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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.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Henry Ward Beecher
If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again.
At my aunt's funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn't be bound by the belief that I'm supposed to stay in anything - whether it's a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance - if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness.
The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.
You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.
As a pastor, you get invited into the most poignant moments of people's lives. Whether it's a wedding or a funeral or a hospital visit, you get invited into the center of the event, whether or not you know the people.
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 was fantasising about my own death, I started thinking what my funeral would be like and what music would be played, I was at that level of insanity.
I was raised Catholic. Not just a little bit Catholic, like my wife, Catherine. When she was young, many Catholics in France already barely went to church, except for the big three: baptism, marriage, and funeral. And only the middle one was by choice.
Frans de Waal
If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.
If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again!
When I die, I'll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral!
I did become quite well known from 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', and it helped hugely. I wasn't as famous as Hugh Grant, but I certainly began to work.
Funeral by funeral, theory advances.
Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
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 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.
I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
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. Who was it said - one of the famous lady novelists - 'unhappy is the family that contains an author'?
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.
The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.
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.
You can't choreograph death, but you can choreograph your funeral.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
William Arthur Ward
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