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I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
George Jean Nathan
All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.
Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
I'm fairly certain when I die that the obituary will say, 'Author of 'Angels in America' dies.' Unless I'm completely forgotten, and then it won't say anything at all.
When I die, if the word 'thong' appears in the first or second sentence of my obituary, I've screwed up.
When a writer dies you get a higher standard of obituary.
You know, one of the only times I ever wrote about art was the obituary of Warhol that I did for the Village Voice.
Some people want to amass a great amount of wealth and make a great looking obituary. I'm going to die with more money than is good to leave my son.
Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.
The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least.
An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history, not a funeral oration.
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