Coffins Quotes

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Michelle Zink
“Perhaps because it seems so appropriate, I don't notice the rain. It falls in sheets, a blanket of silvery thread rushing to the hard almost-winter ground. Still, I stand without moving at the side of the coffin.”
Michelle Zink, Prophecy of the Sisters

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If on thoughts of death we are fed,
Thus, a coffin, became my bed.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Phantom Phantasia: Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Phan

Natalie Standiford
“Before he sat down, my internal heat-seekers sensed what was coming my way: deep blue eyes that melted girls like Velveeta in a microwave. I tried to resist those microwave eyes, but sometimes there's no defense against them. I had a feeling I'd be seeing him weeping over my coffin later that night. ”
Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot

Thomas Mann
“Don't you love to look at coffins? I've always enjoyed looking at one now and then. I think of a coffin as an absolutely lovely piece of furniture, even when it's empty, and if there's someone lying in it, it's really quite sublime in my eyes.”
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Israelmore Ayivor
“Show your compassion to people in their life time; no amount of your tears can serve as compensation when their coffins are lowered!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Carl Abrahamsson
“You are despicable and such cowards that you won't even share your dead bodies with the Earth, but put them inside wooden and metal coffins to "protect" them. From what?”
Carl Abrahamsson, Thee Psychick Bible: Thee Apocryphal Scriptures ov Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Third Mind ov Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

Janet Frame
“It is my trade," he said. "I work for the bean family, and every day there are deaths among the beans, mostly from thirst. They shrivel and die, they go blind in their one black eye, and I put them in one of these tiny coffins. Beans, you know, are beautifully shaped, like a new church, like modern architecture, like a planned city”
Janet Frame, Scented Gardens for the Blind

Alan Hlad
“Ollie watched the cemetery disappear in the distance and wondered if there would be enough trees in all of Britain to build the coffins.”
Alan Hlad, The Long Flight Home

Richard Brautigan
“Hello, sir. Yes...Uh-huh...Yes...You say that you want to bury your aunt with a Christmas tree in her coffin? Uh-huh...She wanted it that way...I'll see what I can do for you, sir. Oh, you have the measurements of the coffin with you? Very good...We have our coffin-sized Christmas trees right over here, sir.”
Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

Steven Magee
“The modern corporate healthcare system is a conveyor belt of sick people that are put on many potent prescription drugs that eventually takes them into coffins.”
Steven Magee

Zora Neale Hurston
“Got orders from headquarters. They makin' coffins fuh all de white folks. 'Tain't nothin' but cheap pine, but dat's better'n nothin'. Don't dump no white folks in de hole jus' so."

"Whut tuh do 'bout de colored folks? Got boxes fuh dem too?

“Nope. They cain't find enough of 'em tuh go 'round. Jus' sprinkle plenty quick-lime over 'em and cover 'em up."

"Shucks! Nobody can't tell nothin' 'bout some uh dese bodies, de shape dey's in. Can't tell whether dey's white or
black."

The guards had a long conference over that. After a while they came back and told the men, "Look at they hair, when you cain't tell no other way. And don't lemme ketch none uh y'all dumpin' white folks, and don't be wastin' no boxes on colored. They's too hard tuh git holt of right now."

"They's mighty particular how dese dead folks goes tuh judgment," Tea Cake observed to the man working next to him. "Look lak dey think God don't know nothin' 'bout de Jim Crow law.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hanna Abi Akl
“show me the city
that does not mourn its fallen
whose pillars embrace
white coffins and freeze
time and distort space”
Hanna Abi Akl, Correspondence