Quotes on Death
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying."
"On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down."
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."
"Eternity is a long time, especially the end."
"If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age."
"At my age flowers scare me."
"For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off."
Irvin S. Cobb
"An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that have been permanently discontinued."
John Kenneth Galbraith
"If all else fails immortality can be assured by a spectacular error."
"If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive."
"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped."
"The trouble with heart disease is that the first symptom is often hard to deal with - sudden death."
"Picasso was a delightful, kindly, friendly, simple little man. When I met him he was extremely excited and overjoyed that his mother-in-law had just died, and he was looking forward to the funeral."
Harriet Beecher Stowe
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."