Funeral Quotes

135 Funeral Quotes

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Death is inevitable. It is a democracy for all of the people, not an aristocracy for some of the people – kings die and beggars die; young men die and old men die; learned men die and ignorant men die. We need not fear it.
Martin Luther King Jr

Fear of death can be a great inhibitor in your life. It can keep you from living fully and it can make your time here in this human form anxious and sickly.
Wayne Dyer

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Emerson Ralph Waldo

George Harrison's passing was really sad, but it does make the afterlife seem much more attractive.
Michael Palin

Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Walter Scott

Your coffin reached the monstrous hole. And a part of me went down into the muddy earth with you and lay down next to you and died with you.
Rosamund Lupton

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Funerals all over the world everywhere every minute. Shoveling them under by the cartload doublequick. Thousands every hour. Too many in the world.
James Joyce

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...
Irving Berlin

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

Western funerals: black hearses, and black horses, and fast-fading flowers. Why should black be the color of death? Why not the colors of a sunset?
Daniele Varè

Who knows when the end is reached? Death may be the beginning of life. How do I know that love of life is not a delusion after all? How do I know that he who dreads to die is as a child who has lost the way and cannot find his way home? How do I know that the dead repent of having previously clung to life?
Chuang Tse

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

The first breath is the beginning of death.
Thomas Fuller

The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.

Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present. What the caterpillar perceives is the end; to the butterfly is just the beginning. Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well
Buddhist Saying

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver’s loving thought.
H W Longfellow

Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.
Buddhist Saying

There was that feeling one gets in a ride to a cemetery trailing a body in a coffin -- an impatience with the dead, a longing to be back home where one could get on with the illusion that not death but daily life is the permanent condition.
E L Doctorow

Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.
Mark Helprin

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
Rosalind Russell

What the heart has once known, it shall never forget.

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Jack Lemmon

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

If death could be seen as a beautiful clear lake, refreshing and buoyant, then when a consciousness moves towards its exit from a body there would be that delightful plunge and it would simply swim away.
Pat Rodegast

It is extremely hard to have a funeral when you don't have anything to bury.
Ellen Gilchrist

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
William Wallace

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr

The face of the dead man was concealed, of course, our customs not being those of the south, where corpses are carried to the grave in open coffins, that they might – one last time before slipping into the pit – be warmed by the light of the sun.
Jan Neruda

The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.
Simon Hoggart

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller

If I am to wear this mourning cloak, let it be made of the fabric of love, woven by the fine thread of memory.
Molly Fumia

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.
Emily Dickenson

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
Garrison Keillor

The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.
T S Eliot

The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.
Samuel Goldwyn

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.
Isla Paschal Richardson

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live you life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.
Native American Proverb

A guy I grew up with recently died. I did attend his funeral, but only because I thought there’d be free food afterwards.
Jarod Kintz

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