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1. "Look at that grave.... Think anyone comes to visit that person?""Probably not," says Frank."What's the point in having a gravestone then?" asks Audrey."
Author: Albert Borris
2. "People are curious. A few people are. ... They will put things together, knowing all along that they may be mistaken. You see them going around with notebooks, scraping the dirt off gravestones, reading microfilm, just in the hope of seeing this trickle in time, making a connection, rescuing one thing from the rubbish."
Author: Alice Munro
3. "With memories of gravestones, of combing fingers through tangled hair, I wonder too ... If the rent in the canvas of our life backdrop, the losses that puncture our world, and our own emptiness, might actually become places to see.To see through to God.That which tears open our souls, those holes which splatter sight, they actually become the thin, open places to see through the mess of this place to the heart aching beauty beyond. To him. To the god whom we endlessly crave.But how? How do we choose to allow the holes to become seeing through to collect places? How do I give up resentment for gratitude, anger for spilling joy, so focus for God communion. To fully live to fully live grace enjoy with all that is beauty internal it is possible"
Author: Ann Voscamp
4. "I liked those ladies! They were helpers, and they danced.' These are the words I want on my gravestone: that I was a helper, and that I danced."
Author: Anne Lamott
5. "Some people won't have kids, but I'm not going to have parents. I'm burning their birth certificates and defacing their gravestones tonight."
Author: Bauvard
6. "...if I die suddenly, my gravestone might appropriately offer this insight into my departure: "God got tired." I require lots of work."
Author: Beth Moore
7. "He liked churchyards. The graves themselves, were, of course, important, being the final resting places for the earthly remains of people-real people just like himself. They were valuable tributes from loving relatives, who'd cared about those people in life; the gravestones were historical records."
Author: Charmian Hussey
8. "The moon was full, shining enough light down for Scarlet to make out the hundreds of gravestones lined up in the wet grass and the dozens of standing tombs that rose up in various places throughout the yard.Giant trees swayed in the winter wind, throwing shadows across the grounds and making it look like the darkness was alive.Graveyards were much more frightening at night than they were during the day.An owl hooted.A wolf howled.A bat flapped across the night sky before her, wings silhouetted by the giant moon.Are you kidding me?It was like the graveyard knew Scarlet had entered and wanted to make it the creepiest experience ever."
Author: Chelsea Fine
9. "My gravestone will say,'Here Lies Damon Lindelof - Or Does He?'"
Author: Damon Lindelof
10. "The last to fall were the buildings, distant and solemn, the gravestones for an entire world."
Author: Dan Wells
11. "When she fell asleep, she dreamed of death-- not just for her, not just for her species, but for every living thing she had ever known. The earth was flat and brown, a field of dirt as barren as the moon, a single road stretching in the distance. the last to fall were the buildings, distant and solemn, the gravestones for an entire world. Then they disappeared, and there was nothing left but nothing."
Author: Dan Wells
12. "I stopped in St. Bernadette's Cemetery one of my favorite places... The trunks of six giant oaks rise like columns supporting a ceiling formed by their interlocking crowns. In the quiet space below, is laid out an aisle similar to those in any library. The gravestones are like rows of books bearing the names of those whose names have been blotted from the pages of life; who have been forgotten elsewhere but are remembered here."
Author: Dean Koontz
13. "It is a terrible moment when you realise you'll never do all the best things this world can offer; that you'll never have a superlative experience. You'll go to a Gala Bingo rather than Vegas; get your own office, but not be a CEO; and get a gravestone, but not in Poet's Corner. You'll never sleep with the girls on the TV. And all of this mediocrity was made worse by the fact of its inescapable prevalence."
Author: Django Wylie
14. "What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone."
Author: Eckhart Tolle
15. "The past was but the cemetery of our illusions: one simply stubbed one's toes on the gravestones."
Author: Émile Zola
16. "I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.[Epitaph from Gail Borden's gravestone.]"
Author: Gail Borden
17. "Bad enough when the dead come walking,"he said (Dolorous Edd) to Jon, "now the Old Bear wants them talking as well? No good will come of that, I'll warrant. And who's to say the bones wouldn't lie? Why should death make a man truthful, or even clever? The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints-the ground's too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does he get more worms than I do. . . ."
Author: George R.R. Martin
18. "I asked once, and the library assistant told me there were more than a hundred thousand books there, and more than sixty million pages of documents. It's a good number, I think: ten pages for every person who died. A kind of monument in paper for people who have no gravestones."
Author: Geraldine Brooks
19. "Natalie was buried in the family plot, next to a gravestone that already bore her parents' names. I know the wisdom, that no parents should see their child die, that such an event is like nature spun backward. But it's the only way to truly keep your child. Kid grow up, they forge more potent allegiances. They find a spouse or a lover. They will not be buried with you. The Keenes, however, will remain the purest form of family. Underground."
Author: Gillian Flynn
20. "The three of them left the noodle shop and went to a nearby love hotel. It was on the edge of town, on a street where love hotels alternated with gravestone dealers."
Author: Haruki Murakami
21. "'Learn your lines.' I want that on my gravestone."
Author: John C. McGinley
22. "If privacy had a gravestone it might read: 'Don't Worry. This Was for Your Own Good."
Author: John Twelve Hawks
23. "You better be very convinced, very sure, before you pull your plug or someone else's plug, that you know what's on the other side of the gravestone."
Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
24. "The dense fog manifests ever-living gravestones, the tunes of decadence, the hearts that were doomed to dance alone. Here lies untouched beauty, a brittle dream, an unseen sea-born nightmare, an isolated acheirous harf, fishbones without flesh, a face without letters, the hypnotic power o Apollonian destruction. Ashes kiss the grapefruit essential oil skin, the soul beats with eaten sons and daughters, soaking wet serpents with cuspid tongues lollop for legendary goddesses."
Author: Laura Gentile
25. "One of the gravestones in the cemetery near the earliest church has an anchor on it and an hourglass, and the words In Hope.In Hope. Why did they put that above a dead person? Was it the corpse hoping, or those still alive?"
Author: Margaret Atwood
26. "As when astronaut Mike Mulhane was asked by a NASA psychiatrist what epitaph he'd like to have on his gravestone, Mulhane answered, "A loving husband and devoted father," though in reality, he jokes in "Riding Rockets," "I would have sold my wife and children into slavery for a ride into space."
Author: Mary Roach
27. "In The Gatekeeper, his superb memoir of growing up Irish Catholic... Terry Eagleton says that his family's aim was to have the words "We Were No Trouble" engraved on their gravestones."
Author: Maureen Corrigan
28. "The story of a life can be as long or as short as the teller wishes. Whether the life is tragic or enlightened, the classic gravestone inscription marking simply the dates of birth and death has, in its brevity, much to recommend it."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
29. "One grave in every graveyard belongs to the ghouls. Wander any graveyard long enough and you will find it - water stained and bulging, with cracked or broken stone, scraggly grass or rank weeds about it, and a feeling, when you reach it, of abandonment. It may be colder than the other gravestones, too, and the name on the stone is all too often impossible to read. If there is a statue on the grave it will be headless or so scabbed with fungus and lichens as to look like fungus itself. If one grave in a graveyard looks like a target for petty vandals, that is the ghoul-gate. If the grave wants to make you be somewhere else, that is the ghoul-gate."
Author: Neil Gaiman
30. "I notice young girls picking flowers off her gravestone; their clean hearts are soapstone. Their small sorrows are for children alone. And all of their stories will never be told."
Author: Nicholaus Patnaude
31. "Your whole world ceases to exist and you're nothing but a shell of a person you once were. Your mom has dealt with it her way, me in mine, and you in yours," he said, lifting his hand off of John's gravestone and rising. "Your mom hates the world, I avoid it, and you try to save it."
Author: Nicole Williams
32. "When I die of heart failure the next time you frighten me like that, you can put that on my gravestone —‘I didn't mean to startle her"
Author: Patricia Briggs
33. "Steven Tyler isn't in Aerosmith anymore, but his gravestone will probably say something about Aerosmith."
Author: Patrick Stump
34. "The show brought Claudia sadness finer than any requiem or any gravestone or anything beautiful or sorrowful that she could think of. On afternoons when she wasn't working with her husband or rotating on the platform in the Human Picture Gallery at Luna, she would go off by herself and pay her dime and linger in the corridors of the exhibit."
Author: Sarah Hall
35. "Walk the midway and hear the carnival barker.Come see the freak named after his deceased father.Come see the prince who wants to abdicate his throne.Come see the son whose name is carved on a gravestone."
Author: Sherman Alexie
36. "If we had happy endings, we'd all be under gravestones now."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
37. "We three just stared. I thought of Macbeth's witches huddled around their cauldron. How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags. What is't you do?A deed without a name.We were as quiet as the gravestones around us."
Author: Tessa Gratton
38. "You will actually die twice. Once when you stop breathing and once when people stop saying your name. You may not have much control over when your life will end, but you do have control over how long your legacy will live. Live so that your life is not defined by what you have acquired, but what you have given away; not by what is etched on a gravestone but what is etched in the lives and hearts of those you have touched. For more tips read, "The Angel Affect." Become It, Let It Become You, and GREAT Things Will Happen To You, For You and Because of You!"
Author: The Angel Affect
39. "Shit now is the color white folks are afraid of. Shit is the presence of death, not some abstract-arty character with a scythe but the stiff and rotting corpse inside the whiteman's warm and private own asshole, which is getting pretty intimate. That's what the toilet is for. You see many brown toilets? Nope, toilet's the color of gravestones, classical columns of mausoleums, that white emblems the very emblem of Odorless and Official death."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
40. "Handcuffs weigh much more than gravestones.(from "Gratitude")"
Author: Visar Zhiti
41. "This is the whole of the story and we might have left it at that had there not been profit and pleasure in the telling; and although there is plenty ofspace on a gravestone to contain, bound in moss, the abridged version of a man's life, detail is always welcome."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
42. "New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone."
Author: Walter Tevis
43. "Write on my gravestone: 'Infidel, Traitor.', infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people."
Author: Wendell Phillips
44. "Words, so much more readily remembered, gradually replace our past with their own. Our birth pangs become pages. Our battles, our triumphs, our trophies, our stubbed toes, will survive only in their descriptions; because it is the gravestone we visit, when we visit, not the grave. It is against the stone we stand our plastic flowers. Who wishes to bid good morrow to a box of rot and bones? We say a name, and only a faint simulacrum of its object forms itself (if any at all does)- forms itself in that grayless gray area of consciousness where we put imaginary maps and once heard music; where we hunt for lost articles and diagram desire."
Author: William H. Gass
45. "In my life are many windowsand many graves.Sometimes they exchange roles:then a window is closed forever,then by way of a gravestoneI can seevery far. (Hebrew-to-English translation by Rabbi Steven Sager)"
Author: Yehuda Amichai
46. "My family had a business where they worked with gravestones, and I remember growing up and playing in cemeteries like it was a normal playground."
Author: Zach Roerig

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