Funeral quotes

  • It's my policy not to review funerals.
    -- A.M. Homes

    #Funeral #Reviews #Policy

  • Funerals are important rituals. They don't just recognize that a life has ended; they recognize that a life was lived.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Death #Funeral #Important

  • I've been to many funerals of funny people, and they're some of the funniest days you'll ever have, because the emotions run high.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Running #People #Funeral

  • There is but one freedom, To put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible. I cannot force you to believe in God. Believing in God amounts to coming to terms with death. When you have accepted death, the problem of God will be solved, and not the reverse.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Believe #Funeral #Problem

  • Is that a birthday? 'tis, alas! too clear; 'Tis but the funeral of the former year.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Years #Funeral #Age

  • Nature never quite goes along with us. She is somber at weddings, sunny at funerals, and she frowns on ninety-nine out of a hundred picnics.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Nature #Funeral #Picnics

  • I foresee a great funeral contest over me.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Funeral #Last Words #Contests

  • ADDER, n. A species of snake. So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Science #Snakes #Funeral

  • Weddings and funerals are when you figure out who your real friends are.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Real #Funeral

  • We may all host ourselves to death, and if we're all dead who will host our funerals?
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Funeral #May #Host

  • When you're at your own parents' funeral, when you're at somebody that you love's funeral, you realize how precious life is. And you say, "As long as I can walk and I'm healthy, there's always tomorrow."
    -- Andrew Dice Clay

    #Long #Funeral #Parent

  • I used to sing at funeral homes for families that didn't have a vocalist. I didn't get paid. I needed to sing.
    -- Anita Baker

    #Home #Funeral #Used

  • It's important to attend funerals. It is important to view the body, they say, and to see it committed to earth or fire because unless you do that, the loved one dies for you again and again.
    -- Ann-Marie MacDonald

    #Fire #Views #Funeral

  • I did become quite well known from 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', and it helped hugely. I wasn't as famous as Hugh Grant, but I certainly began to work.
    -- Anna Chancellor

    #Funeral #Four #Well Known

  • I remember from my father's funeral that the minister kept using a metaphor about life of a prism. And I took that away like a cherished image.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Father #Funeral #Remember

  • [I]n contrast to the common belief that they are the world's greatest cynics, the best journalists are the world's great idealists. They have experienced firsthand the great soothing balance of human existence. For every disgrace there is triumph, for every wrong there is a moment of justice, for every funeral a wedding, for every obituary a birth announcement.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Justice #Funeral #Balance

  • My own funeral, I'd like to be laid out in a coffin in my own house. I would like my coffin to be put in the double parlor, and I would like all the flowers to be white.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Flower #White #Funeral

  • Absolutely no religious rites of any kind, relating to any religious faith, should be associated with my funeral
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Religious #Funeral #Kind

  • A who speaks at funerals...Or did you think I was too stupid to know what a eugoogooly was?
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Stupid #Thinking #Funeral

  • 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

  • Life is lived on its ownother's shoulders are used only at the time of funeral.
    -- Bhagat Singh

    #Funeral #Life Is #Used

  • Life's too short for a funeral.
    -- Bill Smith

    #Death #Suicide #Funeral

  • At my dad's funeral I didn't cry when my dad died. I did it years later when I forgave him, which I've totally forgiven him and I loved my dad.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Dad #Years #Funeral

  • People are scared to make something that doesn't look like another film that made a lot of money. It means we get 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' made again and again.
    -- Billy Boyd

    #Mean #People #Funeral

  • Although I have always loved the noise of laughter, I really can't fear the coming of quiet. As for funerals, I rather like them. Such nice things are always said about the deceased, I feel sad that they had to miss hearing it all by just a few days.
    -- Bob Monkhouse

    #Laughter #Nice #Funeral

  • I think weddings are sadder than funerals, because they remind you of your own wedding. You can't be reminded of your own funeral because it hasn't happened. But weddings always make me cry.
    -- Brendan Behan

    #Thinking #Funny Marriage #Funeral

  • ... the introduction of the doctrine of polygamy was the first time in my life that I desired the grave, and I could hardly get over it for a long time. And when I saw a funeral, I felt to envy the corpse its situation.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Long #Envy #Funeral

  • A thousand people will stop smoking today. Their funerals will be held sometime in the next three or four days.
    -- C. Everett Koop

    #People #Smoking #Funeral

  • I remember in 'Pride and Prejudice' I had to do a scene where I broke down. And before we filmed I spent like three hours imagining my mum's funeral. Actually, she's very much alive, happy and healthy. It was really horrible.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Pride #Funeral #Healthy

  • I've been at the funerals of a lot of people in my neighborhood. Sometimes when I sit back and relax, I think about that and just blank out.
    -- Carmelo Anthony

    #Thinking #People #Funeral

  • [That] my body be buried as cheaply as possible and no speeches be permitted at my funeral.
    -- Charles Bradlaugh

    #Funeral #Atheism #Body

  • You are thirty minutes late." "Yes." "Would you be thirty minutes late to a wedding or a funeral?" "No." "Why not, pray tell?" "Well, if the funeral was mine I'd have to be on time. If the wedding was mine it would be my funeral.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Funeral #Would Be #Why Not

  • Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Laughing #Funeral #Awful

  • After Auschwitz, I no longer cry at funerals.
    -- Charlotte Delbo

    #Funeral #Cry #Auschwitz

  • Dear America, I suppose we should introduce ourselves: We're South Louisiana...You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you'd probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We dance even if there's no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly,we're suspicious of others who don't.
    -- Chris Rose

    #America #Laughing #Funeral

  • we dance even if there's no radio. we drink at funerals. we talk too much & laugh too loud & live too large, and, frankly, we're suspicious of others who don't.
    -- Chris Rose

    #Laughing #Funeral #Too Much

  • I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Home #Breathing #Funeral

  • If you don't go to other men's funerals, they won't go to yours.
    -- Clarence Day

    #Death #Men #Funeral

  • His pear-shaped head, I could now see, was situated on top of a pear-shaped body, which his black gown caused to resemble a piece of fruit going to a funeral.
    -- Clive James

    #Funeral #Black #Body

  • I'm not a suit and tie kind of guy. I wear a suit once a year, for the Hall of Fame, or if I have to go to a funeral or something. It's just not me.
    -- CM Punk

    #Years #Ties #Funeral

  • It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Wise #Wisdom #Funeral

  • Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
    -- Dag Hammarskjold

    #Death #Funeral #Dying

  • Why should i go to his funeral? He ain't comming to mine.
    -- Daniel Nielsen

    #Funny #Funeral #Should

  • I worry that friends will slowly become professional pallbearers, waiting for each death, of their lovers, friends and neighbors, and polishing their funeral speeches; perfecting their rituals of death rather than a relatively simple ritual of life such as screaming in the streets.
    -- David Wojnarowicz

    #Simple #Worry #Funeral

  • Inarticulate wretches have been behind most of the major advances in civilization. If Vincent Van Gogh had been able to get on with his neighbours, then he might have become an excellent painter-decorator, and received a big turn out at his funeral, and that would be that. But the genes wouldn't let him.
    -- Declan Lynch

    #Civilization #Funeral #Might

  • What does long life avail? The best seats at the funerals of friends.
    -- Delmore Schwartz

    #Long #Funeral #Age

  • Saying, 'I'm sorry' is the same as saying, ' I apologize.' Except at a funeral.
    -- Demetri Martin

    #Im Sorry #Funeral #Apologizing

  • The funeral was over, at last I could cry. Except that I couldn't. My tears, kept in too long, had fossilized. They would have to stay in forever now.
    -- Diane Setterfield

    #Long #Funeral #Forever

  • I'm fairly confident that if I died tomorrow, Don would find a way to preserve me until the season was over and he had time for a nice funeral.
    -- Don Shula

    #Sports #Nice #Funeral

  • I never hear the rattling of dice that it does not sound to me like the funeral bell of the whole family.
    -- Douglas William Jerrold

    #Gambling #Funeral #Sound

  • If 180 million people want to be undead, that’s their funeral, but I happen to like being alive.
    -- e. e. cummings

    #People #Funeral #Want

  • A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Death #Men #Funeral

  • No American is prepared to attend his own funeral without the services of highly skilled cosmeticians. Part of the American dream, after all, is to live long and die young.
    -- Edgar Friedenberg

    #Dream #Long #Funeral

  • The past is a funeral gone by.
    -- Edmund Gosse

    #Moving #Past #Funeral

  • Much can they praise the trees so straight and high, The sailing pine,the cedar proud and tall, The vine-prop elm, the poplar never dry, The builder oak, sole king of forests all, The aspin good for staves, the cypress funeral, The laurel, meed of mighty conquerors And poets sage, the fir that weepest still, The yew obedient to the bender's will, The birch for shafts, the sallow for the mill, The myrrh sweet-bleeding in the bitter wound, The warlike beech, the ash for nothing ill, The fruitful olive, and the platane round, The carver holm, the maple seldom inward sound.
    -- Edmund Spenser

    #Sweet #Kings #Funeral

  • I never go to weddings. Waste of time. Person can get married a dozen times. Lots of folks do. Family like ours, know everybody in the state of Texas and around outside, why, you could spend your life going to weddings. But a funeral, that's different. You only die once.
    -- Edna Ferber

    #Texas #Funeral #Different

  • Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
    -- Edward Dahlberg

    #Book #Funeral #Heaven

  • Funerals and weddings were commonplace, and nothing could have been so interesting to them as the coming of the end of the world ... unless it had been a first-class circus.
    -- Edward Eggleston

    #Class #Interesting #Funeral

  • I would prefer not to throw myself on a funeral pyre. Please come back to me.
    -- Eloisa James

    #Funeral #Come Back To Me #Please

  • It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, 'till we find our place, on the path unwinding.
    -- Elton John

    #Moving #Circles #Funeral

  • I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things: disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.
    -- Emma Thompson

    #Witty #People #Funeral

  • We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.
    -- Enoch Powell

    #Mad #Funeral #Growth

  • It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. So insane are we that we actually permit unmarried persons to immigrate for the purpose of founding a family with spouses and fiancées whom they have never seen.
    -- Enoch Powell

    #Funeral #Insane #Purpose

  • certain very old people reach an age where every funeral becomes some sort of insane confirmation of strength, rather than of vulnerability, as it is when we are in our thirties or forties and our friends die.
    -- Erica Jong

    #People #Funeral #Insane

  • When Malcolm X was assassinated I was working at the Apollo. They brought his body to the Unity Funeral Home, which was around the corner.
    -- Etta James

    #Home #Funeral #Unity

  • The Bible is not a script for a funeral service, but it is the record of God always bringing life where we expected to find death. Everywhere it is the story of resurrection.
    -- Eugene H. Peterson

    #Funeral #Stories #Records

  • Someday I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds Are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me
    -- Eva Cassidy

    #Stars #Clouds #Funeral

  • But you know what? When I die, everybody is invited to come take a selfie at my funeral. Except for my enemies. They're not invited to the funeral, period.
    -- Ezra Koenig

    #Funeral #Enemy #Periods

  • The passing of the years awakens in our hearts the cry for permanence.
    -- F.B. Meyer

    #Heart #Years #Funeral

  • Friends: not one. Just a few acquaintances who imagine they feel something for me and who might be sorry if a train ran over me and the funeral was on a rainy day.
    -- Fernando Pessoa

    #Sorry #Rainy Day #Funeral

  • You can spend your whole life trying to be popular, but at the end of the day, the size of the crowd at your funeral will be largely dictated by the weather.
    -- Frank Skinner

    #Life #Weather #Funeral

  • I was raised Catholic. Not just a little bit Catholic, like my wife, Catherine. When she was young, many Catholics in France already barely went to church, except for the big three: baptism, marriage, and funeral. And only the middle one was by choice.
    -- Frans de Waal

    #Wife #Choices #Funeral

  • I checked myself out in that funeral parlour scene. I saw myself laughing, because there was a shot of Ed and I together and Mary was right in back of us. My head turned from the camera and I saw myself laughing, because Mary was absolutely brilliant in that thing.
    -- Gavin MacLeod

    #Laughing #Funeral #Together

  • People dress up for funerals. Why not dress up to celebrate that you’re alive?
    -- Gay Talese

    #People #Funeral #Dresses

  • It's a good thing Kerry's dead, because that funeral would've sent him over the edge," Henry said.
    -- Gayle Forman

    #Funeral #Good Things #Said

  • In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
    -- George Ade

    #Country #Cities #Funeral

  • Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
    -- George Eliot

    #Death #Funeral #Looks

  • On the left is the realist tradition of the 19th century, with its impulse to social description, radical criticism and meditation on things as they are... culminating in Courbet at his mightiest (The Studio, The Funeral at Ornans and a portrait of a trout that has more death in it than Rubens could get in a whole Crucifixion).
    -- Gustave Courbet

    #Funeral #Meditation #Criticism

  • He dreamed of funeral love, but dreams crumble and the tomb abides
    -- Gustave Flaubert

    #Dream #Funeral

  • When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.
    -- Gwen Moore

    #Children #Health #Funeral

  • It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself.
    -- Harold Brodkey

    #Loss #Funeral #Darkness

  • It doesn't matter how big a ranch you own or how many cows you brand, the size of your funeral is still gonna depend on the weather.
    -- Harry S. Truman

    #Humility #Weather #Funeral

  • Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
    -- Harvey Mackay

    #Funeral #Waiting #May

  • I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.
    -- Hedy Lamarr

    #Memories #Funeral #Lasts

  • When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #War #Men #Funeral

  • Caution and conservatism are expected of old age; but when the young men of a nation are possessed of such a spirit, when they are afraid of the noise and strife caused by the applications of the truth, heaven save the land! Its funeral bell has already rung.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Men #Land #Funeral

  • Michael O'Sullivan was my great friend. But I don't ever remember telling him that. The words that are spoken at a funeral are spoken too late for the man who is dead.
    -- Ian Bannen

    #Death #Men #Funeral

  • A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in.
    -- Irvin S. Cobb

    #Funeral #Eulogy #Defense

  • Put no inscription over the grave, except the date of my birth and my death; and, wherever I am buried, let the funeral be perfectly private, with as few persons attending, and as little show and expense as possible.
    -- Isaac Butt

    #Funeral #Littles #Birth

  • Everybody finished the song at different times. At last, only the Weasley twins were left singing along to a very slow funeral march.
    -- J. K. Rowling

    #Song #Funeral #Singing

  • It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
    -- J. K. Rowling

    #Fear #Funeral #Darkness

  • If I fall and break my neck, will you say something nice at my funeral?" "Like 'Kyler was usually more graceful?
    -- J. Lynn

    #Nice #Fall #Funeral

  • I make it a kind of pious rule to go to every funeral to which I am invited, both as I wish to pay a proper respect to the dead, unless their characters have been bad, and as I would wish to have the funeral of my own near relations or of myself well attended.
    -- James Boswell

    #Death #Character #Funeral

  • I don't want to go into a fridge at an undertaker's. I want you to keep me at home until the funeral. Please can someone sit with me in case I get lonely? I promise not to scare you.
    -- Jenny Downham

    #Lonely #Home #Funeral

  • Surveys show that the #1 fear of Americans is public speaking. #2 is death. That means that at a funeral, the average American would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.
    -- Jerry Seinfeld

    #Mean #Average #Funeral

  • O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Where, indeed. Many a badly stung survivor, faced with the aftermath of some relative's funeral, has ruefully concluded that the victory has been won hands down by a funeral establishment - in disastrously unequal battle.
    -- Jessica Mitford

    #Hands #Funeral #Victory

  • Now there is a society where the funeral industry got completely out of control.
    -- Jessica Mitford


  • the time to hesitate is through no time to wallowin the mire Try now we can only lose and our love become a funeral pyre
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Funeral #Trying #Our Love

  • The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.
    -- Jimmy Breslin

    #Night #Funeral #Firsts

  • At my funeral, I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents.
    -- Joan Rivers

    #Funeral #Age #Different