Quotations About / On: FUNERAL

  • 1.
    Funerals are the only place we can say good-by so that we can meet again
    (Our next life)
  • 2.
    When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
    (Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), U.S. clergyman, editor, writer. Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit (1887).)
  • 3.
    Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
  • 4.
    Funerals prove that someone is really gone.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
  • 5.
    The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.
    (Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. Observer (London, Dec. 31, 1989).)
  • 6.
    The sardonic funeral towers of metropolitan finance.
    (Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), U.S. social philosopher. The Culture of Cities, introduction (1938).)
  • 7.
    And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 48, Leaves of Grass (1855).)
  • 8.
    Never joke at funerals, or during business transactions.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Israel Potter (1855), ch. 7, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 8, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1982). Spoken by a fictional Benjamin Franklin.)
  • 9.
    Fun and funeral don't forget that bridge is small! M
    (Be grateful)
  • 10.
    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.
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