Peter Benenson - In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
[ City Country Entertainment Form Funeral Interruption Just Popular Traffic]
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Anne Rice - To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
[ Beating Cemetery Drum Funeral Graves Heart Lonely Marches Muffled Near Solemn]
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Lal Bahadur Shastri - When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
[ Already Bell Conservative Funeral Men Nation Rung Young]
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Sylvia T. Warner - Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
[ Always Come Funerals Go Other Otherwise Won Yours]
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Diane Watson - You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours.
[ Always Come Funerals Go Other Otherwise Should Won Yours]
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- I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried.
[ Agony Awful Buried Children Colorado Day Despair Faces Forget Funeral Government John Little Never Only Parents Rockefeller Shall State Victims Were]
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- 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.
[ Attending Carrying Certain Courage Dignity Enough Feminine Funeral Get Give Graceful Hat Instead May Someday Something State Up Wear Were]
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- The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.
[ Andrew Begin First Funeral Goodman Had Him Kill Lot Night Work]
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- It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself.
[ Cannot Darkness Enter Form Funeral Loss Monumental Most Oneself Only Purest Unknown Visiting Which Wild]
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- I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
[ Attending Feeling Funeral Go History Into Museum Natural Seldom Were Without]
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- Put no inscription over the grave, except the date of my birth and my death; and, wherever I am buried, let the funeral be perfectly private, with as few persons attending, and as little show and expense as possible.
[ Am Attending Birth Buried Date Death Except Expense Few Funeral Grave Inscription Little Over Perfectly Persons Possible Private Put Show Wherever]
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- Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
[ Attends Demonstration Each Family Funeral Loved Met Military Now Ones Possibly Protest States Their United Will Worry Wrenching]
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- A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
[ Flowers Funeral Own Smell Wedding Where Your]
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- A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in.
[ After Belated Defense Delivered Eulogy Evidence Funeral Plea]
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- Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.
[ Bring Church Closer Depressions Funerals May]
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- 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.
[ Against Alzheimer Bush Cell Concerned During Effective Embryonic Father Funeral Laura National Out Pointing Proof Research Spoke Stem Television Treatment Week Went Where Would]
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- If you don't go to other men funerals they won't go to yours.
[ Funerals Go Men Other Won Yours]
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- Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was.
[ Ago Cry Died First Five Funeral Getting Having Her Into January Just Kind Michael Nobody Off Part Peeling Real Really Script Struck Thing Where Years]
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- I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die.
[ Die Fancy Funeral Great Own See]
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- 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.
[ Afar Ancestral City Funeral Gathered Hemisphere History Images Moving Past Procession Rome Seems Strange Trophies Visible Where Whole]
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- Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
[ Breaking Coarse Effect Faces Funeral Grating Incongruity Look Never Night Same Silence Solemn Sound Voice Worldly]
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- The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.
[ After Anything Done Ever Funeral Got Nobel Own Ticket]
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- 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.
[ Celebrate Funeral Live Men Mourning Mouths Pass Still Through Weep]
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- The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.
[ Dead Funeral His Make Many Reason Sure Turned Up Wanted]
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- A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.
[ Except Flowers Funeral Get Just Own Smell Wedding Your]
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- The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.
[ Dinner Formal Funeral Imperial Japanese Party Spontaneity Washington]
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- I wanted to make a human monster. His name is Coffin Baby. The idea is based on a group of people from Pasadena whose names I can't mention. His mother died and during the funeral, this baby came out of her in the coffin.
[ Baby Based Came Coffin Died During Funeral Group Her His Human Idea Make Mention Monster Mother Name Names Out Pasadena Wanted Whose]
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- 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.
[ Came Died Down Drawbacks Everything Expenses Funeral Him His Man Mother-In-Law Said Upon]
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- I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals.
[ Always Children Fans Funerals Get Letters Loved Making Married Music Play Process Reading Their]
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- 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.
[ Days Few Funerals Going Just Makes Mine Miss Nice Sad Say Such Their Things]
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- If we have another 2,000 people killed, I want Nancy Pelosi and George Soros, John Conyers and Pat Leahy to go to the funeral and say, 'Your son was vaporized because we didn't want to dump some guy's head under water for 30 seconds.'
[ Another Because Dump Funeral George Go Guy Head John Killed Nancy Pat Pelosi Say Seconds Some Son Under Want Water Your]
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- I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.
[ After Breathes Dead Funerals Go Last Memories Never Person Personal Should Time Your]
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- Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
[ Anything Awful Funeral Laugh Makes Once]
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- 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.
[ Calls Danger Duty Faults Funeral Go God Knows Make Mistakes More Our Own Share Smiling Some Than Threatens Us]
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- If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again.
[ Again Anyone Face Funeral Him Long Never Speak]
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- It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
[ Bad Being Funeral Perpetual Taste Time Wise]
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- 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.
[ Alive Big Confusing Dead Debate Funeral His Just Now Own Right Saddam Showed Speaking Then Today Videotape]
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- My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.
[ Always Baby Bride Corpse Every Father Funeral Wanted Wedding]
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- What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
[ Chief Even Funeral Men Most Privilege Prize]
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- I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and the mourning that people do. It's not a retail experience. It's an existential one.
[ Existential Experience Funerals Interested Meaning More Mourning Retail]
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- 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.
[ Absolutely Back Because Brilliant Camera Checked Ed Funeral Head Laughing Mary Myself Out Parlour Right Saw Scene Shot Thing Together Turned Us]
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- As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they knew two things: first, I'm not going to get the girl, and second, I'll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.
[ Before Cheap Face First Funeral Get Girl Going Knew Movie Over Picture Screen Second See Soon Things Two]
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- He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn't work. He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn. And went back... I went to his funeral in Belfast.
[ Back Belfast Brooklyn Came Drank Funeral His Making Mother Over States Think Three Up View Way Weeks Went Work]
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- Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
[ Funeral Happiest High Inheritance Man Rich Sam Taxes Uncle Usually]
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- When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.
[ Abandon Asthma Attack Attended Child Children Clean Died Elected Endangered Environment Funeral Health Importance Know More Natural Officials Our Providing Public Resources Ruin Than]
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- These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld.
[ Always Appear Beheld City Funerals Indecent Indifference More Perfect Populous These Total Which]
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- 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.
[ Broke Die Family Friends Funeral Know Really See Shows Then Think Up Want Your]
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- It matters not what your individual position is on either war we are currently prosecuting - in Iraq or Afghanistan - certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military families during their most difficult hour.
[ Afghanistan Agree Certainly Cruel Currently Difficult During Either Families Funerals Hardship Hour Individual Iraq Matters Military Most Our Position Prosecuting Protesting Their Unnecessary War Your]
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- I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
[ Breathing Fact Feel Funeral Good Home Just Myself Used Work]
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- When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral. I was always the little entertainer.
[ Always Entertainer Everyone Funeral Grandpa Little Old Put Shows Years]
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- My own funeral, I'd like to be laid out in a coffin in my own house. I would like my coffin to be put in the double parlor, and I would like all the flowers to be white.
[ Coffin Double Flowers Funeral House Laid Out Own Parlor Put White Would]
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- I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana's funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet.
[ Asked Been Diana Freelance Front Funeral Got How Journalist Jump Pathetic Planet Princess Stupidest Thing Would]
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- Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
[ Affair Failure Funeral Private Public Success]
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- Funeral by funeral, theory advances.
[ Advances Funeral Theory]
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- You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.
[ Ceiling Depend Funeral Going Money Piled Size Still Weather Your]
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- An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history, not a funeral oration.
[ Contemporary Exercise Funeral History Obituary Should]
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- When I die, I'll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral!
[ Climb Coffin Die Funeral Organ Out Own Play Probably]
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- And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
[ Funeral His Own Shroud Sympathy Walks Whoever Without]
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- I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
[ Car Clown Died Friend Friends Funeral Had His Went]
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