Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile.
- Oscar Wilde
To awaken to the absolute view is profound and transformative, but to awaken from all fixed points of view is the birth of true non-duality.
- A Spiritual Leader
After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, We live a little while. We die.
- E. B. White
God schedules a birthday, not man.
- Robert A. Bradley
There is no sense of ease like the ease we felt in those scenes where we were born, where objects became dear to us before we had known the labour of choice.
- George Eliot
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana
Having attained human birth, which is an open gateway to Brahmn, one who… remains attached to the ties of the world is not fit to be called human.
- Srimad Bhagavad Gita
Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you're born to stand out?
- Oliver James
He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
- Gabriel García Márquez
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau