"My will contains directions for my funeral which will be followed not by mourning coaches but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small travelling aquarium of live fish, all wearing scarves in honour of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow-creatures. It will be, with the exception of Noah's Ark, the most remarkable thing of the kind ever seen."
Worldly faces, never look so worldly as at a funeral.george eliot
Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating funeral marches to the grave.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The present is the funeral of the past, And man the living sepulchre of life.john clare
Avictory should be celebrated with the funeral rite.Lao-Tzu
Jimmy's one helluva nice guy, ... but let's face it. He couldn't organize a one-car funeral.jimmy quillen
What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the pearly shell That murmurs of the far-off, murmuring sea; A precious jewel carved most curiously; It is a little picture painted well. What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the tear that fell From a great poet's hidden ecstasy; A two-edged sword, a star, a song ah me! Sometimes a heavy tolling funeral bell.richard watson gilder