Running a cemetery isjust like being President: you got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening.Quoted by Bill Clinton,10 Jan1995.
Father declared he was going to buya new plot in the cemetery, a plot all for himself.'And I'll buy one on a corner,' he added triumphantly,'where I can get out.'1935 Life With Father, penultimate paragraph.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.Harold Wilson, Speech to the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France (January 23, 1967); reported in The New York Times (January 24, 1967), p. 12.
Yesterday we came across a cemetery that had been completely destroyed by shellfire. The graves had been blown up, and the coffins lay about in the most uncomfortable positions. The shells had unceremoniously exposed their distinguished occupants to the light of day, and bones, hair, and bits of clothing could be seen through cracks in the burst-open coffins.max beckmann
True, more than a half of the green graves in the Grafton cemetery are marked "Unknown," and sometimes it occurs that one thinks of the contradiction involved in "honoring the memory" of him of whom no memory remains to honor; but the attempt seems to do no great harm to the living, even to the logical.ambrose bierce
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.homily of J-P II at Radom military base in Warsaw, Poland on June 4, 1991.Source: Unborn Word of the Day
I have seen something of the project of M. de St. Pierre, for maintaining a perpetual peace in Europe. I am reminded of a device in a cemetery, with the words: Pax perpetua ; for the dead do not fight any longer: but the living are of another humor; and the most powerful do not respect tribunals at all.gottfried leibniz
A child wandering in a cemetery, after reading the effusive inscriptions, all too superfluous after the statement that a dead man is below, asks where the bad people are buried. A reader of reports, searching for authority, sighs that so much is said when so much less would amply suffice.Author unidentified.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.Pope John Paul II, The Observer, June 9, 1991.
On a grave in a Kent cemetery"Grim death took me without any warning
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Scarlet Letter (1850)
Give me your arm, old toad; Help me down cemetery Road.1962 'Toads Revisited'.
British Soldier, Tobruk Commonwealth cemetery, LibyaAt the going down of the sun
Yes, it'll be 150, Forest Lawn cemetery, in the back of a Ford pickup.Who: Dick Trickle