I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
Saying, ‘I’m sorry’ is the same as saying, ‘ I apologize.’ Except at a funeral.
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.
Grief has similar side effects of alcohol consumption, such as numbness, guilt, and depression, resulting in less alert and price-sensitive customers. In addition, the funeral industry is somewhat taboo in the sense that communities in general don’t communicate with one another about what are acceptable practices in this industry.
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.
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
When my grandfather died, I was on tour, and I didn’t go to the funeral. I never got to say goodbye, and this is one of the problems of being in a rock band is that you’re away, and your loved ones die, and you can’t even see them.
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.
As a kid, I would wake up, and there’d be a jazz funeral while I’m walking to school. And when I come home, you can find Rebirth band playing for a birthday party the same day.
The Nobel is a ticket to one’s own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral.
When I die, I’ll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral!
An elephant funeral makes me weep every time, and so does an ad with a kid leaving home for college.
The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.
If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!
I’ve certainly had a bad attitude to my job on many occasions. Not since ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. I’ve been rather a good boy and really given it everything when I’ve accepted a part since then, because I’ve been given much better parts in films.
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.
The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral – whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love? I want to foster eulogy virtues when I’m in a yoga class or meditation session or any spiritual gathering. Especially if I’m lying in corpse pose. It just makes sense.
If you love helping people, and you love trying to bring comfort and peace to their life at a very, very difficult time, you’re going to have to look pretty hard to find a profession that gives you more opportunities than the funeral business.
If my fans want to do something for me when that time comes, I say, don’t waste your money on me. Help the homeless. Help the needy… people who don’t have no food… Instead of some big funeral, where they come from here and there and all over. Save it.
When my dad left public life, I was 13 years old. I went through my teen years and into adulthood in relative anonymity. After my dad’s funeral, I was suddenly recognizable to people I passed on the street.
There will be no funeral! Before I get too old and ill, I’ll go to South America and live among the Pemon people and meditate. When the time is right, they can throw my body into the volcano.
If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.
Love is the funeral of hearts.
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.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
It’s bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
What you need is one black dress I call Plan B. It doesn’t have to be fabulous, it just looks good, covers up the problems and is neutral enough for dinner, business, a date, a funeral. You don’t overwear it, you don’t overwash it, because the Plan B is – gold.
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.
The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.
I was friends with Susan Sontag the last four years of her life. She had this amazing charisma and so much energy, but she had a sad little funeral in Montparnasse in Paris. It was rainy. It was all wrong. And I was thinking, ‘God, she loved life so much.’
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.
A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in.
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.
You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.