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Augie: Does everybody else know? T.C.: About my epitaph? Augie: About me being gay, you gink-head hoser-face! T.C. Not everybody. Theres a night watchman at a Dunkin Donuts just outside of Detroit. He doesnt know yet.
— Steve Kluger —

Coelorum perrupit claustra.
He broke through the barriers of the skies.
[Herschel's epitaph]

— William Herschel

I knew that I shouldn't have, but I did it all the same; and there you have my epitaph, or one of them, because my grave is going to require a monument inscribed on all four sides with rueful mottoes, in small characters, set close together.

— Michael Chabon

He'd never played in Wrigley Field-the Cubs had still been out at old West Side Grounds when he came through as a catcher for the Cardinals before the First World War. But seeing the ballpark in ruins brought the reality of this war home to him like a kick in the teeth. Sometimes big things would do that, sometimes little ones; he remembered a doughboy breaking down and sobbing like a baby when he found some French kid's dolly with its head blown off. Muldoon's eyes slid over toward Wrigley for a moment. "Gonna be a long time before the Cubs win another pennant," he said, as good an epitaph as any for the park-and the city.

— Harry Turtledove

I wouldn't mind that as my epitaph.

— Julie Andrews Edwards

It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me.

— Alan Alda

Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph.

— Robert Emmet

One shouldn't write one's own epitaph. I hope people will remember me as one who did her best - and who wasn't an anachronism.

— Margrethe II Of Denmark

As when astronaut Mike Mulhane was asked by a NASA psychiatrist what epitaph he'd like to have on his gravestone, Mulhane answered, "A loving husband and devoted father," though in reality, he jokes in "Riding Rockets," "I would have sold my wife and children into slavery for a ride into space.

— Mary Roach

The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.

— Henry David Thoreau

I didn't want my epitaph to read 'Here lies John Caudwell, billionaire.' I knew that wasn't enough. I've had a charitable instinct all my life, but working gave me no time for it.

— John Caudwell

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Bergeron's epitaph for the planet, i remember, which he said should be carved in big letters in a wall of the grand canyon for the flying-saucer people to find was this:
only he didn't say doggone.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Once someone asked me, "What do you want to be your epitaph?" So I said, "Paulo Coelho died when he was alive.

— Paulo Coelho

Epitaph on a scolding wife by her husband: Here my poor Bridget's corpse doth lie, she is at rest - and so am I!

— Benjamin Franklin

Fame itself is but an epitaph; as late, as false, as true.

— Henry David Thoreau

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