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Epitaphs

  • I wonder how many of our tombstones will have to be inscribed with the epitaph 'Died of too many meetings'?

    • Hannah Whitall Smith,
    • 1891. in Logan Pearsall Smith, ed., A Religious Rebel: The Letters of "H.W.S." ()
  • That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.

  • [Requesting her epitaph to read this way:] Excuse my dust.

  • [Suggesting an epitaph for herself:] This is on me.

  • God give me work / Till my life shall end / And life / Till my work is done.

  • Oh, weep not for her! she has taken her flight, / From the valley of tears to the land of delight; / Oh, weep not for her! she is ransomed and blest; / Her warfare is over, her spirit at rest.

    • Charlotte Elliott,
    • "Epitaph," Leaves From the Unpublished Journals, Letters, and Poems of Charlotte Elliott ()
  • [Suggesting her epitaph:] This is too deep for me.

    • Hedy Lamarr,
    • in Leslie Halliwell, The Filmgoer's Book of Quotes ()
  • When you write my epitaph, you must say I was the loneliest person who ever lived.

  • One day my life will end; and lest / Some whim should prompt you to review it, / Let her who knows the subject best / Tell you the shortest way to do it; / Then say, 'Here lies one doubly blest.' / Say, 'She was happy.'

  • And when I lie in the green kirkyard, / With the mold upon my breast, / Say not that 'She did well — or ill,' / Only, 'She did her best!'

  • [On an epitaph for herself:] Under here, we're all equal.

  • [On always needing her beauty sleep:] Go away — I'm asleep.

  • [Epitaph:] Shed not for her the bitter tear / Nor give the heart to vain regret. / 'Tis but the casket that lies here. / The gem that fills it sparkles yet.

    • Belle Starr,
    • 1889, in Laura Ward, ed., Famous Last Words: The Ultimate Collection of Finales and Farewells ()