We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends.
It’s a great consolation to think that when we’ve long been in the grave our noses will still be strolling the earth.
I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave
In a patriarchal society, one of the most important functions of the institution of the family is to make feel like a somebody whenever he is in his own yard a man who is a nobody whenever he is in his employer’s yard.
You don’t need a sad soul
to feel the beauty of a dead grave
Just stay with the pale moon
when darkness wants the night to be brave
Graveyards exist because death exists? No! Graveyards exist because we want to know precisely the place of our dead!
You are a cool cemetery.
You have the sinner’s grave
You have the saint’s earth
You have all the beds
narrow as a knife;
as if a rally of tombstones to defend death.
But you can’t really postpone
the inauguration of my burial,
From the poem – Few Words to Cemetery
His rising from death on the third day crowned the Atonement. Again, in some way incomprehensible to us, the effects of his resurrection pass upon all men so that all shall rise from the grave.
The victims of homicide are the only ones who carry the true secrets of humanity to the grave. The ones only God knows
What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process. He has made them all, every one, his enemies, thereupon he is so overwhelmed with guilt that he will deny it until his grave.