Funeral Quotes

Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
Anything
Awful
Laugh
Makes
Me
Once
That's the most terrible thing about being an author - standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said - one of the famous lady novelists - 'unhappy is the family that contains an author'?
About
Author
Being
Contains
Family
Innermost
Lady
Mill
Most
Mother
Novelists
Off
Own
I've lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff. That's the most terrible thing about being an author - standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill.
About
Author
Being
Both
Innermost
Last
Lost
Mill
Most
Mother
Off
Own
Parents
My own funeral, I'd like to be laid out in a coffin in my own house. I would like my coffin to be put in the double parlor, and I would like all the flowers to be white.
Coffin
Double
Flowers
House
Laid
Like
My own
Out
Own
Parlor
Put
White
Would
I remember from my father's funeral that the minister kept using a metaphor about life of a prism. And I took that away like a cherished image.
About
Away
Cherished
Father
I remember
Image
Kept
Life
Like
Metaphor
Minister
Prism
Remember
My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.
Always
Baby
Bride
Corpse
Every
Father
Wanted
Wedding
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
His
Own
Sympathy
Walks
Whoever
Without
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
Chief
Even
Men
Most
Privilege
Prize
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
Breaking
Effect
Faces
Look
Never
Night
Same
Silence
Solemn
Sound
Voice
Worldly
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
Afar
City
Gathered
Hemisphere
History
Images
Moving
Past
Rome
Seems
Strange
Trophies
Visible
I went to Jimmy Gandolfini's funeral, and when I was there, I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn't have Twitter.
Jimmy
Realized
Twitter
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
Beating
Cemetery
Drum
Graves
Heart
Like
Lonely
Marches
Near
Solemn

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