Dead Quotes

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.

Jim Butcher

Economists are surgeons who operate beautifully on the dead and torment the living.

Nicolas Chamfort

To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead.

Samuel Butler

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.

Lois McMaster Bujold

We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.

Clive Barker

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!

Edward Payson Powell

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.

David Crockett

He who never looks up to a living God, to a heavenly presence, loses the power of perceiving that presence, and the universe slowly turns into a dead machine, clashing and grinding on, without purpose or end. If the light within us be darkness, how great is that darkness!

James Freeman Clarke

None but the dead have free speech.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The rolling stone rolls echoing from rock to rock; but the rolling stone is dead. The moss is silent because the moss is alive.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

I want justice. And there's an old poster out West, I recall, that says, "Wanted: Dead or Alive."

George Walker Bush

We're going to get [Bin Laden] Dead or alive, it doesn't matter to me.

George Walker Bush

The great characters of fiction live as truly as the memories of dead men. For the life after death it is not necessary that a man or woman should have lived.

Samuel Butler

When I am dead I would rather people thought me better than I was instead of worse; but if they think me worse, I cannot help it and, if it matters at all, it will matter more to them than to me.

Samuel Butler

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