead," he answered.

Jennifer Niven

For a minute, I can feel it: the sense of peace as my mind goes quiet, like I'm already dead. I am weightless and free. Nothing and no one to fear, not even myself.

Mary E. Pearson

It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.

Donna Tartt

The dead appear to us in dreams because that's the only way they can make us see them; what we see is only a projection, beamed from a great distance, light shining at us from a dead star...

Michael Bassey Johnson

There's no secret on how to attain a greater height, just keep climbing the ladder, don't look at the dreadful distance, lock up that negative thoughts today, and fulfil your dreams.

Shannon Celebi

Mama wasn't dead...exactly. They all said she was, but when Elma was small, she seen Mama creep into her room at night, half-naked, head all bloodied red like when they found her by the well that day, and Elma reckoned dead just meant pretendin' you couldn't move or breathe until nightfall when you got up and walked around like you was free.

Rachel Van Dyken

Music without passion is merely noise. A life without passion? You may as well be dead.

Jeaniene Frost

There is only one way to fight, and that's dirty. Clean gentlemanly fighting will get you nowhere but dead, and fast. Take every cheap shot, every low blow, absolutely kick people when they're down, and maybe you'll be the one who walks away.

John Green

Sure, anyone can name fourteen dead people. But we're disorganized mourners, so a lot of people end up remembering Shakespeare, and no one ends up remembering the person he wrote Sonnet Fifty-five about.

Tia Artemis

I see ghosts like you see a normal person. Looking regular, tangible as ever and even more alive than most of the people you’ll see walking around the streets.

Tim Burton

Most people say about graveyards: "Oh, it's just a bunch of dead people. It's creepy." But for me, there's an energy to it that it not creepy, or dark. It has a positive sense to it.

William Lloyd Garrison

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.

Aniruddha Sastikar

Keep extending hand for friendship. Those alive will grip yours with theirs, while the morally dead will inflate; rubbing their own palms.

V.C. Andrews

Go on, glare your eyes at me, and cry and plead, and talk to
me about money and what it can buy. But it can't buy back a child once he's dead!

Karen Quan

Life is great, and without it, you'd be dead.

Dejan Stojanovic

Neither alive nor dead;
No one lets up,
No one wins.

Marcel Proust

So difficult is it for us to know, with the dead as with the living, whether a thing would cause them joy or sorrow!

Ricky Maye

In all of your living don’t forget to live.

N.H. Kleinbaum

That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

George Orwell

We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far away that future may be, there is no knowing.

Rick Yancey

And it occurs to me that there’s no real difference between us, the living and the dead; it’s just a matter of tense: past-dead and future-dead

Suzanne Collins

Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.

Gerald Morris

I must be alive," Gawain said hoarsely. "Dead doesn't hurt this much.

Simona Panova

So, apart from casting runes, what other hobbies do you have? Forbidden rituals, human sacrifices, torturing? –

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