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Losing someone young to death is unfortunate. It may be your siblings, child, friends, or anyone who dies at an early age. The grief is unbearable, and you find life unfair and miserable.

These quotes about dying young will let you know that you are not alone in the battle, and many are battling this grief of losing their loved ones.

76 Quotes About Dying Young To Comfort You

  1. “If I die young bury me in satin, lay me down on a bed of roses, sink me in the river at dawn, send me away with the words of a love song.”
  2. “The poetic sensibility was too good for this world, it was best to burn brightly and to die young like a shooting star.”- George Howe Colt
  3. “Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose. But young men think it is, and we were young.”- A. E. Housman
  4. “The idea is to die young as late as possible.”- Ashley Montagu
  5. “I may die young, but at least I’ll die smart.”- John Green
  6. “Live life to it’s fullest or it may seem like you died young.”- James Wattersmith
  7. “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
  8. “There is no fair in life and death. If it were, no good men would die young.”- Mitch Albom
  9. “Some souls are too beautiful for this world, and so they leave.”
  10. “Even if we die at 100, we’re still dying young. I want at least 700 years. There’s a lot of traveling and books to read and movies to see. I’m not going to squeeze it all in 85 years.” – Alexander Payne
  11. “The death of a young person for no reason is an apocalypse.”- Dave Eggers
  12. “A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.”- Brian Williams
  13. “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”- James Dean
  14. “A flower bloomed already wilting. Beginning its life with an early ending.”- R.J. Gonzales
  15. “Only the good die young.”- Billy Joel
  16. “I like a man who’s good, but not too good – for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.”- Mae West
  17. “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
  18. “Though the favorites of the Gods die young, they also live eternally in the company of Gods.”- Friedrich Nietzsche
  19. “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”- Arthur Wing Pinero
  20. “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
  21. “Living fast and dying young is crap if you have a chance to get better. I say good for you.”- David Shore
  22. “There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  23. “So many people die young. I’m hoping that’s unintended.”- James Dye
  24. “Never give up, never slow down, never grow old and never ever die young.”- James Taylor
  25. “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
  26. “No matter how long you live, die young.”- Elbert Hubbard
  27. “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
  28. “Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.”- Douglas MacArthur
  29. “At fourteen you don’t need sickness or death for tragedy.”- Jessamyn West
  30. “Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  31. “Some people, sweet and attractive, and strong and healthy, happen to die young. They are masters in disguise teaching us about impermanence.”- Dalai Lama
  32. “Live fast, love hard, die young and leave a beautiful memory.” – Faron Young
  33. “The greatest thing in life is to die young but delay it as long as possible.” – George Bernard Shaw
  34. “Live fast. Die young. Be wild. Have fun.”- Lana Del Rey
  35. “Parents who have just lost a child cannot believe any words of hope, They do not want to hear them yet.”- Elaine Storkey
  36. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain
  37. “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
  38. “Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy five and yet not ever truly to have lived.”- Martin Luther King, Jr
  39. “Dying young is the easy way out. It’s much harder to keep your edge and keep it going.” – Robert Longo
  40. “It doesn’t matter if life is big or not, it must be profound.” – Harshit Sharma
  41. “If you live life right, then dying young is not a problem.” – Joe Lewis
  42. “Fairness, does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young. ~ The blue man.”- Mitch Albom
  43. “The good die young – because they see it’s no use living if you’ve got to be good.”- John Barrymore
  44. “If we commit to loving, we will inevitably know loss and grief.”- Megan Devine
  45. “The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.”- Helen Hayes
  46. “Death is a distant rumor to the young.”- Andrew A. Rooney
  47. “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” – Emily Dickinson
  48. “Scoundrels simply don’t die. The ones who die are always the gentle, sweet, and beautiful people. […] Scoundrels live a long time. The beautiful die young.”- Osamu Dazai
  49. “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
  50. “Live a fast and profound life, else you’ll die young.” – Og Mandino
  51. “Live your life to the fullest potential, or you’ll die young.” – Ashley Smith
  52. “I want to die young at a ripe old age.”- Ashley Montagu
  53. “The only thing that keeps me alive is the hope of dying young.” – Brother Theodore
  54. “Focus on the positive before you die young.” – Matt Cameron
  55. “Each lost child is precious. We feel each loss acutely, however we have suffered it.”- Elaine Storkey
  56. “But for me, it is when a student has died. I find the death of a young person the most difficult and painful of times. To explain it to other young people, to see a bright future snuffed out, is just awful. I am haunted by those deaths.” – Donna Shalala
  57. “Grieve not that I die young. Is it not well to pass away ere life hath lost its brightness?”- Lady Flora Hastings
  58. Romans 8:28: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Bible Verse
  59. “He whom the Gods love dies young.”- Plautus
  60. “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
  61. “If we try to avoid loss and grief, we will never truly love.”- Megan Devine
  62. “Dying is easy, young man living is harder.”
  63. “I wish I could ask God why the good die young.”
  64. “It’s not the good that die young, it’s the lucky.”- Mark Twain
  65. “It’s a terrible thing to die young. Still, it saves a lot of time.”- Grace Paley
  66. “Too old to die young, and too young to grow up.” – Marty Feldman
  67. “It’s even harder to talk about girls who have died young: by dying, they stay young forever.” – Haruki Murakami
  68. “Only the young die good.”- Oliver Herford
  69. “If you’re going to be a myth or want to be a myth, you’d better die young.” – Alma Guillermoprieto
  70. “Luck can’t last a lifetime unless you die young.”- Russell Banks
  71. “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
  72. “I say eat fast and die young.” – Cory Monteith
  73. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.”
  74. “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.”
  75. “The good die young because God needs them.”
  76. “Dad, why do all the best people die? My son, when you are in a garden, which flowers do you pick? The most beautiful ones.”
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