"I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Bruce Lee
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings."
"I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation."
"Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body."
"It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are."