Coffin Quotes

Quotes tagged as "coffin" (showing 1-30 of 46)
Walt Whitman
“Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough.”
Walt Whitman

Kami Garcia
“Are you kidding? I'm supposed to put my books in this filthy tin coffin?”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Chaos

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Heresy is the eternal dawn, the morning star, the glittering herald of the day. Heresy is the last and best thought. It is the perpetual New World, the unknown sea, toward which the brave all sail. It is the eternal horizon of progress.
Heresy extends the hospitalities of the brain to a new thought.
Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy, a coffin.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Heretics and Heresies: From 'The Gods and Other Lectures'

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The more death, the more birth. People are entering, others are exiting. The cry of a baby, the mourning of others. When others cry, the other are laughing and making merry. The world is mingled with sadness, joy, happiness, anger, wealth, poverty, etc.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Dan Chaon
“He had built his own future brick by brick around himself but there were no doors or windows, at least that was the way it seemed at the time he had thought to himself, I am locked in, it was like one of those ghost stories where you wake up and you are sealed in a coffin.”
Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

“Funerals are for the living. If we have not done for the dead while they were yet in flesh, it is too late; let the matter pass at the grave. Day by day we should live for those who are to die; and live so that we may die for those who are to live. Funerals are for the living.”
Roelif Coe Brinkerhoff

Jan Neruda
“The face of the dead man was concealed, of course, our customs not being those of the south, where corpses are carried to the grave in open coffins, that they might – one last time before slipping into the pit – be warmed by the light of the sun.”
Jan Neruda, Prague Tales

Stefan Zweig
“My child died last night—and now I shall be alone again, if I must really go on living. They will come tomorrow, strange, hulking, black-clad men bringing a coffin, and they will put him in it, my poor boy, my only child.”
Stefan Zweig, The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

Sebastien de Castell
“A coffin... I'm in a coffin.
The stories told to frighten children and old men, of warriors injured in battle and believed dead by their comrades, only to wake up buried six feet beneath the ground, assailed me and i started to breathe too quickly, using too much air. Already i felt as if i was suffocating, trapped underground. Had they thought i'd lost too much blood? Was my heartbeat too soft or slow? Could Kest and Brasti truly have been foolish enough to think that-?
Brasti
I bellowed, and the sound of my voice echoed over the surface of the wood around me, "I'm going to fucking kill you this time you heartless son of a bitch!"
A distant guffaw was followed by the sound of footsteps running towards me and brasti calling, "Hang on, hang on, I'm coming..."
Blinding candlelight forced me to close my eyes as my prison lifted off me, and when i opened them again i saw that i hadn't actually been inside the coffin at all- Brasti had just removed the lid from one and flipped the rest over top of me.”
Sebastien de Castell, Saint's Blood

Karen Quan
“When you're reaching the end of the semester and you just wanna die. Coffin Making 101 is literally killing me.
-Karen Quan and Jarod Kintz”
Karen Quan, liQUID PROse QUOtes

“Still, the comfort in his small bed made Theo feel tragic, his mattress a coffin, the bludgeoning rain his burial soil.”
Steven James Taylor, The Dog

Dan Chaon
“In the basement of Sydney's new house is a little room that is about the size and shape of a coffin.”
Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

Malak El Halabi
“تراتيل على جسد فراشة

اغسلوه..
مدّدوه..
اغمضوه..
شيّعوه..
ودّعوه..
ودَعوني.

ممسكة تلك اليد الباردة..
أسرق ما تبقّى من حرارة هذا الكفّ.

دعوني.
أحتضن هذا الجسد الهامد..
أسرق من الموت تنهيدة.

فراشتي البيضاء سقطت،
أمام عتبة الدار
وأنا..
ما عاد بوسعي اكمال القصيدة..
ما عاد بوسعي اكمال القصيدة..

نوافذ الحيّ تركتها جميعها مشرّعة..
حتّى بوّابة الحديد تركتها مفتوحة..
اعتقدت انها قد تعود..
تلك الفراشة البيضاء..
فراشتي الوحيدة.
اعتقدت انني قد استيقظ مجدداً على رفرفتها..
واطفأ لها الشمعة كي لا تحترق في العشيّة..
ولكن فراشتي البيضاء سقطت،
امام عتبة الدار
وأنا..

أحرقت يومها،
حداداً عليها،
كلّ قصائدي الزهرية..
كلّ قصائدي الزهرية.”
Malak El Halabi, سمير

Robert Kirkman
“Now get the fuck up off the ground so I can put you in it... like a coffin. Because you'll be fucking dead after I kill you, you fucking asshole.”
Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, Vol. 27: The Whisperer War

Katherine McIntyre
“She’d sworn she wouldn’t end up like her little brother, but loneliness didn’t arrive with flashing bulbs and a warning label. The descent was as simple and complex as a faked smile, white lies about being “okay,” and the nod and acceptance as her own peers didn’t delve deeper, shutting the coffin lid for her.”
Katherine McIntyre, Rising for Autumn

“Having parked up at the entrance to the football ground I’d like my coffin to be taken from the hearse and carried around the mile and a half perimeter of the pitch in a fitting lap of honour. Then, after the lap of honour, I would like the undertakers to lift me out of my coffin, dress me in the home strip and sit with me in the Evans Halshaw Home Stand for a match against any team in the Essex and Suffolk Border League Division One. (From Undertaker's Question Time, 2016)”
Nick John Whittle

Rivka Galchen
“Sometimes failing is what's needed. I think it can put people in a good mood, to see someone fail. Let people entertain themselves. I think that's one of the reasons people are so lonely in this country. Because they always have to rush out and have someone else in the room entertain them. It's terrible, the loneliness here. People live in coffins...”
Rivka Galchen, American Innovations: Stories

Nava Semel
“רווח לו שהארון סגור. הוא לא נאלץ לתקוע את עצמו בפרצופו של המת, ולהטיל לעברו את הבל נשימתו ונתזי הרוק שלו. אלה לא יירדו לקבר הזר כשטר פירעון, תזכורת שגם לנוקס יגיע במועדו לאותו שָמקוֹם עלום.”
Nava Semel, Isra-Isle
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William Trevor
“Concealed from the public eye, snug within his coffin, Mr Bird looked as he had looked in life. Despite his size and the flowing bulk of his flesh, he had borne always, since a child, the grey pallor of death; and he had a way of seeming as still as a statue.”
William Trevor, The Boarding-House

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are surprised not by someone’s death but by its cause or date.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Funerals are a constant reminder that chasing most of the things we are chasing is an embarrassing way to spend a portion of our lives.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sherman Alexie
“Like the coffin was settling down for a long, long nap, for a forever nap.”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“A coffin may have a body inside of it, but the spirit has long since departed.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Steven Magee
“You go in through the front door of the hospital and depending on how successful your treatment is determines whether you leave through the front door or in a box out of the back door.”
Steven Magee

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