The Best Dead quotes

This blog post is for entrepreneurs who are looking for some inspiration and motivation. I have compiled a list of dead quotes that I hope will do the trick. As you read through them, remember that failure is not the end of the road, it’s only a step in the journey. So don’t give up, keep going and you will achieve your dreams.


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The best dead quotes

1. It is as if i were dead, and this is the afterโ€“life, her in the sunlight, beyond the edge of the world, among the sons and daughters of the sea. โ€” Ursula K. Le Guin

2. I wish I could set deadlines for the Congress, but that’s just not the way the Constitution is written. โ€” Robert M. Gates

3. Precise adaptation, with each part finely honed to perform a definite function in an optimal way, can only lead to blind alleys, dead ends, and extinction. โ€” Stephen Jay Gould

4. It is a solemn thought: dead, the noblest man’s meat is inferior to pork. โ€” Mark Twain

5. Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrimโ€“created obstacle in the way of Christmas โ€” a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour.

6. The etymologist finds the deadest word to have been once a brilliant picture. โ€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can’t change. After I die, I’ll probably come back as a paintbrush. โ€” Sylvester Stallone

8. I need solitude for my writing โ€” not ‘like a hermit’โ€“that wouldn’t be enoughโ€“but like a dead man.

9. Grandfather : Death is nothing to be afraid of.Renee : It’s not death I’m afraid of.Grandfather: What is it, then? โ€” Yvonne Wood, Dead Beautiful

10. I am sorry my decisions do not meet with your approval, but nevertheless, they are mine, and the consequences are also mine. โ€” Rachel Caine, The Dead Girls’ Dance

11. And will he not come again? And will he not come again? No, no, he is dead. Go to thy deathbed. He never will come again. โ€” William Shakespeare

12. If you’d saved the girl, you’d be a hero. Next time. โ€” Steven Ramirez, Tell Me When I’m Dead

13. Feel completely unable to do anything. Try to picture your life in five years. It really seems like you will be dead. โ€” Megan Boyle

14. Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers. โ€” Mignon McLaughlin

15. Only the dead has seen th end of war โ€” Mirza Tabish

16. Out here, the open night is my church, the trees are my congregation, the stars are my angels and the moon is the only god that I know. โ€” A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

17. The dead do not harm us, only the alive. โ€” Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby

18. In science, a path that turns out to be a dead end is very useful because you don’t devote resources to focusing on that; you go elsewheres. โ€” Michael Bloomberg

19. Black women were armed, black women were dangerous and the less money they had the deadlier the weapon they chose. โ€” Toni Morrison, Jazz

20. Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend. โ€” Michael Bassey Johnson

21. Adrian was completely deadpan. ‘So. You’re saying my sister is dressed like a prostitute. โ€” Richelle Mead, The Golden Lily

22. I can drown a drink of water. I can kill a dead tree. Don’t mess with Muhammad Ali. โ€” Muhammad Ali

23. The only friends I have are the dead who have bequeathed their writings to meโ€“โ€“I have no others. โ€” Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

24. The dead don’t desire revenge, but the happiness of the livng. To dirty your small hands would bring joy to no one.โ€“Kenshin to Eiji โ€” Nobuhiro Watsuki

25. All are dead, and ourselves left alone amidst a new generation whom we know not, and who know us not. โ€” Thomas Jefferson

26. A business without marketing is dead. โ€” Paul Cookson

27. I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father. โ€” William Shakespeare

28. The many men, so beautiful!And they all dead did lie:And a thousand thousand slimy thingsLived on; and so did I. โ€” Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

29. Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. โ€” e. e. cummings

30. Our most treasured family heirloom are our sweet family memories. The past is never dead, it is not even past. โ€” William Faulkner

31. I have never believed in slow deaths; unless already dead, hope keeps everything alive. โ€” Nikhil Bhardwaj, O Amor

32. I wanted to see the bullet coming, wanted to know the exact moment of my death. โ€” Steven Ramirez, Tell Me When I’m Dead

33. I live on a oneโ€“way street that’s also a dead end. I’m not sure how I got there. โ€” Steven Alexander Wright

34. For our Hogwarts is in danger from external, deadly foesAnd we must unite inside her or we’ll crumble from within โ€” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

35. Electra weeping for the dead Orestes. If we love God while thinking that he does not exist, he will manifest his existence. โ€” Simone Weil

36. I don’t like your eyes. They belong on a dead fish. โ€” Robert Ludlum

37. Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. โ€” Sophocles

38. Enjoying your Christmas in the land of the dead? Fun and different, right? โ€” Molly Ringle, Immortal’s Spring

39. There’s a monument due me by rank already I’d blow the damn thing up with dynamite So strongly I hate every kind of dead thing So much I adore every kind of life! โ€” Vladimir Mayakovsky

40. Yeah we shine, gold cluster. As for your career? Dead, Ghost Busters. โ€” Nicki Minaj

41. A hopeless man is a very desperate and dangerous man, almost a dead man. โ€” Robert F. Kennedy

42. And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor. โ€” Phil Lesh

43. From the mind which thinks to die, let my soul sleep tonight. โ€” Santosh Kalwar, I Am Dead Man Alive

44. Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleepโ€“he hath awakened from the dream of lifeโ€“’Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife. โ€” Percy Bysshe Shelley

45. If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. โ€” Matthew Fox

46. We will deal with jihadis just as We would deal with deadly snakes. โ€” Mike Huckabee

47. When our friends are alive we see the good qualities they lack dead we remember only those they possessed. โ€” J. Petitโ€“Senn

48. Most of life is just a preparation for getting ready to be dead for a very long period of time. โ€” William Faulkner

49. I’m going out for a bottle of champagne. We’re going to get bombed. โ€” Stephen King, The Dead Zone

50. I heard them tearing at it. It was the sound of mortality. โ€” Steven Ramirez, Tell Me When I’m Dead


We hope these quotes about death have given you a different perspective on your own mortality and have helped you to remember that death is a part of life. Death is inevitable and cannot be avoided, but it can be accepted and appreciated. We must remember to live life to the fullest, for it is a precious gift.”Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins

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