Día de los Muertos is a way to remember loved ones who died. In English, it translates to “Day of the Dead.” It is widely celebrated in Mexico and dates back to pre-Hispanic civilizations from 2,500 to 3,000 years ago. To celebrate Día de los Muertos Tuesday, here are some fun sayings:

1. “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow, and I am in them, and that is eternity.” -- Edvard Munch

2. “Oh, may I join the choir invisible of those immortal dead who live again.” -- George Eliot, “The Choir Invisible”

3. “After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” -- J.K. Rowling

4. “I knew a man who once said, ‘Death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back.’"  -- From the movie “Gladiator”

5. “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” -- Seneca

6. “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” -- William Penn

7. “We never bury the dead, son. We take them with us. It's the price of living.” -- Mark Goffman and Jose Molina, “Sleepy Hollow ”

8. “The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.” -- Lois McMaster Bujold

9. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” -- Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”

10. “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

11. “God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.”  -- Author unknown

12. “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” -- George Eliot

13. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” -- From a headstone in Ireland

14. “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

15. “A human life is a story told by God.” -- Hans Christian Andersen

Check out this fun infographic about Día de los Muertos, courtesy of El Jimador. 

Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Check out this fun infographic about Día de los Muertos, courtesy of El Jimador.  Photo: El Jimidor/NowSourcing

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