Regina Brett, I used to have nightmares that they would put ‘He played Ted’ on my tombstone. “The loss is so unmeasurable but so is the love left behind.” – Unknown, 40. You were the sweetest and the greatest of any woman God createdYou’ve been our friend and our Mother, always helped us, always loved usYou tried so hard to guide us, and Mother you never once denied usSo our love for you isn’t easily expressed, for in our eyes, you’ll always be bestThough you lie here as asleep, as each day passes we cry and weepBecause we hold you in our memory forever, we know there will never be anotherTo take the place of you, our precious Mother, She has soared away to a better landShe has left us here a broken bandOur Mother has gone never to return, Writer, editor, and senior content strategist, at Legacy since 2005.

“Maybe it is enough just to be remembered, if only for your name.” – Emma Berquist, 5. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” –William Feather, 45.

Born in Oakland, Fred wanted only to be treated like every other American. A loved one has died, and now it’s up to you to plan the funeral.

You just have to care enough and be there.” – Unknown, 28. Tombstone Script.

“Do you want to be remembered for the money you made or the life you lived?” – Richie Norton, 6. Alastair Campbell, Your email address will not be published.

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I feel so safe flying on a ray on the highest trails aboveDouglas Glenn ColvinSept. “The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will.” – Chuck Palanuik, 42. I mean, that’s something you put on your tombstone. The Best Is Yet to ComeFrancis Albert Sinatra 1915–1998Beloved Husband & Father. Required fields are marked *. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Hollida A common epitaph, this Latin phrase roughly translates to “this person went about doing good.”. Christian Nestell Bovee, I’m not patient – and I’m getting more impatient as I get older – but I am disciplined about writing, and I want that on my tombstone: ‘He wasn’t patient, but he was disciplined.’ Douglas Coupland, My parents are avid supporters of me, and just hearing my name and the word ‘Grammy’ in the same sentence would be a dream come true. Vinnie Paul, I did once answer the question ‘What would you say on your tombstone?’ I know what I would say: ‘Mario Cuomo, 1932 – dash,’ and, ‘He tried.’ That’s it.

Keanu Reeves, I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I feel like that would be a poignant message for people that are feeling like life is too short after your passing. I want it to say human being. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.’ Andy Warhol, I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone.

“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” –Terry Pratchet, 10. Charles Spurgeon, On my tombstone, I want to write: ‘He never did ‘Love Boat!’ Orson Welles, I am learning all the time.

Epitaphs allow us to share a little of ourselves and our loved ones with future generations. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill 1874–1965.

“A life without cause is a life without effect.” – Barbarella, 44. Never Again | Never Forget6 July 1943 | 22 June 1988A Gay Vietnam Veteran“When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.”.

1) “Johnny, I apologize. Make sure it’s inspiring.” – Unknown, 27. For the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.” – Unknown, 20. Inscribed on the back of Shackleton’s gravestone, this quote by poet Robert Browning captures the spirit of the famed British explorer who led three expeditions to the Antarctic.

“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read them, but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between them.” – Kevin Welch. How do we approach death in a way that’s full of life? A true hero and civil rights activist, Fred was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January 1998. 75+ Famous Tombstone Movie Quotes… Tombstone was a popular American movie in the 90s and it’s still being appreciated as well. It’s just a different number on the tombstone. Here are 100 of the best epitaph examples. A fitting and funny epitaph for Mel Blanc (1908–1989), the man of a thousand voices who gave life to Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, and countless classic animated characters. “Truth to your own spirit” is the English translation of the epitaph engraved in Greek on rock star Jim Morrison’s tomb in Paris. Astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) composed this epitaph for himself a few months before he died. As a popular television talk show and game show host, Merv Griffin (1925–2007) went to commercial countless times.

Am I any better at it than 10,000? Gracie Allen (1902–1964) and George Burns (1896–1996)Together Again, The epitaph on the Vermont gravestone of Robert Frost is taken from his poem “The Lesson for Today.”, Robert Lee FrostMar.

They live in your mind, the way they always lived inside you. These tombstone quotes speak of that remembrance, and about the impact we leave on the people we leave behind.

Create where it matters.” – Unknown, 18. Billy Sunday, Some people hate funerals. These tombstone quotes will bring you through the importance of living a life fulfilled, the impact you have on the ones who love you, and the beauty of being remembered.

4 1935 – May 11, 2006Husband, Father, Grandfather and FriendA Champion Always.

2. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, not touched. Born into slavery, George Washington Carver (c. 1860s–1943) was a prominent scientist who promoted agricultural methods that were environmentally sustainable and would improve the health and well-being of poor black farmers. A brutally honest epitaph for two heroes who gave their lives in the line of duty. For a guy who made his living telling jokes, comedian Lenny Bruce has a decidedly un-funny epitaph.

Natalie Wood was one of the biggest movie stars of her generation when she died tragically in a mysterious drowning at age 43. 18, 1987 | May 13, 1941–Feb. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself.

Mario Cuomo, When I am dead and buried, on my tombstone I would like to have it written, ‘I have arrived.’ Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead. Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore’Original burial place of Edgar Allan PoefromOctober 9, 1849untilNovember 17, 1875Mrs. An epitaph is a meaningful tombstone tribute to someone who has died.

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1. “It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.” –Adlai Stevenson, 49. Tombstone Quotes About Being Remembered.

Mary Wilson Little, I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. Great theories, shame about the practice. “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” – Unknown, 19. For, unlike your tombstone or even your mortal coil, your texts may be worth something. A marker at Poe’s original gravesite in Baltimore includes this quote from his famous poem. These 10 headstone epitaphs from famous graves are a perfect last word from the figures buried beneath them. Often this extra something on a headstone is an epitaph, a phrase written in memory of a person who has died. Let us know in the comment section below.

The epitaph on the grave of Rat Pack actor-singer-comedian Dean Martin is taken from one of his signature songs. Between Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, and Sam Elliott, it’s pretty hard to go wrong. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I forgot you were there.

Writer and wit Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) quipped that this would make a good epitaph for her. The tombstone will be my diploma.

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He challenged our nation’s conscience, reminding us that we must uphold the rights of our own citizens even as we fight tyranny in other lands. “The best way to prepare for death is to live life to its fullest.” – John Bytheway, 43.

Doc Holliday's Tombstone Quotes. The British prime minister was also a Nobel laureate for literature, so it’s no wonder he wrote his own epitaph.

Joe DiMaggio is one of the greatest baseball players of all time, but his epitaph speaks more to his gracious demeanor than his skill with a bat.

“I have to live if I want to be remembered.” – Suzanne Young, 12. The tombstone is about the only thing that can stand upright and lie on its face at the same time.

Outsource some of your life. I hope my tombstone says, ‘Never boring.’ Alan Dershowitz, If being the lightning rod that started the Tea Party is what’s written on my tombstone, I’ll be very happy.

Maria Clemm, his mother-in-law, lies upon his right and Virginia Poe, his wife, upon his left, under the monument erected to him in this cemetery. George Clooney, Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.

Walter Peart, driver, and Harry Dean, fireman of the Windsor ExpressWhilst being scalded and burned sacrificed their lives in saving the train. That is why tombstones typically feature names, family relationships, dates of birth and death — to make it clear to all who come after that here lies a person who lived, who loved, and who matters to those left behind. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Unknown, 39.