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     


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