Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.— William Hazlitt
Sensational Embalmed quotations
Photography does not create eternity, as art does;
it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
Emulation embalms the dead; envy, the vampire, blasts the living.
I cannot see what flowers are at my feet, Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs, But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet.
I have one last request. Don't use embalming fluid on me; I want to be stuffed with crab meat.
There is a shrine in the temple of age, where lie forever embalmed the memories of such as have deserved well of their country and their race.
The risk of the Holocaust is not that it will be forgotten, but that it will be embalmed and surrounded by monuments and used to absolve all future sins.
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying.
Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed.
Indians do not hinder the progress of their dead by embalming or tight coffining. When the spirit has gone they give the body back to the earth. the earth welcomes the body-coaxes new life and beauty from it, hurries over what men shudder at. Lovely tender herbage bursts from the graves, swiftly, exulting over corruption.
The great and good do no die even in this world.
Embalmed in books, their spirits walk abroad. The book is a living voice. It is an intellect to which one still listens.
Nature is honest, we aren't; we embalm our dead.
Reading is the royal road to intellectual eminence.
..Truly good books are more than mines to those who can understand them. They are the breathings of the great souls of past times. Genius is not embalmed in them, but lives in them perpetually.
A precedent embalms a principle.
There is great incongruity in this idea of monuments, since those to whom they are usually dedicated need no such recognition to embalm their memory; and any man who does, is not worthy of one.
Paperwork is the embalming fluid of bureaucracy, maintaining an appearance of life where none exists.
True emotions and sincere words never perish.
The great heart of humanity gladly receives and embalms every true utterance of the humblest of its offspring.
Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
Photography at first was asked to do nothing but embalm our best smiles for the benefit of our friends and our best clothes for the amusement of posterity. Neither thing lasts, and photography came as a welcome salve to keep those precious, if slightly ridiculous, things a little longer in the world.
The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it.
An earthly immortality belongs to a great and good character.
History embalms it; it lives in its moral influence, in its authority, in its example, in the memory of the words and deeds in which it was manifested; and as every age adds to the illustrations of its efficacy, it may chance to be the best understood by a remote posterity.
Fame: an embalmer trembling with stage fright.
We should go forth on the shortest walk, perchance in the spirit of undying adventure, never to return - sending back our embalmed hearts only as relics to our desolate kingdoms.
Graphic designers are idea embalmers, loving undertakers preserving bits of data like to many butterflies pinned to felt in a jewel box.
Presidential ambition is a disease that can only be cured by embalming fluid.
And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.
The Egyptians had a particularly nasty way of getting rid of people they felt had no consequence. Instead of embalming them, they simply constructed a fake mummy made from old strips of linen wrapped around a dummy of mud. If, in our modern world, you feel that there are a lot of "mud mummies" around you, get rid of the mud.
As for Gussie Finknottle, many an experienced undertaker would have been deceived by his appearance and started embalming on sight.
Being a good embalmer is a thankless job.
To waste! You are unknown and unwanted, save by me.
This, because you are fairly adept at the various embalming arts and you occasionally compose a clever epitaph.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be embalmed alive. The more prolonged the halt in some unrelieved system of order, the greater the crash of the dead society.
If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world.
There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will --the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them.
A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.