Dying Young Sayings and Quotes

Dying young might be glamorized by the entertainment industry, but the reality is far from ideal. Losing a loved one early, is a devastating experience. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about dying young.


The greatest thing in life is to die young but delay it as long as possible.     

George Bernard Shaw

It's not the good that die young, it's the lucky.     

Mark Twain

Grieve not that I die young. Is it not well To pass away ere life hath lost its brightness?     

Lady Flora Hastings

I guess that's one good thing about dying young: you're remembered for your purity, vigor and spontaneity. Dying young you're remembered for your youth.     

Ryan Smithson

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose. But young men think it is, and we were young.     

A. E. Housman

The death of a child is the single most traumatic event in medicine. To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.     

Dr. Burton Grebin

Some are bound to die young, By dying young a person stays young in people's memory. If he burns brightly before he dies, his brightness shines for all time     

Unkown

The idea is to die young as late as possible.     

Ashley Montagu

Death is a distant rumor to the young.     

Andrew A. Rooney

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.     

John Derek

I want to die young at a ripe old age.     

Ashley Montagu

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.     

Arthur Wing Pinero

Never give up, never slow down, never grow old and never ever die young.     

James Taylor

The good die young - because they see it's no use living if you've got to be good.     

John Barrymore

A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.     

Brian Williams

I needed to know that death was here, in the room, and that I was too fast, too young, and too smart for him.     

Tony O'Neill

The death of a young person for no reason is an apocalypse.     

Dave Eggers

Death is as near to the young as to the old; here is all the difference: death stands behind the young man's back, before the old man's face.     

Thomas Adams

Only the young die good.     

Oliver Herford

I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.     

John Green

So many people die young. I'm hoping that's unintended.     

James Dye

Live life to it's fullest or it may seem like you died young.     

James Wattersmith

Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A flower bloomed already wilting. Beginning its life with an early ending.     

R.J. Gonzales

At fourteen you don't need sickness or death for tragedy.     

Jessamyn West

I'd be interested in finding out if there is a light you walk into, and if you do meet people from your life and walk hand in hand with Jesus. I would hate for my death to be tragic: I'd like to be old when it happens. But hopefully a young death is unlikely.     

Brian Molko

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.     

Dr. Erik Erikson

Living fast and dying young is crap if you have a chance to get better. I say good for you.     

David Shore

They say the Lord gives; the Lord takes away / Takes more than I'll ever have / To understand the world today / Death and the dear of dying young     

Michael Nieward

Holes in his sweater, fluid in his lungs / The experts say there's things / He should've done better / But instead he is just dying young     

Vic Chesnut

Yeah, he wished he was a lawyer / Maybe like Perry Mason / He would sue them 'til they are scrawny / Instead of lying there dying young     

Vic Chesnut

And tired of disbelieving, sick of struggling / The experts busy / Their gloved hands are relieving / The symptoms of dying young     

Vic Chesnut

So if tomorrow never comes / From living fast and dying young / I hope the best is yet to come / In the time that remains for you     

Chris Wallin

Cause you can't unlive the pain / You can't rewind to yesterday / You might never find your place / In the time that remains / So if tomorrow never comes / From living fast and dying young     

Chris Wallin

This time, it was so unexpected / Last time, it was the drugs he was lacing / All legends fall in the making / Sorry truth, dying young, demon youth     

David Biral

So this is what it means to be alive / He'll dance like no one's watching, laugh until he cries / He holds on tight and loves without regret, he takes the good and leaves the rest / And when all is said and done, he's gonna leave here dying young     

Chad Brownlee

You only get one time around / Time's always counting down / And what you do with this life's always up to you / I'm gonna leave here / Dying young     

Chad Brownlee

I know you are somewhere... / Inside this open wound / Dying young is fashion / I knew you were somewhere / Dying young is fashion     

Razorz Epileptics

Living fast and dying young / Yeah that's the way things they used to be done / And now there's no one out there left to have some fun     

Joseph Poole

You showed me the way but now you're gone / Quicker than the trigger of an outlaw's gun / Living fast and dying young / A victim of this road you left me on     

Emmylou Harris

The sun fades on me now and I miss you like words can't know / And I missed my shot at dying young a long time ago / It's just a lesson learned in love, it's not angry it's not sad / Some time you have to lose something to know what you have     

Zachry Alexander Brown

All the pain you left in your life you still feeling me / Everybody living must have thought it would change / But living fast and dying young's a part of the game     

Mike Dean

I could lie I don’t care about what’s missing / But sometimes it’s just roses dying too young / Your train of thoughts is always passing here / With its falling paint, and its broken gears     

Kristian Matsson

Living fast and dying young a like an endless poetry. / My motorcycle nightmare freak out inside of me. / My soul salvation, liberation, on the drive.     

Ivan Peter De Prume

You wanna go to heaven, but you sold your soul / Dying young / I'm growing cold / Cut yourself apart, so you don't grow old     

Jorel Decker

The hard rock God, he never had a chance you know / Incurable romantics never do / He held a flame I wasn't born to carry / I'll leave the dying young stuff up to you     

Amy E Millan

You're living fast and dying young is where you're going / Don't fall victim to the trap door that ain't showing / It's bigger than the block they would stand for     

La'Reonte Wright

Everybody's doing cocaine and starting up fights / And I'm living fast and hard / And dying young with my fists upright     

Shelton (Hank III) Williams

Voices crying, young people dying / Lost, nowhere to run / So I'm asking, takes sacrificing / Time for us to come and / Hold up the light     

Bebe Winans

Gotta live stronger since I went vegetarian / I hope I live longer, dying young is scary     

Lloyd Polite

Any sense of life's fairness must therefore account for the seeming unfairness of painful deaths, of sudden deaths, of good people dying and dying young; it must account for the unfairness of everyone dying eventually.     

Nick Luxmoore

If we commit to loving, we will inevitably know loss and grief.     

Megan Devine

If we try to avoid loss and grief, we will never truly love.     

Megan Devine

Most people and many professionals think of grief and loss as aberrations, detours from a normal, happy life.     

Megan Devine

There is nothing wrong with grief. It;s a natural extension of love. It's a healthy and sane response to loss.     

Megan Devine

Powerfully and mysteriously, knowing both love and loss is what brings us fully and deeply alive.     

Megan Devine

Losing a child happens in many different ways. There is the loss in the womb. There are cot deaths, accidents, epidemics, malignant diseases.     

Elaine Storkey

Behind each loss there is grief. Sometimes it is grief mingled with guilt. Nearly always it is grief mingled with heartbreak.     

Elaine Storkey

Each lost child is precious. We feel each loss acutely, however we have suffered it.     

Elaine Storkey

Parents who have just lost a child cannot believe any words of hope, They do not want to hear them yet.     

Elaine Storkey

A woman who has lost her baby through miscarriage may feel a very deep loss which few others seem to understand.     

Elaine Storkey

There are many helps to surviving, but only one key. The key is acceptance!-not acceptance of you loss. Rather acceptance of the grief process.     

Elizabeth B. Brown

You will not accept your child's death until you have completed the healing. Hurt, anguish, tears, yearning, pining are part of the healing.     

Elizabeth B. Brown

No one sleeps well after a child's death, especially those who are burdened with guilt and the 'if only,' and those who are paralyzed by the violent act that took their child's life.     

Elizabeth B. Brown

You can never forget! You just learn to live with the loss.     

Elizabeth B. Brown

Many times it is harder because your time and energy have wrapped around the deceased.     

Elizabeth B. Brown

Unlike the complexities of unexpected loss of life, there are times when death brings more relief than grief.     

Ron Johnson

Sometimes death is excruciatingly painful and difficult to live with, but death can and should always result in some kind of value for the person who has grieved through it.     

Ron Johnson

Death can also be a relief for family, friends, and caretakers who have been part of an individual's prolonged and deteriorating illness.     

Ron Johnson

Like daily sads, major grief does end. It takes time to grieve. Ninety-nine percent of the time grief is finished in minutes or hours if we allow it.     

Ron Johnson

With deeper attachment, we usually have deeper grieving, and usually longer grieving.     

Ron Johnson

You know death is final, that there us no returning from the grave, that you cannot go up to heaven to visit, and that all of us will die someday.     

Phyllis R. Silverman