Tombstone quotes

  • Kids are dying from causes of sexual activity. You're not going to find a tombstone stating that Frankie died because he was a virgin.
    -- A. C. Green

    #Tombstone #Kids #Dying

  • Who’s afraid of the big, bad buildings? Everyone, because there are so many things about gigantism that we just don’t know. The gamble of triumph or tragedy at this scale — and ultimately it is a gamble — demands an extraordinary payoff. The trade center towers could be the start of a new skyscraper age or the biggest tombstones in the world.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Tombstone #Tragedy #Triumph

  • I want one word on my tombstone - dancer.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Tombstone #Dancing #Dancer

  • I've had such a satisfying life professionally and personally. I hope my tombstone says, 'Never boring.'
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Tombstone #Boring

  • My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Tombstone #Flower #Practice

  • In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Integrity #Tombstone #Grateful

  • I don't want a tombstone. You could carve on it 'She never actually wanted a tombstone.'
    -- Ali Smith

    #Tombstone #Want #Wanted

  • A friend to honesty and a foe to crime
    -- Allan Pinkerton

    #Honesty #Tombstone #Crime

  • I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Tombstone #Names #Figments

  • I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Tombstone #Thinking #Government

  • I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Tombstone #House #Want

  • Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead.
    -- Anna Mickelson

    #Friendship #Death #Tombstone

  • With God in the Joy of Beauty and Youth
    -- Barbara La Marr

    #Tombstone #Joy #Youth

  • A thousand times over, the death knell of the Bible has been sounded, the funeral procession formed, the inscription cut on the tombstone, and committal read. But somehow the corpse never stays put.
    -- Bernard Ramm

    #Tombstone #Cutting #Funeral

  • His star will forever shine.
    -- Bert Convy

    #Stars #Tombstone #Shining

  • All's well that ends well; which is the epitaph I should put on my tombstone if I were the last man left alive.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Tombstone #Men #Alive

  • The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing.
    -- Bessie Smith

    #Tombstone #Singing #World

  • She did it the hard way.
    -- Bette Davis

    #Tombstone #Way

  • Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
    -- Billy Sunday

    #Tombstone #Finals #Behind You

  • Truth and History. 21 Men. The Boy Bandit King - He Died As He Lived.
    -- Billy the Kid

    #Kings #Tombstone #Boys

  • Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride/ You will not die, its not poison -Tombstone Blues
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Tombstone #Pride #Poison

  • I was vanquished by a deer!' A giant magical flying deer with fangs,' Seth said, parroting a description Gavin had shared earlier. That sounds a little better,' Warren conceded. 'Seth is in charge of my tombstone.
    -- Brandon Mull

    #Tombstone #Flying #Sound

  • This is an apology letter to the both of us for how long it took me to let things go. It was not my intention to make such a production of the emptiness between us playing tuba on the tombstone of a soprano to try and keep some dead singer’s perspective alive. It’s just that I coulda swore you had sung me a love song back there and that you meant it but I guess sometimes people just chew with their mouth open so I ate ear plugs alive with my throat hoping they’d get lodged deep enough inside the empty spots that I wouldn’t have to hear you leaving
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Song #Tombstone #Apology

  • In loving memory from the Family.
    -- Bugsy Siegel

    #Memories #Tombstone

    -- Carl Jung


  • Faithful to the cause of Prohibition - She hath done what she could
    -- Carrie Nation

    #Tombstone #Faithful #Done

  • At the great iron gate of the churchyard he stopped and looked in. He looked up at the high tower spectrally resisting the wind, and he looked round at the white tombstones, like enough to the dead in their winding-sheets, and he counted the nine tolls of the clock-bell.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Tombstone #Wind #Iron

  • The cold hoarfrost glistened on the tombstones, and sparkled like rows of gems, among the stone carvings of the old church. The snow lay hard and crisp upon the ground; and spread over the thickly-strewn mounds of earth, so white and smooth a cover, that it seemed as if corpses lay there, hidden only by their winding sheets.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Tombstone #White #Snow

  • Most of those old settlers told it like it was, rough and rocky. They named their towns Rimrock, Rough Rock, Round Rock, and Wide Ruins, Skull Valley, Bitter Springs, Wolf Hole, Tombstone. It's a tough country. The names of Arizona towns tell you all you need to know.
    -- Charles Kuralt

    #Country #Tombstone #Spring

  • I conceive disgust at these impertinent and misbecoming familiarities inscribed upon your ordinary tombstone.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Tombstone #Ordinary #Disgusting

  • Satire does not look pretty upon a tombstone.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Tombstone #Doe #Looks

  • I conceive disgust at those impertinent and misbecoming familiarities, inscribed upon your ordinary tombstones. Every dead man must take upon himself to be lecturing me with his odious truism, that "such as he now is, I must shortly be." Not so shortly, friend, perhaps, as thou imaginest. In the meantime I am alive. I move about. I am worth twenty of thee. Know thy betters!
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Tombstone #Moving #Men

  • Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Tombstone #Few Words #Fame

  • No one has yet had the courage to memorialize his wealth on his tombstone. A dollar mark would not look well there.
    -- Corra May Harris

    #Tombstone #Dollars #Looks

  • I want my tombstone to read: If this is a joke, I don't get it.
    -- David Brenner

    #Tombstone #Want #Jokes

  • Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.
    -- Dean Martin


  • Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack. If tombstones were still in style, I would want to have the two words chiseled right under my name.
    -- Dennis Flanagan

    #Tombstone #Names #Ideas

  • The majority of my symphonies are tombstones.
    -- Dmitri Shostakovich

    #Tombstone #Symphony #Majority

  • When I go, if there's a tombstone it will say, She doesn't give in. She doesn't give up. And she never takes no for an answer.
    -- Doris Roberts

    #Giving Up #Tombstone #Giving

  • That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
    -- Dorothy Parker

    #Death #Tombstone #Cutting

  • Good Night Sweet Prince and a flight of angels sing to thy rest.
    -- Douglas Fairbanks

    #Good Night #Sweet #Tombstone

  • On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.'
    -- Earl Weaver

    #Tombstone #Writing #Loser

  • I cannot feel my legs from the waist down any longer. But who cares? I look good and that's all that matters. And when I die of hypothermia for wearing formal shorts in winter, tell them to put that on my tombstone.
    -- Eliza Coupe

    #Tombstone #Winter #Who Cares

  • Nothing in Moderation We all loved him.
    -- Ernie Kovacs

    #Tombstone #Moderation

  • I had A Lover's Quarrel With The World Robert Lee Frost (Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vermont) Our Darling Eva We Love You.
    -- Eva Gabor

    #Tombstone #Love You #Frost

  • Wife-Mother-Actress-Author The world will remember.
    -- Eve Arden

    #Mother #Tombstone #Wife

  • Left love behind many years ago. Now it rests under a cross in the cemetery in Tombstone.
    -- Franco Nero

    #Tombstone #Love Is #Years

  • I wonder how many of our tombstones will have to be inscribed with the epitaph 'Died of too many meetings'?
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Tombstone #Wonder #Epitaph

  • I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.
    -- Harry S. Truman

    #Jobs #Tombstone #Lying

  • I have tried my best to give the nation everything I had in me. There are probably a million people who could have done the job better than I did it, but I had the job and I always quote an epitaph on a tombstone in a cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona: "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest."
    -- Harry S. Truman

    #Jobs #Lying #Tombstone

  • Gone are the living, but the dead remain, And not neglected; for a hand unseen, Scattering its bounty like a summer rain, Still keeps their graves and their remembrance green.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Summer #Tombstone #Rain

  • I know it is more agreeable to walk upon carpets than to lie upon dungeon floors, I know it is pleasant to have all the comforts and luxuries of civilization; but he who cares only for these things is worth no more than a butterfly, contented and thoughtless, upon a morning flower; and who ever thought of rearing a tombstone to a last summer's butterfly?
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Summer #Morning #Tombstone

  • You know, I've seen a lot of people walkin' 'roundWith tombstones in their eyesBut the pusher don't careAh, if you live or if you die
    -- Hoyt Axton

    #Tombstone #People

  • On my tombstone they will carve, "IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.
    -- Hunter S. Thompson

    #Tombstone #Enough

  • But I am greedy for life. I do too much of everything all the time. Suddenly one day my heart will fail. The Iron Crab will get me as it got my father. But I am not afraid of The Crab. At least I shall have died from an honourable disease. Perhaps they will put on my tombstone. 'This Man Died from Living Too Much'.
    -- Ian Fleming

    #Tombstone #Father #Heart

  • A Gentle Man and a Gentleman.
    -- Jack Dempsey

    #Tombstone #Men #Gentleman

  • Nothing sells tombstones like a Girl Scout in uniform.
    -- Jacob M. Appel

    #Girl #Tombstone #Uniforms

  • I am a worker, a tombstone mason, anxious to pleace averyburies and jully glad when Christmas comes his once ayear.
    -- James Joyce

    #Tombstone #Masons #Anxious

  • The odor of bowel wind is known to every human, but the fragrance of book glue has crossed only a fraction of mortal nostrils. And yet it behooves us not to judge the unlettered too harshly. We must stay the impulse to write CHUCKLEHEAD above their doors and carve DOLT upon their tombstones.
    -- James K. Morrow

    #Tombstone #Book #Writing

  • We live to love you more each day.
    -- Jayne Mansfield

    #Tombstone #Love You #Each Day

  • The burden of suffering seems a tombstone hung about our necks, while in reality it is only the weight which is necessary to keep down the diver while he is hunting for pearls.
    -- Jean Paul

    #Tombstone #Reality #Hunting

  • If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.
    -- Jefferson Davis

    #Tombstone #Organization #Political

  • At Rest An American Soldier And Defender of the Constitution.
    -- Jefferson Davis

    #Tombstone #Soldier #Constitution

  • Leaning her silly, beautiful, drunken head on my shoulder, she said, "Oh, Esther, I don't want to be a feminist. I don't enjoy it. It's no fun." "I know," I said. "I don't either." People think you decide to be a "radical," for God's sake, like deciding to be a librarian or a ship's chandler. You "make up your mind," you "commit yourself" (sounds like a mental hospital, doesn't it?). I said Don't worry, we could be buried together and have engraved on our tombstone the awful truth, which some day somebody will understand: WE WUZ PUSHED.
    -- Joanna Russ

    #Beautiful #Fun #Tombstone

  • When I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow: when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.
    -- Joseph Addison

    #Beautiful #Kings #Tombstone

  • Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please.
    -- Joseph Conrad

    #Tombstone #Sleep #Sea

  • A star on earth - a star in heaven.
    -- Karen Carpenter

    #Stars #Tombstone #Heaven

  • I must say, some are not very beautifully made. They’re coffee-table books for people who drink alcohol. I have nothing against coffee-table books as long as they are well done. They must not look like gravestones on a table. Sometimes they are too big, they come in boxes and things like this. No, a book has to be easy to open and you don’t have to be a bodybuilder to lift it. I like books I can read in bed. Those big tombstones would kill me.
    -- Karl Lagerfeld

    #Tombstone #Coffee #Book

  • I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.'
    -- Katherine Dunham

    #Success #Tombstone #Want

  • Hear the bells ringing they're singing "Christ is risen from the dead!" The angel up on the tombstone said, He is risen just as he said!
    -- Keith Green

    #Easter #Tombstone #Angel

  • There'll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read 'em but all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em.
    -- Kevin Welch

    #Death #Tombstone #Live Life

  • I don't want my tombstone to say actress. I want it to say human being.
    -- Laurie Holden

    #Tombstone #Want #Actresses

  • Beloved King of Comedy.
    -- Mack Sennett

    #Kings #Tombstone #Comedy

  • My uncle Sammy was an angry man. He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?
    -- Margaret Smith

    #Death #Uncles #Tombstone

  • He made us laugh, he took my pain away. I love you, Lauretta.
    -- Marty Feldman

    #Pain #Tombstone #Love You

  • I've always felt that, when I looked at my tombstone, it shouldn't say, 'Mehmet Oz banged out 10,000 open-heart operations.' I've probably done 5,000. Am I any better at it than 10,000? He shook his head. It's just a different number on the tombstone.
    -- Mehmet Oz

    #Tombstone #Heart #Numbers

  • The Man of a Thousand Voices
    -- Mel Blanc

    #Tombstone #Men #Voice

  • I will not be back after these messages
    -- Merv Griffin

    #Tombstone #Messages

  • Cemeteries in Bohemia are like gardens. The graves are covered with grass and colourful flowers. Modest tombstones are lost in the greenery. When the sun goes down, the cemetery sparkles with tiny candles... no matter how brutal life becomes, peace always reigns in the cemetery. Even in wartime, even in Hitler's time, even in Stalin's time..
    -- Milan Kundera

    #Tombstone #Flower #Garden

  • The epitaphs on tombstones of a great many people should read: Died at thirty, and buried at sixty.
    -- Nicholas Murray Butler

    #Tombstone #People #30th Birthday

  • Many peoples tombstones should read, 'Died at 30. Buried at 60.'
    -- Nicholas Murray Butler

    #Tombstone #Should #Buried

  • If you're going to sit on someone's tombstone, you might as well know something about them, right?
    -- Nicholas Sparks

    #Tombstone #Might #Wells

  • I now believe when I'm dead and buried my tombstone will read, 'I'm not entirely sure the band's over.'
    -- Nick Mason

    #Tombstone #Believe #Band

  • A genius of comedy His talent brought joy and Laughter to all the world.
    -- Oliver Hardy

    #Laughter #Tombstone #Joy

  • Having read the inscriptions upon the tombstones of the great and little cemeteries, Wang Peng advised the Emperor to kill all the living and resurrect the dead.
    -- Paul Eldridge

    #Tombstone #Life And Death #Littles

  • Some people collect paperweights, or pre-Columbian figures, or old masters, or young mistresses, or tombstone rubbings, or five-minute recipes, or any of a thousand other things ... My own collection is sunrises; and I find that they have their advantages. Sunrises are usually handsome, they can't possibly be dusted, and they take only a little room, so long as it has a window to see them from.
    -- Peg Bracken

    #Tombstone #Long #People

  • When I was younger, I loved graveyards. They weren't spooky so much as mysterious. Each tombstone another story to uncover. Another life to learn about. Now that I'm older - I won't say how old - I hate graveyards. The only life - or rather death - I see in the tombstones is my own.
    -- Pseudonymous Bosch

    #Tombstone #Hate #Stories

  • Some people hate funerals. I find them comforting. They hit the pause button on life and remind us that it has an end. Every eulogy reminds me to deepen my dash, that place on the tombstone between our birth and our death.
    -- Regina Brett

    #Tombstone #Hate #People

  • To Yesterday's Companionship and Tomorrow's Reunion.
    -- Rita Hayworth

    #Tombstone #Yesterday #Tomorrow

  • I sometimes joke that when I die, my tombstone will say, 'Here lies the guy who hired Jonathan Ive,'
    -- Robert Brunner

    #Tombstone #Lying #Guy

  • And the end of the fight is tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East."
    -- Rudyard Kipling

    #Tombstone #Lying #Fighting

  • "The Entertainer" He did it all.
    -- Sammy Davis, Jr.

    #Tombstone #Entertainers

  • Then on your tombstone, where you only get a little bit of space to sum up your life, some wax-faced creep chisels a set of meaningless numbers instead of poetry or a secret love or the name of your favorite candy. In the end, all you get is a few words.
    -- Scott Nicholson

    #Tombstone #Names #Numbers

  • My grandmother was unsurpassable at sitting. She would sit on tombstones, glaciers, small hard benches with ants crawling over them, fragments of public monuments, other people's wheelbarrows, and when one returned one could be sure of finding her there, conversing affably with the owner of the wheelbarrow.
    -- Sylvia Townsend Warner

    #Tombstone #Grandmother #Grandparent

  • We think of mortality so little these days... I thought of the stern Victorian determination to keep death in mind, the uncompromising tombstones. Remember, pilgrim, as you pass by, As you are now so once was I: As I am so will you be...
    -- Tana French

    #Determination #Tombstone #Thinking

  • I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone: 'I have nothing more to say'.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Happiness #Tombstone #Ems

  • Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the statute of Virginia for religious freedom, and father of the University of Virginia.
    -- Thomas Jefferson

    #Religious #Tombstone #Father

  • My wife says that my tombstone will read, 'Here lies Mr.C, who used to be Mr.B.' So I think that's probably what I'll be remembered for.
    -- Tom Bosley

    #Tombstone #Lying #Thinking

  • Here lies Walter Winchell in the dirt he loved so well.
    -- Walter Winchell

    #Tombstone #Lying #Dirt

  • Pard, we will meet again in the Happy Hunting Ground To part no more, Goodbye
    -- Wild Bill Hickok

    #Goodbye #Tombstone #Hunting