Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
The tragedy of life is not in the fact of death. The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response; the death of awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in oneself.
- Albert Schweitzer
To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Death is a strange thing. People live their whole lives as if it does not exist, and yet it's often one of the great motivations for the living. Some of us, in time, become so conscious of it that we live harder, more obstinately, with more fury. Some need its constant presence to even be aware of its antithesis. Others become so preoccupied with it that they go into the waiting room long before it has announced its arrival. We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.
- Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
Death. The only thing inevitable in life.
- Colleen Hoover, Slammed