"It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"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."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Helen Keller
"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."