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Funeral Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Funeral

Please enjoy these Funeral Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
- Eddie Cantor

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Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning;
for I still live,
as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
- Quintus Ennius

Time, an untamed beast,
awaits its funeral feast.
I choose inner peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had a friend who was a clown.
When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
- Steven Wright

 

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

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

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

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Rome - the city of visible history, where the past
of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession
with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

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

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner
at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
- Olin Miller

If anyone at my funeral has a long face,
I'll never speak to him again.
- Stan Laurel

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

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

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

If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke,
and then see who shows up for the funeral.
- Gregory Nunn

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling
as if I were attending a funeral.
- John Burroughs

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

I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die.
- Maria Edgeworth

You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size
of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.
- Chuck Tanner

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

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral,
the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks
to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
- Walt Whitman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
They have the same effect of grating incongruity as
the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
- George Eliot

When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral.
I was always the little entertainer.
- Natalie Portman

Each family of the United States military now attends
to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry
that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
- Steve Buyer

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

Funeral by funeral, theory advances.
- Paul Samuelson

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

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

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

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

The big debate right now is if Saddam is alive or dead.
He's dead, then he's alive, then dead,
then alive.
It's just confusing.
Today they showed videotape, and Saddam was speaking at his own funeral.
- David Letterman

If we have another 2,000 people killed,
I want Nancy Pelosi and George Soros,
John Conyers and Pat Leahy to go to the funeral and say,
'Your son was vaporized because we didn't want to dump
some guy's head under water for 30 seconds.'
- Peter King

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

I wanted to make a human monster.
His name is Coffin Baby.
The idea is based on a group of people from Pasadena
whose names I can't mention.
His mother died and during the funeral,
this baby came out of her in the coffin.
- Tobe Hooper

Michael died five years ago this January,
and the first thing that really struck me about the
script was the part about her peeling off from the
funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having
a real kind of cry where nobody was.
- Judi Dench

He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view
to making up with my mother,
but that didn't work.
He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn.
And went back...
I went to his funeral in Belfast.
- Frank McCourt

Laura Bush went on national television during the week
of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research,
pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned,
we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective.
- Patti Davis

I have a hat.
It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity,
as if I were attending a state funeral or something.
Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it,
instead of carrying it.
- Erma Bombeck

I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents'
faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children,
victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the
government of the state of Colorado were buried.
- Ella R. Bloor

I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and
the mourning that people do.
It's not a retail experience.
It's an existential one.
- Thomas Lynch

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

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

You should always go to other people's funerals,
otherwise, they won't come to yours.
- Yogi Berra

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

Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.
- Clarence Darrow

These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city,
from the total indifference of the beholders,
and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

I have always loved the process of making the music,
reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music,
have children to my music and play my music at their funerals.
- Wynonna Judd

Always go to other people's funerals,
otherwise they won't come to yours.
- Yogi Berra

It matters not what your individual position is on
either war we are currently prosecuting -
in Iraq or Afghanistan -
certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals
is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military
families during their most difficult hour.
- Solomon Ortiz

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

I don't want to fight aging; I want to take good care of myself,
but plastic surgery and all that? I'm not interested.
- Christine Lahti

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White


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