"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."
"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."
"Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever."