Quotation Explorer - 'Coffin'

You can read in the space of a coffin, and you can write in the space of a toolshed meant for mowers and spades. - Annie Dillard
SARCOPHAGUS, n. Among the Greeks a coffin which being made of a certain kind of carnivorous stone, had the peculiar property of devouring the body placed in it. The sarcophagus known to modern obsequiographers is commonly a product of the carpenter's art. - Ambrose Bierce
Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough. - Walt Whitman
there was a feeling as if I carried a small leaden coffin in the place of my heart - Iris Murdoch
people talking about you doesn't matter when you are in coffin, its only matter to you when you a alive to hear them. - Iraniya Naynesh
said that Michael Jackson's memorial service was a variety show with a coffin, that MJ transformed himself through surgery and perhaps female hormones from a brown-skinned African American male to a chalk-faced androgynous ghoul with no clear sexual identity. - Chris Hedges
The consumer's side of the coffin lid is never ostentatious. - Stanislaw J. Lec
I won't be sad too often,If they bury me in the libraryWith bookworms in my coffin. - J. Patrick Lewis
Southern California, which is shaped somewhat like a coffin, is a giant sanatorium with flowers where people come to be cured of life itself in whatever way .... This is the last stop before the sun gives up and sinks into the black, black ocean, and night - usually starless here - comes down. - John Rechy
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2) Advising the President. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. - David Letterman
Every time one laughs a nail is removed from one's coffin. - Honduran Proverb
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.
Never go down to the darkest room. Stay far away from the rotting coffin. If you want to live through the night, let the devil sleep. - John Verdon
ENVELOPE, n. The coffin of a document; the scabbard of a bill; the husk of a remittance; the bed-gown of a love-letter. - Ambrose Bierce
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. - H. L. Mencken
People in general would rather die than forgive. It's that hard. If God said in plain language. "I'm giving you a choice, forgive or die," a lot of people would go ahead and order their coffin. - Sue Monk Kidd
If I go back home to Wittenberg, I'll lie down in a coffin and give the maggots a fat doctor to eat. - Martin Luther
Nearly all people stand in great horror of annihilation, and yet to give up your individuality is to annihilate yourself. Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul. - Robert G. Ingersoll
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