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A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success.
Saying, 'I'm sorry' is the same as saying, ' I apologize.' Except at a funeral.
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
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.
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
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.
I am a born-again atheist, so there isn't going to be a funeral. I will be buried in a linen wrap in a cardboard coffin in my forest with an oak tree planted on my head.
I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral.
Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
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.
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
I've lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff. That's the most terrible thing about being an author - standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill.
If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again!
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.
If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again.
Love is the funeral of hearts.
I grew up in a secular suburban Jewish household where we only observed the religion on very specific times like a funeral or a Bar Mitzvah.
At my funeral, if one said, 'Nick was a generous person,' trust me I won't be doing cartwheels in my coffin. Recognition from people is never and never will be a goal. Some people strive for that respect or honor. Living a life to just reach for the position and status is vanity and sin.
I've got no idea when I am going to retire. Whenever they pick me up and take me to the funeral home, I guess.
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.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Henry Ward Beecher
The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.
T. S. Eliot
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