Funeral Quotes

Sometimes, the wise and lyrical words of others who have been here before, can help you put your own thoughts and feelings into perspective.

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“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
– Richard Bach
“I am awake, I see the sun. I am going to give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone, because I am still alive and this might be the last day that I can tell you that I love you”
– Don Miguel Ruiz
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”
– Helen Keller
“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.”
– Alan Sachs
“Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.”
– Joaquin Miller
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
– Og Mandino
“Death is the beginning of the soul’s new journey”
– Sri Chinmoy
“The soul takes flight to a world that is invisible, and there arriving she is sure of bliss and forever dwells in paradise.”
– Lady Jane Grey, the movie
“The family with an old person in it possesses a jewel.”
– Chinese saying
“The journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take”
– J.R.R. Tolkien
“How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?”
– Carson McCullers
“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them”
– James O’Barr
“Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow”
– Mark Helprin
“Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished”
– Madeleine L’Engle
“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.”
– Quintus Ennius
“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
“I can’t think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I have had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral.”
– Admiral Lord Mountbatten
“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”
– William Penn
“The grave is but a covered bridge, leading from light to light, through a brief darkness.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“How strange this fear of death! We are never frightened at a sunset.”
 – George MacDonald
“From my body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.”
– Edvard Munch
“Life is a dream walking. Death is going home.”
– Chinese Proverb
“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.”
– David Searls
“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.”
– Czesław Miłosz

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Get your own
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Before it is too late!

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, all come from earth, and to earth all return.

Ashes to ashes,
dust to dust,
all come from earth,
and to earth all return.