17 quotes about death that will make you think

The death of a friend or close relative always makes us think about our own mortality, particularly as we get older. As I’ve recently heard about the death of an old friend, I’m in a philosophical frame of mind, so I’m looking back at some quotes about death.

We’re all going to die; the only questions are when and how. The important thing is to make the most of our lives whilst we can.

And in relation to our loved ones, we must take every opportunity to enjoy their company whilst it’s still possible.

None of us can know what will happen tomorrow. And none of us can know when a loved one will be taken from us, for whatever reason.

We are constantly reminded through News stories about how lives can be cruelly cut short.

So many tragedies involving multiple deaths in the United States, in Europe and in wars all around the world.

How sad these events can be, particularly for the families and friends of the victims. Lives lost mean lives changed irrevocably.

Life is short and the years go by in the blink of an eye. So we must ensure that we’ve got our priorities right. Remember always; we work to live, not live to work.

Careers are all very well but they won’t take care of you should you become sick or infirm. Should that happen, you’ll depend on your family and friends.

Here are 17 quotes about death that will help you reflect on its significance and the importance of making the most of your life and the people you love.

Live now and have no regrets.

Quotes about death (1-10):

  1. I intend to live forever or die trying. ~Groucho Marx
  2. We die only once, and for such a long time. ~Moliere
  3. When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it. ~Marlene Dietrich
  4. The idea is to die young as late as possible. ~Ashley Montagu
  5. I don’t fear death. I fear suffering but not death. ~Roy Sutton
  6. Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. ~Benjamin Franklin
  7. Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them. ~George Eliot
  8. Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’ ~Bill Maher
  9. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. ~Author Unknown
  10. I am not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. ~Woody Allen

Quotes about death (11-17):

  1. Someone must die in order that the rest of us should value life more. ~Virginia Woolf
  2. Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive. ~Brian Clough
  3. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. ~Marcus Aurelius
  4. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. ~William Shakespeare
  5. The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Mark Twain
  6. I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. ~Winston Churchill
  7. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. ~Steve Jobs

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37 random quotes about life to get you thinking

Here are some random quotes about life that reflect my philosophy.

I believe that life is what you make it. It’s never easy for anyone, and can be a challenge for some. However, we can all improve our circumstances with determination and hard work.

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15 famous Dolly Parton quotes about Dolly Parton

Often dismissed as nothing more than those things for which she is famous, Dolly Parton deserves our respect, in my opinion. She’s actually very smart, talented and has a great sense of humour too. So let’s take a look at some famous Dolly Parton quotes about Dolly Parton.

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Famous Dolly Parton quotes:

  1. People say I look so happy and I say, ‘That’s the Botox.’
  2. My weakness has always been food and men, in that order.
  3. It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise, I’d be a drag queen.
  4. If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I’ll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.
  5. The biggest heartaches in my life have been because I wanted people to love me more than they were willing or able to.
  6. I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
  7. I look just like the girl next door if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
  8. When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.
  9. I’m no natural beauty. If I’m gonna have any looks at all, I’m gonna have to create them.
  10. I may have a little body art, but I’m not telling you where. (On being asked whether she had any tattoos)
  11. Maybe when I’m 100 and you’ll be sorry then. (On being asked whether she’d ever pose nude)
  12. I was already into plastic surgery when most of these country singers were still into plastic sheets.
  13. I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb, and I also know that I’m not blonde.
  14. Music has always been the centre for me and, when I go, I want to fall dead on stage, right in the middle of a song.
  15. I was the first woman to burn my bra. It took the fire department four days to put it out.

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Great Quotes: Here are 5 to inspire you to achieve more

So, dear reader, is achievement your aim? Perhaps you want to achieve more? Then here are 5 great quotes to inspire you to achieve more. Be inspired.

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21 influential quotes by Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham, or simply Drake as he’s better known, is a popular, and internationally successful, Canadian rapper, singer, actor, and entrepreneur.

Commercially successful, influential, and critically acclaimed, Drake is a role model for many young people.

As always, it’s worth listening to successful people. So today I’m offering you 21 quotes by Drake to inspire you in the direction of your own success.

I hope you find these quotes interesting and inspiring, and I hope you’ll pass them on to your friends.

Quotes by Drake:

  1. A goal is just a dream with a deadline.
  2. The good ones go if you wait too long.
  3. Everybody dies but not everybody lives.
  4. I’m trying to do better than good enough.
  5. Life can always change, you have to adjust.
  6. Tables turn, bridges burn, you live and learn.
  7. Careful what you wish for, you just might get it all.
  8. I’m always going to work like I have something to prove.
  9. Before you give up, think of the reason you held on so long.
  10. Make the most out of tonight, and worry about it all tomorrow.

Quotes by Drake (Part 2):

  1. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
  2. It’s important for me to let my fans know I really don’t care. I’m confident.
  3. Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.
  4. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.
  5. When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through.
  6. I feel that when you care about your music, taking risks is something you should do to keep things exciting.
  7. I sit and eat with some of the hardest working people in the business. And I observe and I try to apply it to my own craft.
  8. Reviews condition people. At the end of the day, a lot of human minds are malleable. They can be easily shaped with strong words.
  9. You do get certain publications in the States where, if things don’t go according to plan, they flip the story and it becomes very negative.
  10. I feel connected to my generation through music, but I also fear for us. We’re in a very self-destructive state where we’re addicted to outside opinions and we all feel like we have fans.
  11. There will be days when I walk in an arena and people will cheer and then there might be days when I walk in an arena and people might boo, but it all sounds the same to me because it’s all just noise that lets me know that I’m relevant.

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31 funny puns that are very cheesy but very amusing

Funny PunsDo you like funny puns, dear reader? I hope so because I’ve put together a collection of 31 of them just for you.

Personally, I love funny puns and clever wordplay. Witty one-liners like this make me smile every time. Today’s collection is no exception.

I loved them all and I hope you will too. So take a moment, relax and enjoy them.

Funny Puns (1-20):

  1. Marriage proposals are so engaging.
  2. I had a pizza joke, but it was too cheesy. 
  3. What did the buffalo say to his son? Bison.
  4. The invention of the wheel really got things rolling.
  5. Why didn’t the cat go to the vet? She was feline fine!
  6. What do you call a mean Egyptian ruler? Unpharaoh.
  7. Cleaning mirrors is a job I can really see myself doing.
  8. A man was accidentally buried alive. It was a grave mistake. 
  9. I went to buy 6 cans of Sprite, but I accidentally picked 7 up.
  10. Why did the chicken go to the seance? To cross to the other side. 
  11. Knowing how to pick locks has really opened a lot of doors for me. 
  12. Why does it cost so much to put air in tyres these days? Inflation.
  13. The invention of drones has given us a new perspective on things.
  14. Einstein developed a theory about space, and it was about time too.
  15. I wanted to learn to drive a stick shift, but I couldn’t find a manual.
  16. Parallel lines have so much in common. It’s a shame they’ll never meet.
  17. A physicist and a biologist had a relationship, but there was no chemistry.
  18. The first time I used an elevator it was really uplifting, then it let me down.
  19. I broke my finger at work today, but on the other hand, everything’s okay.
  20. Police were called to childcare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Funny Puns (21-31):

  1. Smaller babies may be delivered by stork but the heavier ones need a crane.
  2. Why couldn’t the leopard play hide and seek? Because he was always spotted.
  3. I was fired from my job at the keyboard factory for not putting in enough shifts.
  4. I’m reading a horror story in Braille. Something bad is about to happen. I can feel it.
  5. Two plates are sitting on a table. One says to the other, “Tonight, dinner is on me.”
  6. If Americans switched from pounds to kilos overnight, there would be mass confusion.
  7. Atheists don’t solve exponential equations because they don’t believe in higher powers.
  8. I’m managing my kleptomania pretty well. Whenever it gets bad, I take something for it.
  9. My girlfriend really changed when she became a vegan. It’s like I’ve never seen herbivore.
  10. My girlfriend says she’s been suffering from migraines for a long time, but I think it’s all in her head.
  11. Remember when plastic surgery was a taboo subject? Now when you mention botox, nobody raises an eyebrow.

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15 amusing quotes by Mae West to make you smile

Mae West was one of the most controversial movie stars of her day, making comedy out of the prudish, conventional mores of her era. And those Depression-era audiences loved her for it.

Born Mary Jane West in Brooklyn, New York in 1893 she was an actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

Some might dismiss her for her light-hearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence but she knew what she was doing and she was clearly very smart.

She was a woman who lived life on her own terms and in that sense she was way ahead of her time.

Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, Mae West replied, “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.”

Here are 15 quotes by Mae West, many of which I’m sure will make you smile.

Quotes by Mae West:

  1. A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up. ~Mae West
  2. I used to be Snow White but I drifted. ~Mae West
  3. Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. ~Mae West
  4. To err is human but it feels divine. ~Mae West
  5. I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it. ~Mae West
  6. It is better to be looked over than overlooked. ~Mae West
  7. You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West
  8. Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. ~Mae West
  9. I never loved another person the way I loved myself. ~Mae West
  10. He who hesitates is a damned fool. ~Mae West
  11. Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office. ~Mae West
  12. Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. ~Mae West
  13. When I’m good, I’m very good but when I’m bad I’m better. ~Mae West
  14. I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. ~Mae West
  15. Marriage is a great institution but I’m not ready for an institution. ~Mae West

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25 random quotes to spark your day

Life can be a challenge, so we frequently need some inspiration. What better than some random quotes to spark your day?

Sometimes, the best way to navigate it all is with a little dose of wisdom. But where do you find it? Look no further than the words of others!

This collection of 25 random quotes will get you going today. Well, I hope so, anyway. They are a vibrant mix of voices and perspectives on anything and everything. Put another way, they are the personal philosophy of the great and the good.

So grab a coffee, settle in, and prepare to be inspired and maybe even challenged. You might find the perfect quote to bloom in your mind all day long.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about sex

Few subjects can be more controversial than sex, wouldn’t you agree, dear reader?

Increasingly less so nowadays, possibly, but even today, sex is guaranteed to attract people’s attention and get them talking.

Everyone has a different opinion as to what is right and wrong when it comes to the subject of sex.

Let’s not forget that sex is a useful marketing tool for anyone seeking to sell almost anything. As the old business saying goes, “Sex sells!”

The truth is, we’re all fascinated by sex, and a need for sex drives us. The instinct for procreation is within us all.

Men and women may look at sex differently, but nature has programmed us all with the urge to procreate.

We all have needs in that direction. Men need the opportunity to be ready for sex, while women, above all, need to feel secure.

Nevertheless, given favourable circumstances, both men and women are capable of enjoying sex. This is reasonable given that it is, after all, quite natural.

However, the obvious question for me is, “Can there be anything more absurd than two people uncontrollably engaged in the act of sex?” It’s as if God has played a joke on us all. What do you think?

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about sex to help you form an opinion, if you haven’t already.

Quotes about sex (1-11):

  1. Sex is emotion in motion. ~Mae West
  2. Sex is God’s joke on human beings. ~Bette Davis
  3. I would rather have a cup of tea than sex. ~Boy George
  4. Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. ~Billy Crystal
  5. Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good. ~Woody Allen
  6. Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. ~Andy Warhol
  7. The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less. ~Brendan Behan
  8. Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. ~Oscar Wilde
  9. Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions. ~Deepak Chopra
  10. Everything is about sex and that’s fine for me. I’m not saying I don’t like it. But I don’t think it should be everywhere, where kids are exposed to everything sexual. Because they have to have some innocence; there’s just no innocence left. ~Ellen DeGeneres
  11. There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain. ~Audrey Hepburn 

Quotes about sex (12-21):

  1. Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. ~Robert A. Heinlein
  2. Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. ~Marilyn Monroe
  3. An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex. ~Aldous Huxley
  4. I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. ~Erma Bombeck
  5. I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was ‘the man goes on top and the woman underneath.’ For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds. ~Joan Rivers
  6. Sex appeal is fifty per cent what you’ve got and fifty per cent what people think you’ve got. ~Sophia Loren
  7. To me, it’s not the end of the world if I end up not being with someone. I love romance. I love sex. I love men’s company, but I don’t feel I have to be married. Men are a wonderful part of life, like chocolate. But my life goes on whether they’re there or not. ~Jerry Hall
  8. In my day we didn’t have sex education, we just picked up what we could off the television. ~Victoria Wood
  9. I don’t know what sex appeal is. I don’t think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they’re seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal. ~Omar Sharif
  10. AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide or murder. ~Susan Sontag

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50 Quotes by Dale Carnegie to inspire you today

Today I’ve curated some inspirational quotes By Dale Carnegie.

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, Dale Carnegie went on to write some of the best self-help books I’ve ever read. His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, should, in my opinion, be mandatory reading for any young person who wants to get on in the world. If you haven’t read it yet, then you should.

Anyway, with further ado, here are 50 great quotes by Dale Carnegie, and I hope at least some of them will inspire you.

Quotes by Dale Carnegie (1-10):

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment.

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home, and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Quotes by Dale Carnegie (11-20):

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home, and think about it. Go out and get busy.

There is only one way to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.

Today is life; the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.

Quotes by Dale Carnegie (21-30):

Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.

If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Quotes by Dale Carnegie (31-40):

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.

The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Quotes by Dale Carnegie (41-50):

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.

The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions; it is governed by our mental attitude.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colourful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

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