Death is a common theme among great writers, philosophers, and spiritual leaders. Our impermanence is something that connects us all, and thinking about death doesn’t make you morbid or depressing. In fact, in the nation of Bhutan, it is said that contemplating death five times daily brings happiness. (If you actually want five notifications per day, there’s an app for it: WeCroak.)
Whether you want to contemplate death daily or simply want a few great quotes, here are some of my favourite sentiments about death—but, more specifically, about life.