30+ Dying on the Inside Quotes to Come Out Stronger

We all go through difficult times in our lives, whether it’s a traumatic breakup, the death of a loved one, or a significant life transition.

These times might leave us feeling as if we’re dying on the inside, unable to find the courage to continue.

It’s crucial to remember, however, that these times of sorrow and suffering may also be sources of development and resilience.

Indeed, many individuals have discovered that going through difficult circumstances makes them stronger and more resilient in the long term.

To help you discover the inner strength you need to get through these difficult times, we’ve curated a list of 30+ dying on the inside quotes that will inspire and encourage you to keep going.

Best Dying on the Inside Quotes

It turned out I wasn’t dying on the outside. I was only dying on the inside, where nobody could see. ~ Marisa Reichardt.

Sick of crying, tired of trying, yes I’m smiling, but inside I’m dying ~ Unknown.

I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside. ~ Zoe Saldana.


Dying on the inside, but outside you’re looking fearless. ~ Tupac Shakur.

Indeed, she often wondered if she were dead, or dying from the inside out, and that was the root of her calm, the reason she could surrender her character. ~ Gregory Maguire.

So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don’t you will die inside as a person. ~ Katherine Dunham.

I was dying inside, they kept looking for bleeding scars. ~ Aanchal Negi.

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Top Dying on the Inside Quotes

I have a lot of respect for the auto manufacturers. They make a product people live inside – and can die inside – so they are held to very high standards. ~ Shai Agassi.

Sometimes people don’t have to say or do anything weird. They just sit there, quietly sipping tea, all the while putting out an ultrasonic scream like they are dying inside. ~ Adam Baker.

I felt like I was a good woman, a good person. But I was sinking deeper and deeper into depression, because my soul wasn’t living. I was purposely holding down my soul and my spirit. It was dying inside of me. ~ Evangeline Lilly.

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. ~ Norman Cousins.

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. ~ Norman Cousins.

I can feel myself dying inside. ~ Trey Parker.

I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn’t have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure. ~ Brian Welch.

Even before my parents died, I felt all the responsibility to my family. I don’t know why. In any business, any relationship, if something goes wrong, I feel I am to blame. It’s something inside me. ~ Mikhail Prokhorov.

Sometimes the hardest part is telling the world you’ve been dying silently on the inside every day, and only surviving by smiling and faking it. ~ H.J. Bellus.

I’ve sat in sushi bars, really fine ones, and I know how hard this guy worked, how proud he is. I know you don’t need sauce. I know he doesn’t even want you to pour sauce. And I’ve seen customers come in and do that, and I’ve seen him, as stoic as he tries to remain, I’ve seen him die a little inside. ~ Anthony Bourdain.

I long to make films. I’m dying to be inside the next film. I always hope there will be another film. ~ Claire Denis.

I can’t watch myself on screen without dying a little bit inside. And there are lots of moments when I think, ‘What am I doing as an actor? I can’t act!’ ~ Rob James-Collier.

If he would see me again, I would die happy. In the meantime, I was merely dying. ~ Leslea Tash.

Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain. ~ Cat Cora.

Inside me there is a fat man dying to get out. ~ Robbie Williams.

Though we are terrorized by death, it’s not different from birth, it just happens. ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana.

If I love you more than you love me, I’m as good as dead. Yet I can’t make myself take it back. I can’t just walk away from you, because every time you pass by me without smiling, without touching my hand, or at least making eye contact, it feels like I’m dying inside. ~ Rachel Vincent.

Famous Dying on the Inside Quotes

We were meant to survive because of our minds’ ability to reason, our ability to live with frustration in order to maintain our virtue. We wore smiling masks while dying inside. ~ Anchee Min.


The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. ~ Albert Schweitzer.

If I went for too long without writing, I would start to feel like something inside me was dying. ~ Evangeline Lilly.

When you know that something is dying inside you, you learn not to put much trust in the random vitalities of the fleeting moment. ~ Robert Silverberg.

How many days was I like that? Pretending to listen, but not hearing a word? Pretending to care when I hated it all? Pretending to live when I was dying inside? ~ Lisa Schroeder.

Even more than dying itself, I’m scared of the horror-movie changes that happen to the human body as it ages. I think of it as a sort of haunted-house effect, living inside a crumbling, creaking structure that is full of ghosts and will, some day, fall down. ~ Kate Christensen.

My heart felt withered, a neglected fruit that would never again sweeten, now that my love was dead. ~ Cheryl R Cowtan.

So these were the 31 top Dying on the Inside quotes to make you stronger.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Pagan quotes and Throne of Glass quotes.

References and Sources:

  1. Dying Inside Quotes – Goodreads
  3. Quotes about Dying inside (51 quotes) – Quote Master
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