quote by Alan Watts

Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.

— Alan Watts

Memorable Short Death quotations

Life is short and the time of death is uncertain;

so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule.


Short death quote I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.

Short death quote Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
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There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.

When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.


Short death quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

The shortness of life, I keep saying, makes everything seem pointless when I think about the longness of death. When I look ahead, all I can see is my final demise. And they say, But maybe not for seventy or eighty years. And I say, Maybe you, but me, I'm already gone.

And yet we are but tenants. Let us assure ourselves of this, and then it will not be so hard to make room for the new administration; for shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.

Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.

Short death quote I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say i
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.

Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality.

It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.


Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death.

Short death quote If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.

When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

You can't run away from yourself

If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death.

Short death quote A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, i
A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.

If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death.


I like to remind my friends frequently how short life is.

This is the important message of death: not a day to waste, not a day to quarrel, not a day to brood upon yourself. This is not losing the joy of life; this is gaining the joy of life.

Even in our best shape we are a brittle piece of mortality. Your life is a breath, don't waste it.

Short death quote Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

Live each day as if it were your last for some day it will be.

Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically--to those who hardly think about us in return.

Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness.


Short death quote Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.

For Reason, ruling alone, is a force confining;

and Passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.

I will garden on the double run, my rhythm obvious in the ringing rakes, and trust in fate to keep me poor and kind and work until my heart is short, then go out slowly with a feeble grin, my fingers flexing but my eyes gone gray from cramps and the lack of oxygen.

Short death quote Life is too short to silence your personality.
Life is too short to silence your personality.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life;

foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.


To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life;

foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Short death quote The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is w
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.

Remember tonight...for it's the beginning of forever. - Dante Alighieri

ENTERTAINMENT, n. Any kind of amusement whose inroads stop short of death by injection.

But a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandizing their oppressors in Church and State.

Short death quote Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a re
Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason.

If this glorious birth to death hassle is the only hassle we are ever to have .

.if our grand exhilarating fight of life is such a tragically short little scrap anyway,compared to the eons of rounds before and after-then why should one want to relinquish even a few precious seconds of it?


Unless you do your best, the day will come when, tired and hungry, you will halt just short of the goal you were ordered to reach, and by halting you will make useless the efforts and deaths of thousands.

Life can only be understood backwards.

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing.

When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.

It's thrilling. There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses. It's like a little microcosm of life is built into the short lives of these creatures.