Tomb Quotes

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John Milton
“And so sepúlchred in such pomp dost lie,
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.”
John Milton, The Complete Poetry

Alexander the Great
“A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.

[Alexander's tombstone epitaph]”
Alexander the Great

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“The sorrow that lay cold in her mother's heart... converted it into a tomb.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Bram Stoker
“Never did tombs look so ghastly white. Never did cypress, or yew, or juniper so seem the embodiment of funeral gloom. Never did tree or grass wave or rustle so ominously. Never did bough creak so mysteriously, and never did the far-away howling of dogs send such a woeful presage through the night.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe I don’t have enough beginnings in my life because I fought against the endings that were about to birth those beginnings.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Of course God does outrageous things. But in reality, what insanity would prompt me to follow a God who did anything less?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Easter is God throwing everything at death so that I can give everything to life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Easter says that every ending ever experienced by man is exquisitely crafted to find its own ending at the feet of a fresh beginning.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We need to know that our limits do not define our limitations. And an empty tomb does exactly that.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sooner or later I will realize that the very things I most desperately need are the very things I am unable to give myself. Therefore, I will either be left despising the fact that I am doomed to live out a life that is perpetually empty, or I will realize that an empty tomb is the single thing that will eternally fill me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“There are an incalculable number of things within me that I frantically wish to be emptied of, and despite my most earnest efforts to remove them, they remain. And it is Easter that reminds me that God empties out tombs.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Although I rail against it, death is the dark demarcation beyond which I am at the mercy of my own end. To the contrary, an empty tomb says that my end is at the mercy of God’s beginning.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sarah Ash
“The dusty tombs of long-dead exorcist priests lay in the alcoves below, surmounted by stone effigies, the features eroded by the passing of time and the reverent caresses of their grateful parishioners, a reminder, she knew all too well, of the brevity of life.”
Sarah Ash

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Easter is the final solution to the finality of death.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You cannot choose the womb that houses you but you can determine the tomb that takes you home.”
Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Reasonably speaking, we can see the cross as entirely possible. But in considering Easter, we see an empty tomb as entirely impossible. And is it possible that God had to do the impossible to finally get our attention?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don’t carry your ideas to the grave untouched.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God emptied out that first tomb so that He could turn around and empty out me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“If death is inevitable, who’s to say that there aren’t other things that are inevitable as well? A cross and an empty tomb say ‘yes’ and ‘yes’.”
Craig D Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Do I dare believe such an absurdly outrageous story that a man would die, lay lifeless in some tomb for three days and then somehow live again? Yet, if I dare to consider it, is that not exactly what I so desperately desire for this lifeless life of mine? And is Easter God’s tenderly outrageous way of telling me that that is exactly what I can have?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am pressed to admit that I don’t have the capacity to understand the bloodied horrors of a cross and the wild exhilaration of an empty tomb. But at the point that I think I completely understand God, I have at that very point humanized Him and in that very action I have lost Him. Therefore, I much prefer to simply marvel.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Easter is the invulnerable tale of utter selflessness where at an inestimable cost God did for us what He did not need done for Himself. And that kind of ‘doing’ happens every day.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If God has the answer to every question, maybe my appreciation for God should be shaped more by the number of questions and less by the wisdom of the answers.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“My limitations abruptly define the frighteningly negligible extent of my existence, yet my soul utterly perishes if bound by those very same limits. And does this not somehow evidence both the reality of and need for God?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You cannot choose the womb that carried you but you can determine the tomb that takes you home.”
Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What would behoove me to instantly declare God not to be God unless He followed my script in some tediously exacting manner? I must confess that I am less likely to believe that it’s a matter of some narcissistic demand that I freely pen my own script. Rather, I think it’s fear that I’m too inadequate to follow God’s.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“As for any people who would enter this tomb unclean and do something evil to it, there will be judgment against them by the great god.
INSCRIPTION OF HETEP-HER-AKHET”
Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

“I have come here from my city,
I have descended from my nome;
I have built a house, set up (its) doors,
I have dug a pool, planted sycamores.
The king praised me,
My father made a will for me.
I was one worthy ---
One beloved of his father,
Praised by his mother,
Whom all his brothers loved.
I gave bread to the hungry,
Clothing to the naked,
I brought the boatless to land.
O you who live upon earth,
Who shall pass by this tomb
Going north or going south,
Who shall say: "a thousand loaves and beer jugs
For the owner of this tomb,"
I shall watch over them in the necropolis.
I am an excellent equipped spirit (akh),
A lector-priest who knows his speech.
As for any man who enters this tomb unclean,
I shall seize him by the neck like a bird,
He will be judged for it by the great god!
I was one who spoke fairly, who repeated what was liked,
I never spoke evilly against any man to his superior,
Never did I judge between two [contenders]
In a manner which deprived a son of his father's legacy.
Harkhuf”
Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

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