Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.— Voltaire
Useful Funerals And Death quotations
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I've had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life
And they die an equal death — the idler and the man of mighty deeds.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
Everyone dies but not everyone lives.
Death is not "an eternal sleep!" Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! Inscribe rather thereon these words: "Death is the commencement of immortality!"
I want them to play Britney Spears at my funeral.
This way I won't feel so bad about being dead, and everyone there will know there is something worse than Death.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
The dead don't die. They look on and help.
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.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.
A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.
The grave itself is but a covered bridge, Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!
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).
I learned that every mortal will taste death, but only some will taste life.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.
Some are bound to die young. By dying young a person stays young in people's memory. If he burns brightly before he dies, his brightness shines for all time.
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.
I walked a mile with Pleasure; She chattered all the way. But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow And ne'er a word said she; But oh, the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me!
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
It's different when the person you love dies.
There's an awful finality to death. But it is final. The end. And there's the funeral, family gatherings, grieving, all of those necessary rituals. And they help, believe me. When the object of your love just disappears, there's no way to deal with the grief and pain.
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.
Man should ever look to his last day, and no one should be called happy before his funeral. [Lat., Ultima semper Expectanda dies homini est, dicique beatus Ante obitum nemo et suprema funera debet.]
One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
The light has gone out of my life.
Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life.
The purpose of a funeral service is to comfort the living.
It is important at a funeral to display excessive grief. This will show others how kind-hearted and loving you are and their improved opinion of you will be very comforting.
I will not insult you by trying to tell you that one day you will forget.
I know as well as you that you will not. But, at least, in time you will not remember as fiercely as you do now - and I pray that that time may be soon.
Death is just nature's way of telling you to slow down.
Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man's growth as life itself.
Funeral: a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker, and strengthen our grief by an expenditure that deepens our groans and doubles our tears.