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Headstone Quotes

Headstone quotes that actually inspire emotion are very few and we've tried our best to help you with some of them. Read on to know some famous and funny headstone quotes.
Neha Joshi
What you feel for your loved one, is a feeling so special, that only a few words can justify it. Similarly, very few headstone quotes can inspire emotion and make those words seem special. The headstone sayings or quotes that you choose for your loved one, should be such that it shows his/her character and personality.
The words should reflect on that person's life, showing what the person was or what he lived for. You can write something yourself and make it special, rather than using some other quotes, as they are bound to be common. It's not easy to say things to someone who was close, but isn't in this world anymore.
Have a look at these few headstone quotes that might help you in remembering that person, in the best possible way.

Headstone Quotes and Sayings

...Of The Famous

Usually, people choose quotes that were used when famous people died. If your relative was a fan of that particular person, or if the quote really does suit him, you can aptly use it.
If the deceased was a really huge fan of Michael Jackson, you could use a Michael Jackson's quote for that person's headstone. Other reason why people choose these famous quotes might be because the person himself suggested it before dying. Some people do have a wish of that sort at times.
Here are some gravestone quotes by, and of famous people that you can go through.
  • Good friend, for JesusĀ“ sake forbeare
    To digg the dust enclosed here!
    Blest be ye man that spares thes stones
    And curst be he that moues my bones.
    - William Shakespeare
  • The best is yet to come. - Frank Sinatara
  • I am ready to meet my Maker.
    Whether my Maker is prepared,
    for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter
    - Winston Churchill
    The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
    - Karl Marx

...for Babies/Children

It is very difficult to write something for a child, as the meaning, and the words we use, both have to be simple. In such circumstances and situations, it is also very difficult to express what exactly you feel. You are usually at a loss of words, and we completely understand.
Here are some headstone quotes for children that might make your task simpler. Hope they help.
  • An angel in the book of life
    Wrote down our babies birth
    And whispered as she closed the book
    Too beautiful for this earth
  • When someone you love becomes a memory,
    the memory becomes a treasure.
    Here, sleeps ours.
  • O blessed little sunbeam,
    O child of love and prayer,
    We give thee to the keeping,
    Of the tender Shepherd's care
  • "Tread carefully, here lies our world."

...for Mom

Even though the thought of it is perturbing, the loss of a mother is not acceptable to most. A mother is the closest person to everyone on this earth, and her death is a major loss for every single person. She does so much for us since childhood, that it is difficult to summarize in a few words, ones that would do justice every single thing you want to say.
What do you say to your support system for life? Here are some headstone quotes that might get you closer to some feelings you want to express, with the help of words.
  • They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
    - William Penn
  • A little tribute, small and tender,
    Just to say we still remember
  • Mom, we treasure still, with love sincere, Beautiful memories of one so dear.
  • Dear mother you are not forgotten,
    Though on earth you are no more,
    Still in memory you are with us,
    As you always were before

...for Dad

The head of a family deserves love and respect from all the people in the family for everything that he has done for you, since you first opened your eyes. We should not talk about the great loss. Instead, let us think of how we can make it a little better, by deciding some headstone quotes that he might like. A quote showing your love and respect for him.
  • He was an emblem for love, his heart as vast and ocean,
    With full of care and concern,
    We shall miss you Daddy.
  • Sadly missed along life's way,
    Quietly remembered every day,
    No longer in our life to share,
    But in our hearts he's always there.
  • His charming ways and smiling face,
    Are a pleasure to recall,
    He had a kindly word for each,
    And died beloved by all.
  • An understanding heart,
    An intelligent mind,
    We miss you Dad,
    You were one of a kind

...For The Last Laughs

Yes, he was a funny chap, and for him, nothing could be better than a funny goodbye, Right? Even though we face a tremendous loss, sometimes, the words that describe a person the best, are funny ones. They show us how the person lived, and how he wishes to be remembered.
Grieving the death of a person is a continuous process, but then this is just a step forward in letting it be, and doing the best you can. Here are some funny quotes and sayings for those funny souls.
  • Stranger tread this ground with gravity,
    Dentist Archer is filling his last cavity.
  • James A. Sheldon,
    "The defense rests".

    (For a lawyer)
  • I'm dead dude!
  • Be right back.
These were some headstone quotes and ideas for inscriptions to help you. These will surely be, few of the most special words of your life. Choose from these with care, as these are words inscribed for life. With God's grace, may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. Amen!