Gravestone Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
Shannon Alder

Clifford D. Simak
“Here lies one from a distant star, but the soil is not alien to him, for in death he belongs to the universe.”
Clifford D. Simak, Way Station

Dan Wells
“The last to fall were the buildings, distant and solemn, the gravestones for an entire world.”
Dan Wells, Partials

Anne Lamott
“These are the words I want on my gravestone: that I was a helper, and that I danced."

Anne Lamott

“Handcuffs weigh much more than gravestones.

(from "Gratitude")”
Visar Zhiti, The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

Ryan Lilly
“I've never written a quote I feel would be suitable for my gravestone. Wouldn't it be ironic if it were this one? Oh, and could you pull a few weeds while you're here?”
Ryan Lilly, Write like no one is reading

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Natsume Sōseki
“I thought of the new stone, of my new wife, and of the newly buried white bones beneath us, and I felt that fate had made sport of us all.”
Sōseki Natsume, Kokoro

Rob  Bignell
“It is upon such stones that men attempt to permanently etch history so they will not exist in a vacuum; it is the final statement after a lifetime of scratching out divisions upon the ground, over ephemeral time itself, merely to give their short journeys meaning, to tell others “I was here – do not forget me, do not let my brief blast dissolve into nothingness.”
Rob Bignell

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The dead only knows their world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.
[Epitaph from Gail Borden's gravestone.]”
Gail Borden

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest loss is the loss of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“In the grave, there is neither learning nor working. Learn while you can, work while you can.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“He’d seen a lot of bizarre items left at gravesides, like a carton of eggs, a pair of reading glasses, a bag of licorice, smooth stones, a spoon.”
Sheri Webber, Dawn Rising

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A fulfilled life doesn’t point to the number of years, awards, wealth and followers someone amassed for himself, but the number of faces that smiled because of him.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

“If most of us want good closing images, we have to change society. If we must watch our life over and over again forever on the day we die then we need our own revolution, starting from within. Or we’ll be in hell. Hell is yourself. Or rather hell is watching your shit life being replayed for eternity. Everyone should place the movie of their life on an LCD screen built into the headstone of their grave, and set on an infinite loop. Then anyone who stops by the grave to look at your movie will soon know whether you’ve gone to heaven or hell.”
Mike Hockney, The Last Bling King

NoViolet Bulawayo
“RIP Our Hero. Died for Change.”
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names

Thomas Pride
“[P]ray thee Pilgrim for the noble souls of Artur and Gwenhwyfawr, united once more here in peace. First King of all Great Britain. First faithful servant of the Vicar of Christ and Universal Church. Let all men who seek rule, be measured according to thy virtue.”
Thomas Pride, Mercia

Allie Ray
“Woman, they'll write 'she shouldn't have' on your goddamn gravestone.”
Allie Ray, Inheritance