Funeral Quotes

135 Funeral Quotes

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The dead do not know the value of white sheets.
Haitian Proverb

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
Charles Baudelaire

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Clyde Campbell

Weddings and funerals. That's what religion is good for.
Kate Cohen

We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral.
James Larkin

The grave is but a covered bridge, leading from light to light, through a brief darkness.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Anyway, they took her body to McBurney's Funeral Home in Motley. They'll be planting her tomorrow.
Peter Hedges

Funerals are pretty compared to death. Funerals are quiet, but deaths not always.
Tennessee Williams

What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
James Russell Lowell

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
Winnie the Pooh

Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are happy.
Eskimo Legend

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

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
J Taylor

When I die, I'll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral!
Rick Wakeman

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin

I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo DaVinci

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Whatever you think matters - doesn't. Follow this rule, and you will add decades to your life.
Rodger Rosenblatt

A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.
Grace Hansen

Never joke at funerals, or during business transactions.
Herman Melville

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

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.
Terence Rattigan

An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history, not a funeral oration.
Peter Utley

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Helen Keller

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

As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they knew two things: first, I'm not going to get the girl, and second, I'll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.
Lee Marvin

But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.
Jerome K Jerome

Death is not the end Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life Our soul thinks of Immortality.
Sri Chinmoy

Funeral by funeral, theory advances.
Paul Samuelson

Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

While both joy and sorrow are fleeting, and often intertwined, love has the power to overcome both. And love can last forever.
Deb Plouse Fulton

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if there light is from within.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Mark Twain

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Rossiter W Raymond

Say not in grief that she is no more but say in thankfulness that she was A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore

I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana's funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet.
Mark Roberts

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