Commemoration Quotes

Quotes tagged as "commemoration" (showing 1-9 of 9)
George Bernard Shaw
“My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice.

[From the will of GBS]”
George Bernard Shaw

Criss Jami
“As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“My biggest hope for this work is that it will help others to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom, and even more so to remember that the men, women, and children all involved in and affected by this era were not just statistics: they were people just like we are, with the same hopes, dreams, and very imminent fears.”
J. Neven-Pugh, press release

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people are not really scared of death. They are merely terrified of being taken to a mortuary and/or being buried or cremated and/or being forgotten.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Anthony Thwaite
“If I could sum up my poetry in a few well-chosen words, the result might be a poem. Several years ago, when I was asked to say something on this topic, I came up with the notion that for me the making of poems is both a commemoration (a moment captured) and an evocation (the archaeologist manqué side of me digging into something buried and bringing it to light). But I also said that I find the processes that bring poems into being mysterious, and I wouldn't really wish to know them; the thread that links the first unwilled impulse to the object I acknowledge as the completed poem is a tenuous one, easily broken. If I knew the answers to these riddles, I would write more poems, and better ones. "Simple Poem" is as close as I can get to a credo':

Simple Poem

I shall make it simple so you understand.
Making it simple will make it clear for me.
When you have read it, take me by the hand
As children do, loving simplicity.

This is the simple poem I have made.
Tell me you understand. But when you do
Don't ask me in return if I have said
All that I meant, or whether it is true.”
Anthony Thwaite

J. Neven-Pugh
“My biggest hope for this work is that it will help others to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom, and even more so to remember that the men, women, and children all involved in and affected by this era were not just statistics: they were people just like we are, with the same hopes, dreams, and very imminent fears.”
J. Neven-Pugh

Danny M. Cohen
“In wartime, everyone's birthday turns into a commemoration of something so sad.”
Danny M. Cohen, Train

“Завтра ми вже будемо мертві
Може багато з нас
Може всі.

Не забирайте нас із землі
Не відривайте нас від матері
Не збирайте на полі бою наші рештки
Не намагайтеся наново скласти нас докупи
І — благаємо вас — ніяких хрестів
Пам’ятних знаків чи меморіальних плит.
Нам це не треба
Адже це не для нас — для себе
Ви ставите нам величні пам’ятники.
Не треба ніде карбувати наших імен.
Просто пам’ятайте:
На цьому полі
У цій землі
Лежать українські солдати
І — все.
[...]

Ось в цих окопах
Які сьогодні для нас тимчасове житло
А завтра стануть нашими могилами
Поховайте нас.

Не потрібно прощальних промов
В тиші яка настає після бою
Це завше виглядає недоречно
Це наче штурхати загиблого воїна
І просити щоб той встав.
Не треба панахид
Ми й так знаємо де тепер буде наше місце
Просто накрийте нас землею
І — йдіть.”
Борис Гуменюк, Блокпост

“Я не принимал участие ни в каких торжественных мероприятиях [14.10.2016], ни в каких шествиях, парадах. Кстати, мне очень непонятно, чего это вдруг парад "Азова" ― это "парад патриотов"? Тогда парад "Свободы" ― это парад кого... барабанов? Я не пошел ни туда, ни сюда, а вместе со своей семьей сегодня поехал по кладбищам, где похоронены пацаны. Я не патриот?

Я разговаривал с семьей на Лесном кладбище, где похоронен боец "Азова" с позывным "Вальтер". Я стоял с его вдовой, с его дочерью, с его братом и женой брата. И никого там больше не было. Ни барабанов, ни факелов. Там вообще никого не было.”
Георгий Тука