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The city defeated him. It refused to be bent into shape; it stayed a willful, sprawling, sinful place. It even told him as much. When he walked through the gutted wreck of old Saint Pauls, he tripped and fell over a piece of rubble a tombstone. When he got to his feet and dusted himself down he saw that it read, in Latin, Resurgam I Will Rise Again.
— Jonathan Barnes —

Another thing I don't want on my tombstone," Shane said.
You have others?" Claire asked.
He held up one finger. "I thought it wasn't loaded," Shane said. Second finger. "Hand me a match so I can check the gas tank." Third finger. "Killed over ice cream. Basically, any death that requires me to be stupid first.

— Rachel Caine

If the Confederacy falls, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a theory.

— Jefferson Davis

I don't want a tombstone. You could carve on it 'She never actually wanted a tombstone.'

— Ali Smith

The one thing I would hope would go on my tombstone is, 'I made my parents proud.'

— Roger Goodell

That's the one for my tombstone ... Here lies David Byrne. Why the big suit?

— David Byrne

Write 'judge of beautiful women' on my tombstone. I'd be quite happy.

— Nigel Barker

Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride/
You will not die, its not poison
-Tombstone Blues

— Bob Dylan

He makes up the most remarkable yarns - and then his mother shuts him up in the closet for telling stories. And he sits down and makes up another one, and has it ready to relate to her when she lets him out. He had one for me when he came down tonight. 'Uncle Jim,' says he, solemn as a tombstone, 'I had a 'venture in the Glen today.' 'Yes, what was it?' says I, expecting something quite startling, but no-wise prepared for what I really got. 'I met a wolf in th street,' says he, 'a 'normous wolf with a big red mouf and awful long teeth, Uncle Jim.' 'I didn't know there was any wolves at the Glen,' says I. 'Oh, he comed there from far, far away,' says Joe, 'and I fought he was going to eat me up, Uncle Jim.' 'Were you scared?' says I. 'No, 'cause I had a gun,' says Joe, 'and I shot the wolf dead, Uncle Jim - solid dead - and then he went up to heaven and bit God,' says he.

— L.M. Montgomery

No one has yet had the courage to memorialize his wealth on his tombstone. A dollar mark would not look well there.

— Corra May Harris

There'll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read 'em but all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em.

— Kevin Welch

I loved Stand By Me. I loved Tombstone. Give men a little credit. Maybe we'll be able to humanize women more and see more of their depth as people.

— Evan Rachel Wood

Who has not raised a tombstone, here and there, over buried hopes and dead joys, on the road of life? Like the scars of the heart, they are not to be obliterated.

— Ninon De L'Enclos

Hatred is a heavy burden. It sinks the heart deep in the breast, and lies like a tombstone on all joys.

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If America ever passes out as a great nation, we ought to put on our tombstone: America died from a delusion she had Moral Leadership.

— Will Rogers

I have tried my best to give the nation everything I had in me. There are probably a million people who could have done the job better than I did it, but I had the job and I always quote an epitaph on a tombstone in a cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona: "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest."

— Harry S. Truman

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