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20 Day Of The Dead Quotes For Your Día De Los Muertos Celebrations

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The day of the dead is one of the most important holidays in Mexican culture that pays respect and homage and celebrates their dead ancestors, and near and dear loved ones by setting up an altar of their pictures and offerings.

In Spanish, it is known as Día De Los Muertos and is celebrated on the first and the second day of November with, great pomp and gaiety. In Mexican culture, mourning is considered to be insulting for the dead; hence, everyone commemorates the dead with music, revelry and food and pray to, and for, their safe passing and peace in the afterlife.

Here is a list of some of some Dia De Los Muertos quotes which you are bound to love.

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Quotes About Day Of The Dead

Are you looking for some beautiful Day of the Dead quotes that show how Mexican culture keeps their loved ones and ancestors alive in their hearts even after death? Here is a wholesome list of some of the best Dia De Los Muertos quotes.

1. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

-Thomas Campbell.

2. "From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."

-Edvard Munch.

3. "He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

4. "After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

-J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone'.

5. "But strew his ashes to the wind whose sword or voice has served mankind. And is he dead, whose glorious mind lifts thine on high?"

-Thomas Campbell, 'Hallowed Ground'.

6. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

-Richard Puz.

7. "A human life is a story told by God."

-Hans Christian Andersen.

8. "God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled."


9. "The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

10. "Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them."

-George Eliot.

11. "The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them."

-Lois McMaster Bujold.

12. "The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living."

-Marcus Tullius Cicero.

13. "For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity."

-William Penn.

14. "Thinking and talking about death need not be morbid; they may be quite the opposite. Ignorance and fear of death overshadow life, while knowing and accepting death erases this shadow."

-Lily Pincus.

15. "We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?"


16." A day grows old as we do. Do not wish death upon it. Let it live, let it love, and only then should you let it rest in peace."

-Michelle C. Ustaszeski.

Famous Day Of The Dead And Death Quotes

Day of the Dead offering from central Mexico with papel picado, veladoras, photography, flowers and bread of the dead.

Here is a list of some of the best Day of the Dead quotes about this holiday which is known as Dia De Los Muertos in Spanish. There have been some great movies related to this Mexican holiday for example, 'Coco', a beautiful animated film by Pixar. This list also has Day of the Dead movie quotes related to death.

17. "We never bury the dead, son. We take them with us. It's the price of living."

-Mark Goffman and Jose Molina, 'Sleepy Hollow'.

18. "I knew a man once who said, 'Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.'"

-Maximus, 'Gladiator'.

19. "Oh, may I join the choir invisible of those immortal dead who live again."

-George Eliot.

20. "Día de Muertos has begun! It's the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us."

-Abuelita, 'Coco'.

21. "Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all."

-Socrates, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

22. "In Mexico, most of the activities and artistic displays connected with this holiday—including special food offerings, cemetery vigils, home altars, and the like—are a folk elaboration entirely separate from liturgical requirements."

- Stanley Brandes.

23. "If there's no one left in the living world to remember you, you disappear from this world. But you can change that!"

-Hector, 'Coco'.

24. "Just a thin veil, between this world. And that world of beauty and love, just a thin veil that hides the view of our Spirit loved ones above!"

-Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, 'Just A Thin Veil'.

25. "People are really dead when you forget about them, and if you think about them, they are alive in your mind, they are alive in your heart"

- Mary J. Andrade.

26. "Death is the gate of life."

-St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

27. "This kind of thing happens alongside the more intimate observation of the family altar... They are not in opposition to one another."

- Claudio Lomnitz.

28. "Old age. It's the only disease that you don't look forward to being cured of."

-Mr. Bernstein, 'Citizen Kane'

29. "People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad."

-Marcel Proust.

30. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."

-The Bible, Psalm 116:15.

31. "Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last final awakening."

-Walter Scott.

32. "The spiritual dimension of the Day of the Dead is central to the experience of most celebrants."

- Stanley Brandes.

33. "Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of resurrection."

-Book of Common Prayer.

34. "People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over."

-Jim Morrison.

35. God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

-The Bible, Revelation 21:4.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Day of the Dead quotes then why not take a look at Latin quotes about love, or Shakespeare quotes about death.

Written By
Srija Chanda

Sriya is a student studying for a Master's in Mass Communication at St. Xavier’s University, having completed her journalism degree. She has worked in PR and social media and participated in a youth parliament. Kolkatta-based Sriya likes reading books, watching movies, and traveling.

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